VISUAL & PUBLIC ART
GALLERY @ CSUMB

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OPEN SUBMISSION EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY              

Alumni Biennial Exhibition | Call for Creative Works by CSUMB Alumni

The Visual and Public Art Gallery invites CSUMB Alumni to submit creative works to our inaugural Alumni Biennial Exhibition.

 

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN                                                                                                          

All CSUMB Alumni are invited to enter original artwork/creative scholarship (2D & 3D artwork, video, and performance works) to be considered for display at the Visual and Public Art gallery in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

 

No Entry Fee:                                                                                                                                

This exhibition is being funded by Special Event Funding and the Visual and Public Art Dept.

 

Submission Deadline:                                                                                                                     

Friday, March 18, 2022 by 5pm.

Who is eligible:                                                                                                                            
Open to all CSUMB Alumni

 

What work will be considered:

  • Art/Creative Works of any kind. For example, photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, social practice, performance, installation, video, performance, etc.

  • Work must be delivered to the Visual and Public Art Gallery, and ready for installation by April 15, 2022. We are not able to pick up work or cover shipping costs.

  • Each artist is permitted one submission which may include up to three pieces for consideration. 

  • Entries will be considered in relation to creative works that spotlight post-graduation achievements, and that support the CSUMB mission through innovative risk-taking, social responsibility, community building, and analytical and creative leadership.

 

Participant Notification:  Artists whose work has been accepted for exhibition display will be notified by email on March 25, 2022.

Exhibition Dates:  April 22, 2022 through May 20, 2022 

HOW TO APPLY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Artwork submissions:  

ALL entries/materials should be emailed to the Visual and Public Art Gallery: vpagallery[at]csumb[dot]edu with the subject heading: Alumni Biennial submission.

NOTE: This is a one-time submission and all materials should be submitted in one email. 

 

Submission DEADLINE:  

All entries (a max of three (3) artwork submissions) must be received by March 18, 2022, 5pm.

All entries must include the following information:

  • Email subject: Alumni Biennial submission

  • Bio info.: In body of email, include the following:

  1. Name

  2. Year Graduated

  3. Degree Earned & Concentration/Major

  4. Email address

  • Attach short narrative Bio (max. length one-paragraph)

  • Attach Artist Statement (max. length one-page)

  1. Attach Artwork Image Identification list:

  2. Artwork Title

  3. Medium (for example: acrylic paint on paper, woodcut, cast bronze, etc)

  4. Year Created

  5. Size (height “ x width ” x depth“ )

  • Identify each image attached | Max. of 3 images|  jpegs file format only:

        (Last_name_First name_ Entry #)

 

Questions? Email Angelica Muro at amuro[at]csumb[dot]edu

RESIZING YOUR IMAGE FOR ENTRY                                                                                 
 

IMAGE MEDIA

  • File format/ Acceptable Media File Types: JPEG, TIFF or PNG formats only 

  • File dimensions: at least 1200 pixels on the longest side.

    • for example: 4x6” at 300 PPI (1200 x 1800 px).

  • File size: under 5 MB

How to resize images on a Mac:

  1. Select the image you want to resize.

  2. Right click and select Open With Preview.

  3. Go to Tools then Adjust Size.

  4. Choose Fit Into Custom and resize to 1200 pixels or larger on the longest side.

  5. Click OK

How to resize images on a PC:

  1. Select the image you want to resize.

  2. Go to toolbar and select Edit Pictures.

  3. Go to Change picture size and click Resize.

  4. Choose Custom and resize to 1200 pixels or larger on the longest side.

Delivery of Artwork                                                                                                                    

Work(s) must be delivered to the Visual and Public Art Gallery and ready for installation by

April 15, 2022.

 

For Hand Delivered Work(s):

Artwork Drop off dates/Installation: April 15th & April 18th, 10am-4pm (see address below).

 

Visual & Public Art Gallery Address:
California State University, Monterey Bay
Building 504, (Art Gallery @ ground floor/ Main Entrance of CAHSS)
3050 Divarty Street
Seaside, CA 93955

 

For Shipped Work(s):

We are not able to pick up work or cover shipping costs. Artwork that is shipped should arrive by April 15, 2022. For shipped work(s), see address below. CSUMB is not responsible for  work damaged or lost in transit.

 

Shipping Address:

ATTN: Visual and Public Art Gallery,

California State University, Monterey Bay

100 Campus Center

Seaside, CA 93955

 

Hanging & Display Requirements:                                                                                                     

All artwork must be ready for display (e.g., framed and/or otherwise ready to hang and display with appropriate hardware), and include installation instructions for wall mounted and freestanding floor pieces/ sculptures.

 

Display Agreement:                                                                                                                        

Participating in this exhibition constitutes an agreement on the part of the applicant to all conditions set forth in this prospectus. All participants agree to sign an exhibition agreement. The Visual and Public Art Gallery reserves the right to reproduce    any work in the exhibition for publicity purposes

VPA Mission Statement:

Combining theory with practice, VPA’s pedagogies focus on historical and contemporary analysis, community collaboration, artistic production, evaluation and distribution of work with an emphasis on applied research, technical competency and self-expression.  The VPA major equips students with skills for art making, ethical inquiry, self-reflection, visual literacy, empathy and reciprocal community engagement to address the critical issues of aesthetics, social justice and cross-cultural competencies in a multicultural and increasingly interconnected global society. 

 

VPA is an inclusive and equitable campus community where all members of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions are welcomed, valued, and affirmed. Through an initiative that includes educational training, experience and on-going learning opportunities, this framework encourages participants to identify themselves as visible supporters of the LGBTQQIAAPF (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Ally, Pansexual, Fluid) community at CSUMB. Please join VPA students, faculty, and staff in bringing to life our vision of being a socially just community with a substantive commitment to multilingual, multicultural, and gender-equitable learning.

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Visual & Public Art Dept. Gallery
California State University, Monterey Bay
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Building 504, (Art Gallery @ ground floor at Main Entrance)
3050 Divarty Street
Seaside, CA 93955

Gallery Hours:
Monday through Friday
10am – 4pm
and by appointment
(closed on holidays)
free & open to the public

 

website: www.visualandpublicart.com/vpa-gallery

Directions to Campus

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