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 15th season. Since its launch in 2004 Manifest's exhibits and publications have featured nearly 7000 works by over 2700 artists. Our organization has provided considerable support to working artists through all four aspects of its programming, and this continues to evolve every year.




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

PAINTED – BIENNIAL 2019
Deadline to Submit: July 29, 2019

Our fourth biennial exhibition surveying Painting will launch our 16th season hand-in-hand with AQUACHROME.

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AQUACHROME 2019
Deadline to Submit: July 29, 2019

Our biennial call for watercolor, along with gouache, inkwash, and other similar media for an exhibition that will join PAINTED to launch our 16th season.

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TRANSCENDENCE
Deadline to Submit: September 8, 2019

An International Call for Works About Going Beyond the Normal

verb: be or go beyond the range or limits of. surpass.
noun:
existence or experience beyond the normal or physical level.

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LIGHT
Deadline to Submit: September 10, 2019

Calling for Works About Illumination, Exposure, and Brightness

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ― Plato

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DARK
Deadline to Submit: September 11, 2019

Calling for Works About Shadows, Nocturnes, Nightscapes,
and Darkness

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” ― Anne Frank

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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


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  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
  • Solo Proposals for Season 16



  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 15th 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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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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