Calls for Exhibition Proposals

General Information

Detail from a print, yellow window with part of a lampThe CVAD Galleries opens a call for exhibition proposals twice a year as opportunities for CVAD students and faculty to exhibit artwork, design, research, and curatorial projects with the Cora Stafford and Paul Voertman galleries.

Proposals are accepted only from the following groups.

  • Currently enrolled CVAD students
  • CVAD faculty 

Two proposals per academic year

Important: Check the UNT CVAD Slideroom web page for the current deadline information.

  • Deadline for fall exhibitions: typically in April 
  • Deadline for spring exhibitions: typically in November 

Proposal Information

Who: Only currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students and current faculty may submit a proposal.
What: Curated, group or solo exhibitions.

Priority will be given to proposals that align with the CVAD Galleries’ mission and vision, as well as having a focus on equity and inclusion.

Proposal Requirements

Required elements to submit through the UNT Slideroom website application.

  • Exhibition Statement: 250-750 words
  • Requested Dates: Timeslots are provided on the UNT CVAD Slideroom web page. Preferred dates: list your first and second choices. 
  • Gallery Layout: Show your proposed layout on a gallery floor plan 
    • Download the PDF of the floor plan provided on this webpage and mark where specific artworks will be located. See the example.
  • Images: One to 20 images, media, work samples

Floor plans

Note: Each gallery is split into two spaces. Should a proposal want to request both sides of a gallery space, that should be indicated in the request with justification and reflected in the proposed gallery layout.

Selection Process

All proposals will be reviewed and rated by the CVAD Academic Committee, which consists of the CVAD dean, associate deans, chairs, and faculty from each department. A response to each person submitting a proposal will be emailed after the Academic Committee meets to review and rate the proposals.

Other Useful Information

  • Some pedestals, cases, platforms, and shelves are available for use during your exhibition.
  • Galleries staff will ensure you have a clean space before your installation.
  • Galleries staff can consult on layout and best installation practices.
  • Openings will take place on Thursday nights at the cost and desire of the exhibitor.
  • You provide your tools and hanging hardware.
  • The sale of artworks is not permitted.

Contact Information

We can’t wait to see your proposal! Visit the UNT CVAD Slideroom website to apply!
Feel free to contact the gallery with any questions you may have by sending an email to



Note: Should you need reasonable accommodation because of a disability to fully participate in a CVAD event, please contact the CVAD Dean's Office,, 940-565-4001. Please make the request as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.