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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 six to twelve 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.





 
Current and Upcoming Calls for Entry



1st International PAINTING Annual (INPA)
exhibit-in-print publication offering $1000 in prizes

Deadline To Submit: Jury Process Underway. Notifications will be sent in mid to late August.

An international call for entries for works of PAINTING and/or writing about painting. This is a new annual book project building on the Manifest Press collection of publications. The INPA will be a sister project to the International Drawing Annual (INDA) and will be produced in exquisitely designed hard and softcover editions. The INPA 2 deadline to submit will be June 30, 2011.

 

Jury Process Underway


HEAD FIRST
Deadline To Submit: August 25
An Exhibit of Works Exploring the Human Head (including but not limited to portraiture.)


Entry Info


FIRST CONTEXTS: Where Art Comes From
Deadline To Submit: August 25

An Exhibit of Works Depicting, Documenting, or Describing
the Places Where Artists Make Art

 

Entry Info


BESTIARY
The Animal in Contemporary Art
Deadline To Submit:

An Exhibit of Works Featuring Real or Imagined Animals

 

Entry Info Coming Soon


International Drawing Annual 6
exhibit-in-print publication offering $1000 in prizes
(see past volumes)
Deadline for submissions - December 31, 2010

An International call for entries for works of drawing and writing about drawing.
A small 'selections from' exhibit will also be presented in Manifest's Drawing Room Gallery in March of 2011.

Entry Info Coming Soon


TAPPED
PROFESSORS AND THEIR STUDENTS

Deadline To Submit:

An Exhibit of Works by Professors and their Students

 

Entry Info Coming Soon


O N E
A Singularity

Cash Prize
Deadline To Submit:

A Competitive Exhibit Featuring ONE Prize-winning Jury Selected Work

 

Entry Info Coming Soon


ARCH.
Deadline To Submit:

An Exhibit of Works Exploring Manmade Space

 

Entry Info Coming Soon


FIRED
A View of Ceramics
Deadline To Submit:

An Exhibit of Works of Contemporary Ceramics

 

Entry Info Coming Soon


RITES OF PASSAGE 7
Including $300 Best of Show cash prize
Deadline to Submit:

A Call for Entries of Works by Undergraduates Attaining their Degree in 2010, 2011, or 2012

Entry Info Coming Soon


MAGNITUDE 7.7 (small works)
Deadline To Submit:


An International Exhibit of Small Works No Larger Than 7" In Any Dimension

Entry Info Coming Soon


MASTER PIECES 5
Deadline To Submit:

An Annual International Exhibit of Works of Art or Design by
Current or Recent MFA/MA Graduate Students

Entry Info Coming Soon


2nd INTERNATIONAL PAINTING ANNUAL (INPA)
exhibit-in-print publication offering $1000 in prizes
Deadline To Submit: June 30, 2011

An International Call For Entries For Works Of PAINTING And/Or Writing About Painting.
The book will be produced in exquisitely designed hard and softcover editions.

Entry Info Coming Soon


N U D E  3
Deadline To Submit:

An Exhibit Exploring the Uncovered Human Form in Current Art

Entry Info Coming Soon



TOUCH ME
Deadline To Submit:

An Exhibit of Works that Invite Physical Interaction

Entry Info Coming Soon

 


 

 

Proposals for Exhibits

All proposals not related to specific calls for entry:

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 other than that the exhibit season (Sept.- Aug.) is planned by June/July of each year.


Fee for submission:

$30

Requirements: A new submission process will be unveilded by September 1 which will streamline the proposal submission process for solo, group, and project exhibits.

* 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 2010/2011 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




No positions currently open.






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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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