8 Oct 2020

Competitions WHY: An International Call for Works of Art About Causation

Manifest Creative Research GalleryCincinnati, Ohio, United States

Manifest Creative Research Gallery

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: November 22, 2020 – The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works of art about causation as it relates to the Five Themes of Who, What, Where, When, and Why. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media.

WHY indicates a reason, cause, grounds, or motive. It may be taken as a question, or as an answer to any number of related questions in a multi-part puzzle—expressing inquiry or determination about a particular or generalized reason something may be a certain way, have happened, or may still occur. Why did it happen? Why could it be? Why are things so? This is why.

ELIGIBILITY
WHY 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 media.

This exhibit has no defined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media. This theme is very much open to interpretation by each artist. The theme is offered as a playful opportunity to engage in what will ultimately result in a puzzle-like game across five exhibits in five galleries. You may consider the prompt as a question or as a statement, or both.

CASH AWARD
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’…  see more.

JURY & CURATOR
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.

PUBLICATION
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.

ENTRY FEE
$40 for up to four entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited.

ENTRY
Visit Manifest Gallery online to Apply. The online submission process is preferred. However, discs may be submitted (see details on Prospectus).

SALES
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.

Visit Manifest Gallery online for complete details and to Apply.

Artists may also consider submitting different works to one or more of the Five Themes exhibits. Find links to all five here.


About:
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 11 Nov thru Dec, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, Publication, and Sales. Opportunity expires in 22 days.

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