Curators for The Fine Arts and Design Library are preparing an exhibit "Eyes on New Mexico: Celebrating New Mexico's Centennial" and have issued a call for submissions. They are seeking New Mexico inspired art by current UNM students, staff and faculty to showcase our state and UNM creativity.

There is space for 2-D and 3-D art as well as wall and floor exhibit space.  Artists who are interested in entering should submit up to 10 images depicting up to five works of art to Nina Stephenson at by Sunday, April 8 at 5 p.m.  Submissions should include title, dimensions and medium for each piece, along with contact information with a telephone number and email address as well as your UNM status (department and position) or for students, major and status. She would also like an artist's statement of 250 words or less. The text will be used in promotional material.

Entries for the exhibit will be selected during the week of April 9. Notification will be given shortly afterward and work will be installed by the juror and the artists during the third week in April.

Art must be exhibition ready.  Works on paper must be framed or securely mounted.  Stretched canvases do not need to be mounted.  Wall pieces must have wire on the back for hanging.

The exhibit juror is Catherine Page Harris, assistant professor of Art and Ecology in the Dept. of Art and Art History.  Artists will be asked to assist in hanging the exhibit and if possible to give a brief presentations at a gallery reception.  The art will be on view through Sept. 30, 2012.

Questions can be addressed to the exhibition coordinators based in the Fine Arts & Design Library, Nina Stephenson or Judy Hansen

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