Around the Area

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

Community Quilt-a new project facilitated by the artist John Garrett
Calling all Las Cruces, Southern New Mexico,and West Texas community members-Community Quilt, a new project facilitated by the artist John Garrett, invites you to participate in the production of three very distinct quilts that will be constructed from May 24 – July 14 in the University Art Gallery on the campus of NMSU during our regional juried exhibition Here & Now. Members of the community are invited to participate in the process by contributing fabric from their clothing, household fabrics (old dishtowels or curtains?) and sewing scraps. Participants will use their distinct styles and fashions to help construct the quilts and bring the visual narrative of Las Cruces to a wide audience through the completion of this communal work in the UAG. All materials, colors and designs are welcome and the fabric can be from any time period. 

Who: Anyone who lives in Southern New Mexico and West Texas, special love given to the residents of Las Cruces.
What: Bring an article of clothing that represent you! All materials and fabrics welcome.
Where: To the University Art Gallery, 1390 E. University Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88011
When: May 24-July 14 during regular University Art Gallery operating hours, Tue-Sat 10AM-4PM.
Special Hours: Joint Opening Reception, June 1, 2018, 5:00-8:00PM.
Community Day in the University Art Gallery with a special design workshop for kids with John Garrett, Saturday, June 9, 1-2PM, with normal operating hours 10-4PM.
Community Day at the Las Cruces Museum of Art during the farmers market with John Garrett, 10AM-1PM.



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.