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Gallery Guidelines

Nature of the Facility
The Art Gallery at Skyline College is a 1750 sq. ft. space appropriate for exhibitions of artwork, cultural, social, musical, and literary events, which can accommodate up to 100 people. The mission of this facility is educational with the primary activities revolving around the artistic and cultural. The Gallery Coordinator is Paul Bridenbaugh

Guidelines for Use
Skyline College and the community are invited to use the facility. First priority is given to Skyline Art and Music Departments. Use by other areas will be scheduled if they do not conflict with art and music.
The space may be used for meeting and social events where refreshments are served provided that such use does not endanger the artworks.
The scheduling of events will be determined by the gallery coordinator and will be the primary consideration when reviewing an event for approval in the space.

Guidelines for Events Requests
The Art Gallery Facility is available for use for Events at different times throughout the Academic year. Check with the Gallery Director for information on when the gallery is available.
Events can be for one day to one week depending on gallery availability.
There are gallery black-out periods when the gallery is unavailable for use due to exhibition installation and de-installation schedules. Please do not request to use the facility during black-out periods.

Guidelines for Exhibition Requests
The Skyline College Art Department sponsors four full length Art exhibitions every academic year. Two are in Fall Semester, two in the Spring. Full length exhibitions book the gallery for approximately seven weeks.

Guest Curatorial Proposals:
Guest curated exhibition proposals are welcome, and will be reviewed for consideration in our schedule. Please note that the gallery is generally booked between one and two years ahead.
If you wish to propose to guest curate an art exhibition at the gallery, you will need to submit the following:
• Curatorial Proposal- should include a written curatorial essay, explaining the nature and scope of the exhibition.
• Bios of all artists participating in the exhibition.
• Images- 5 to 10 digital images of artworks by each participating artist.
Please Note: The Gallery does not have a budget for shipping, framing, artist stipends, or other exhibition related expenses.

Exhibition Proposals for Art Department sponsored Exhibitions should be aligned with the College and Art Gallery's Mission, and feature original artworks.

The Second Exhibition of the Spring Semester is reserved for our annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.

To reserve the Gallery:
Contact the gallery coordinator for more information regarding reserving the gallery space for an event. If the gallery is available for your event, you will be asked to complete a facilities request contract. The contract must be completed, signed by the Dean of Social Science and Creative Arts, and sent to Buildings and Grounds at least 3 weeks prior to the event.
Contract can be downloaded here
-    click here to download form

• Priority will be given to Skyline Art and Music Department uses .
• Your contract assures you of your place in the schedule at the date and times specified in the contract
• The Gallery will secure the appropriate approval.
• The Gallery has available: 100 chairs, 4 rectangular 6x3 ft. folding tables.
• If you need other items such as: round tables you may order these through an off campus source such as Mike Hensley Rentals in South San Francisco. Item such as: a podium, microphones, and other media equipment may be ordered from Media Services.

Gallery Requirements and Limitations:
• Gallery use is limited to hours when on-site staff supervision can be provided.
• Gallery can never be left open unattended, no exceptions.
• Only Activities allowable under board policy and state law may be scheduled.
• Users must agree to observe and abide by the insurance, fire and safety requirements of the district.
• Those who use the Gallery must have certification of insurance. (In-district users are covered by the district policy)

After your Event:
You are responsible for clean up and for providing instructions on the contract for the return of equipment and the removal of items brought for the event.

Paul Bridenbaugh
Gallery Coordinator
Office Ext. 4294
bridenbaugh at smccd.net