Competitions Tapped: 11th Annual Exhibit of Paired Works by Artists and their Current or Former Instructors
International Deadline: September 26, 2020 – The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works of art alongside a current or former instructor to be exhibited as a pair if selected. Submission to this exhibit may be initiated by either party.
The relationship between artists and their current or former instructors can be a powerful one. Even when this bond is left unstated, we carry our professors’ voices forward in time as we mature as artists and people. We eventually realize that the instruction given by our teachers during our relatively brief careers as students continues to expand within us. We realize that the learning they inspired (or insisted upon) is a chain-reaction process that develops across our lifetime. All of us who have been students carry forward our teachers’ legacy in one form or another. And those who are, or have been teachers, bear witness to the potency of studenthood.
Out of respect for this artist-teacher bond, and in honor of instructors working hard to help artists tap into a higher mind relative to art and life, we offer TAPPED every year, an annual exhibit that presents paired works of art by current or former artist/teacher pairs.
** Please Note – this is NOT a call for collaborative works. TAPPED will feature works made by distinct individuals.
TAPPED is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works of art or design and each entrant must name at least one current or former instructor or student as an exhibiting companion.
Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D visual arts media.
It is important to note that this project is open to CURRENT or PAST professor/student pairs. The ‘student’ half of the pair may be a college freshman, a retired veteran, or at any stage in between. Likewise, the instructor half of the pair may be currently or no longer teaching. The sole criteria for the pairing is that the relationship between the two was a formal teacher/student one at some point in time.
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.
JURY & CURATOR
Manifest’s selection process involves a complex two-part system. 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.
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 details
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.
Submission to this exhibit may be initiated by either party. Artists will seek out an instructor who has been a key teacher to them or whose work they particularly respect and ‘tap’ them to participate in this project submission.
SALE OF ARTWORK
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.
- September 26, 2020 – Deadline to Submit
- November 9 Notifications sent by email to all entrants by the end of this day.
- ASAP, by Nov. 16 – Hi-res images needed for season annual and PR
- December 5 – Artwork due to Manifest by this date.
- December 11 – Opening preview (6-9pm). Likely a limited-attendance timed and ticketed event due to guidelines related to the pandemic.
- January 8 – Final Day of Exhibition
- January 9-16 – Pick-up hand-delivered work
- January 13 Schedule shipped artwork for pickup (arranged by artist)
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.
2727 Woodburn Avenue
East Walnut Hills
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206