CAMFA by GLAMFA 2021: Social Distancing

The members of Fine Arts Roundtable (FAR) and Graduate students at CSULB have hosted the Greater Los Angeles Master of Fine Arts (GLAMFA) Exhibition since 2005. GLAMFA is one of the largest student-conceived and organized events in both the CSULB School of Art and Southern California history. Our goal is to foster a sense of community and kinship amongst the many MFA programs in Southern California. In years past, it has functioned as a juried survey of Southern California MFA students and as an exhibition focusing on collaborative partnerships – and this year’s exhibition will be open to individual or collaborative works or proposals.

Traditionally, each year’s GLAMFA exhibition takes on a specific theme. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting stay-at-home orders, we would like to showcase the work of Southern California MFA’s made in confinement. Due to the unprecedented moment, we face both nationally and statewide, we believe it is vital to be more expansive and inclusive. As a result, we want to invite students from the entire state of California to participate in this year’s iteration exhibition as we rename our show CAMFA (California Master of Fine Arts) by GLAMFA. This year’s goal is driven by an effort to showcase MFA students’ work made in confinement and/or responding to the pressing issues we are confronting, such as civil unrest, economic crisis, intense political climate towards the presidential election, devastating fires, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s theme is CAMFA 2021: Social Distancing against all the odds we still create.

If you are interested in being a part of our January 2021, CAMFA 2021: Social Distancing exhibition, please follow the link provided below.

You will be asked to provide the following: 

  • Personal contact information
  • The institution you attend and your graduation year
  • Please include a brief paragraph describing your current work/practice. You may include: List artists or movements you respond to or are interested in, themes that you explore, or unique techniques employed.
  • Images of up to 3 pieces (3 primary images, and up to 3 detail images of each work). This is a formal submission, please send final .jpgs as you wish the work to be seen in the event of an online exhibition (.jpg or .png @ 300 pixels on the long edge).
  • Links to your artist website/social media.

Alternatively, we will accept a small number of detailed project proposals – though completed works will be given preference. 

We hope to receive a range of work that will exemplify the diverse practices of Southern California MFA students and highlight the varied approaches of individuals and institutions. Please note that the work does not have to directly correlate with the theme Social Distancing. We welcome collaborative working, stand-alone pieces, and full installations. We are looking for unique processes or conceptual work that can be exhibited online in a digital format or in one of our several galleries spaces during the exhibition time. However, in the event of an in-person showcase, we can only accept a limited number of video works.

If you are interested in participating, please follow the link below and supply the requested information!

GLAMFA 2018 Satellite Show: Transpose

 

Exhibiting Artists:

Isabel Avila Catherine Azimi, Erika Niko Barrios, Emily Baker, Rose Briccetti, Adrian Culverson, Emily Blythe Jones, Kellan Barnebey King, Philip Koscak, Shannon Leith, Amy Mackay, Megan Macuen, Patricia Martin, Rain Lucien Mati-Ieke, Morgan Mcallister, Iain Muirhead, Yael Nov, Michelle Nunes, Erika Ostrander, Andrea Patrie, Elise Preiss, Jennifer Reifsneider, Elena Roznovan, Cintia Alejandra Segovia, Shelbi Shroeder, Christina Shurts, Peter Sowinski, Andrew K.Thompson

About

At FAR we are always trying new things and this time we created a satellite show, called Transpose. The idea was to bring multiple generations of CSULB alumni, GLAMFA artists and CSULB MFA students into one place. Kristina Newhouse, University Art Museum curator and CSULB alumni, blindly juried the show and it shows an interesting array of media and thematic diversity. To complement this show we asked art critic, Robert Pincus, to write an essay in response to the show. 

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California State University, Long Beach
1250 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90804
Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Reception: September 4, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The CSULB Fine Arts Round Table (FARt) begins this academic year with a group exhibition featuring work by graduate students throughout the greater Los Angeles area. This diverse community includes artists from 10 schools; California Institute of the Arts, Claremont Graduate University, CSU Northridge, Otis College of Art and Design, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, and UC Santa Barbara. GLAMFA 2011 will occupy five CSULB art department galleries and two project spaces with more than 60 works in a diverse range of mediums. Now in its seventh year, GLAMFA has become a tradition for MFAs, encouraging dialogue amongst an emerging generation of LA artists and its public.

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