International Deadline: September 10, 2019 – The
Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest,
invites visual artists to submit works which in some way address the
theme of Light.
We open our eyes to it, are born into it. So much relies on what it
reveals and gives. From vision of the world around us to messages sent
through fiber optics, from starlight to the sunlight without which life
on Earth would not be possible, light is life, awareness, and
Artists are encouraged to take a broadly creative view of the
subject, but should address the general theme in some way, even if
subtle and understated. This includes alternative meanings of the word,
such as in ‘jovial’, ‘not heavy’, etc.
ELIGIBILITY & MEDIA
Light is open to everyone. The only limitation is that
entries must represent original works which address the broad theme
described above. Submitting works shown previously in Manifest’s
physical gallery exhibits is discouraged
Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media.
JURY & CURATOR
This exhibit will be juried by an anonymous several 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.
AWARDS & CASH PRIZES
The 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… see more
$40 for up to four entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited.
Visit Manifest Gallery online to Apply. The online submission process is preferred. However, discs may be submitted (see details on Prospectus).
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.
- September 10, 2019: Deadline for receipt of entries
- October 14: Notifications sent by email to all entrants during this timeframe
- October 21: Hi-res images needed for season annual and PR
- November 2: Artwork due to Manifest by this date
- November 7: Special Preview, 7-9pm
- November 8: Public Opening Reception, 6-9pm
- December 6: Final Day of Exhibition
- December 7-14: Pick-up hand-delivered work
- December 11: 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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