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Friday, September 16, 2016

CALL FOR ENTRIES: THE 7th ANNUAL MANIFEST PRIZE

$5,000 Cash Award + Solo Feature Exhibit of the ONE Prize-winning work 
Deadline: October 1, 2016

In 2015 we were excited to announce that the annual Manifest Prize (ONE) award was increasing to $5,000. This concretely underscored our non-profit organization's strong desire to reward, showcase, celebrate, and document exceptional artwork being made today, and to do this in a tasteful non-commercial yet very public way. Further, the Manifest Prize is intended to incentivize and support the creation of excellent work into the future. Manifest's mission is centered on championing the importance of quality in visual art. This project is one aspect of the realization of that mission and we are happy our board of directors has approved the continuation of the significant award amount

With this Manifest is opening the project to a nearly year-round submission process, pausing only a couple months to process the jury through a large panel of volunteer jurors from around the U.S. and beyond, and then to select and present the prize winner at the gallery.

Open to works of any media, any genre/style, any size... 

There are no restrictions on submissions to The Manifest Prize. Artists who have submitted to or been included in previous Manifest projects are always welcome to submit to any future project, including the Manifest Prize.

Works submitted must have been completed within the past five years (2011-2016 for the 7th Manifest Prize).

IMPORTANT! Works submitted MUST be available for the exhibition period of early December through mid-January in order to be eligible for the prize. Submission constitutes a formal agreement to provide the work for exhibit should it be selected.

Jury Process: Manifest's normal selection process involves a complex two-part system. This exhibit will be juried by an anonymous 7-15 member panel of professional and academic advisors with a broad range of expertise from across the United States. Because of the nature of this project, works approved by the first jury will be passed through a second, and possibly a third jury round, with jurors being shuffled from round to round. The work receiving the highest average score will be awarded the prize. The ten next highest scoring works will be the semi-finalists. Juror comments will be posted in the gallery and in the Manifest Exhibition Annual publication.

In addition to the cash prize and solo feature gallery exhibit at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, the prizewinner will have multiple pages devoted to their winning work in the season-documenting Manifest Exhibition Annual (MEA) hardcover publication, including artist's statement, bio, and jury statements. The ten semi-finalist works will be included in the MEA as well.

 
Submission deadline: October 1st of each year 
 
Questions? email info@manifestgallery.org

Manifest is a community-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.

Manifest stands for the quality presentation, experience, and documentation of the visual arts, engaging students, professionals, and the public from around the world through accessible world-class exhibits, studio programs, and publications.
 
Manifest's 2016/2017 season (our 13th!) is supported by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign. It is also made possible by funding from the Ohio Arts Council, and many individual supporting members, donors, and artists around the world. Contribute to our annual fund today at www.manifestgallery.org/support
                                   

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