CARDBOARD: An International Call / Calls & Submissions

February 15, 2021

Organization Name: Manifest Gallery

Organization Location: Cincinnati, OH

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $40 for up to FOUR entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry.


The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works that are either representations of, feature prominently, or are made primarily of cardboard. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media.

It is a ubiquitous material, yet for all practical purposes it is invisible by contrast to the treasures it transports before it is cut, folded, bound, and recycled, or tossed out in the daily trash. Most of us look right past it, or at best realize its potential for basement, attic, or closet storage duty. It would seem only children, and cats, truly appreciate the magical nature of this otherwise mundane material. However, we believe this is not the whole story, and suspect that artists may have a lot to say about it.

$40 for up to FOUR entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry.

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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