22 Jun 2018

Competitions ARCHIVES [open]

Manifest Creative Research GalleryCincinnati, Ohio, United States

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: August 3, 2018 – Manifest Creative Research Gallery’s exhibition ‘ARCHIVES [open]’, invites artists to consider the meaning of the concepts ‘primary source, preservation, collective data, accumulation, time, history, reflection, and so on’ as they consider the wide variability of potential for works fitting into or addressing the overarching theme. These may be in ways that are quite straightforward, or which are abstract, fragmented, or in other ways surprising or significantly interpreted. We are eager to see just how artists make work in any non-photo-based media or genre (painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, and non-traditional art, etc.) which in some way addresses the theme of ARCHIVES.

This exhibition calls for any form of visual art or design which is NOT photo-based but which does address or explore the theme of ARCHIVES. (Photo-based works addressing the them may be submitted here.)

ARCHIVES is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works which address the broad theme as defined by the concept of ‘archives’ and which is not considered photographic or lens-based.

The sister-exhibition to this project, ARCHIVE (photo), is open to submission of any photo or lens-based works addressing the same theme. Learn about that exhibition here.

Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media except photo and lens-based work. Including potentially boundary-testing forms.

The 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

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. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited.

Visit Manifest Gallery online to Apply. The online submission is required.

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.


  • August 3, 2018 – Deadline for receipt of entries
  • August 20-27 – Notifications sent by email to all entrants sometime during this time frame.
  • Sept. 3 – Hi-res images of selected work needed for season annual and PR (ASAP)
  • Sept. 22 – Selected artwork due to Manifest by this date
  • Sept. 27 – Special Preview Reception
  • September 28 – Opening reception (Season 15 Grand Opening!)
  • October 26 – Final Day of Exhibition
  • October 27 thru Nov. 3 – Pick-up hand-delivered work
  • October 31 – 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 Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 07 July thru Aug, Open to Artists Worldwide, Participant Reviewed Opps, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, Publication, and Sales. Opportunity expires in 20 days.

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