International Deadline: March 26, 2018 – For a
fourteenth straight year we offer this challenge to students and the
recently graduated in regional, national, and international college
undergraduate programs to show us what they have achieved, bring it off
campus, and share it with our international viewing public. To date
Manifest has exhibited works representing 189 different academic
We believe there exists tremendous unexposed quality among people
pursuing degrees in the visual arts. Revealing artists and new work to
the public is part of our non-profit mission!
This exhibit will feature the best work from artists about to receive
or recently awarded an undergraduate degree from a regional, national,
or international college art or design program. All entrants must have
received or be scheduled to receive a college undergraduate degree in
2017, 2018, or 2019, and provide a current academic reference’s contact
Entrants must have graduated or plan to graduate in 2017, 2018, or 2019 from an undergraduate program of art or design.
Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media, genre, subject matter, and content.
In addition to the $500 Best of Show cash award for this exhibit,
exhibitors included in RITES will have a chance to be considered for the
Manifest Grand Jury Prize. The prize will result in the awarding of one
cash prize ($2500) to a single work selected as the ‘best of the
season’. Winner will be determined by a final end-of-year jury from
among a pool of all top-scoring works from each exhibit’s jury process
across the current exhibition season.
Rites also offers a Director’s Choice Award, a non-monetary
recognition of a work chosen by Manifest’s Executive Director as
deserving particular distinction.
JURY & CURATOR
Manifest’s selection process involves a complex two-part system. This
exhibit will be juried by an anonymous 5-9 member panel of professional
and academic advisors with a broad range of expertise relative to art
and design. The jury will then pass along their recommendations to the
exhibit curator who will make the final selections from the
Manifest Press will produce a high quality hard-cover
publication documenting each entire season of exhibits, artists, and
works shown. This continues Manifest’s commitment to long-term
documentation and dissemination of our projects, and the expansion of
physical exhibits into a broader geography and time frame, while also
bringing all exhibits together under one cover each year to create a
better product which will be more valuable to the public, teachers,
libraries, and exhibiting artists.
$25 for one entry, $40 for two or three entries, and $10 per each
additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is
Visit Manifest Gallery online to Apply. The online submission is required.
SALE OF ARTWORK
Artworks are not required to be for sale in order to be included in our
exhibitions. Manifest Gallery will retain a commission of 30% of the
sale price on all artwork sold during the exhibition.
- March 26 Deadline for receipt of entries
- April 23-30 Notifications sent by email to all entrants sometime this week
- May 8 Hi-res images needed for catalog and PR
- May 26 Artwork due to Manifest by this date
- May 31 Special Preview reception
- June 1 Opening reception
- June 29 Final Day of Exhibition
- June 30 – July 7 Pick-up hand-delivered work
- July 4 Schedule shipped artwork for pickup (arranged by artist)
Visit Manifest Gallery online for complete details and to Apply.
Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center is a 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit organization located in East Walnut Hills in Cincinnati,
Ohio. We serve as a venue for the display and experience of insightful,
thought provoking art and design, and functions as a hub for creative
research and innovation at all levels of artistic endeavor.
2727 Woodburn Avenue
East Walnut Hills
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
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