Compete 20th Rites of Passage
International Deadline: March 10, 2024 – The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit works created by college juniors, seniors, and recent undergraduates in 2023, 2024, or 2025. Open to any and all 2d and 3d traditional and non-traditional visual arts media, genre, subject matter, and content.
Entrants must have graduated or plan to graduate in 2023, 2024, or 2025 from an undergraduate program of art or design. Open to any and all 2d and 3d traditional and non-traditional visual arts media, genre, subject matter, and content.
Unless specified otherwise by the exhibit theme (for example, our Small Works exhibit) Manifest has no size restrictions on submissions other than what can fit in our spaces, on our walls, and through our door.
One work will be designated as the winner of the $500 Best of Show Award. Rites also offers a Director’s Choice Award, a non-monetary recognition of a work chosen by Manifest’s Executive Director as deserving particular distinction. All exhibitors are also eligible to be considered for the $1,000 Grand Jury Award for this exhibit period… see more.
GRAND JURY AWARD
For season 20 the new Grand Jury Award format will result in the awarding of $1,000 to one work during each of our nine exhibition periods. This expands our support from one to up to nine artists each year, and allocates 80% more funding to recognize the merits of exhibited works… see more.
JURY & CURATOR
This exhibit will be juried by an anonymous several member panel of professional 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 make the final selections from the jury-approved pool.
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.
$25 for one entry, $40 for two to four entries, and $5 per each additional entry.
Visit Manifest Gallery online to Apply.
Artworks are not required to be for sale in order to be included in our exhibitions. All work, unless indicated as not for sale (NFS), will be available for sale during exhibit. Manifest Gallery will retain a commission of 30% of the sale price on artwork sold during the exhibition.
Works will be insured while on gallery premises. Insurance covers theft, vandalism, damage caused by gallery patrons or staff.
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