International Deadline: November 21, 2019 – The
Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest,
invites visual artists to submit works which in some way address or
reflect the theme of environmental.
Environmental awareness has crept, like a dam springing a leak, for
over a century now. It seems we wallow from the depths of denial and
personal narrow radii to the heights of generational concern,
selflessness, and bright clarity regarding the situation at hand. What a
paradox to realize that in order to live we must destroy the only thing
that could sustain us. Is humanity truly a virus, insane to the point
of repeating the same mistakes over and over expecting a different
result? How can art and design play a role in illuminating the bigger
picture, galvanizing resolve, or illustrating the task or questions at
What does our culture have to say about our world moving into the Anthropocene?
Artists are encouraged to take a broadly creative view in
interpreting the theme. This can include works that reflect how the
concept pertains to people, ideas, animals, cultures, current political
and social discourses, science, or even in the broader sense of
Environment from a conceptual, imaginary, or theoretical point of view.
ELIGIBILITY & MEDIA
Environmental 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
Manifest’s carefully assembled juries of professional and
academic advisors change from project to project, and have no collective
predisposition towards any particular kind or style of art.
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.
- November 21, 2019 – Deadline for receipt of entries
- December 23 – Notifications sent by email to all entrants by this date
- ASAP by Dec. 30 – Hi-res images needed for season annual and PR
- January 18, 2020 – Artwork due to Manifest by this date
- January 23 – Special Preview (7-9pm)
- January 24 – Public Opening Reception (6-9pm)
- February 21 – Final Day of Exhibition
- February 22-29 – Pick-up hand-delivered work
- February 26 – 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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