Before sending in proposal materials we recomend as a first step to come see the galleries and to determine if it is an appropriate venu for your work. 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. The galleries require an exhibition proposal that needs to be submitted in hard copy format to the Director of University Galleries. The Director of University Galleries makes final recommendations to the Dean of CVPA who finalizes all exhibition scheduling.
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. Proposals may be submitted to the Director of University Galleries. The president finalizes all scheduling for the Human Rights Institute Gallery.
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.
Nancy Dryfoos Gallery
The Nancy Dryfoos Gallery is primarily available for regional and alumni artists. Please contact Erin Coffey at email@example.com.
James Howe Gallery
Proposals for the James Howe Gallery will be reviewed by the Fine Arts Department and finalized by the Gallery Director.
Proposals for the Student Gallery will be reviewed by Jenniffer Crupi, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glass cases are located in the Center for Academic Success building, Library, and Vaughn - Eames building. If you are interested in displaying artwork in any of the glass cases please contact Bridget Schmidt at email@example.com
Proposals require the following steps:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
Director of University Galleries
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, New Jersey 07083