GLAMFA 2022: Connectivity

The Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) hosted by California State University, Long Beach invites currently enrolled MFA students in California to apply to our open call for the 17th annual Greater Los Angeles MFA (GLAMFA) exhibition. Our mission is to foster new relationships, build community among the MFA programs in the greater Los Angeles area, and to celebrate our potential to investigate, create, uplift, and heal with the power of the arts.

GLAMFA’s theme for 2022 is Connectivity. As we transition from online spaces back to campus and studios, we would like to reflect on and consider what it means to connect and to be connected. We invite our community of graduate students to interpret connectivity as interpersonal, technological, physical, digital, or spiritual and encourage you to share your own unique perspective. Topics may include but are not limited to: personal relationships, pandemic impacted economies, or acceptance of technology. Applicants are encouraged to submit completed works in any media, though we will accept thoughtful proposals. 

The deadline to submit work is November 15th, 2021 and there is no application fee. The exhibition will run from January 24, 2022-February 3, 2022 and will take place in person at CSULB’s School of Art Galleries with an online component.

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Learn more about the schedule of events.

Learn more about prior GLAMFAs by visiting our archive.

Learn more about the student organization FAR.


One GLAMFA tradition is to transform one of our gallery spaces into a shared resources room. We hope to provide a space to explore and share knowledge that gives insight into the many Californian MFA programs and their differing theoretical approaches to art making. This year, we created a page on our website to share materials and resources. Please follow link to learn more and contribute to the RESOURCE ROOM