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School of Art Gallery Guidelines for Exhibitors

Planning Your Exhibition

  1. Gallery Keys
    1. You must attend a mandatory meeting with the Gallery Coordinator at 9am on the Friday morning you begin to install. The meeting begins in FA4-102 where you will check out your gallery key.
    2. When the key is checked out to you, it is for your use only, and is your responsibility. It is not to be handed off to others.
    3. Deposit: A $150.00 check (no cash or money orders) made payable to CSULB Foundation is required to guarantee gallery maintenance and return of the key; it will be given back to you if you leave the gallery in good condition, clean the reception area and return multimedia equipment, reception table, and chairs.
    4. Key Drop-off: The keys must be returned by 8:00 a.m. on the Friday after your show.
    5. Keys must be properly returned by the persons who checked them out. They may not be passed off to the next person installing a show in the gallery.
    6. Key Loss: IF YOU LOSE THE GALLERY KEY, YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR RE- KEYING THE LOCKS AND REPLACMENT OF KEYS.
  2. Timeline:
    1. Friday (beginning at 9am) begin installation (Saturday and Sunday installation by prior agreement with Gallery Coordinator only). If you do not install on Friday nor make contact with the gallery coordinator by Friday noon, your gallery may be given to another exhibitor.
    2. Sunday Opening and Reception: (5-7pm) You must have the gallery open at this time even if you are planning another reception. Reception is to end at 7:00. Clean-up immediately following reception.
    3. Monday – Thursday (Gallery hrs. 12-5pm) It t is mandatory that your gallery be open from 12:00 until 5:00 pm, and additionally on Wednesday from 5-7 pm. You are expected to gallery- sit yourself in order to answer questions. In an emergency, you may make arrangements for someone else to sit for you. Evening hours are optional but not past 10:00 pm, please.
    4. Thursday evening starting at 5 pm, dismantle the exhibition -- sand, patch and touch-up, paint the walls, return pedestals to their storage area, clean floor, courtyard, etc., leaving the gallery absolutely clean and ready by 8 pm. Put all trash in school dumpsters. Multimedia equipment must be returned to the Art Print Center by 6:30pm.
    5. Friday: return key to FA4-106 on Thursday evening or by 8 am Friday morning. If the art office is closed you may slip the key through the slot at the art window.

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