Reese Bullen Gallery Exhibition Proposals

Reese Bullen Gallery Submissions

The Reese Bullen Gallery at Cal Poly Humboldt is currently accepting exhibition proposals for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 academic years. The Reese Bullen Gallery seeks proposals from both nationally-recognized and emerging artists and curators. Proposals will be considered for solo, two-person, and small group exhibitions. In addition to the open call for proposals, the committee is also looking for visual artists whose studio practice aligns with the interdisciplinary and/or community-based aspects of the university’s purpose and vision.


The Exhibition Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists, groups of artists, and curators based on the following criteria:

  • The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes, and space.
  • The artist(s) CV/resume reflects exhibitions and other art activities on a regional, national, or international level.
  • Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition. Examples include: a public lecture, studio visits, demonstrations, workshops, exploratory walks, or other forms of interaction tailored to the artist’s medium, interest, or experience.
  • Humboldt serves students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, ability, and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize artists who demonstrate they understand the benefits diverse perspectives bring to a professional educational community. 


Reese Bullen Gallery Provides:

1. Gallery: A 1200 sq ft gallery space and staffing during installation and the exhibition.

2. Shipping: Financial assistance for shipping to/from the gallery

3. Honorarium: A stipend is provided to support travel and campus engagement

4. Installation and Promotion: The exhibition space is a learning lab for students in the museum and gallery practices program and will be installed and promoted by students overseen by gallery staff.

5. An opening reception: Usually held on a Wednesday or Thursday evening

6. Insurance: Wall-to-wall fine arts insurance for all art in the exhibition.

7. Sales: The gallery does not take a commission on work, but will help to connect the  artist & buyer.

Your exhibition proposal should include:

  • 10 images or 10 minutes of time-based media representing the nature of the work intended for exhibition.
  • Artist statement
  • A written one-page narrative describing the proposed exhibition and suggested community engagement activities. Please include any specific installation or equipment requirements.
  • CV or resume
  • Links to personal/professional websites