Call for Proposal (PDF)
How do I apply for an exhibition?
can be found online for both the Student
Union Art Gallery (SUAG
and the Brick Wall Exhibit Space (Brick
Wall Application and
Show Information) as well as in the
Student Union and Involvement Services
office, MSU 274.
How many slides should I submit with my Exhibition Proposal Form?
Exhibition applications along with slides/digital
images of the work to be exhibited and an artist's statement (which describes the artistic perspective and the artwork that will be exhibited) must be submitted to the Operations Office, McFarland Student Union Room 274.
At least three slides/digital images are required, however it is preferable to submit
images of ALL artwork you plan on displaying. The
Art Gallery Coordinators reserve the right to reject artwork that has not been presented in slides (i.e. if the artwork is not in "ready to hang" condition).
How is the Student Union Art Gallery set up?
The Gallery consists of three walls with a built in lighting system. Two-dimensional artwork will be hung using the existing hanging system.
Nothing can be hung by screws in the walls.
How is the Brick Wall Exhibition space set
Wall is one long wall space with room for
6-8 flat hanging pieces, but also has space
for 3D pieces in front of the wall. All hung
pieces must be installed using the existing
hanging system. We will not accept artwork
requiring screws or nails to hang.
How do the Art Gallery Coordinators choose
The Art Gallery Coordinators will choose
approximately six/seven exhibitions per
semester per gallery space. Proposals that
exhibit a strong sense of cohesiveness are
preferred. There are little restrictions in
terms of content in the Art Gallery.
However, due to the high volume of traffic
by the Brick Wall, work with potentially
offensive material are not encouraged. It
is the goal of the Student Union Art Gallery
and the Brick Wall to promote artistic
expression in all media and in all levels of
skill. The Kutztown University Community is
diverse, and this diversity should be
expressed freely in the art galleries’
How long will the exhibitions last?
Generally, exhibitions will be on a two-week
rotation period: installations will be on
Friday afternoons, receptions will be the
week following installation, and closings
will be Thursday mornings.
How do I promote my exhibition?
Flyers, invitations, and postcards are good ways to promote exhibitions around campus. The
Gallery Coordinator will advertise for the
artist in various ways including: Daily Brief,
Carousel TV, Central Calendar, the Keystone, Bear Essentials, and the McFarland Student Union website are also possible advertising spaces.
What will be provided to install the exhibitions?
The Student Union Art Gallery is equipped with a hanging system for two-dimensional work and display stands, if available, will be provided for three-dimensional work. All artwork that is to be exhibited should be in "ready to hang" condition (i.e. framed or mounted). Installation of the exhibition will occur on the
Friday before the opening reception with the assistance of the Art Gallery Coordinator.
What is included with the opening reception for the exhibition?
The exhibition reception includes a $35.00 catering budget, sponsored by the David E. McFarland Student Union.
Student Union Art Gallery store my artwork after the exhibition has closed?
The exhibitor must break down the art show at the scheduled date and time as storage of art overnight or for extended periods is not permitted.