About the Student Gallery History Housed on the first floor of the Visual Arts Center, the Student Gallery occupies a small and quirky space adjacent to the Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery. The Student Gallery opened in the Fall semester of 2021 in response to a need for exhibition space students and their professors could access on short notice. Mission The Student Gallery is a space for students in the School of Art & Design to practice all aspects of putting on an exhibition. All SOAD students and their professors are eligible to submit proposals for exhibitions in the Student Gallery. Students are responsible for curation, submitting proposals, installing and lighting shows, marketing, hosting receptions, and de-installing the artwork at the end of each show.