Competitions 13th Annual Rites of Passage
International Deadline: March 31, 2017 – For a thirteenth straight year Manifest Gallery offers this challenge to students and the recently graduated in regional, national, and international college undergraduate programs to show us what they have achieved, bring it off campus, and share it with our international viewing public.
We believe there exists tremendous unexposed quality among people pursuing degrees in the visual arts.
Revealing new artists to the public is part of our non-profit mission! This exhibit will feature the best work from artists about to receive or recently awarded an undergraduate degree from a regional, national, or international college art or design program. All entrants must have received or be scheduled to receive a college undergraduate degree in 2016, 2017, or 2018, and provide a current academic reference’s contact info.
Entrants must have graduated or plan to graduate in 2016, 2017, or 2018 from an undergraduate program of art or design.
In addition to the $500 Best of Show cash award for this exhibit, exhibitors included in RITES will have a chance to be considered for a new Manifest Grand Jury Prize. Details on this new annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will soon be released and posted to our opportunities page. The prize will result in the awarding of one significant cash prize ($2500) to a single work selected as the ‘best of the entire season’. Winner will be determined by a final end-of-year jury from among a pool of all top-scoring works from each exhibit’s jury process across the current exhibition season. This process will apply retroactively to exhibits since the start of our 13th season on September 30, 2016, and applies to each exhibit through August 18, 2017, including this one.
Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media, genre, subject matter, and content.
Manifest’s carefully assembled juries change from project to project, and as a body have no collective predisposition towards any particular kind or style of art.
JURY & CURATOR
Manifest’s selection process involves a complex two-part system. This project will be juried by a 5-9 member panel of professional and academic volunteer advisors with a broad range of expertise.
Manifest Press will produce a 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.
$36 for up to three entries submitted. $10 per each additional entry.
SALE OF ARTWORK
Artworks are not required to be for sale in order to be included in our exhibitions. Manifest Gallery will retain a commission of 30% of the sale price on all artwork sold during the exhibition.
- March 31 Deadline for receipt of entries
- April 24-May 1 Notifications sent by email to all entrants sometime this week
- May 8 Hi-res images needed for catalog and PR
- May 27 Artwork due to Manifest by this date
- June 2 Opening reception
- June 30 Final Day of Exhibition
- July 1-8 Pick-up hand-delivered work
- July 5 Schedule shipped artwork for pickup (arranged by artist)
Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization located in East Walnut Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio. We serve as a venue for the display and experience of insightful, thought provoking art and design, and functions as a hub for creative research and innovation at all levels of artistic endeavor.
2727 Woodburn Avenue
East Walnut Hills
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
Gallery hours: T-F 2-7pm, Sat.12-5pm.