The University of California Institute for Research in the Arts supports embedded arts research through critical exchange

Artist Call – Exhibition Proposal 2013/14

Now accepting exhibition proposals for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 for Visual Arts.

Merced College Art Gallery features a wide variety of art exhibits each year. At this time, six exhibits are being considered for the fall and spring semester 2014/2015. The art gallery schedules 3-4 solo exhibits each semester as well as a student exhibit and a yearly faculty exhibit. Our review is limited to California artists only.

After a careful review of the artist’s portfolios, the gallery coordinator and arts faculty members select the exhibits for the coming year. It is the goal of the art gallery to enhance the students’ education in the arts and present a cultural opportunity to the community as well. Portfolios may be mailed to the gallery for review. Included should be 10-20 digital images of the artist’s work, a resume, an artist statement .Discs should be labeled as to size and media of work. A self addressed, stamped return envelope is necessary if portfolio is to be returned.

Merced College is a junior college in a town of 70,000, located midway between Modesto and Fresno, in the Central Valley of California. The gallery wall space is approximately 68 running feet. Its moderate size is ideal for solo exhibitions, and its location, adjacent to the theater, brings extra visitors to the gallery. While the gallery is primarily educational in focus, we are happy to make sales for the artists, asking a 20% commission from the proceeds.

Artwork is handled with extreme care and the gallery is under the supervision of trained docents or the gallery coordinator during open hours. The gallery provides publicity and a reception (including printing and mailing of 300-400 invitations). At this time, our budget makes no provisions for shipping expenses.

For the description of the proposal selection process:

Gallery website:

Deadline: 02-28-2014
Merced College Art Gallery
Merced, CA

Contact: Susanne French, Art Gallery Coordinator
Phone: 209.384.6064

Posted in: News