creative research gallery and drawing center
a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization

 



Calls for Entry Artist Residency  |  Proposals  |  Internships  Paid Positions|  Download the Full Season Opportunities Poster

All Manifest calls-for-entry are open to all artists, from students to professionals, unless otherwise noted.

  GENERAL EXHIBITION INFO FOR ARTISTS

Manifest Grand Jury Prize — Season 14

A $2500 cash prize awarded to the best of the best of each season of gallery exhibitions at Manifest. The prizewinner will be selected from among a pool of the top jury-scoring works from across the season through a final end-of-year grand jury process. All current season exhibitors are potentially eligible for this prize.* Candidates will be announced by September 15, 2018.

 

INFO

   

The Manifest Jury Process

The Manifest jury process is conducted by a rotating peer group panel of volunteers who are artists and arts professionals from around the country and beyond. Panel makeup changes from exhibit to exhibit in order to eliminate trends from occurring, and to promote diversity in the types of work shown in the gallery. The process is always conducted as a 'blind jury' where only the work in question is judged, not personalities, histories, achievements, education levels, or reputations.

 

  Learn More About the Manifest
Peer Jury and Curatorial Process
HERE

  Calls for Entry   ( Annual Publications Surveying Painting, Drawing, and Photography )

INDA 14 (Drawing)
14th International Drawing Annual
(publication)
Deadline to Submit: December 31, 2018

A competitive peer-juried call for works of drawing of all types
made since January 1, 2016. This will be the last opportunity to participate in this publication and drawing award until 2022!

$2000 in prizes, with $1200 first prize.


WRITING
Ongoing Call for Writing (publication)
Deadline: December 31, 2018

Critical, Philosophical, Creative, or other works related to practices
of DRAWING, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, or the subject of LIGHT


ENTRY INFO

  Calls for Entry   ( 2018-2019   |   Upcoming Season 15 - Gallery Exhibits running Sept. 2018 – August 2019)

PLEIN AIR
Art Made Outdoors
Deadline to Submit: August 31, 2018

A competitive call for works of art of any kind, including all visual arts media, traditional and experimental, made outdoors (but exhibitable indoors).

ENTRY INFO


SOIL & DIRT
An Exploration of Two Worldly Aspects
Deadline to Submit: September 2, 2018

A competitive call for works of art of any kind exploring the concepts of soil and/or dirt, through literal, metaphoric, or formal methods.

ENTRY INFO


ANIMALIS
Exploring the Real or Imagined Animal in Art
Deadline to Submit: September 4, 2018

A competitive call for works of art in any media featuring or referencing animals, real or imagined, in some way.

ENTRY INFO


TAPPED 9
Artists and their Current or Former Instructors
Deadline to Submit: September 30, 2018

An annual exhibit of works by artists side-by-side with works by their current or former instructors, showcasing the legacy of the academic process in art.

ENTRY INFO


ONE 9
9th Annual $5000 Manifest Prize
Deadline to Submit: October 1, 2018

$5000 cash award + solo exhibit of winning work
An international competition and exhibit featuring one
prize-winning jury selected work.

ENTRY INFO


NEW ENGLAND & GULF SOUTH
A Region-Specific Open Call
Deadline to Submit: October 3, 2018

An expansion of our region-by-region investigation each year, calling to artists living in New England and the Gulf South for TWO separate exhibitions that will showcase head-to-head.

ENTRY INFO


GEOMETRIFICATION
Geometry In Art
Deadline to Submit: October 7, 2018

A call for 2D or 3D works of any kind, in any media, featuring geometry in some significant way.

ENTRY INFO



  Special Programs + Awards  

Manifest Artist Residency
(MAR) 2018/2019

Deadline to Apply: April 9, 2019

A year-long free studio residency to support creative research.

The program is open for application by any serious emerging or established artist, including recent graduates from college art programs. The award will include 24/7 use of up to a 500 sq.ft. north lit studio for one full year, exposure to Manifest's visitors during gallery events, free access to hundreds of hours of Manifest Drawing Center life-drawing sessions, darkroom, and more.



APPLICATION
PROCESS CLOSED
FOR 2018/19




PROJECT JURIES UNDERWAY

  • WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS FOR ALL PENDING PUBLICATIONS
  • INPHA 7 (publication + awards)
  • ARCHIVES
  • ARCHIVE (photo)
  • INPA 9 (publication + awards)



  Gallery Internships & Volunteer Opportunities for Community Service



Manifest is now seeking interns and volunteers for the current season and beyond.


Ideal applicants will be quality-minded, responsible, and outgoing individuals. Students in any field of study are qualified, however successful applicants should have a reasonable interest in the art and design fields, art history, business, statistics, philosophy, sociology, etc. Internships at Manifest provide valuable hands-on experience with the operations of a small non-profit organization functioning at a level equivalent to most commercial or university galleries and many museums. Our interns often use their tenure at Manifest as a springboard to graduate school or full-time employment at museums and organizations around the country.

Manifest will work with college programs to coordinate the awarding of college credit. Non-students are eligible to apply for volunteer internship positions as well.





  Paid Positions


Manifest is not currently hiring. But we are always looking for a few good volunteers!

 

NO OPEN POSITIONS

 






Manifest's 14th season is funded in part by an impact grant
from ArtsWave, the Ohio Arts Council, and the generous contributions
of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.



gallery hours:

tues-fri noon-7pm, sat noon-5pm
(or by special appointment)

closed Sun and Mon

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cincinnati, ohio 45206


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