METAL: An International Call / Calls & Submissions

February 13, 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 metal. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media.

Historically magical, metal holds its place in human history alongside such formative catalysts of civilization as the taming of the dog and horse, agriculture, electricity, and even DNA. Considering that roughly 80% of the periodic table of elements falls within the category of metal, it’s no wonder it is, like water, so essential to our way of life today, and to life in general. Even one’s blood tastes of iron. But, as we know, not all metal is created or perceived equally. As it was reported recently an iron dagger belonging to the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen was crafted from a fallen meteorite (iron was more valued than gold in Egypt over 3,000 years ago!).

Metal is yet another generally ubiquitous category of materials, so pervasive as to be taken for granted on a daily basis. Manifest is interested in how artists elevate, observe, depict, and characterize metal in the art of today.

$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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