6 Oct 2018

Competitions Sink & Chairs: International Call for Works Exploring Sinks or Chairs

Manifest Creative Research GalleryCincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Manifest Creative Research Gallery

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: November 18, 2018 – Manifest presents a call to artists for ‘Sink & Chairs’, an competitive international exhibition of works exploring the theme of these two subjects. Works selected will represent some point of view relative to this theme.

Sinks and chairs are subjects artists often turn to throughout their careers. The use of these objects as primary subjects has become a thread winding its way throughout centuries of artwork. In honor of their lineage in art we set out to create an exhibition of works featuring these humble subjects.

Artists are encouraged to take a broadly creative view of the theme. Works may be in any media, 2D or 3D and in some way must feature the sink and/or chair as a primary but not necessarily exclusive subject.

The annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of one 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.

Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts media.

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


  • November 18, 2018 – Deadline for receipt of entries
  • December 17-27 – Notifications sent by email to all entrants.
  • December 31 – Hi-res images of selected work needed for season annual and PR (ASAP)
  • January 19, 2019 – Selected artwork due to Manifest by this date
  • January 24 – Special Preview 7-9pm
  • January 25 – Opening reception 6-9pm
  • February 22 – Final Day of Exhibition
  • February 23 – March 2 Pick-up hand-delivered work
  • February 27 – 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

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

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