ARTIFACT / Calls & Submissions
January 19, 2021
Organization Name: Manifest Gallery
Organization Location: Cincinnati, OH
Type: Calls & Submissions
The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit ceramic-based works. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media so long as the work is primarily made of or with ceramic.
Fire hardened dirt has been a part of humanity’s long evolution across millennia. Right alongside paintings and drawings on cave walls, shards of ceramic have evidenced the human animal’s intellect, sophisticated approach to manipulating its environment, and its ingenuity for survival. But even more, surface quality manipulated with deliberate designs carry a psychological portrait of the maker, and culture, relative to aesthetic and symbolic meaning through mark making.
How do artists and craftspeople of today carry such processes forward, or connect them in retrospect to the long lineage that came before? How is work made of ceramic used today to convey meaning, to create valuable experiences for the viewer, to express content or aesthetic moments beyond the raw material itself? How is the medium negotiated between form and function, art and utility?
ANNUAL 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’.
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