Competitions Grown: An International Call for Works of Art About Maturity & Adulthood
International Deadline: August 29, 2020 – The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works about maturity and adulthood, and how these and related concepts are addressed in the art of today. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media.
The passage of time is measured, in part, by our state of mind. When we’re young it moves so slowly. As we age, time’s passing quickens. While it is unclear whether this perceptual phenomenon is linear in progression, or logarithmic, one thing is clear, adulthood comes with (or is perhaps catalyzed by) the recognition of the limits involved.
Historically, cultures would enact fairly strict rites of passage which served as a powerful albeit symbolic threshold which divided a person’s time in childhood from their time in adulthood. One day you’re a child, the next you’re an adult, and you could point to a specific point in time and event when this change happened. Today we ooze from childhood into adulthood. The threshold is not so clear. It seems the modern world in all its sophistication may have redefined childhood, and therefore adulthood, and now we have to decide what that means for ourselves.
GROWN 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 all traditional and non-traditional genre and media (including sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, etc.) Manifest’s carefully assembled juries change from project to project, and have no collective predisposition towards any particular kind or style of art.
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’… see more.
JURY & CURATOR
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.
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. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited.
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. It is required that works are indicated as either “for sale” or not for sale (NFS) on the submitted entry form. Manifest Gallery will retain a commission of 30% of the sale price on all artwork sold during the exhibition.
- August 29 – Deadline for receipt of entries
- October 5 – Notifications sent by email to all entrants by the end of this day.
- October 12 – Hi-res images needed for season annual and PR
- October 31 – Artwork due to Manifest by this date.
- November 6 – Opening preview (6-9pm). Likely a limited-attendance timed and ticketed event due to guidelines related to the pandemic.
- December 4 – Final Day of Exhibition
- December 5-12 – Pick-up hand-delivered work
- December 9 – 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