Displaying Artwork

Tyler has a number of opportunities for students to display their artwork at the school. Here is a brief overview.

In and Around the Tyler Building

  • First Floor Areas of Tyler (lobby atriums, green hallway): Tyler is currently experimenting with a new way to exhibit artwork around the building. This program was devised by the Faculty Exhibitions Committee to foster interdisciplinary art around Tyler. The first floor areas are divided into sections, and randomly assigned to programs for 3-week rotations throughout the academic year.  Each program is responsible for coordinating--the hope is for them to be collaborating--with the other program that might be assigned to the same space, and those departments are responsible for artwork in those areas at the assigned period. The second to the last week of the Spring semester is set aside for individual programs/classes/instructors to request specific spaces for short-term end-of-semester shows. Exhibitions can only approve individual student installations in an assigned area ONLY if the program assigned to that area has released the area because they will not be using it.
  • The last week of EACH semester is set aside for students to request individual spaces for final project critiques. Please contact Kati Gegenheimer to discuss the installation and reserve the space you are interested in. Students are responsible for deinstalling work and fully restoring the space by the removal date agreed upon on their contract.
  • Individual Installation in and around Tyler: Students may propose exhibitions in the Tyler building (with the exception of the first floor as outlined above EXCEPT during the last week of classes), outdoors on the grounds surrounding Tyler/the Architecture building, or in other areas on the Temple Campus. All installations not in a studio must be pre-appovd regardless of how long they will be installed, and must conform to Temple University's fire codes and biosafety/animal handling policies. Students should be aware that the approval process takes 7 days (or more if they're proposing to use a space outside of Tyler), so they should plan accordingly. Kati Gegenheimer, Associate Director of Academic Enrichment Programs, is the contact for all installations in public spaces.  Students are responsible for deinstalling work and fully restoring the space by the removal date on their contract.

    The Terms + Conditions for installing in common areas are here!  Please take the time to carefully review.
    For help finding and/or reserving a space or to learn more about the proceess, please contact Kati Gegenheimer directly. Please note that reservations for spaces are on a first come, first served basis upon availability.

    Traditional Paper Form for printing and signing
    Paperless Online Form 

  • Stella Elkins Tyler Galleries and Student Lounge Gallery: Tyler maintains a 3-room student and faculty gallery and a large atrium gallery space in the south basement of the Tyler building. Shows in these galleries install on Monday at 3pm, and are open Wednesday thru Saturday for one week before being deinstalled by Monday morning by 12 noon.

    Space assignments for shows in the Stella Elkins Tyler Galleries are largely reserved for Senior BFA majors, and space reservations are held by lottery. The lottery for Fall spaces is generally held the first week of September, and for Spring spaces during the middle of November. The floor plan of the galleries is available here: Stella Elkins Tyler Galleries and Student Lounge Gallery Floorplan. All student shows are subject to the policies and guidelines included in the BFA Exhibition Guidelines, and must include a Contract signed by a faculty member. Contracts are due 2 weeks before the scheduled show to Kathryn.Gegenheimer@temple.edu.

    BFA Show Terms & Conditions - Spring 2019
    Lower Level Gallery Map

    Traditional Paper Exhibitions Contract (Standard) for printing and signing
    Paperless Online Form 

  • The lower-level galleries (Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, Student Lounge Gallery) are available on a limited basis for student or faculty-curated group shows. Proposals should be one-page, typed and submitted to Kati Gegenheimer. Proposals for special group shows or class use are accepted until the last day of spring classes for the fall semester, or by October 15 for the Spring semester. Upon acceptance, a Contract will need to be completed. Please note that due to the demand for BFA shows, typically the only time space is available for these types of exhibitions at the beginning of each semester. Exhibitions must adhere to the same guidelines and have a contract submitted 2 weeks in advance. Students are responsible for deinstalling work and fully restoring the space by the removal date on their contract.
  • For any space at Tyler not detailed above, please contact Kati Gegenheimer at: kathryn.gegenheimer@temple.edu
  • Architecture Exhibition Spaces: Students interested in displaying work in the Architecture lobby or the pin-up space outside Architecture 104 should contact Val Cleary at: vcleary@temple.edu

On the Temple Campus

Students are welcome to show their work in other locations on the Temple Campus. Generally that means identifying the person in the location who can approve the display. For help with this identification, please contact the Kati Gegenheimer for assistance. Students who wish to show their work on campus must also comply with all the rules and complete a proposal for their installation. The document can be found here: Proposal for Art Installation.  Students are responsible for deinstalling work and fully restoring the space by the removal date on their contract.

Offices Around Temple

Student Life occasionally gets calls from offices around the Temple campus that would like to include student art in their offices. Generally they are looking for office-appropriate work for a semester or academic year. Typically students are able to sell these works if someone sees them, and since there is no commission required these can be a lucrative way to have your work seen by a number of people. Requests for artwork are included in the weekly WHAT.

Local, Regional, National and International Calls

Student Life collects and curates a list of artist calls included in the weekly WHAT.