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Calls for Entry


All Manifest calls-for-entry are open to all artists, from students to professionals, unless otherwise noted.

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About the Manifest jury and curatorial process

Manifest's exhibit development process is two-part and very intense. The curator develops the exhibit theme which must be approved by the Manifest Board of Directors. Submissions are assembled by staff, and presented to a blind jury of four to six qualified advisors with an art/design background. The juries are a diverse mix of ages and backgrounds, including active professionals, professors, museum curators, and at least one student. The jury is directed to score based purely on their objective assessment of the quality of the work submitted, without regard to the exhibit space, theme, personal preferences, or logistical considerations. They are provided only the basic information for each work of art, including special notes if necessary to understand the submission. Other than the staff presentation the jury process is silent, with no debate.

The jury submits its scores back to staff who tally the results, and then provide the jury-approved works to the curator. Only the works scoring 50% or better are considered jury approved and given to the curator for consideration.

Usually there are far too many jury approved works to include in the exhibit. Therefore the curator is directed to assemble work from the approved pool. In this way, having undergone the filter of our jury, the exhibit returns to the person who proposed the concept, and develops thematic and spatial unity. The curatorial stage allows for subjective interpretation and judgment in order to fulfill the initial concept.

Emphasizing a two-part objective/subjective process and going to the extra effort to arrange for a variety of inputs into the process has contributed to Manifest's ongoing success at developing consistently strong exhibits with international participation and recognition.





 
Calls for Entry



M O N O C H R O M E
Deadline To Submit: August 28

An International Competitive Exhibit of Works Exploring Singularity of Hue
Open to all media, genre, styles, and sizes of work.

Entry Info


S H A P E D
Deadline To Submit:

An International Competitive Exhibit of Works Taking the Form
of Non-Rectilinear Shapes

 

Entry Info Coming Soon


P A U S E
Contemporary Still Life
Deadline To Submit:

An International Competitive Exhibit of Works of Contemporary Still Life

 

Entry Info Coming Soon


International Drawing Annual 5
exhibit-in-print publication offering $1000 in prizes
(see past volumes)
Deadline for submissions - December 31, 2009

An international call for entries for works of drawing and writing about drawing. A 'selections from' exhibit will also be presented in Manifest's Drawing Room Gallery in March of 2010.

Entry Info Coming Soon


LOCAL COLOR
IN OUR BACKYARD

Deadline To Submit:

A Call for Entries for Works by Greater Cincinnati Regional Artists

 

Entry Info Coming Soon


B U R B
Deadline To Submit:

An International Competitive Exhibit of Works Exploring Zones of Living

 

Entry Info Coming Soon


P A I N T I N G   N O W
Deadline To Submit:

An International Competitive Exhibit of Works of Painting

 

Entry Info Coming Soon


T E M P O
Deadline To Submit:

An International Competitive Exhibit of Works About Time

 

Entry Info Coming Soon


G U I D E BOOK
Deadline To Submit:

An International Competitive Exhibit of Assemblage or Collage

Entry Info Coming Soon


Rites of Passage
Including $300 Best of Show cash prize
Deadline to Submit:

A Call for Entries of Works by Undergraduates Attaining their Degree in 2009, 2010, or 2011


Entry Info Coming Soon


Magnitude 7
Deadline To Submit:


An international call for entries for works no larger than 7" in any dimension.


Entry Info Coming Soon


N U D E
Deadline To Submit:

An International Competitive Exhibit Exploring the Uncovered Human Form in Current Art

 

Entry Info Coming Soon


Master Pieces

An international call for entries for works of art or design
by current or recent MFA/MA grad. students.

Deadline To Submit:

 

Entry Info Coming Soon

 


 

 

Proposals for Exhibits

All proposals not related to specific calls for entry:
(now accepting proposals for our 20010-2011 season)

Manifest's Exhibition Committee is eager to receive proposals for solo, group, and concept-based exhibits. Proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis, with no deadline for entry or notification. Each exhibit season (Sept.- Aug.) is planned by June/July of each year.


Supported by: Access Arts' ArtDeadline.Com

Fee for submission:

$30

Requirements: 10 - 20 slides, digital images, or appropriate media; one page description of concept for exhibit, resume or professional documentation as appropriate. Also include a SASE if return of materials is required.*

* You are encouraged to contact the exhibition committee with any questions you may have prior to sending a submission by sending an e-mail to:

show at manifestgallery.org

 

 

 

Gallery Internships



Manifest is now seeking interns for the 2009/2010 season.


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.

Manifest will work with college programs to coordinate the awarding of college credit.




 

Paid Positions



Manifest is not currently hiring.



 



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Manifest's 14th season is funded in part by an impact grant
from ArtsWave, the Ohio Arts Council, and the generous contributions
of individual supporters who care deeply about the visual arts.



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(or by special appointment)

closed Sun and Mon

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