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Aspire: An Open Call for Art About Dreams
By Manifest Creative Research Gallery


 
International Deadline: January 8, 2018 – Manifest presents an open call to artists worldwide to enter artwork for “Aspire”, art about dreams”.

For this exhibit Manifest seeks works of visual art which represent, suggest, or elicit the notion of hopes, ambitions, goals, or forward-looking dreams. This may be in the form of narrative, symbolic, or suggestive works. Abstract, poetic expressions of the theme are welcome alongside those of technical or literal representations.

As with many Manifest projects, our curatorial staff and jurors have no defined expectation for what sort of works can or should fit this theme. Our offering of this project is as much of a question, and a challenge, for artists to answer. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental in any visual art medium. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must address the broad theme as defined by ‘Aspire’ or ‘Aspirations’.

ELIGIBILITY
ASPIRE is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works which address the broad theme as defined by ‘Aspire’ or ‘Aspirations’

ANNUAL CASH AWARD
A new annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of one significant 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. This process will apply to exhibits from the start of our 14th season on September 29, 2017, and applies to each exhibit through August, 2018, including this one

MEDIA
Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media.

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 jury-approved pool.

PUBLICATION
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.

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

ENTRY
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.

CALENDAR

  • January 8, 2018: Deadline for receipt of entries
  • Jan. 29 – Feb.5: Notifications sent by email to all entrants sometime this week
  • ASAP: Hi-res images needed for season annual and PR
  • March 3: Artwork due to Manifest by this date
  • March 8: Special Preview
  • March 9: Public Opening Reception
  • April 6: Final Day of Exhibition
  • April 7-14: Pick-up hand-delivered work
  • April 11: Schedule shipped artwork for pickup (arranged by artist)

Visit Manifest Gallery online for complete details and to Apply.


About:
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



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