RITES OF PASSAGE: 19th National Emerging Artists Exhibition
The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists and designers to submit works created by college juniors, seniors, and recent undergraduates in 2022, 2023, or 2024. Open to any and all 2d and 3d traditional and non-traditional visual arts media, genre, subject matter, and content.
Founded in 2004 by professors and students, Manifest is a non-profit organization which continues to be operated by artists for artists, and by professors for students. Our academic roots continue to be integral to our programming. Every year through this exhibition Manifest surveys work by students and recent graduates of art and design programs, seeking to assemble, promote, and document examples of the excellence being achieved by new or emerging artists for Rites of Passage. This exhibit, season publication, and award are intended to support that emergence.
For an nineteenth straight year we offer this challenge to students and the recently graduated in regional, national, and international college undergraduate programs to show us what they have achieved, bring it off campus, and share it with our international viewing public. To date Manifest has exhibited student works representing over 224 different academic institutions!
We believe there exists tremendous unexposed potential among people pursuing degrees in the visual arts. Revealing artists and new work to the public is part of our non-profit mission!
$25 for one entry, $40 for two to four entries, and $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'.