Container / Calls & Submissions

July 27, 2024

Organization Name: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center

Organization Location: Cincinnati, OH

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $40


The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit original works which acknowledge containers of various types not just for their function, but for their meaning. Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media.

A container inspires a myriad of reactions, from the exhilaration of opening a surprise present, to the swelling trepidation while winding a jack-in-the-box. Varying widely in size and shape, these objects are defined first by their function and further by their contents, and ultimately by our interaction with them—the act of placing into or removing something from within.

Often, but not always, containers are everyday objects, plentiful and readily overlooked for their contents. Emphasis is placed on the treasure within. What secrets might be kept secured, contained, or protected?

Where does a container land at the intersections between craft, art, and design? How can we explore its capacity to hold, transport, or protect. Submission fee covers three entries. $5 per each additional entry.

Includes exhibitor honorarium of $50 for each exhibiting artist, and new Grand Jury Award of $1,000 for one jury-selected work from among the exhibits on view.

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