Geoff McFetridge at Cal Poly University from University Art Gallery on Vimeo. Stop action movie of Geoff McFetridge installing his art at Cal Poly University Art Gallery.


The University Art Gallery is a venue for helping to nurture creativity, empathy, innovation, design skills, storytelling, and big-picture thinking by bringing bold thinkers, emerging and established artists, and creative professionals to campus. Providing a venue for five exhibitions each academic year, the University Art Gallery serves Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and the surrounding area. With shows selected and designed to inspire the student population as well as the community, gallery visitors are exposed to all areas of studio art, photography, and graphic design. The gallery is committed to creating an environment for learning and discussion of ideas critical to art and society.

The University Art Gallery has developed a reputation as one the finest galleries on the Central Coast, showcasing nationally and internationally-known artists, as well as student, alumni, and faculty artwork. Recognized by Cal Poly Arts as the visual component of its mission to present "diverse, high-quality public arts events" to the Central Coast community, the University Art Gallery is free of charge and open to all students and the public.

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Submission guidelines

The University Art Gallery plans exhibitions two years in advance. Most exhibitions are internally generated. If you wish to submit a proposal please send a CD of images, bio, and resume to the address below. Due to the nature of the process, unsolicited submissions will not be returned nor contacted unless the gallery committee selects the exhibition.

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