SITE Galleries

Be Water, SITE Sharp Gallery, Spring 2020


Founded in 1994, SITE, once known as the Student Union Galleries (SUGs), is a student-run organization at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) for the exhibition of student work. The two central tenets of the galleries are to build relationships between different departments and stakeholders throughout the institution and strengthen our role as a teaching gallery within and beyond SAIC. This is accomplished first through providing a consistent space for undergraduate and graduate directors to organize and generate exhibitions that realize the vision of student artists. Furthermore, with strategic programming, SITE supports these exhibitions and engages evolving currents and discourses in our communities. The student-led structure provides opportunities for emerging artists and scholars to explore artistic and administrative methods by placing emphasis on collaborative processes and professional practice in and out of the classroom.

For more information about SITE please visit our website here


Apply for a Spring 2022 Exhibition with SITE Galleries!


Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 21st at 11:59pm CST 

For application and information please visit SITE's website 

Questions? Contact SITE Directors & Staff Advisor at


SITE Galleries Exhibition Proposal Workshops

Leading up to the proposal deadline SITE is offering virtual proposal workshops. Interested students are encouraged to attend one of the following in advance of submitting an application:

Tuesday, October 5th, 5 – 6:30pm CST

Thursday, November 11th, 12noon – 1:30pm CST

All workshops will be held on zoom. Check back soon for an Eventbrite link.

Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should visit