FOODSTUFFS: Works About Food / Calls & Submissions

November 6, 2023

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 works of art that explore food, hunger, fulfillment, and food-related practices as subject, form, or content.

Food is intertwined with cycles of life and death, creation and destruction. Originating with energy from our sun, food is cultivated, gathered, found, and then digested and decomposed. It is, in a real sense, a delivery method for getting the Sun into our bodies. Methods of preservation, pasteurization, and processing continue to define our eating. As food becomes more plentiful and convenient it not only serves to nourish us, but defines our social habits, our relationships with our bodies, and cultural practices. Food to some, can mean scarcity and hunger. Food to others can mean gluttony and waste. Food as a subject of art begins with humanity itself. Our ancestors vigorously illustrated their aspirations and efforts to secure it in the form of cave paintings and drawings dating back tens of thousands of years. And surely the visual and symbolic encapsulation of food as a human imperative goes further back still.

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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