ASI opens applications for student art exhibition

Tania Ortiz, Editor-in-Chief

In 2019, CSUSM’s Associated Students Inc. (ASI) started an art initiative to showcase the art students created in the University Student Union. After becoming a huge success, ASI has decided to continue with the initiative.

This year’s theme will have student-artists to focus on the eight dimensions of wellness: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, vocational, financial and environmental. The theme also touches on the COVID-19 pandemic, encouraging students to incorporate their emotions felt throughout the pandemic through their art.

ASI asks students to keep in mind the eight dimensions of wellness but also to think about what their experiences were throughout the pandemic and what they expect to see in the future.

Students are limited to 2-D mediums that can be secured on a flat surface. Submissions can be photographs, paintings, drawings, sketches ,graphic design and mixed media. There is no limit to the number of pieces they can hang on the walls of the third floor of the USU over the catwalk, according to Ernest Cisneros, CHABSS student representative for ASI.

The eight dimensions of wellness is an active process of being self-aware and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. CSUSM Campus Recreation is dedicated to promoting holistic wellness with inclusive services and opportunities.

The date of the exhibition/ art unveiling is tentatively scheduled for the evening of Feb. 9. Applications are open for students to submit their artwork through Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. For more information and access to the application, please visit