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 19 - Gallery Exhibits running Sept. 2022 – August 2023


Show Period 2 (Nov. 11, - Dec. 9, 2022)

FOURTH WALL
A Call for Works That Challenge the "Frame"
Deadline EXTENDED: August 21, 2022

FOURTH WALL is a call for artwork that challenges its borders, its framework, its format, the physical and conceptual space it inhabits.
It is for works that question and create deliberate relationships with their contexts.

ENTRY INFO


BALANCE
A Call for Works Exploring Balance & Composition
Deadline EXTENDED: August 21, 2022

BALANCE is a call for artwork about compositional experiments, proofs, challenges overcome or overwhelming, of precarious equilibrium, impossible stability, and the role such concepts play in making compelling meaning through the visual.

ENTRY INFO


ARCH.
A Call for Works Exploring Made Space
Deadline EXTENDED: August 21, 2022

It has been said that architecture may be the ultimate form of art. After all, it is both expressive, informative, and serves as a refuge from the elements. What happens when it becomes the content of other architecture—of the gallery itself?

ENTRY INFO


Show Period 3 (Dec. 16, 2022 - Jan. 13, 2023)

13th Annual
MANIFEST PRIZE $5,000 AWARD


Early Entry Deadline: September 1, 2022*

An international competition offering one $5,000 cash award and $1,000 in additional awards to finalists. Including a showcase exhibit featuring the single one prize-winning jury selected work.

Open to work of any size, media, or genre made within the past five years.


ENTRY INFO


TAPPED 13 (side-by-side)
Artists and the People Who Taught Them
Deadline: September 2, 2022

Calling for works by artists and their current OR former teachers, showcasing the legacy of the academic process in art.

Not a call for collaborative works. TAPPED will exhibit paired works by each artist.

ENTRY INFO


IMPRINT
An International Exhibit of Printmaking
Deadline: September 3, 2022

IMPRINT calls to artists around the world to submit works of printmaking, and will strive to explore the range of methods and results currently being achieved within the bounds of such processes.

ENTRY INFO


BOOK CLUB
Art About Books, Narrative, and Works Inspired by Literature
Deadline: September 4, 2022

BOOK CLUB will explore storytelling, imagery & objects about books, and art inspired by works of literature. Open to all media and genre.

ENTRY INFO


Show Period 4 (Jan. 27 - Feb. 24, 2023)

MIRROR
Works About, Featuring, or Utilizing Mirrors
Deadline: October 16, 2022

MIRROR is an international call of works made with, featuring, or about mirrors or their effects.This exhibit will be the first in a five-segment, five-space sequential exhibition experience. Open to all visual art media.

ENTRY INFO


TABLE
Works About, Featuring, or Utilizing Tables
Deadline: October 16, 2022

TABLE is an international call for works of any media featuring, using, or about Tables and the things that happen there. This exhibit will be the second in a five-segment, five-space sequential exhibition experience. Open to all visual art media.

ENTRY INFO


WINDOW
Works About, Featuring, or Utilizing Windows
and the Worlds They Connect

Deadline: October 16, 2022

WINDOW is an international call for works featuring, using, or about windows, and the worlds they connect. This exhibit will be the third in a five-segment, five-space sequential exhibition experience. Open to all visual art media.

ENTRY INFO


BED
Works About Beds and the Life that Happens There
Deadline: October 16, 2022

BED is an international call for works about this sanctuary of humanity. This exhibit will be the fourth in a five-segment, five-space sequential exhibition experience. Open to all visual art media.

ENTRY INFO


STAIRS
Works About Stairs, and Where They Move Us
Deadline: October 16, 2022

STAIRS is an international call for works about, featuring, or exploring such architectural spaces, and the ideas of moving upwards or downwards through spaces and places. This exhibit will be the fifth in a five-segment, five-space sequential exhibition experience. Open to all visual art media.

ENTRY INFO


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

PHOTOGRAPHY DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2022


INPHA 9
9th International Photography Annual Publication
(publication + awards)
Deadline: December 31, 2022

$2000 in prizes, with $1200 first prize.

A competitive peer-juried award-winning publication of works of photography of all types made since January 1, 2013 (the past ten years). This will be the last opportunity to participate in this publication and award until 2026!

ENTRY PROCESS NOW OPEN HERE!



 

CALL FOR WRITING
Ongoing (publication)
Next Deadline: December 31, 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


  Residencies - Application Coming Soon for 2023/2024

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
  • INDA 15 (International Drawing Annual Publication)
  • SOLO PHOTO proposals for Season 19 Opening Exhibit
  • SOLO exhibition proposals for full Season 19 calendar
  • THE OVERSTORY
  • NO RETURN


RECENTLY NOTIFIED OF RESULTS

  • 14th ANNUAL NUDE
  • ARTIFEX EX MACHINA
  • STAGED

 


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 19 OPPORTUNITIES

Each season Manifest sends an opportunities poster like this one to over 400 academic institutions across the U.S. Our new Season 19 poster is linked for download at left. It includes all Manifest artist opportunities for the coming season through August 2023.

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 and would like one or more, 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.

Please also consider sharing the link to our poster by email and social media. Manifest is an organization by artists, for artists. We can only do what we do by virtue of good word of mouth.


  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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