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An International Call for Works About Environmental Concerns

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center   /   Deadline: 11/21/19

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The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works which in some way address or reflect the theme of ENVIRONMENTAL.

Environmental awareness has crept, like a dam springing a leak, for over a century now. It seems we wallow from the depths of denial and personal narrow radii to the heights of generational concern, selflessness, and bright clarity regarding the situation at hand. What a paradox to realize that in order to live we must destroy the only thing that could sustain us. Is humanity truly a virus, insane to the point of repeating the same mistakes over and over expecting a different result? How can art and design play a role in illuminating the bigger picture, galvanizing resolve, or illustrating the task or questions at hand?

What does our culture have to say about our world moving into the Anthropocene?


Manifest Gallery2727 Woodburn AvenueCincinnati, OH 45206


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


To view the full prospectus and entry form visit

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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'.

Evaluation Criteria

Artists are encouraged to take a broadly creative view in interpreting the theme. This can include works that reflect how the concept pertains to people, ideas, animals, cultures, current political and social discourses, science, or even in the broader sense of Environment from a conceptual, imaginary, or theoretical point of view.

Contact Information

Erin Corley
2727 Woodburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45206

P: 513-861-3638

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