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Painted: Biennial 2019
By Manifest Creative Research Gallery

International Deadline: July 29, 2019 – The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works of contemporary painting.

PAINTED is a gallery exhibit that calls for works of painting by artists around the world as they carry the tradition forward, or reform it for another day. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type, style, or media of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental, including those which push the boundaries of the common definition of what constitutes ‘painting’. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must in some way represent an approach to painting.

PAINTED is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works of art that qualify in some way as ‘painting’. There is no size restriction, other than what can fit through our doors or hang on our walls. (Large paintings are most welcome, but remember, you’ll have to get them here if selected!).

Manifest’s selection process involves a complex two-part system. 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.

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. $10 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).

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.


  • July 29 – Deadline for receipt of entries
  • August 19-26 – Notifications sent by email to all entrants by 8/26 end of day.
  • September 2 – Hi-res images needed for publication and PR (ASAP)
  • September 21 – Artwork due to Manifest by this date
  • September 26 – Special Preview Event & Season 16 launch! (7-9pm)
  • September 27 – Public Opening (6-9pm)
  • October 25 – Final Day of Exhibition
  • October 26-Nov. 2 – Pick-up hand-delivered work
  • October 30 – 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

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