College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

VPA Call for Artworks for Emergence: A Visual Navigation Through Mending, Memory, and Experience

The Visual and Public Art Department’s Curatorial Gallery Practices course is seeking artists for EMERGENCE: A Visual Navigation Through Mending, Memory, and Experience. Artist Call is open to all currently-enrolled CSUMB students through March 10. The work will be exhibited as the first exhibit on the second floor College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Building CAHSS 504. Exhibition dates are April 6-May 8, 2020 with an opening reception on April 8, 2020.

This art exhibition will be shown in conjunction with the College of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ 24th Annual Social Justice Colloquium, which focuses on the topics of trauma and healing as the theme in 2020. EMERGENCE explores the multifaceted journey through processes of trauma, memory, and healing; such as cultural, political, historical, intergenerational, personal or collective experiences. Artwork submissions may explore one or more of these themes. Submissions are limited to 2D, gallery-ready works, no deeper than 4 inches. Live performance proposals may be considered for debut during the opening reception.

Entry Guidelines:

Artist Call is open to all currently-enrolled CSUMB students. Submitted piece(s) must be 2D and gallery-ready (framed and/or ready for final presentation), must contain hanging device on back of work, with detailed installation instructions. Submissions may also include performance pieces to be debuted during the opening reception. Applications are due March 10, 2020, no later than 11:59pm PST. Notification of artwork acceptance will be emailed by March 13. Completed artworks must be delivered no later than March 18.

Artwork Submission:

Artwork submission should include the following:

  • Up to 4 images/video of artwork(s). Note: Artist-provided TV monitor and headphones are required for accepted video works
  • File format/acceptable media file types: PDF, JPG, TIF or PNG formats only
  • File dimensions: at least 1200 pixels on the longest side (example: 4x6" at 300 PPI {1200 x 1800px}
  • File Size: Under 5 MB
  • Artist name
  • Title of Artwork(s)
  • Year of creation
  • Materials/Medium
  • Dimensions of artwork(s)
  • Duration(s) if applicable
  • Brief Description of artwork(s) (no longer than one page)
  • Bio (background information of artist, no longer than one page).

To Apply:

Please submit entry materials and any inquiries via email to: before the Deadline to Apply: March 10, 2020.