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CHERISHED: International Call for Works About Things Most Loved

Manifest Creative Research Gallery   /   Deadline: 05/07/21

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The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit original works of art that in some way relate to the theme of things most loved. Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts 2d or 3d media.

Whether it is to protect or care for someone lovingly, to hold something dear, or to keep a hope or ambition in one's mind, the process of cherishing is something all people have experienced. It is a form of basic human common ground. It represents a deeply-seated connection to something 'other', something or someone outside ourselves, or a very special idea—a reflection upon something almost sanctified by reverence or attachment.

How do artists and craftspeople of today embody such notions into physical works? How does the assembly of form (whether it be a flat and shape oriented two-dimensional image, or a voluminous object) attain a refinement capable of signifying cherishing? Or, how do artists represent the notion of such deep care, affection, and attachment through imagery?


Cincinnati, OH


$40 for up to FOUR entries submitted. $5 per each additional entry.


Open Internationally!


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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Jason Franz
2727 Woodburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45206

P: (513) 861-3638

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