Exhibitions are considered based on criteria relating to the mission of Kean University and the various disciplines of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Proposals should address issues within the broad areas of fine art, design and culture. During 2011, Student Gallery exhibits are scheduled through Professor David Troy in the Fine Arts Department. To reserve space in the glass cases in the lobby of Vaughn-Eames, contact Gallery Assisant Franki Vicini at firstname.lastname@example.org. The other galleries require an exhibition proposal that needs to be submitted in hard copy format to the Director of University Galleries. Proposals for the James Howe Gallery will be reviewed by either the Fine Arts Department or the Design Department. The Director of University Galleries makes final recommendations to the Dean of CVPA who finalizes all exhibition scheduling.
Step I - Preliminary Application
A simple proposal should be submitted to the Director of University Galleries as a 1-2 page hard copy document. The concept and purpose of the exhibition should be clearly outlined. The applicant will be contacted if the proposed exhibition supports the mission of the specific gallery. All preliminary proposals will be reviewed.
Proposals for the Karl and Helen Burger Gallery and the James Howe Gallery require the following additional steps:
Step II - Planning
A more detailed proposal with accompanying images will be submitted for secondary review. Specific plans, funding sources and intended research should be clearly identified. Proposed objects for exhibition and explanatory text should be outlined. A tentative date may be discussed at this time for the James Howe Gallery.
Step III - Research
A specific timeline and checklist of artworks for the exhibition is submitted with completed scholarly research, along with finished essays and professional photographs. A competitive exhibition will be placed on the schedule after the prospectus and calendar of events have been finalized.
Karl and Helen Burger Gallery
Shows for the Karl and Helen Burger Gallery are placed on the exhibition schedule only after all research is complete, loans are secured, essays written and the show has been approved by the Dean. Kean University Galleries will not produce exhibitions for guest curators. Traveling exhibitions are often scheduled at the Karl and Helen Burger Gallery.
Human Rights Institute Gallery
Extending a call for exhibition proposals at The Human Rights Institute Gallery at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Shows in this new 2000 square foot gallery must highlight universal issues, related to human rights violations and victories around the world. Subject matter may range from woman’s rights, human trafficking, civil rights, holocaust etc. Inspiring group and solo exhibition proposals are being considered. Open times begin fall 2012. Proposals may be submitted to the Director of University Galleries. The president finalizes all scheduling for the Human Rights Institute Gallery. Please submit a one-page hardcopy proposal along with jpeg images on disc to:
Director of University Galleries
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, New Jersey 07083