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Information/Application

TCNJ’s Student Exhibition Program presents a diverse range of exhibition opportunities throughout the academic year in three gallery spaces in the Art & Interactive Multimedia (AIMM) Building—Rooms 111, 118, and 119.

Students can apply to present a solo exhibition, curate a thematic exhibition, or work in a small or large group to organize an exhibit. Student organizations and faculty members can also apply to exhibit TCNJ student coursework related to the arts.

Exhibitions adhere to professional gallery practices and provide hands-on, extracurricular, educational experiences for students from all disciplines.

Submission of an application indicates agreement with terms and polices listed below. These terms are designed to create a professional gallery environment in which the exhibition organizer/curator—Exhibitor—takes full responsibility for the installation, maintenance, and deinstallation of the works on exhibit.

Deadlines for applications for Student Galleries 111 and 119 are:

For Fall 2014 – Application Deadline April 20, 2014

For Spring 2015 – Application Deadline November 20, 2014

*Note: Applications for Galleries 111 and 119 must be submitted by the deadline stated above. Gallery 118 accepts applications on a rolling basis and may be reserved for week-long exhibitions. Applications for Gallery 118 must be submitted at least one month in advance

Exhibition Information & Policies

  • Exhibition applications are reviewed by the Exhibition Committee of the Department of Art and Art History. Criteria for review includes quality of the exhibition proposal, relevance to academic curricula, feasibility of installation and presentation, and innovation. Applications are encouraged from academic departments throughout the College; however, if space is limited, priority will be given to Art and Art History Department applications.
  • All student exhibitions must have a faculty sponsor.
  • Exhibitors should become familiar the three Student Gallery spaces—Rooms 111, 118, and 119—prior to applying in order to determine which space is best suited to the proposed exhibition.
  • A schedule for installation, deinstallation, promotion, etc. will be provided to the Exhibitor by the Gallery Coordinator upon acceptance of an exhibition proposal.
  • Exhibitors, including the faculty contact and all student participants, are responsible for installation, maintenance, and deinstallation of the exhibition, and for adhering to the exhibition schedules.
  • The Gallery Coordinator provides guidance and mentoring regarding exhibition design, installation, maintenance, signage, publicity, and reception.
  • At the close of the exhibition, the Exhibitor is responsible for complete deinstallation of the exhibition and returning the Gallery space to its original condition.

Tools:

  • Exhibitors should provide their own tools. They may also request a toolbox from the Equipment Cage (AIMM 216). An agreement form must be completed in order to rent items from the Cage

Pedestals and Media Equipment

  • Pedestals may available for loan, by appointment only, fromthe TCNJ Art Gallery.
  • Projectors and television screens should be supplied by the Exhibitor.
  • All media equipment must be secured with locks, as there is no security in the Student Galleries.

Presentation and Framing:

  • The Exhibitor is responsible for ensuring the work is ready to hang, mount or display.
  • The Exhibitor is responsible for all costs of installation materials including frames, nails, hooks, screws, wire, glass, etc.
  • The Student Galleries are limited in terms of installation options; exhibitions must be installed in compliance with fire safety codes.

Promotion and Graphics:

  • Exhibitors are encouraged to print postcards and other promotional materials for exhibitions. These materials must be reviewed and approved by the Gallery Coordinator.
  • Exhibitions may create graphics for the Student Galleries, including labels and vinyl lettering. Graphics must be reviewed and approved by the Gallery Coordinator.

Packing and Shipping:

  • Packing and shipping charges, insurance costs, other handling expenses, and risk of loss or damage incurred in the delivery of work to and from the gallery are the responsibility of the Exhibitor.

Responsibility for Loss or Damage, Insurance Coverage:

  • The College is not responsible for loss or damage to exhibited works before, during, or after the exhibit. The Exhibitor has sole responsibility for the safekeeping of all artworks before, during or after the exhibit. The Student Exhibition Program does not have storage facilities; any work left after the scheduled deinstallation date will be considered abandoned and will be discarded.

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Please click this link to apply for a Student Exhibition: Online Application

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