31 Mar 2017

Competitions In Memoriam: Artwork Reflecting Remembrance, Loss, or Transitions

Manifest Creative Research GalleryCincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Manifest Creative Research Gallery

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: May 12, 2017 – In a larger sense the creation of any art object is a form of externalized memory. However, sometimes, the direct purpose of the artwork is to serve as a vehicle for a specific remembrance, a totem of loss, or a symbol of transition from a time, place, or state of being that is no longer accessible. As such, these objects become infused with more life, more substance, than they may at first appear to represent.

Whether through abstract symbols, illustrations of the memorialized, or poetic conceptualizations of the idea of remembrance, Manifest is eager to review and present a collection of works made with these concepts in mind. This project is open to wide interpretation of the theme, and is not restricted to traditional definitions of the term ‘in memoriam’ (such as relates to obituaries and epitaphs).

IN MEMORIAM is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works which address the theme in some considerable way.

A new annual Manifest Grand Jury 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. Details on the Manifest Grand Jury Prize can be found here.

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.

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.

Visit Manifest Gallery online to Apply. The online submission process is preferred. However, discs may be submitted (see details on Prospectus).

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.


  • May 12 Deadline for receipt of entries
  • June 5- 12 Notifications sent by email to all entrants sometime this week
  • June 19 Hi-res images needed for catalog and PR
  • July 8 Artwork due to Manifest by this date
  • July 14 Opening reception
  • August 11 Final Day of Exhibition
  • August 12-19 Pick-up hand-delivered work
  • August 16 Schedule shipped artwork for pickup (arranged by artist)

Visit Manifest Gallery online for complete details and to Apply.

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.

Manifest Gallery
2727 Woodburn Avenue
East Walnut Hills
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

Gallery hours: T-F 2-7pm, Sat.12-5pm.

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Opp Categories: + Open to All Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June, Open to Artists Worldwide, Participant Reviewed Opps, and Special Opportunities. Income: Exhibition – Group, Publication, and Sales.

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