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14th International Call for Small Works
By Manifest Creative Research Gallery

International Deadline: March 28, 2018 – Every year Manifest produces an exhibit of little works of art from around the world.

Each iteration of the exhibit brings in hundreds of powerful yet diminutive works for our jury to consider. Inevitably we end up with a gallery full of diverse, compelling, and exquisite little gems. Manifest’s patrons eagerly await the Magnitude SEVEN event each year. This annual project is one of the most varied exhibits in our season. So we are always excited to offer this call to artists to submit works no larger than seven inches in any dimension (any proportion).

Standard presentation devices like pedestals, mats, and frames that are not considered part of the work of art are not limited by the 7″ criteria.

Magnitude SEVEN is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works of art that are 7″ or smaller.

The annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of one cash prize ($2500) to a single work selected as the ‘best of the entire 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.

Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media (including 2D, 3D, video, etc.), genre, subject matter, and content. The only limiting factor is size. There is no other thematic guideline.

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 jury-approved pool.

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.

$40 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry.

Visit Manifest Gallery online to Apply. The online submission process is preferred. However, discs may be submitted (see details on Prospectus).

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 28 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 5 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.

Manifest Gallery
2727 Woodburn Avenue
East Walnut Hills
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

Gallery hours: T-F 2-7pm, Sat.12-5pm.

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