Funding: 7th Annual Manifest Prize, Cincinnati, Ohio

Funding: 7th Annual Manifest Prize, Manifest, Cincinnati, Ohio

Deadline: October 1, 2016

Open to works of any media, any genre/style, any size… One work will be selected for the award, featured in the gallery, and published. Ten semi-finalist works will also be recognized and published.

In 2015 we were excited to announce that the annual Manifest Prize (ONE) award was increasing to $5,000. This underscores our non-profit organization’s strong desire to reward, showcase, celebrate, and document the most exceptional artwork being made today, and to do this in a tasteful non-commercial public context. Further, it is to incentivize the creation of excellent work. Manifest’s mission is centered on championing the importance of quality in visual art. This project is one aspect of the realization of that mission and we are happy our board of directors has approved the continuation of the increased award amount.

With this we opened the project to a nearly year-round submission process, pausing only a couple months to process the jury through a large panel of volunteer jurors from around the U.S. and beyond, and then to select and present the prize winner at the gallery.

The entry process for the 7th annual Manifest Prize award (ONE 7) is now open.

Call for Art: University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College, Ohio

Call for Art: The Art Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College, Ohio

Deadline: June 30

The Art Gallery at the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College (UCBA) is accepting submissions for solo and group exhibitions for the 2016-2017 season. UCBA is located just north of Cincinnati and the gallery has approximately 100 sq ft of exhibition space housed in an old school building just off campus. The Gallery is considering works in all media, please see the prospectus link for submission guidelines. Submissions will be accepted from artists residing in the United States, with preference to artists within a 200 mile radius of Cincinnati. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, but first consideration for upcoming season given to those submitted by June 30, 2016.

** Moderator’s note: Nashville is about 70 miles outside of the 200 mile radius but artists in Kentucky should be well within the boundary. Don’t let that deter you from applying though! (all calculations done very unscientifically via googlemaps)

Residency: Wave Pool

Residency: Wave Pool, Cincinnati, Ohio

Deadline: October 31

The Wave Pool Art Space Is Your Space Program awards sponsored residencies to local, national, and international artists interested in engaging Cincinnati with their artistic practice. Residencies of 2-6 weeks include flexible live/work studio space, a month long exhibition in our gallery (when appropriate), opportunities for artistic community engagement and programming, and travel/living stipends when available. Residents become part of the dynamic artistic community of Cincinnati, Ohio and are asked to engage the community in at least one public workshop, program, or performance during their stay. Projects are to be artist developed and in line with their work. The program emphasizes two-way engagement, offering exceptional arts experiences to Wave Pool’s local community as well as unique benefits and exhibition opportunities to the artists in residence.