Competitions Rites of Passage: Emerging Artists Exhibition
International Deadline: March 24, 2019 – For a fifteenth straight year the Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, presents an open call for artwork from students and the recently graduated in regional, national, and international college undergraduate programs. We believe there exists tremendous unexposed potential among people pursuing degrees in the visual arts.
This exhibit will feature the best work from artists about to receive or recently awarded an undergraduate degree from a regional, national, or international college art or design program. All entrants must have received or be scheduled to receive a college undergraduate degree in 2018, 2019, or 2020, and provide a current academic reference’s contact info.
Entrants must have graduated or plan to graduate in 2018, 2019, or 2020 from an undergraduate program of art or design.
Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media, genre, subject matter, and content.
RITES OF PASSAGE EXHIBITION CASH AWARD
A $500 Best in Show will be awarded.
ANNUAL CASH AWARD
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
JURY & CURATOR
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.
$25 for one entry, $40 for two or three entries, and $10 per each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited.
Visit Manifest Gallery online to Apply. The online submission is required.
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.
- March 24: Deadline for receipt of entries
- April 22-29: Notifications sent by email to all entrants
- May 6: Hi-res images needed for catalog and PR
- May 25: Artwork due to Manifest by this date
- May 30: Special Preview reception (7-9 pm)
- May 31: Opening reception
- June 28: Final Day of Exhibition
- June 29 – July 6: Pick-up hand-delivered work
- July 3: 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