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

 



Calls for Entry Artist Residency  |  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

A $2500 cash prize awarded to one work as a 'best of the season' from among all exhibits at Manifest. All current season exhibitors are potentially eligible for this prize.* Candidates will be announced in early fall after the close of each season.

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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. Panel makeup changes from exhibit to exhibit in order 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 individuals.

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About the Manifest Peer Jury and Curatorial Process

 

Manifest is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit founded by artists for artists, now in its 16th season. Since its launch in 2004 Manifest's exhibits and publications have featured nearly 7500 works by over 3000 artists. Our organization has provided considerable support to working artists through all four aspects of its programming, and this continues to evolve every year.




Each season Manifest sends an opportunities poster like this one to over 400 academic institutions across the U.S. Our new Season 16 poster is linked at right. It includes all Manifest artist opportunities for the coming season through August 2020. This poster gets pinned on information boards, studio walls, art centers' info boards, and professors' office doors. It lists a full season of opportunities for professional, developing, academic, and student artists to participate in Manifest's peer-juried exhibits, publications, and artist residency programs. If you are an instructor or administrator at an academic institution with an art program, and do not usually see our posters at your institution, please email us at info@manifestgallery.org with your name, school mailing address, and the name of the institution you represent. We'll add you to our list if your school is not already on it.

  Gallery Exhibition Calls  ( 2019-2020   |  Season 16 - Gallery Exhibits running Sept. 2019 – August 2020)

RITES OF PASSAGE
16th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition
Deadline to Submit: March 22, 2020

A competitive survey of works by artists attaining or scheduled to receive an undergraduate degree in art or design in 2019, 2020, or 2021. Including $500 best of show prize.

ENTRY INFO


MAGNITUDE 7
16th Annual Small Works Exhibition
Deadline: March 24, 2020

A popular favorite—A competitive international exhibit of works of any media, genre, or style no larger than 7 inches in size*.

ENTRY INFO


MASTER PIECES
14th Annual MFA/MA Exhibition
Deadline: May 3, 2020

A competitive survey of works by current or recent
graduate students.

ENTRY INFO


  Publication Projects   ( Competitive Book Projects Surveying Painting, Drawing, and Photography )

INPHA 8
8th International Photography Annual
(publication)
Deadline to Submit Extended to March 1, 2020

A competitive peer-juried award-winning publication of works of photography and lens-based art of all types made since January 1, 2017. This will be the last opportunity to participate in this publication and award until 2023!

$2000 in prizes, with $1200 first prize.



WRITING
Ongoing Call for Writing (publication)
Deadline: March 1, 2020

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


ENTRY INFO


  Upcoming Season 17 - Solo Gallery Exhibits running Sept. 2020 – August 2021)

PHOTO SOLO PROPOSALS
SEASON OPENER DURING FOTOFOCUS BIENNIAL
Deadline to Submit: April 19, 2020

A special call for solo proposals of photography and photo-based works to coincide with Manifest's FotoFocus Biennial Participating Venue Exhibition and the launch of Manifest's 17th season.

PROPOSAL
PROCESS OPEN NOW


SOLO PROPOSALS - FULL SEASON 17
Deadline to Submit: June 1, 2020

A Call for Solo Proposals for Season 17
(September 2020 - August, 2021). Process is now open!

** NOTE: A separate process will be offered for photo and ceramic-specific works, with applications being accepted starting in early 2020, to allow for specific involvement at Manifest during the fall FotoFocus Biennial and the spring NCECA conference happening in Cincinnati. These will be posted here when open.

PROPOSAL
PROCESS OPEN NOW FOR 2020/21


CERAMICS-BASED PROPOSALS
MID-SEASON EXHIBIT DURING NCECA
Deadline to Submit: June 1, 2020

A special call for exhibit proposals of ceramics-based works to coincide with The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference (NCECA) to be held in March of 2021 in Cincinnati.

PROPOSAL
PROCESS OPEN NOW

 

  Residencies

Manifest Artist Residency (MAR) and Scholar in Residence (SIR) 2020/2021
Deadline to Apply: April 9, 2020

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

Two programs representing up to three spots are open for application by any serious emerging or established artist, including recent graduates from college art programs. The MAR will include 24/7 use of up to a 500 sq.ft. north lit studio adjacent to Manifest Gallery, and more, for one year. The SIR will include immersion in the Manifest Drawing Center study culture, including free enrollment in all programming, a dedicated work space, mentoring, and daily access to and use of the Drawing Center facility, and more, for one year.



APPLICATION
NOW OPEN

FOR 2020/21




PROJECT JURIES UNDERWAY

  • WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS FOR ALL PENDING PUBLICATIONS
  • Manifest Grand Jury Prize Season 15
  • DRAWN 2020
  • WOOD
  • REDUCTION



  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 for any paid positions. But we are always considering new volunteers passionate about our programming and mission.






    

Manifest's 16th season is funded in part by a grant from the Robert H. Reakirt Foundation, PNC Bank, Trustee. This season's programming is also supported by an impact grant from ArtsWave, by a sustainability grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and through the generous contributions of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.


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(or by special appointment)


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