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School of Art Gallery Guidelines for Exhibitors

Receptions & Open Hours

  1. Receptions:

    Receptions are intended as a time for family and friends to view your work and to celebrate your accomplishments. They are NOT intended to be open parties, “keggers,” or “raves.” Absolutely NO illicit substances are allowed at any time. Full compliance with safety regulations is mandatory.

    Alcohol may not be served or present at these events unless approved by the faculty member, Graduate Advisor, and School of Art Director, and is provided by 49er Catering.

    Although music - live or otherwise - is allowed for the reception, it must be agreed upon by ALL the gallery exhibitors. Signatures of all exhibitors must be obtained on a Music Agreement form available in the Student Services Office. If one exhibitor does not want to have music, then there will be no music. Also, please keep in mind that our facilities are adjacent to a residential neighborhood; music (and any other sounds) must be kept low and all activities must end promptly at 7:00 p.m. every day. Any exceptions to this time ceiling must be approved by the Graduate Advisor before the exhibition opens.

    Immediately following the reception, all trash, including trash in cans in the gallery courtyard area, must be removed and deposited in the dumpsters adjacent to either FA2 or FA4. The galleries and courtyard should be free of trash and left in a clean and orderly condition.

  2. Hours:

    All exhibitors are required to keep gallery hours of 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm Monday thru Thursday, plus an additional two hours (5-7pm) on Wednesday to accommodate off-campus visitors. You are expected to gallery-sit your own exhibition during these hours in order to provide security for your work and for the gallery, and to be available to talk with students, faculty and staff. In an emergency, you may make arrangements for someone else to sit for you. Each gallery is to be sat by one person unless there is prior written (email) approval by the Gallery Director.

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