The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center announces a new call for submissions for artwork to be included in its public exhibition space, the PLATFORM gallery. We are soliciting work that engages with our 2017-18 public events series theme, Crossings + Boundaries,

which considers diverse experiences and phenomena of boundary crossing — institutional, political, cultural, artistic, gendered, psychological, and more. Please see our website for more information on the theme and its events. The IHC exhibition gallery, which surrounds our public lecture room, the McCune Conference Room, presents an opportunity for artists to bring the IHC’s academic and community guests into dialogue with Crossings + Boundaries in creative ways. We are especially interested in submissions from current UCSB students.

Email submissions of one or more images to by Monday, September 11. Submissions must include:

  1. Artist name, title, media, year for each art object
  2. Brief resume with current affiliation
  3. A description of how the artwork enters into dialogue with the Crossings + Boundaries theme
  4. Attached images* in two versions:
    • 72 DPI jpeg no larger than 600 pixels (length or width) and
    • 300 DPI PDF no larger than 11 x 17 inches

*Each artist assures the IHC that the artist has the authority under copyright law to have the work exhibited and posted on the IHC website. All rights will remain the property of the artist.

Selected artworks will be printed and matted (11 x 17) by the IHC and will also become part of the permanent PLATFORM online artist archive.

Read the FAQ section on the Platform website for more details.

Please email submissions to by Monday, September 11.
Please contact IHC Associate Director Erin Nerstad at if you have any questions.

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