PORTALES – Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has announced the juried results of K through ENMU the 4th Annual Juried Youth Art Exhibition, as part of National Youth Art Month in March.
The Runnels Gallery (located within the ENMU Golden Library) received over 145 submissions to this year’s exhibition. “We are extremely pleased with the turnout to this year’s event,” said Bryan Hahn, Runnels Gallery manager. “The quality of work continues to grow exponentially every year; there is such a bright and promising voice of the artist in each artwork.”
A public reception will be held in honor of all those artists selected for inclusion in the show on Friday, March 1, 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.
The exhibition was free to enter and open to students in kindergarten through their senior year of college that were within 100 miles of Eastern New Mexico University. Students in public school, private school or homeschooled were eligible. The Portales Lions Club sponsored the event by donating $800 in cash prizes. The Portales Arts Council (PAC) sponsored the event through administrative support.
“This is a great event for young aspiring artists to get involved with,” explains Hahn. “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: Abbigail Ontiveros (James Elementary), Abby McCarty (Clovis Freshman Academy), Alexander Armstrong (Farwell HS, Farwell, TX), Amber Binion (Sudan HS, Sudan, TX), Ani DaVinci (ENMU), Annamaria Sullivan (Clovis HS), Anthony Ramirez (Portales JHS), Antonio Simental (Clovis HS), Betsy Ordonez (CCC), Brandon Payton (Portales JHS), Brenda Munoz (Valencia Elementary School), Briana Mott (Clovis Christian School), Brittany Crone (CCC), Christian Tapia (Lindsey-Steiner Elementary), Colby Giles (Mesa Elementary), Cyan Tapia (James Elementary), Cydnee Grace (James Elementary), Derek Gonzales (Dora ISD),
Dylan Giles (Mesa Elementary), Eduardo M. Alvarez (ENMU), Elijah Tapia (Portales JHS), Esperanza B (Clovis HS), Gamson Myers (Muleshoe HS, Muleshoe, TX), Grace Helton (Valencia Elementary School), Hunter Hall (Farwell HS), Idaly Velez (ENMU), Isai Saucedo (CCC), J.C. Gutierrez (ENMU), Jacob Lee (ENMU), Jadisma Navarrete (Portales JHS), Jazlyn Salazar (Zia Elementary School), Jessica Bryan (Clovis HS), Jesus Lozaya (Sudan HS, Sudan TX), Johari Templin (ENMU), Jose Torres (Portales JHS), Kaileen Tibbets (Elida ISD), Kara A. Bratcher (ENMU), Lacy Ferguson (Elida HS), LaKenley Young (Clovis Christian School), Marcos Estrada (Sudan HS, Sudan, TX), Marion Gutierrez (Muleshoe HS, Muleshoe, TX), Marivel Munoz (James Elementary), Nolan Riggin (Lindsey-Steiner Elementary), Rachael Smith (Portales HS), Raquel Morales (Farwell HS, Farwell, TX), Samantha Elliot (ENMU), Savannah Garcia (Farwell HS, Farwell, TX), Sindy J. Granillo (Yucca MS), Taylor Epps (Elida ISD), Terra DeSautell (Sudan HS, Sudan, TX), Victoria Warwick (Parkview Elementary School), William Courts (ENMU), Yovanna Munoz (Valencia Elementary School).
For more information, call Hahn at 575-562-2778.