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23 Jan 2022

Compete Portal: An International Call for Works Exploring the Concept of Doorways or Openings

Manifest Creative Research Gallery Cincinnati, OH, United States

Manifest Gallery

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: February 20, 2022 – The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit works of any kind, for an exhibition of that which separates and encloses the movement of inside to out—doorways, windows, frames, lenses, all the means by which we leave one space or state and enter another.

A doorway is the necessary afterthought of a making a place, but one that takes on a great deal of importance once you realize that you need it—simply passing though a portal changes your experience of the other side. You are awed by a foreboding entryway, you forget your reason for entering a room after walking through a doorway. You intimately experience a movie through the phone in your hand.

Passing through, or looking through, the framework of a portal sets the tone for the experience within.

PORTAL 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 2d or 3d media.

The annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of one significant cash prize ($5000) to a single work selected as the ‘best of the entire season’…  see more.

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 four entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited.

Visit Manifest Gallery online to Apply.

Artworks are not required to be for sale in order to be included in our exhibitions. It is required that works are indicated as either “for sale” or not for sale (NFS) on the submitted entry form. Manifest Gallery will retain a commission of 30% of the sale price on all artwork sold during the exhibition.

Works will be insured while on gallery premises. Insurance covers theft, vandalism, damage caused by gallery patrons or staff.

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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Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Extended Deadlines, Open to Artists Worldwide, Participant Reviewed Opps, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Group, Publication, and Sales.

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