26 Mar 2019

Competitions Void: A Call for Works About the Unknown

Manifest Creative Research GalleryCincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Manifest Creative Research Gallery

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: May 7, 2019 – The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit works that in some way represent, either through subject, form, or content, the concept, image, or feeling of the Unknown, Uncertainty, or Void.

Uncertainty is inevitable. It is the dark matter making up the large portion of our perception and experience of being. The unknown remains as much the realm of learners as it is of the uneducated—it defines both, and us all, in ways we may often find uncomfortable, or revealing of a depth of humanity, (or humility)—our least common denominator—often left dormant in living a modern life.

VOID is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works which address the broad theme described above.

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.

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.

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

$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.


  • May 7, 2019: Deadline for receipt of entries
  • June 3-10: Notifications sent by email to all entrants during this timeframe
  • June 7 (ASAP): Hi-res images needed for season annual and PR
  • July 2: Artwork due to Manifest by this date
  • July 11: Special Preview, 7-9pm
  • July 12: Public Opening Reception, 6-9pm
  • August 9: Final Day of Exhibition
  • August 10-17: Pick-up hand-delivered work
  • August 14: 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 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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