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Application for TCNJ Student Exhibitions
Thank you for your interest in a Student Exhibition at TCNJ.
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 2016 – Application Deadline:
For Spring 2017 – Application Deadline:
*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. Exhibition Committee
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.
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, from the 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.
Please have these items complete before filling out the application:
1. Name and contact information of Exhibitor
2. Faculty sponsor (if Student Exhibitor)
A working title
for the Exhibition
. Please provide a written proposal describing the exhibition (100-250 words)
- Who you are and your experience (if any) participating in a gallery exhibition.
- What the show will be about (its big idea or artistic vision).
- Description of the art to be exhibited.
- Additional information to help the Exhibition Committee evaluate the application
5. Proposed date(s) of exhibition.
Note that adjustments may be necessary.
- Galleries 111 & 119 can be reserved for 4-6 weeks.
- Gallery 118 can be reserved for 1 or 2 weeks only; please specify a proposed timeframe.
6. Photographs and/or sketches of artwork to be exhibited emailed
Student Exhibition Program: Information and Policies
I have read through the policies. Continue to application.
Left: Installation view of the 2012 Kappa Pi Art Honor Society exhibition "All Cats are Grey in the Dark"
Right: Opening Reception of "Hakuna Kama Mama" presented by the Dept. of Women & Gender Studies, Jan. 2014
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