M.A.R. Manifest Artist Residency

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS < << Deadline: April 1, 2012 For complete details and to apply visit:

Notification of Selection: On or around May 1, 2012

Residency Term: Starting by July 1, 2012, and running for one calendar year.

Manifest is excited to announce a major new program to join our already robust Gallery, Drawing Center, and Press activities. The MAR will become the fourth leg of our core programming, expanding how the Cincinnati-based non-profit organization serves artists engaged in creative research, and the general public engaged in cultural exposure. The MAR award will leverage opportunities for synergy between contemporary art exhibition and studio work under the same roof.

Artists are invited to submit complete applications to Manifest’s new Manifest Artist Residency program (MAR). Applications will be reviewed on a competitive basis. One artist will be selected as the recipient of the MAR award which consists of the following:

Free 24/7 use of a private studio consisting of approximately five hundred square feet of studio and display space (two north-lit rooms and a hallway) for a period of one year (including nominal utilities). (The studio is not intended for use as a residence.)

Free Drawing League Membership at Manifest Drawing Center which provides access to approximately 250 hours of life drawing sessions through weekly Open Figure and quarterly Drawing Marathon offerings.

The artist will be given the consideration for teaching courses in our Drawing Center studio program, for pay, during the course of the residency. This will be contingent upon suitability and qualifications, as well as course enrollment, and will be determined by the Director of the Drawing Center.

Regular public exposure of artwork and studio during Manifest exhibit receptions to over 1500 members of the public (9 events across the year).

The opportunity to submit to any and all of Manifest�s calls for entry for which the artist is eligible, including solo show proposals, with the entry fees waived for all submissions. Works submitted by the artist will still be juried through the blind jury committee process used for all Manifest projects.

The program is open for application by any serious emerging or established artist, including recent graduates from college art programs.

The ideal candidate for the award of the program may be working in any media or genre.

The residency studio is adjacent to Manifest Gallery in historic East Walnut Hills (Cincinnati, Ohio) sharing a common hallway in the same building. The studio consists of two north-lit rooms on the ground floor and a semi-private hallway usable for display. The residency space totals approximately 500 square feet.

For more details and to apply visit:

*** Note that Cincinnati’s city-wide FotoFocus event will be going on throughout the month of October 2012 and Manifest is a registered participating venue. Artists working in Photography and Lens-based art, including works that mix or explore different ways of incorporating photography, are welcome to apply for consideration.


1st International Photography Annual (INPHA)

A Competitive Annual Publication of Works of Contemporary Photography and Lens-based Art (and writing about photography and/or light)

A Call for Submissions DEADLINE April 1, 2012 (note: this is an annual exhibit in book form)

For details on how to enter visit:

$1000 in cash awards

The INPHA 1 book will be released to the public In conjunction with FotoFocus*, a city-wide month-long 50+ venue celebration of the photographic arts to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio (and surrounding region) in October 2012. INPHA will become the third in a suite of annual Manifest books charting contemporary art around the world. It joins the International Painting Annual and award winning International Drawing Annual as an important new product of Manifest Press. This project represents a further expression of Manifest’s unique process for assembling diverse and compelling multi-national projects, as well as its commitment to a wide variety of methods for visual creative expression. Upon its release INPHA 1 will be the tenth such major volume in the Manifest Press library. It will be formatted to complement the INDA and INPA series, and is expected to weigh in at approximately 200 pages full color. ( * learn more about FotoFocus here. )

For this call for submissions Manifest is eager to receive works in a wide range of types, including traditional, digital, and experimental photography, video*, and other lens-based work. As with its other Annuals, Manifest is open to unexpected solutions, broad interpretation, and surprise. Works submitted must clearly feature the photographic/lens-based process as a primary, but not exclusive, characteristic.

Submission deadline for entry: April 1, 2012 For details on how to enter visit:


B O T A N I C A L An International Exhibit Exploring the Theme of Plant Life

A Call for Submissions DEADLINE MARCH 7, 2012

For details on how to submit work visit:

Eligibility: BOTANICAL is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter.

Media: Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts genre and media, (including painting, drawing, printmaking, video, photography, sculpture, collage, design, illustration, etc.). The only limitation is that the subject, form, or concept of the work must be directly related to plant life in some way.

Exhibit dates: April 20 – May 18, 2012 (Main Gallery and Drawing Room)

A full-color catalog will be produced. Exhibitors receive one free copy.

For details and to submit work visit:


CALL FOR SOLO EXHIBIT PROPOSALS < << Deadline to Submit: June 1 Exhibit Dates: Manifest's 9th Exhibition Season (Sept. 2012 - Aug. 2013) EXHIBIT PROPOSALS Solo, Two-person, Group and Concept Submissions SEASON 9 - 2012/2013 Deadline for Proposals: June 1, 2012 For details and to enter visit:

Eligibility: Anyone can submit a proposal. Artists should bear in mind the need for a consistent and very strong body of work when submitting.

Media/Genre, etc: Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media. Manifest sets out to survey, locate, exhibit, and document excellent quality within all types of art. Our record of showing a broad mix speaks for itself.

*** Note that Cincinnati’s city-wide FotoFocus event will be going on throughout the month of October 2012 and Manifest is a registered participating venue. Photography and Lens-based art, including works that mix or explore different ways of incorporating photography, are always welcome at Manifest. Solo proposals which include such work will be given consideration for scheduling during the FotoFocus event.

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