Around the Area

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


September 26 – October 9, 2019

DEADLINE: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 11:59
Entry Fee: None
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Cruces Creatives in partnership with MESA (Meeting for Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture) is now accepting exhibition/installation proposals to create and present thematic work for Art, Agriculture, and the Environment. The exhibition will focus on local artists and our farming communities and will celebrate and highlight sustainable farming and the environment. We are looking for work that is aesthetically engaging, insightful, and challenging. Work should consider local farming practices and highlight an emotional connection to the environment.

Read full Prospectus here. 

Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande: Contemporary Artists Respond
September 28 – December 28, 2019

DEADLINE: Monday, April 22, 2019
Entry Fee: None
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516 ARTS is seeking submissions of existing artworks for Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande: Contemporary Artists Respond, an exhibition developed in partnership with the Art & Ecology Program at the University of New Mexico. It features both commissioned and existing artworks highlighting diverse perspectives on varieties of plants and animals, including flowers, trees, fish, birds, and bees—iconic and overlooked—undergoing mass-die off’s and population declines within the Rio Grande watershed. Through the eyes of contemporary artists, the exhibition examines regional flora and fauna and raises ethical and cultural questions about human impact on the natural world. This project will provide education and spur dialogue around pressing ecological issues of our time. An accompanying series of public programs are being designed to engage residents and visitors of all ages and backgrounds in educational talks, workshops, public forums and outdoor activities inspired by the work in the exhibition.

The exhibition is co-curated by Josie Lopez, Curator of Art at the Albuquerque Museum, and Subhankar Banerjee, Lannan Chair and Professor of Art & Ecology Program at the University of New Mexico.

portfolio-flyer_complete-2-copyLeading 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.