BUG-INSECTUM: An International Call for Works About Bugs / Calls & Submissions

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Opportunity Type:

Calls & Submissions

Organization Name:

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center

Organization Location:

Cincinnati, OH
Link to Opportunity:


$40 for up to four entries / $5 per each additional entry

About the Exhibit and Organization: 

The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works about bugs. For many, bugs are notorious. They freak people out, even the ones that don’t readily sting, bite, or infect. Some do massive damage to people, other animals, homes, and each other. But by and large they are the dominant denizens of this planet, mysterious and ubiquitous. Perhaps we are lucky they tolerate us at all. This show honors them, both in all seriousness and in light-hearted play. After all, without them we’d likely not be here at all.
Submissions must in some way address the theme of Bugs, including any and all insects, spiders, and similar creatures large and small, real or imagined. Artists are encouraged to take a broadly creative view of the theme.


This exhibit has no defined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional realism to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental.

For more information go to: http://www.manifestgallery.org/bug

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