Fine Arts Gallery Call for Submissions



The CSULA Fine Art Gallery is soliciting proposals for exhibitions in the 2013/2014 academic year. We are interested in proposals that support the curriculum of the Art Department, which includes classes in studio art, graphic design, animation, fashion/textiles and art history.   Please see our website:


We are open to a variety of proposals and encourage innovative responses to the curriculum. Proposals might be for solo or small group shows or for larger exhibitions. The Art Department Exhibition Committee made up of faculty from across the curriculum will review proposals.  Initial proposals should include a brief curatorial statement that addresses relevance to the Art Department mission along with the additional material requested below.


Working with the Gallery Director, curatorial responsibilities include development of the curatorial concept and a budget, contacting artists, providing a checklist of works to be included in the exhibition, writing a statement about the exhibition and overseeing the installation of the exhibition.  If possible arranging for a lecture by an artist(s) in the exhibition or delivering a lecture about the exhibition would be appreciated.


The Gallery can provide no financial support at this time.  However we can provide service support by students: preparatory crew, basic installation and de-installation of the exhibition, assistance with insurance forms etc. design and printing of promotional materials and organization of the opening reception.


The CSULA Fine Arts Gallery is 2800 square feet, a combination wall and floor space, and an extensive outdoor patio area.  Artwork is insured once inside the gallery. There is a student gallery sitter during gallery hours, which are M –Th / Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 pm.  The gallery is not climate controlled.   Link to past exhibitions


Proposals are due by Friday, March 2, 2013.

Proposals should include a brief description of your idea for the exhibition, a list of possible artists, sample images of artworks and the curator’s professional resume.


Send proposals (PDF format) to and Cc: Jim Ovelmen, Exhibition Committee Chair, at



The mission of the Department of Art is to serve the needs of an urban and diverse university community by providing courses in a liberal arts foundation and in undergraduate and graduate programs in art that are designed to prepare students for careers in various professional fields or for further study in visual art and as lifelong producers or consumers of art.


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