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.
  EXHIBITION INFO FOR ARTISTS

The Grand Jury Award
$5,000 end of season award

All exhibitors during a given season are automatically eligible to be considered for this award. As of fall 2021, in light of the struggles the world has faced during the covid-19 pandemic and in an effort to give back more in support and recognition of artists achieving excellence, Manifest is doubling the amount of this annual award to $5,000. The Grand Jury Award will be 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 after the close of each season. LEARN MORE HERE...

Manifest is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit founded and operated by artists for artists, now in its 18th season. Since its launch in 2004 Manifest's exhibits and publications have featured nearly 10,000 works by nearly 4,000 artists. Our organization has provided considerable support to working artists through all four aspects of its programming, and this continues to evolve every year.





  Exhibition Calls   |  Season 18 - Gallery Exhibits running Sept. 2021 – August 2022

  NOW TAKING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE SEASON FINALÉ EXHIBITS!


ARTIFEX EX MACHINA
Works Made in Collaboration with or About Machines
Deadline: June 2, 2022

What does the hand of the machine look like? Is the effort or form of a machine beautiful? Artifex Ex Machina is a call for works made with the aid of, in collaboration with, or about machines and mechanical processes. Part of our season 18 finalé!

ENTRY INFO


N U D E
The 14th Annual Exhibit Exploring the
Uncovered Human Form in Current Art
Deadline: June 4, 2022

Throughout history (and pre-history) the representation of the human form has been charged with tremendous energy, and the art of the body has moved with us through time... and continues to do so. Part of our season 18 finalé!

ENTRY INFO


STAGED
Works Made with Direction and Meticulous Planning
Deadline: June 5, 2022

To stage something often means to fake it, but we mostly agree that some degree of fiction is acceptable, even necessary to create art. STAGED calls for work made with direction, through careful planning, and a significant degree of control. Part of our season 18 finalé!

ENTRY INFO


  EXHIBITS-IN-PRINT (Publications)
CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS
Competitive Book Projects Surveying Painting, Drawing, or Photography on a Rotating Annual Basis

DRAWING DEADLINE: MAY 25, 2022


INDA 15
15th International Drawing Annual Publication
(publication + awards)
Final Deadlin e: May 25, 2022

$2000 in prizes, with $1200 first prize.

A competitive peer-juried award-winning publication of works of drawing of all types made since January 1, 2019. This will be the last opportunity to participate in this publication and award until 2025!

SUBMIT WORK HERE



 

CALL FOR WRITING
Ongoing (publication)
Next Deadline: May 25, 2022

Critical, Philosophical, Creative, or other works related to practices of DRAWING, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, or the subject of LIGHT. Details on submitting written works to be considered for inclusion in our publications are available here. Writing is featured to supplement the INDA, INPHA, and INPA publications which focus primarily on visual art.


ENTRY INFO


  Upcoming Season 19 - Solo Shows Running Sept. 2022 – August 2023)

SOLO PROPOSALS
SEASON 19
Deadline: June 1, 2022

A Call for Solo Proposals for Season 19
(September 2022 - August, 2023)

It is important to our non-profit mission that each of our seasons of free public exhibits consist of a balanced mix of solo and group thematic projects. The group shows provide diversity of approach, media, style, and geographic origin, while the solo exhibits provide a deeper insight into individual artists' vision. Open to ALL media.

** NOTE: A separate process is offered for photo-specific works to allow for specific involvement at Manifest during the fall FotoFocus Biennial happening in Cincinnati.

Application process is now open here!


PHOTO-SOLO PROPOSALS
SEASON 19 Opening Exhibitions
Deadline: June 1, 2022

A Call for Photography-related Solo Proposals to be held during the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial, to complement Manifest's Participating Venue Exhibition. Exhibition dates: Sept. 30 - Oct. 28, 2022.

Application process is now open here!


  Residencies - Application Now Open!

Manifest Artist Residency (MAR) and Scholar in Residence (SIR) 2022/2023
APPLICATION CLOSED

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 new permanent Drawing Center facility (M1), and more for one year.



APPLICATION
CLOSED

FOR 2022/23!




PROJECT JURIES UNDERWAY

  • WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS FOR ALL PENDING PUBLICATIONS
  • GRAND JURY AWARD for Season 17
  • OBSOLETE
  • THREAD
  • 16th Annual MASTER PIECES


RECENTLY NOTIFIED OF RESULTS

  • 18th Annual RITES OF PASSAGE for emerging artists
  • 18th Annual MAGNITUDE SEVEN (small works)
  • MIMIC
  • MAR/SIR applications for 2022/2023

 


About the Manifest Jury Process

The Manifest jury process is conducted by a rotating peer group panel of volunteers who are artists, arts professionals, Manifest alumni, and previous award recipients 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.

LEARN MORE...
About the Manifest Peer Jury and Curatorial Process


Manifest is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit founded and operated by artists for artists, now in its 18th season. Since its launch in 2004 Manifest's exhibits and publications have featured over 8,000 works by more than 3,500 artists. Our organization has provided considerable support to working artists through all four aspects of its programming, and this continues to evolve every year.



ALL SEASON 18 OPPORTUNITIES

Each season Manifest sends an opportunities poster like this one to over 400 academic institutions across the U.S. Our new Season 18 poster is linked at left. It includes all Manifest artist opportunities for the coming season through August 2022.

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.

During this time of COVID new-normal, please consider sharing the link to our poster by email and social media.


  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.






  Season Funder:

Manifest's 18th season is funded in part by a grant from the Josephine S. Russell Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee. This season's programming is also supported by the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign, by a sustainability grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and through the generous direct contributions of individual supporters and private foundations who care deeply about the visual arts.


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