6 May 2019

Competitions Kindred: Sharing Common Ground

Manifest Creative Research GalleryCincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Manifest Creative Research Gallery

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: May 13, 2019Kindred is a competitive international exhibition of works exploring the theme of Our Common Ground.

For mostly obvious reasons a lot of attention is paid today to the differences between people. Is it possible, however, that this comes at great cost to the corresponding realization that we, people around the world, are far more alike than we are different? After all, everything that has ever transpired across the vast timeline of the Universe has led to us being here, together, now, at this leading edge of time where past meets future. We’re all in this together. Perhaps the conversation would be enhanced by this acknowledgment, a recognition and celebration of our common ground.

With this in mind, we invite visual artists and others to submit works that in some way represent, either through subject, form, or content, the concept or representation of Our Common Ground. All types of visual art in the broadest sense are welcome, including traditional and non-traditional approaches in any media, and any subject, realistic, non-objective, abstract, conceptual, etc.

The Common Ground in question may very well be between people, but we are very much open to artists expanding this concept further (e.g. common ground of all species).

Kindred is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works. Artists are encouraged to take a broadly creative view of the theme. Our multi-member juries embrace surprise, creative solutions, and most of all exceptionally well put together visual art.

Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media, genre, subject matter, and content.

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’.

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 three entries submitted. $10 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).

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 05 May thru June, Open to Artists Worldwide, Participant Reviewed Opps, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, Publication, and Sales.

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