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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 Prize
$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 we have all 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 prize to $5,000. The Grand Jury Prize 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 17th season. Since its launch in 2004 Manifest's exhibits and publications have featured nearly 7500 works by over 3000 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 18 - Gallery Exhibits running Sept. 2021 – August 2022

THE FIVE-THEMES PROJECT: Manifest has again created a very special set of exhibitions—the Five Themes Project. The project is made up of five concurrent interrelated thematic shows that will be presented at Manifest from January 21 - February 18, 2022. The first Five Themes Project was launched in 2020 with great success. This will be the third in what has become a much-loved annual project.

DEADLINES FOR THESE FIVE SHOWS ARE EXTENDED SLIGHTLY THROUGH NOV. 29.



Show 1 - FIVE-THEMES PROJECT (a special multi-exhibit experiment)

ENTRY INFO

WILDERNESS
Works Exploring the Beyond
Deadline EXTENDED: November 29, 2021

WILDERNESS is a place where we are not. There are places that we have not, cannot, maybe should not bring to heel. What kind of powerful, dangerous, and uncontrolled places remain?


Show 2 - FIVE-THEMES PROJECT (a special multi-exhibit experiment)

ENTRY INFO

RURAL
Art About the Countryside
Deadline EXTENDED: November 29, 2021

The RURAL “countryside” is a little less inhabited, but it is still well-mapped and divided. What does a rural home look like? A rural school? A rural place of worship? A rural life? A rural philosophy? Where does 'rural' begin and end? What happens here?


Show 3 - FIVE-THEMES PROJECT (a special multi-exhibit experiment)

ENTRY INFO

SUBURBAN
Art Exploring Suburbia
Deadline EXTENDED: November 29, 2021

SUBURBIA is the classic habitat of the American Dream; its markers, its symbols, are specific even if their particular aesthetics have changed over time.


Show 4 - FIVE-THEMES PROJECT (a special multi-exhibit experiment)

ENTRY INFO

URBAN
Art About the City or City Life
Deadline EXTENDED: November 29, 2021

URBAN locations are built new on top of old, old converted to new, sometimes for hundreds of years. What does it look like to have so much of human civilization concentrated on one spot? How does the City shape culture, people, and everyday life?


Show 5 - FIVE-THEMES PROJECT (a special multi-exhibit experiment)

ENTRY INFO

POST-URBAN
Art About What's Next
Deadline EXTENDED: November 29, 2021

POST-URBAN asks what is going to change, what's next? Our planet is changing, and our policies, economics, interactions both on-and-off line, all of that will have to follow suit. How will our homes and lifestyles adapt?



ANNUAL REGIONAL
OHIO, KENTUCKY, INDIANA

Deadline to Submit: December 27, 2021

Calling for works for our special annual exhibit devoted to works by artists living and working in Ohio, Kentucky, & Indiana.

OPEN CALL: no media or thematic restrictions!

ENTRY INFO


MARK
A Call for Works Focused on Mark-Making
Deadline: December 29, 2021

MARK is a call for works about the artist’s hand, the signature left by the maker’s tool, and the energy it contains.

ENTRY INFO


ORNAMENTAL
A Call for Works Exploring the Aesthetics of Decoration, Glamour, Patterns, and Surfaces
Deadline: December 30, 2021

How can you tell when something is special? To mark something as notable, we decorate it.  We nest special things in beauty.

ENTRY INFO


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

INDA 15
15th International Drawing Annual
(publication + awards)
Deadline to Submit: December 31, 2021

$2000 in prizes, with $1200 first prize.

A competitive peer-juried award-winning publication of works of drawing of all types made since January 1, 2019. This will be the last opportunity to participate in this publication and award until 2025!

Find submission details and info here.


CALL FOR WRITING
Ongoing (publication)
Next Deadline: December 31, 2021

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.



  Residencies

Manifest Artist Residency (MAR) and Scholar in Residence (SIR) 2022/2023
APPLICATION WILL REOPEN IN EARLY 2022

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 Drawing Center facility, and more, for one year.



APPLICATION
CLOSED

FOR 2020/21!




PROJECT JURIES UNDERWAY

  • WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS FOR ALL PENDING PUBLICATIONS
  • MANIFEST GRAND JURY PRIZE (MGJP) for Season 17
  • TAPPED
  • 12th Annual MANIFEST PRIZE ($5,000)


RECENTLY NOTIFIED OF RESULTS

  • PERCEPTUAL
  • TONDO

 


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 18 OPPORTUNITIES

Each season Manifest sends an opportunities poster like this one to over 400 academic institutions across the U.S. Our new Season 18 poster is linked at left. It includes all Manifest artist opportunities for the coming season through August 2022.

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, 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.

During this time of COVID new-normal, please consider sharing the link to our poster by email and social media.


  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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