IMPRINT: An International Competitive Exhibit of Printmaking / Calls & Submissions

September 2, 2022

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 printmaking, and will strive to explore the range of methods and results currently being achieved within the bounds of such processes. Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional approaches to printmaking, including mixed forms that include printmaking as a significant but not exclusive part.

Printmaking is an important checkpoint along the road map between the most primitive early cave scrawling and the ubiquitous photography in everyone’s pocket today. In many ways it is where the Arts meet the Humanities. As a creative discipline it represents the first awakening of the individual’s potential for gaining broad knowledge and wide dissemination of personal opinion and expression. With this, printmaking might just be the first true form of a ‘social media’.

Some artists are steadfast traditionalists, anchoring themselves in age-old technical methods. Others push the boundaries of the discipline, exploring just what constitutes ‘printmaking’. For this exhibit Manifest takes a fresh look at the media last featured in a dedicated show in season 14.

ANNUAL CASH AWARD: The annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of one significant cash prize ($5000) to a single work selected as the ‘best of the entire season’.

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