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Call for Submissions: Stamp Gallery Student Curatorial Proposals

Call for Submissions: Stamp Gallery Student Curatorial Proposals

Deadline for Proposals: Friday, April 22, 2022 

Notification for Acceptance: Friday, April 29, 2022 



The Stamp Student Union Gallery announces a call for curatorial project or exhibition proposals by University of Maryland students and student groups for our Summer 2022 exhibition season. Previous student-curated exhibitions can be seen on our website at

Proposals should be for exhibitions showcasing emerging contemporary artists. Stamp Gallery will provide a modest honoraria for artists included, installation assistance for in-person exhibitions, and support for virtual programming such as a virtual talk or web component. Student curators will be responsible for communicating with the artists, overseeing install and de-install, submitting the images and show information to marketing, and writing the press release, with the assistance of the Stamp Gallery Manager. If accepted, student curators will have the opportunity to solicit calls for entry for the exhibition or reach out to artists of interest with the support of the Stamp Gallery staff.

Proposals are open to all University of Maryland undergraduate students who are currently enrolled or have an expected graduation in academic year 2021-2022. Any questions about the submission guidelines can be directed to



Student curators must submit:

  • Curatorial statement carefully and clearly outlining the overall concept for the exhibition/project in 1-3 full paragraphs. Student curators can indicate the names of particular artists they have in mind, or if they want to post a call-for-entry to solicit submissions from artists. 
  • If possible, any images of artwork that the student curator may have in mind that are representative of the concept of the proposed exhibition at 72 dpi. 



Stamp Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. The gallery serves by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.

Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the Stamp Student Union (1220 Stamp Student Union, The Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life, University of Maryland College Park, 20742). 301-314-8492, 

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