The UNM College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (ULLS) is looking for proposals on a new piece of art that will honor student employees. 

Every year the ULLS employs more than 100 students who work in a wide range of jobs and departments. Many of them will work for the College for their entire undergraduate career. This vital part of the college staff makes it possible for library buildings to stay open extended hours as well as bring their skills to every department from office assistance to helping maintain computers. 

The ULLS has hosted many events to honor student employees over the years but would like to develop a more permanent and visible recognition. It is now issuing a call for proposals for a permanent art piece to commemorate student employeegraduates of the College has been issued. Funding for student employee recognition programs in the ULLS has been generously provided by long-time supporters Jim and Mary Lois Hulsman.

The art piece will include student names and graduation dates and will be constructed such that it can be easily updated annually with a list of new student graduates. Examples on campus include Rhodes Scholar and Student Athletes GPA displays in the student Union Atrium. 

The artist will receive $750 honorarium and up to $1500 for supplies.

Submission Requirements

Creativity is encouraged. Proposals for any format, including electronic or projected, are welcome and book or library themes are encouraged.

The piece will be installed on the east side of the Zimmerman Learning Commons and must be wall mounted no more than 7 ft. X 7 ft. in size with no more than 12 in. of relief.

This call is open to all currently enrolled UNM students (undergraduate or graduate) in good standing as defined by the ASUMN Constitution. An individual student or a team (all members in good standing) may submit a proposal. Please submit the following information

  • Email subject line: Zimmerman Hulsman Art Piece:First & Last name
  • Example: Zimmerman Hulsman Art Piece:Enrique Smith

Word or PDF document with the following information:

  • Name and Banner # of artist
  • Art piece proposal: 50 to 100 word
  • Artist statement: 100-250 words

Image attachments (only JPG images of 180-300 dpi; min 1105 x 736; max 1838 x 1238)

  • Sketch of art piece proposal
  • Images of previous work by artist(s) – up to 5 images


  • Feb. 22 | Deadline for submissions
  • On or before March 8 | Winning entry announced
  • On or before May 3 | Piece construction and installation completed