Lost and Found: Exploring Creative Re-Use / Calls & Submissions

July 29, 2024

Organization Name: Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center

Organization Location: Cincinnati, OH

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $45


The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit original works that represent or depict creative re-use. Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media.

Objects do not die. Destroyed, broken, discarded, or otherwise at their end-of-use, they still have form and, therefore, potential.

Through an alchemy-like process, artists can see discarded things for the essence they represent, as raw material, and re-shape it into new life. Such creative resourcefulness is often driven by necessity. For example, within the fiber arts, scraps are turned into quilts, and entire mending traditions developed around extending and beautifying the lives of garments. Sculptors and craftsmen will harvest wood from anywhere, and reshape it into new works of art, design, or utility. Others, by impulse or conscience, pursue assemblage, collage, and re-contextualization not only to be thrifty or ethical, but to push culture forward.

Lost and Found is a call to artists for works of or about fragments, collage, appropriation, assemblage, or transforming and embracing prior histories.

$45 for up to 3 entries submitted. $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.

Opportunity Website

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