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ONE 4
the Fourth Annual Manifest Prize
$1000 Cash Award + Solo Feature Exhibit of ONE Prize-winning work

Deadline for Entry: November 1, 2013

Open to works of any media, any genre/style, any size...  The winner takes all!


In addition to the cash prize and solo feature gallery exhibit, the prizewinner will have multiple pages in the season-documenting Manifest Exhibition Annual (MEA) hardcover publication devoted to their winning work, including artist's statement, bio, and jury statements. Five semi-finalists will have their selected works included in the MEA as well.

There are no restrictions on submissions to The Manifest Prize. Artists who have been included in previous Manifest projects are always welcome to submit to any future project, including the Manifest Prize.




THE CONCEPT

All of Manifest's calls for entry are competitive. The stiffness of the competition has increased in proportion to Manifest's growing reputation, powerful mission, and international reach. Our mission to stand for quality, to create a system whereby works are judged with objectivity as a primary aim, and assembled with as little subjective curatorial agenda as possible has gained the respect of thousands of artists from all over the world, and a vast following of arts lovers, patrons, and supporters.

We respect the creative principle of reduction (the jury process) as it is employed to achieve an essential conclusive statement for each exhibit. This is what has led to the high caliber of each Manifest exhibit, and to the gallery's notable reputation.

With this principle of reduction in mind, we have been inspired by the intensity of jury after jury to narrow down a collection of entries to a suitable exhibit. Therefore we have determined to push the process to the ultimate limit - from among many to select ONE work to be exhibited in one of our five galleries* from December 13 through January 10, 2014. This work will be the recipient of the fourth annual MANIFEST PRIZE, a cash award of $1000 to a single work selected by our rigorous jury process, and presented in a gallery all to itself as the highlight of the cometitive process, an honor to the artist, and a poignant statement for gallery visitors.  * Final space assignment will be determined by Manifest once finalist is selected.

The Manifest Prize was launched in 2010 as an annual offering. The cash award for this competition is now $1000 and a four-week solo exhibit of the winning work displayed along with juror statements.

Five semi-finalists will also be featured in the full-color Manifest Exhibition Annual season-documenting publication.

 


Eligibility: ONE.4 is open to everyone (students and professionals are encouraged to submit). The only limitation is that entries must represent original works of art or design and be available and capable of being exhibited in one of Manifest's five galleries. Floor plans are available upon request.

Media: Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts genre and media, (including video, photography, sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, etc.). There is no size limit or minimum size required, other than what is capable of being displayed in our gallery space.

Jury and Curator: Manifest's normal selection process involves a complex two-part system. This exhibit will be juried by an anonymous 7-15 member panel of professional and academic advisors with a broad range of expertise. Because of the nature of this project, works approved by the first jury will be passed through a second, and possibly a third jury round, with jurors being shuffled from round to round. The work receiving the highest average score will be awarded the prize. The five next highest scorers will be the runners up. Juror comments will be posted in the gallery and in the Manifest Exhibition Annual.

Publication: Through nine seasons Manifest Press produced 74 full-color catalogs documenting the works selected for every exhibit presented in our galleries. Starting with this season we are shifting to the design of one much larger high quality hard-cover publication documenting each entire season of exhibits, artists, and works shown. This continues Manifest's commitment to long-term documentation and dissemination of our projects, and the expansion of physical exhibits into a broader geography and time frame, while also bringing all exhibits together under one cover each year to create a better product which will be more valuable to the public, teachers, libraries, and exhibiting artists. The book is expected to be similar or larger in size to our INDA, INPA, and INPHA publications, and will be designed, printed, and distributed with the same quality and attention to detail. This will not replace those media specific exhibits-in-print, rather it will complement them, and we think round out Manifest Press's publication suite nicely.

Each exhibiting artist who is a Manifest Supporting Member at the Artist Level* or above during the same season as their exhibit will receive one free copy of the season publication. Exhibiting artists who are not supporting members at the specified level during the season will be able to purchase their copy of the season publication at half price. The winner of the Manifest Prize will receive their copy for free.

The publication will be designed and printed within the first quarter of the following season, and expected to ship by the following January. (Manifest's exhibit season runs September to September each year.

Visit Manifest Press to see past catalogs (the old style) and our award-winning INDA, INPA, and INPHA books.

Become a supporting member at the ARTIST level here.

Delivery and Return of Work: All work accepted for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Works not gallery-ready, or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. Accepted work that differs significantly from the entry images or suffers from poor presentation, will be disqualified. Please note that professional-level presentation is a must. Work may be hand delivered or shipped. Shipped works must be sent in an easily reusable container/packaging with return shipping prepaid. Works will be returned in the same manner as delivered or via UPS/USPS. All work must arrive at Manifest by the specified date (see calendar below). Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. Works not claimed within 30 days of the end of the exhibit will become the property of Manifest. The artists are responsible for all shipping costs.


Calendar:

November 1

November 12

November 19

December 7

December 13

January 10

January 11 - 17


January 15

 

Deadline for receipt of entries

Notifications sent by email to all entrants sometime this week. **

Hi-res images needed for catalog and PR (ASAP)

Artwork due to Manifest by this date

Opening reception

Final Day of Exhibition

Pick-up hand-delivered work during gallery hours (closed Sunday and Monday)

Schedule shipped artwork for pickup (arranged by artist)

** note that our notification emails are sometimes not received due to aggressive filtering by email servers on the recipient side. For this reason we also post the results of the jury on the exhibits page of the website soon after sending the notifications (within a few days). We encourage all entrants to white list (or allow) email from the manifestgallery.org domain to help ensure our communications arrive.

