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School of Art Gallery Guidelines for Exhibitors

Role of the Faculty Member

  1. Every exhibition must : involve a full-time faculty member, usually from the student’s home program. This faculty member must be tenured or on tenure-track.
    1. MA/MFA Project exhibition: All three Project Committee members must sign the posted exhibition statement that includes the following wording: “We recommend that this exhibition satisfies a requirement for the (MA or MFA) Degree.”
    2. MA/MFA Individual Advancement exhibition: The Project Committee Chair must sign the posted exhibition statement after the Advancement Review, “I recommend that this exhibition satisfies a requirement for Advancement to Candidacy for the MA/MFA Degree.”
    3. BFA Senior Show: One faculty member from the BFA program in which the student is pursuing the degree must sign the posted exhibition statement that includes the following wording: “I recommend that this exhibition satisfies a requirement for the BFA Degree.”
    4. Non-Degree exhibition: One faculty member from the School of Art must sign the posted exhibition statement.
  2. Faculty members have the following roles and responsibilities:
    1. For a student to receive a gallery date, faculty members must first sign the student’s Request for Gallery Date form, indicating they clearly understand and support the student’s exhibition plan.
    2. Faculty members are required to review exhibition announcements and all other promotional materials, including web-based and e-announcements, before any such materials are distributed in any manner. Students are advised to allow plenty of time for this process before printing or incurring any production costs. Students who distribute material without this review process may jeopardize their show and/or all gallery privileges and will not be reimbursed for any costs incurred.
    3. Faculty members sign off on the student’s exhibition statement, indicating they have consulted with the student on the exhibition. The signed statement is to be posted in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition, before the exhibition opens. Any exceptions to his policy must be brought to the attention of either the School of Art Graduate Advisor or School of Art Director, either of who may sign in lieu of faculty member in exceptional circumstances.
    4. Faculty members and exhibiting students are to bring any potential problems or issues to the attention of the Graduate Advisor and School of Art Director.

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