Seeking Curatorial Propos...





Main Gallery & New Media Room

Fall 2011 & Spring 2012


Proposals can be for either space, or for both. Curators should email the following to,with the subject line "Last Name_First Name_Curatorial Proposal”

1) A curatorial statement with a description of the proposed exhibition and an explanation of your idea. Minimum length 400 words, maximum 1500 words.

2) Work samples, short narrative biographies, and if available, website links, for each proposed artist. There is no minimum or maximum number of images to include. If new work will be created for the exhibition, send images of their past work.

3) Curator's CV/resume. Examples of past curated shows including images and press if reviewed. Curator's statement about these past exhibitions and curatorial philosophy/approach in general.


4) There is a $5 USD fee per submission, via google checkout on If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact us for a waiver. We do not believe in artist gouging and have begun to ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our nonprofit programs.

Applicants are encouraged to stop by the gallery during gallery hours to look at the space. Feel free to email for a floor plan of gallery spaces or other information you may need from us.


Proposals may be for exhibitions that have been mounted previously/will travel, but please keep in mind that content seen recently in the Newark, NJ area does not offer our audience new experiences.

We expect a hands-on approach at the gallery. The curator is expected to be in NYC/NJ area to make arrangements with the artists prior to the installation week. The curator is expected to be at the gallery throughout the full week of installation and the curator and artists involved in the exhibition are responsible for installation of the artwork. The curator should communicate to all artists when invited to participate that they are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery, installing and de-installing their work. It will be the artist's responsibility to install and maintain any equipment that belongs to the artist.

Details about equipment that Gallery Aferro is able to provide will be discussed after the initial proposal has been reviewed and accepted.

We exhibit work we feel strongly about, regardless of your education or exhibition history, but you must include this information. Do Not refer us to your website without ALL the other required material. We
will review the listed material first, without it we will not visit your site.