Art Exhibition: "Text, Type, Typography"

Marymount California University Art & Media

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Art Call for NOVEMBER exhibition 2016: Marymount California University seeks submissions for a Graphic Design/Typography exhibition titled, “TEXT, TYPE, TYPOGRAPHY.”

Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores and celebrates the art and design of typography. In the last 100 years, typeface production, type posters, publications, branding, advertisements, packaging, ephemera, street and road signs all showcasing typography- have completely revolutionized the way we communicate and understand our environment. Though we may be aware or not, typography is an art form that is constantly influencing the world’s culture and mindset. We invite both designers and fine artists to creatively explore typography and to think of how to continue finding new and innovative ways, to push forward the union of visual art and language as time moves on.

This exhibition will include artworks by both designers and fine artists who explore typography and design in their artwork. The exhibition will be held at The Marymount California University, Marylyn & Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts.


Opening Reception: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6pm-9pm

Exhibition Dates:  November 3 – December 9, 2016 and January 9- January 18

Gallery Closed: The Klaus Center for the Arts will close from December 9- January 8, 2017 to observe the university’s winter break holiday.

The Marymount California University Arts & Media division is seeking Typography art and design submissions for a fall group show titled “Text, Type, Typography.” Artists may submit 7 pieces of their work for the selection process. 


To submit via Email please follow the format and instructions listed below:

SUBMISSIONS: All types of painting, drawing, photography, print and sculpture based artworks will be considered. Up to 7 photographs of physical works may be submitted. No entry fee is required. Accepted artists will be responsible for paying all shipping and handling costs involved.

Digital files should be saved as High Quality or High Resolution JPEGs and sized at 72 dpi and 1000 pixels for the longest side. All files must be titled with last and first name of the artist, plus the image number, (e.g. Doe_Jane_1.jpg). For those who do not have digital files or digital copies of photographs, please scan your images at a high quality setting and save as a JPEG.

For label information please include a document containing the Title Information (Title, Year, Dimensions, Media) corresponding to the image numbers, and a brief description of what the work depicts or symbolizes.***If you wish to submit a Dropbox link with all of the files mentioned above, this is also acceptable***

Entrants will be informed of selections for the  “Text, Type, TypographyExhibition October 4-7, 2016. Only submissions that follow the guidelines will be considered. Entries are open to national and international artists. Accepted work will be featured in the Marymount California University Marylyn & Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts gallery (430 W. 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731) in the heart of the San Pedro, CA Arts District. 

Submit all materials to: [email protected]  


Deadline for submissions will be: October 3, 2016 at 11PM PST; no entry fee.

Notifications: October 4-7, 2016. 

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