THREE CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS - Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH
Works of Narrative, RITES OF PASSAGE (attn. college students!), and Small Works
An Exploration of Narrative Art
Deadline January 30th (FINAL WEEK TO SUBMIT!)
Whether gathered around a campfire telling ghost stories, buried into an epic novel, or following the latest adventures of Spider-man, we are fascinated with stories, legends, myths and fables. Stories help locate us, form our personal identities and often operate as larger metaphors for reality. Throughout history, from the stately historic paintings of Jacques-Louis David to the provocative films of Matthew Barney, visual artists have offered a unique contribution to the telling of tales. Manifest enthusiastically invites national and international artists, working in any visual creative medium, to come tell a story.
Complete entry info
5th Annual RITES OF PASSAGE
A Competitive Annual National Exhibition of Works by New Artists
Featuring works by JUNIORS, SENIORS, and GRADUATES ONE-YEAR OUT
$300 Best of Show prize
Deadline to Submit: March 13th
Manifest seeks to energize students and recent graduates of art and design programs towards higher goals, professionalism, and public-mindedness. Therefore, for a fifth year in a row, we offer this challenge to students and their professors in local, regional, and national college programs to show us what you've got, bring it off campus, and share it with the everyday viewing public.
Since 2005 Manifest has exhibited the works of students from fifty-three different academic institutions across the U.S.
Eligibility: Entrants must have graduated or be scheduled to graduate in 2008, 2009, or 2010 from an undergraduate program of art or design.
Media: Work submitted may be in any visual art media.
Catalog: Manifest will produce a full-color catalog documenting the work in Rites of Passage. Exhibitors will receive a 50% discount on one copy of the catalog. For examples of past catalogs visit the Manifest Press library on the Manifest website.
CASH AWARD: A $300 Best of Show prize will be awarded. The award recipient will also receive 5 free copies of the exhibit catalog.
Complete entry info here.
An International Competitive Exhibit of Small Works
Deadline April 24th
Every year Manifest calls for little works of art from around the world. Like short poetry, they are a challenge to craft with the same presence of their larger counterparts. Each exhibit brings in hundreds of powerful yet diminutive masterpieces for our jury to mull over. Inevitably we end up with a gallery full of diverse, compelling, and exquisite little gems. Manifest’s patrons eagerly await the Magnitude SEVEN event each year. So without further ado, we offer this call to artists to submit works no larger than seven inches in any dimension (any proportion). Standard presentation devices like mats and frames that are not considered part of the work of art are not limited by the 7" criteria.
Complete entry info here.
Manifest Creative Research Gallery
and Drawing Center
2727 Woodburn Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206