Tondo: Round Works, or Works Featuring the Circle as Primary Element / Calls & Submissions

October 3, 2021

Organization Name: Manifest Creative Research 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 and designers to submit round works or those that incorporate the circle as a primary element. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental of any media addressing this theme.

Roundness is fullness, completeness, happiness, an answer to emptiness. A hole cannot be round—a hole is nothing. A zero is not round, it is only pretending. Alternatively, the reverse may be true.

An orbit is round. The slow spiral into the sun is round. An ellipse is round enough.

Round allows for transportation, for oiled ball-bearing movement, for spinning and whirling and motion. Round is never still. Round is a merry-go-itself.

Historically, mystically, Heaven and Earth are spheres, sea and sky the separation within them, hell being divided into circles. The year is marked by the completion of roundness moving around another roundness. It’s circles all the way down…

$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 ($5000) to a single work selected as the ‘best of the entire season’.

Opportunity Website

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