Around the Area

Check out these amazing opportunities at NMSU and around the area to get involved!



Attention Undergrad and Grad Students!!
We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 Juried Student Show (JSS). If you do not already have access to the JSS course on Canvas, please e-mail your first and last name AND your nmsu e-mail address to Instructions for submitting work are listed under Announcements. The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, April 6th at 4PM. Remember, to be eligible to receive awards, you must have signed up for Scholar Dollar and be registered for classes. 






Call for Artwork Submissions – Due March 16, 2017 by 11:59 pm, via email to

About Java What?: This is a juried competition that welcomes art and design of any media and style, with a wide range of content from the sincere to the satirical. The NMSU Music Department invites undergraduate and graduate artists to show their work during Java Love, a free pop-up night of art, music, poetry, and coffee. Java What? is a one-week exhibition (April 4-11) that will have its opening reception on April 4 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Music Center, as part of Java Love. Music performances will follow the reception.

 To submit: 

Email with up to three artwork images (no more than 3 mb each). Include the complete label information in the body of the email (title, year made, medium, HxWxD inches, retail price if it is for sale). If the work is framed, please include those dimensions in inches. Note: If you send an email to participate, artworks must be readily available and prepared to be installed. All sales will be 80% artists/20% UAG.

 Note about frames:

There are a limited number of 16″ x 20″ frames available for loan for paper works accepted into this show. Please note in your email if you would like to use one of these frames.

 Notification of acceptance:

You will be contacted via the email you used to submit artwork. Expect an email notification on March 17.

 Artwork Delivery and Pick-up at the NMSU Music Center:

Delivery: April 3, 2:30-4:30pm, Pick-up: April 12, 12:00-3:00 pm, or by appointment.

 Invite your artist friends to participate!

Please share this opportunity with students in the Department of Art.



Michelle Lanteri

Interim Director, University Art Gallery



Leading Edge Magazine, a science fiction and fantasy magazine produced by students at Brigham Young University for 34 years is looking for students to submit artwork. They are a semi-professional magazine that pays for accepted submissions.

 They are looking for emerging student artists to submit a five piece portfolio to thier art director. This is an amazing opportunity for students to get their work recognized and into the world that they could show in their future portfolios and to future employers and get paid for their work now!

 If you have any questions or would like to submit a portfolio contact Leading Edge Magazine at





The New Mexico State University Photojournalism Club is open to people of all majors who are interested in sharpening their skills in photography.  There mission is to help students become well-rounded by providing workshops, sharing opinions on pictures and raising money to travel for photo opportunities (including opportunities to show your portfolio).  Every year, they also display their photography at the Corbett Center Art Gallery.Meetings are every other Tuesday at 5:00 pm in Milton Hall room 153. For more information visit the hyperlink above or e-mail them at


NMSU Figure Drawing Club (Las Cruces, NM)

Communal figure drawing club for aspiring artists. A (currently) model-less figure drawing meet and greet where the artists draw each other. To draw, you must be drawn! This NMSU Club meets every other  Friday at 6:30-8:30pm. Please visit the Facebook page by clicking the above hyperlink to get more information

New Mexico Museum of Art (Santa Fe, NM):

The New Mexico Museum of Art offers a number of volunteer opportunities annually.  Please visit their website for more information by clicking the above hyperlink.

The Chinati Foundation (Marfa, TX):

The Chinati Foundation offers a number of internship programs, ranging from conservation to management experience opportunities.  Please visit their website for more information by clicking the above hyperlink.

SITE Santa Fe:

Numerous volunteer opportunities in addition to some unpaid internship opportunities are available through SITE Santa Fe.  Please visit their website for more information by clicking the above hyperlink.