Faculty Opportunities

The Wake Forest University Art Department faculty are instrumental in ensuring quality programming throughout the year by incentivizing students to produce work that can be mounted as class exhibitions, utilizing the gallery space for class lectures and critiques, and providing mentorship support.


Class Exhibitions
Class exhibitions function as a critical component of the START Gallery exhibition schedule. These exhibitions feature the work of all students enrolled in a specific studio art class (i.e. Introduction to Photography). Class exhibitions typically occur two or three times during each the fall and spring semesters, as well as during summer sessions I and II. To allow time for production of artwork, class exhibitions are generally scheduled for mid-to-late in the semester. Additionally, class exhibitions are not limited to featuring a single class taught by one professor, but have, in the past, simultaneously showcased the artwork of students from classes taught by different faculty members.

Scheduling of class exhibitions occurs during the end of the preceding semester. Studio art faculty are encouraged to email the START Gallery manager at startgallery@wfu.edu to discuss possibilities.

Class Lectures + Critiques

The START Gallery provides the perfect venue for off-site class lectures (open to all departments) and studio art critiques. Professors have utilized the gallery for class critiques, first-year-seminar class sessions, studio art lectures, etc. We have seating for up to 25, as well as folding tables that can be used for desk space. START Gallery welcomes the opportunity to host your class and provide a suitable space for your educational needs.

If you are interested in using START Gallery for a class purpose please either submit a reservation request online or email us at startgallery@wfu.edu.

START Gallery encourages students proposing to produce STARTyourself exhibitions to seek a faculty mentor who can facilitate the formulation of their ideas and approach. The time commitment required to mentor a STARTyourself student varies depending on the needs of the student and your availability. Successful mentors have, in the past, met with students on a weekly/bi-weekly basis. We encourage Art Department faculty to become a part of this unqiue opportunity.

If you are interested in serving as a mentor for a STARTyourself student please email us at startgallery@wfu.edu.