Competitions 13th Annual Magnitude Seven: Small Works
International Deadline: April 3, 2017 – Every year Manifest produces an exhibit of little works of art from around the world.
Each iteration of the project brings in hundreds of powerful yet diminutive works for our jury to consider. Inevitably we end up with a gallery full of diverse, compelling, and exquisite little gems. Manifest’s patrons eagerly await the Magnitude SEVEN event each year. This annual project is one of the most varied exhibits in our season. So we are always excited to offer this call to artists to submit works no larger than seven inches in any dimension (any proportion).
Magnitude SEVEN is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works of art that are 7″ or smaller.
CASH AWARD POTENTIAL
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.
Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media (including 2D, 3D, video, etc.), genre, subject matter, and content. The only limiting factor is size. There is no other thematic guideline.
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.
- April 3 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 Schedule shipped artwork for pickup (arranged by artist)
- July 5 Pick-up hand-delivered work
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.