7 Apr 2018

Competitions Hacked: Art About or Achieved Through Re-Use

Manifest Creative Research GalleryCincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Opportunity Description

International Deadline: May 9, 2018 – For this exhibit Manifest is seeking works of visual art which somehow, in some way, represent or are realized as ‘hacked’. This may be in the form of narrative, symbolic, or suggestive works. Abstract or conceptual interpretations of the theme are welcome alongside those of technical or literal representations. In our staff brainstorming sessions during Manifest’s season planning we jotted down these notes, along with the definitions and ideas above: open source; no gates; vampires & pirates; found objects; transparency; and democratization, among others.

It is important not to assume a purely technological basis for the theme. Works of all kinds, from painting and drawing, to photography, collage, printmaking, sculpture, various combinations of media and processes, as well as more straight forward work that nevertheless deals with the theme as a matter of subject or content are all completely valid possibilities.

HACKED is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works which address the broad theme as defined by ‘hacked’.

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.

Manifest’s selection process involves a complex two-part system. This exhibit will be juried by an anonymous 5-9 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.

$40 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 9 – Deadline for receipt of entries
  • June 4- 11 – Notifications sent by email to all entrants sometime this week
  • June 18 – Hi-res images needed for catalog and PR
  • July 7 – Artwork due to Manifest by this date
  • July 12 – Special Preview Reception
  • July 13 – Opening reception
  • August 10 – Final Day of Exhibition
  • August 11-18 – Pick-up hand-delivered work
  • August 15 – Schedule shipped artwork for pickup

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: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, In-Kind Benefit, Publication, and Sales.

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