The Art Chapter of the Sacramento State Alumni Association has a long history of bringing its members, the University community, and the greater Sacramento community together in celebrating the visual arts. Over the years, it has supported a number of significant cultural programs on campus, including a juried art show every summer (a call for entries is announced every Spring). Each year the Chapter hosts the reception for graduating BA and MA students from the Art Department (the Art Ball, generally held the last day of instruction in May). Also in support of the Art Department and its programs, the Chapter has organized a fund-raising book sale each year. Finally, with its Facebook page, the Art Chapter is able to help its members share information about their activities and professional accomplishments with faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the Art Department. Chapter membership is open to anyone who is employed by the University or has taken at least 6 units of coursework here. Current Sacramento State students also may join, with asubstantially reduced membership fee. For a summary of the benefits of membership in the University’s Alumni Association, and for information about how to join, please go to: http://www.csus.edu/alum/
In 2015, the Annual Alumni Show is open to all Sacramento State alumni, students, faculty, and staff (including emeritus members) who have completed at least 12 units at the university. Membership in the Sacramento State Alumni Association is not required, but members will receive a $10 discount on the entry fee, paying $20 instead of $30 (each artist may enter as many as three works in the competition). Entries (digital images of the works of art with an entry form and payment) are due by 5 p.m. on May 1; judging will be finished and the artists notified during the second week of May; and the artwork accepted into the show will be received at the Robert Else Gallery on May 29 and 30. The show will be open from June 1-26, and the reception (with announcement of awards) will be on Friday, June 5, from 5-8 p.m. For additional information, see the Annual Alumni Show Entry Form.