2023 Juried Student Show

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DATE: 3/20/2023

CONTACT: Jasmine Herrera, Art Museum Coordinator, University Art Museum (575-646-2545; artmuseum@nmsu.edu)


Las Cruces, NM-- The NMSU University Art Museum (UAM) is thrilled to announce the 2023 Juried Student Show (JSS) in Devasthali Hall on the campus of NMSU. Every year the UAM receives an impressive variety of submissions by both undergraduate and graduate students, highlighting a broad range of materials, methods and ideas. The JSS is an opportunity to acknowledge NMSU’s hard-working students by recognizing their outstanding creativity. This exhibition consistently attracts a large audience and encourages widespread community support. 

The 2023 JSS was juried by Xochi Solis and features 48 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. 

Xochi Solis is an Austin, TX based artist sharing her studio time between Texas and Mexico. Her works include multilayered, collaged paintings constructed of paint, hand-dyed paper, vinyl, plastics, and images from found books and magazines. Solis was an invited artist of WRONG Marfa in 2021 to participate in a pilot residency program in Marfa, TX. She exhibits throughout the United States, with recent project sites including the UAM (NM) as part of Contemporary Ex-Votos: Devotion Beyond Medium in 2022; Glass Rice (CA), and Galveston Art Center (TX). In addition to her studio practice, Solis is a board member at Future Front Texas and manages and spins records with the Austin chapter of Chulita Vinyl Club.

Like in last years, the Las Cruces community has supported the JSS by donating funds to produce a variety of monetary awards. 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 $3,810 in awards this year. 

Please join the UAM for our opening reception on Friday, March 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The award ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. The JSS will be on view in the Contemporary Gallery at the University Art Museum at NMSU from March 24 through April 15, 2023. 

The University Art Museum at NMSU is located at 1308 E. University Avenue in Las Cruces, in Devasthali Hall at the intersection of E. University Ave. and S. Solano Drive. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Designated museum parking is available, and general parking on the NMSU campus is free on weekends and after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. 

For more information, please visit our website at: uam.nmsu.edu or contact Art Museum Coordinator Jasmine Herrera directly (575)-646-2545 or artmuseum@nmsu.edu