Around the Area

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

  Project Postcard 2017- Calling All Artists

 You are cordially invited to participate in the fourth Project: Postcard exhibit and fundraiser, sponsored by the Department of Art and University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University. Alumni, students and faculty, friends, former faculty, and outside artists are welcome and encouraged to be a part of the event by submitting an original work of art, postcard-sized, to be included in the exhibit and presented for sale at the closing event. Established in 2011, this biennial fundraising event has proved to be a wonderful way to showcase the Department of Art and the artwork of it’s supporters. 

Previous Project: Postcard events have yielded more than $30,000 for fundraising efforts. In 2016, voters of New Mexico passed a $22.5 millon bond for a renovated art facility at NMSU. Proceeds for this Project: Postcard will supplement that fund and will provide a space for the active engagement of the visual arts in Southern New Mexico.

Download the full prospectus/artist form here; print it, and send the artist form with your work. ALL Artwork must be accompanied by a completed artist’s entry form and mailed, shipped or hand-delivered to the NMSU Department of Art by Friday, November 3, 2017. 

*Read full prospectus by clicking here*


The Las Cruces Museum of Art and the

University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University

The Las Cruces Museum of Art and the University Art Gallery seek submissions for Here and Now, a regional exhibition to feature art in all media by artists living and working within a 150 mile radius of Las Cruces, New Mexico. The show will be curated by Joy Miller, Curator, Las Cruces Museum of Art, and Marisa Sage, Director, University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University. The exhibition will be presented by the Museum of Art and the University Art Gallery May 11 through July 21, 2018.

To submit and for more information click here. 



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.