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Student Gallery Exhibition Information & Policies

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.

For more information on planning and installing your exhibition, consult the Art Exhibitions LibGuide.


  • The Art Gallery provides a toolbox with basic tools for installation, including a drill, hammer, level, tape measure, and drill bits, and a box of basic hardware. Student exhibitors may check out the tool box, and must return it complete.
  • A painting kit, which includes materials and supplies for patching and painting the gallery is also available.

Pedestals and Media Equipment

  • Pedestals may available for loan, by appointment only, from the TCNJ Art Gallery.
  • Projectors and television screens may be available from the TCNJ Art Gallery. Check with the gallery assistant.
  • 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.