Insurance: Works will be insured while on gallery premises. Insurance covers theft, vandalism, damage caused by gallery patrons or staff (in accordance with insurance policy). PLEASE NOTE: Insurance does not cover damage caused during shipping due to any reason, including mishandling by carrier or failure of packaging to protect works in transit. Also not covered is damage caused to work by failure of the work itself, its mounting systems installed by the artist, or disintegration/degradation due to the nature/quality of materials or craftsmanship.

Entry Fee: Each work submitted must be accompanied by a $12 non-refundable entry fee. Number of entries is unlimited. Entry fee must be paid by U.S. check or U.S. or International money order made payable to MANIFEST, or by credit card via PayPal. (If paying by PayPal PLEASE use the paypal link provided on the page that follows the submission of the online entry form.) Detail images may be included at no additional cost, but should only be included if necessary for understanding the nature or quality of the artwork.

How many works should I submit?
The average number of works submitted to typical Manifest calls is 3. Some artists like to submit several more, especially if they have a couple different bodies of work which they'd like our jury to consider, or if they have a suite of works that are interrelated. While we have absolutely no minimum number required (other than one), nor do we give an advantage to those who submit more, it is helpful to have some options to select from. Our jury often gains insight into one work by seeing it in context with others by the same artist. Even for this project, having the option to consider from among many choices will be helpful.

Sale of Work: All work, unless indicated as not for sale (NFS), will be available for sale during exhibit. Manifest Gallery will retain a commission of 30% on all artwork sold during the exhibition.

Submission Images: In an effort to conserve resources Manifest accepts only digital images/files for consideration. See specifications below. The Gallery will retain the submitted images of accepted artwork and reserves the right to use the images in publications and gallery publicity. CD's of works not selected will only be returned if accompanied by a SASE.

(emailed entries submission preferred, online entry form required)

Digital Format: Digital images can be submitted on CD or by e-mail (send to: show@manifestgallery.org). The email and online submission process is HIGHLY PREFERRED because it makes our process more efficient and saves postage and materials for the artists. Hi-Res, print-quality images will be requested for accepted works upon conclusion of the jury process. If suitable images are not provided, the work may not be included in the catalog.

To send via email: (send to: show@manifestgallery.org). The email should include the artist's full name as subject along with 'MANIFEST PRIZE submission.' The images must meet the following specifications:

FILE NAMING:
All entry files (regardless of type or media, including VIDEO) must be named with artist's last name (underscore) first name, followed by the entry number as noted on the entry form (i.e. Jones_Mike_1.jpg). Please DO NOT include any other information in the file name, such as title of work, etc.

Detail, installation, or alternate view images must include the word 'detail' in the filename (i.e. Jones_Mike_1detail1.jpg). If you do NOT include the term DETAIL as part of the filename for any additional, extra, installation, or closeup images supporting your entry these will be counted as additional separate entries and our system will expect a corresponding fee for them.


EXAMPLE:

Detail info should NOT be included on the entry form. The image files should be in HIGH QUALITY JPEG format, images should be no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction (about 13”) and 72dpi. This should result in most image files ranging from 700kb to 2mb in file size. Other than video works, entry images should not be larger than about 2mb.

Be ABSOLUTELY sure you are sending files at the correct size AND that your email app. does not automatically downsize the attached images when sending. Apple Mail, for example, provides a setting for resizing attachments in the new message composition window (lower right corner).

Images must be oriented properly (i.e. top of image is top of artwork) and should not include text info or borders that are not part of the actual work..

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING VIDEO ENTRIES or DETAILS:
Manifest requests that all video or interactive submissions, or details illustrating an entry, be in the form of a link to a viewable online copy of each work. The work should be shown online in its full length
. It is understood that online versions of video files may be lower quality due to compression and Internet formatting.

Links to video support materials should be provided on the entry form for each entry in the 'notes' section on the form, and should link directly to online streaming content that does NOT require a login, password or membership to view. These may be in the form of Youtube, Vimeo, Dropbox, or other similar links. Effort should be made to eliminate confusion or extraneous information that may interfere with the jury's viewing of the work. Any extraneous information, or material not considered to be 'the work' will inevitably detract from the jury score for that work.

Links to entries must remain valid and active through the notification of jury results.

If for any reason you submit your entry form more than once, only the most recent form will be retained in our system. All previous forms will be deleted. If you decide to submit additional work later, you’ll need to submit a new form containing ALL the works for the exhibit.

 

Entry Checklist:



Completed entry form (online submission is required)

Fee paid by check or credit card via PayPal (payable to Manifest)

S.A.S.E. is optional if no need for return of entry materials.
Digital images formatted as directed (e-mailed is preferred)

 

If sending through the USPS, mail materials to:
(the online/email submission process is preferred)

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
ONE 4 - The MANIFEST PRIZE
P.O. Box 6218
Cincinnati, OH 45206

e-mail info@manifestgallery.org with questions

 

(See printable full prospectus linked below - PLEASE feel free to print, share, or forward this information. The success of this exhibit will rely largely on word-of-mouth publicity.)



 

   
 

 


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