Competitions Let Here Be: An International Call for (Non-Photographic) Art About Tangibility
International Deadline: July 26, 2020 – The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works of any media, subject, or genre (excluding photography or lens-based works) which specifically address tangibility or physicality as a primary aspect of the experience of the work. Whether it be through how media is applied, assembled, or used, subject choices, narrative aspects, or installation considerations, works should cause the viewer to pause and consider their own physicality, or reflect on the nature of being in the gallery space with objects or images, here and now.
This exhibit has no defined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media (but must not be primarily photography, photo-based, or lens-based works).
LET HERE BE is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works which address the broad theme described above. Submitting specific works shown previously in Manifest’s physical gallery exhibits is discouraged.
Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D visual arts media.
The 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.
JURY & CURATOR
Manifest’s selection process involves a complex two-part system. This exhibit will be juried by an anonymous several member volunteer panel of professional artists and academic advisors with a broad range of expertise relative to art and design. The jury will then pass along their recommendations to the exhibit curator who will design the exhibit from the jury-approved pool.
The 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… see details
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.
$40 for up to FOUR entries submitted. $5 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.
- July 26 – Deadline for receipt of entries
- August 24 Notifications sent by email to all entrants by the end of this day.
- August 31 – Hi-res images needed for season annual and PR
- September 19 – Artwork due to Manifest by this date.
- September 25 – Opening preview (6-9pm). Likely a limited-attendance timed and ticketed event due to guidelines related to the pandemic.
- October 23 – Final Day of Exhibition
- October 24-31 – Pick-up hand-delivered work
- October 28 – 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