Exhibitors must use the premises solely for the purpose of exhibiting work unless other arrangements are made with the library office prior to the exhibition dates. Exhibitors agree not to use the gallery for any disorderly or unlawful purpose.
Exhibitors may not transfer this space to any other person or entity without first obtaining the written consent of the Library Director.
At the end of the exhibition period, the exhibitor must work with the gallery assistant to return the gallery to the same condition as at the beginning of the exhibition term, ordinary wear and tear excepted. Exhibitors may not repair any part of the gallery without prior permission of the Library office.
Finally, exhibitors are encouraged to consider carefully the gallery’s suitability to their exhibits with particular consideration given to safety, installation procedures, and to the space itself.
Exhibitors may not mark, paint, drill into, hammer, apply adhesive material, or in any way deface or alter any part of the gallery or gallery equipment without the express permission of the library office. All furniture, pedestals, monitors, technology, cords, tools, gallery-provided supplies, and chairs must remain in the gallery at all times and may be moved only within the confines of the gallery under the supervision of the Library office and in compliance with the following procedures:
- All plans for hanging, surface alterations etc. must be discussed with the Gallery Assistant prior to the hanging of a show.
- No adhesives may be used on the walls, floor, windows, or gallery surfaces (including tape, foam mounting squares, glue, etc.).
- No fixatives spray paint, or noxious chemicals are permitted in the gallery due to ventilation concerns.
- All exhibit pieces are expected to be finished completely and the gallery to be clean and presentable by exhibition opening time (typically by Monday at 8 a.m.).
Take Down Procedures
All exhibition materials should be removed from the gallery on the day agreed upon at a time scheduled with the gallery assistant and/or Library office. Any items left at the end of a show will be disposed of immediately. The gallery must be left in the same condition that it was received — gallery tools and supplies must be returned to the carts, and any damages to the gallery must be repaired under the supervision of the gallery assistant and/or Library office.
The galleries’ primary responsibility is to preserve the works of art entrusted to its care and to provide a safe environment for all persons who visit the gallery. Any person or persons whose behavior threatens or appears to threaten the gallery or the exhibits will be asked to leave the building. Additionally, the gallery will not allow exhibitors to install exhibits that threaten the safety of gallery visitors or building, contain hazardous materials, or violate environmental health and safety regulations. Any exhibitor who has questions or concerns regarding the safety of his/her exhibit is encouraged to speak with the Library office prior to installation.
Exhibitors must comply with federal, state, or local laws, orders, or regulations and with college rules and policies, and with any lawful direction of SUNY Broome Public Safety and Environmental Safety.
Exhibitors may not block any entrances, exits, or fire escapes. All doorways must remain completely unobstructed at all times. No work may be suspended from the ceiling, ceiling sprinkler heads, lights, or light tracks, or attached to the floors. Finally, members of the SUNY Broome community must be allowed to pass through the premises at all times, excluding the aforementioned times when the gallery is closed.
The Gallery@SUNY Broome and The Corner Gallery are authorized to photograph, sketch, or reproduce in any media any object covered by this statement for documentary and educational purposes, for reproduction in a college newsletter, or in publicity related to the exhibition. Unless other arrangements between the exhibitor and the Library office are agreed upon in writing prior to the time of exhibition. SUNY Broome faculty, staff, students, and the general public may photograph works in an exhibition for noncommercial use.