University Art Museum opens juried student show


The NMSU University Art Museum (UAM) opened the 2022 Juried Student Show (JSS) Mach 18 in Devasthali Hall, 1308 E. University Avenue, at the intersection of University and Solano Drive.

“Every year, UAM receives an impressive variety of submissions by both undergraduate and graduate students, highlighting a broad range of materials, methods and ideas,” the museum said in a news release. “JSS is an opportunity to acknowledge NMSU’s hard-working students by recognizing their outstanding creativity. This exhibition always attracts a large audience and encourages widespread community support.”

2022 JSS, juried by Carissa Samaniego, features 50 artworks in a wide range of mediums created by both undergraduate and graduate students from diverse disciplines and various majors across the NMSU main campus, the news release said.

“One of the most exciting components of the JSS is that students are eligible to receive monetary awards,” the museum said. “These awards benefit the students both by honoring and encouraging them during a crucial time of growth, development, and training. As usual, the JSS has received significant support for the community, and the UAM is honored to be able to give out over $4,500 in awards this year.”

The exhibit’s opening reception is 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, March 18, at UAM., with the award ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. JSS will be on view in the UAM Contemporary Gallery through Saturday, April 9.

UAM is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Designated museum parking is available and general parking on the NMSU campus is free on weekends and after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Contact UAM Coordinator Jasmine Herrera directly at 575-646-2545 and artmuseum@nmsu.edu.

Visit uam.nmsu.edu.