College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

VPA Call to Alumni Artists For Creative Works for Alumni Biennial Exhibition

vpa art gallery in CAHSS 504

March 3, 2022

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 Building 504.  There is no entry fee, this exhibit is being funded by Speical Event Funding and the Visual and Public Art Department.  


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.

Exhibition Dates:

April 22, 2022, through May 20, 2022

How to Apply:

ALL entries/materials should be emailed to the Visual and Public Art Gallery: with the subject heading: Alumni Biennial submission.

​NOTE: This is a one-time submission and all materials should be submitted in one email.  Artists whose work has been accepted for exhibition display will be notified by email on March 25, 2022.

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

For additional details including delivery of artwork, resizing images for entry, hanging & display requirements, and the display agreement, please visit