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)

FIVE-THEME PROJECT (a special publicly generated exhibit theme)

ENTRY INFO

WEATHERED
Deadline to Submit: November 15, 2019

Calling for Works About Wear or Time Passing

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu


FIVE-THEME PROJECT (a special publicly generated exhibit theme)

ENTRY INFO

MUNDANE
Deadline to Submit: November 17, 2019

Calling for Works About the Ordinary

The most interesting lessons often lie in the mundane—those aspects of everyday life that locals take for granted and tourists tend to overlook. — Esther Dyson


FIVE-THEME PROJECT (a special publicly generated exhibit theme)

ENTRY INFO

PERIPHERAL
Deadline to Submit: November 19, 2019

Calling for Works About Edges and Boundaries

“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.” ― Haruki Murakami


FIVE-THEME PROJECT (a special publicly generated exhibit theme)

ENTRY INFO

ENVIRONMENTAL
Deadline to Submit: November 21, 2019

Calling for Works About the Environment.

“Despite all of our pretenses and fantasies, we always have been and will remain a biological species tied to this particular biological world. Millions of years of evolution are indelibly encoded in our genes. History without the wildlands is no history at all.” ― E. O. Wilson


FIVE-THEME PROJECT (a special publicly generated exhibit theme)

ENTRY INFO

CHAOS
Deadline to Submit: November 22, 2019

Calling for Works About Chaos, Disorder, Displacement.

“Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos.” ― Mary Shelly



OHIO, KENTUCKY, INDIANA REGIONAL
Deadline to Submit: January 5, 2020

Calling for works for our special annual exhibit devoted to works by artists living and working in Ohio, Kentucky, & Indiana.

OPEN CALL: no media or thematic restrictions!

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TOPOGRAPHIES
Deadline to Submit: January 7, 2020

An International Call for Art About Layers, Mapping, & Paths

“You can't use an old map to explore a new world.” ― Albert Einstein

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

INPHA 8
8th International Photography Annual
(publication)
Deadline to Submit: December 31, 2019

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: December 31, 2019

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)

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

 

  Residencies

Manifest Artist Residency (MAR) and Scholar in Residence (SIR) 2019/2020
Deadline to Apply CLOSED

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

Two programs 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
CLOSED
FOR 2019/20




PROJECT JURIES UNDERWAY

  • WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS FOR ALL PENDING PUBLICATIONS
  • 10th Annual MANIFEST PRIZE
  • TIME BOMBS
  • BUG-INSECTUM
  • 10th Annual TAPPED
  • Manifest Grand Jury Prize Season 15



  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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