Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has announced the juried results of the 3rd Annual K through ENMU Juried Youth Art Exhibition as part of National Youth Art Month in March.
The Runnels Gallery (located within the ENMU Golden Library) received over 150 submissions to this year’s exhibition. “We are very excited to see growth in this year’s event,” said Bryan Hahn, Runnels Gallery manager. “The jury panel had a difficult task in selecting artworks for the exhibition; all of the submissions were unique and excellent in their own way.”
The exhibition was free to enter and open to students in kindergarten through their senior year of college that were within 50 miles of Eastern New Mexico University. Students in public school, private school or homeschooled were eligible.
“This is a great event for young aspiring artists to get involved with,” explains Hahn. “Young artists are given the opportunity to experience what a juried show is like, how it feels to have their work displayed in a professional gallery, and the experience of selling their work if they so choose. The exhibition also gives an opportunity for the community to see what our young artists are producing; there are some great things happening artistically among our youth.”
Artists selected for this year’s event include: Derek Gonzales (Dora ISD), Jaecy Banther (Dora ISD), Ryan Lopez (Lindsey Steiner, Portales), Joseph Erwin (Lindsey Steiner, Portales), Elijah Ortiz (Lindsey Steiner, Portales), LaKenley Young (Mesa Elementary, Clovis), Taylor Epps (Floyd MS, Floyd), Michael Stallings (Portales JHS), Han Sol Ryn (Portales JHS), Erica Necker (Portales JHS), Ashley Flores (Portales JHS), Barbara Chavez (Yucca MS, Clovis), Stephanie Eisenbraun (Yucca MS, Clovis), Johnny Hernandez (Clovis HS), Kymberley Baros (Clovis HS), Alma Duran (Clovis HS), Brooke Williams (Clovis HS), Reagan Merritt (Clovis HS), Zach Hays (Clovis HS Freshman Campus), Karina Dozal (Dimmitt HS, Dimmitt, TX), Alyssa Leah (Muleshoe HS, Muleshoe, TX), Chelsea Lopez (Portales HS), Bethany Cota (Portales HS), Jennifer Cavazos (Portales HS), Fermin Bustamante (Portales HS), Shawna Parker (Portales HS), Amy Carter (Portales HS), LeAnn Vicuna (Portales HS), Shannon Gallagher (Portales HS), Annette Johnson (CCC, Clovis), Steve Clements (CCC, Clovis), Cheyenne Martin (CCC, Clovis), Leslie Albarran (ENMU), Taylor Dickson (ENMU), Ani DaVinci (ENMU), Mikaela Lombardo (ENMU), Elizabeth Tomoko Bahrs (ENMU), Cody Chambers (ENMU), Gail Dahlke (ENMU), Kara Bratcher (ENMU), Samantha Elliott (ENMU), and Zaranda “Cranberry” Hicks (ENMU).
Participating art teachers include: Joe Fletcher (Dora ISD), Carol Ainsworth (Lindsey Steiner, Portales), Robyn Ericson (Mesa Elementary, Clovis), Jon Birdsong (Portales JHS), (JT Berry, Yucca MS, Clovis), Alexa Pickel (Clovis HS), Destiny Banister (Clovis HS), Jennifer Metzger (Clovis HS), Nathan Stanfield (Dimmitt HS, Dimmitt, TX), Sandra Chitwood (Muleshoe HS, Muleshoe, TX), Kip DeFoor (Portales HS), Carolyn Lindsey (CCC, Clovis), Brad Hamann (ENMU), Greg Erf (ENMU), Mic Muhlbauer (ENMU), Greg Senn (ENMU), and Dr. Catherine Jennings (ENMU).
A public reception will be held in honor of all those artists selected for inclusion in the show on Friday, March 30, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Runnels Gallery. Awards will be announced at 5:45 p.m. including Best of Show, 2nd place, 3rd place and honorable mentions.
For more information, call 575-562-2778.