17 Aug 2020

Competitions Homage: An International Call for Works Honoring Another Artist

Manifest Creative Research GalleryCincinnati, Ohio, United States

Manifest Creative Research Gallery

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: September 30, 2020 – The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works that were created to honor another artist. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media.

Whether it is intended as an homage to a deeply respected fellow artist, or simply a work representing a direct influence by the other’s artwork, artists often pay a form of homage to their historical mentors in the things they make. We wonder how this shows up in artwork of today—how historical influences and bonds of aesthetic and intellectual lines of thought are integrated into creative production and expression. With this exhibit Manifest invites artists to share their works that represent such tributes to their inspirational predecessors, kindred spirits, and creative pathfinders.

HOMAGE 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 visual arts media.

Manifest’s carefully assembled juries of professional and academic advisors change from project to project, and have no collective predisposition towards any particular kind or style of art.

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.

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 more

$40 for up to FOUR entries submitted, $5 per each additional entry. Number of works is not limited.

Visit Manifest Gallery online to Apply.

All work, unless indicated as not for sale (NFS), will be available for sale during exhibit. Manifest Gallery will retain a commission of 30% on all artwork sold during the exhibition.


  • September 30, 2020 – Deadline to Submit
  • November 9 – Notifications sent by email to all entrants by the end of this day.
  • ASAP, by Nov. 16 – Hi-res images needed for season annual and PR
  • December 5 – Artwork due to Manifest by this date.
  • December 11 – Opening preview (6-9pm). Likely a limited-attendance timed and ticketed event due to guidelines related to the pandemic.
  • January 8 – Final Day of Exhibition
  • January 9-16 – Pick-up hand-delivered work
  • January 13 – Schedule shipped artwork for pickup (arranged by artist)

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


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Opp Categories: + Open to All Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, Open to Artists Worldwide, Participant Reviewed Opps, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, Publication, and Sales. Opportunity expires in 8 days.

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