2021 Juried Student Show

2021 Juried Student Show
Friday, April 23 – Saturday, May 15


Las Cruces, NM–The NMSU University Art Museum (UAM) is thrilled to announce the first Juried Student Show (JSS) in the newly built 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 always attracts a large audience and encourages widespread community support. The 2021 JSS, juried by Texas/Mexico City based curator, writer and scholar, Leslie Moody Castro features a wide range of artworks created by both undergraduate and graduate students from diverse disciplines and various majors across the NMSU main campus.

One of the most exciting components of the JSS is that students are eligible to receive monetary awards. These awards benefit the students by both honoring and encouraging them during this crucial time of growth, development, and training. As usual, the JSS has received significant support from the community, and the UAM is honored to be able to give out at least $5,000 this year.

Please join the UAM on Friday, April 23,  from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m on Zoom. The award ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. The Juried Student Show will be on view in the Contemporary Gallery at the University Art Museum at NMSU from April 23 through May 15, 2021. Click here to register for the event: https://nmsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcucuqrrzgtHtUYM64ffolAXjaNOls5oxuO.

Selected Works for the 2021 Juried Student Show
Juror: Leslie Moody Castro

Desiree Apodaca, Moonlit Blooms, acrylic and acrylic pens, 16 x 20 in, 2020

Marhec Arreola, Defending Tenochtitlan (Eagle Warrior Mask), ceramic sculpture, 14 x 9 x 6 in, 2020

Anna Katherine Bates, White Center: Grapefruit + Eggplant + Onion + Grapefruit, photography, 31.5 x 28.5 in, 2021

Jeffrey P. Colin, Perception of Danger, photo 13.387 x 14.96 in, 2020

Jarred Cynor, 1988, archival inkjet print, 24 x 28.8 in, 2021

Maggie Day, Domiciliary Venus, ceramic, glaze, stain glass, photo print, oatmeal, charm, enamel paint, 12 x 12 x 5 in, 2021

Maggie Day, Sequesterian, ceramic, glaze, stain glass, photo print,wood, 12 x 12 x 20 in, 2021

Emily Fernandez, Spirit of the Mountain, photography, 18 x 24 in, 2021

Kerry Forsythe, Beard, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 in, 2020

Ace John Gabrentina, Odd Vases, ceramic, dimensions variable, 2021

Matthew Gallien, Ghost in the Machine, archival inkjet print, 24 x 36 in, 2020

Analinda Gonzalez, Separated, acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24 in, 2020

Analinda Gonzalez, Addiction, pastel and colored pencil on paper, 19.5 x 25.5 in, 2019

Stefanie Gutierrez, Happy Addiction!, digital print, 34 x 22 in, 2020

Yashoda Latkar, Transients, video, 2:17, 2021

Yashoda Latkar, Visa Wife, video, 2:54, 2020

Julieanna Lerma, Behind the Façade, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 in, 2021

Blanca Martinez, Pink Quarantine, photography, 11 x 17 in, 2020

Sayde Mendivil, Notes, paper and pencil, 5 x 7 in, 2020

Manuel R. Morales, Barren pt. 1, Kodak Tri-X 400 120 Film, 6 x 7 in, 2021

Natalie Morales, Untitled #1, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 12 in, 2020

Bill Moree, Berchtesgaden (Portrait of My Father), Giclee ink prints, aluminum case, wood, metal, lamp, 18 x 17 x 15 in, 2021

Alex Nipper, Mankind, photography, 13 x 19 in, 2020

Alex Nipper, Red Sky, photography, 13 x 19 in, 2020

Alex Nipper, Grains, photography, 13 x 19 in, 2020

Clara Norton, Southwest Sky, watercolor and acrylic, 18 x 24 in, 2019

Dina Perlasca, The Ecstatic Now / El ahora extatico, ceramics, wood and faux fur, 60 x 24 x 60 in, 2020

Gus, By the Stroke of Midnight, heavy weight papers, human hair, synthetic hair, coffee, gauche, and watercolor, 79 x 48 x 1 in, 2020

Gus, Sex Rosary, silicone, rubber balls, rope, brass, oil paint, red rug, framed photos, curtain Rod, red velvet curtains, foam, vibrator, bible, clamp light, electricity, and night stand, 103 x 72 x 84 in, 2021

Cierra Redding, Asphyxiate, Cigarette Choker, 8 x 8 x 4 in, 2019

Bethany Roberts, Fairly Nice Tea, ceramic, slip and glaze, dimensions variable, 2021

Ashley Saldana, A Calling / Forward, archival pigment print, 14 x 8 in, 2021

Gus David Sanchez, Someone Should Be Here, digital photograph (shot on medium format film) 5 x 7 in, 2020

Gus David Sanchez, untitled long exposure, digital photograph (shot on medium format film) 10 x 8 in, 2021

Carlos Lee Sullivan, Comfort, latex, acrylic, and oil paint, cloth, window, resin, paper, and makeup, 65 x 40 in, 2020

Donovan Noelle Swann, Post-Traits, digital images and post-its, dimensions variable, 2020

Alexandra Wylie, TOE-WER, photography, 8.02 x 12.03 in, 2021

Ger Xiong, Refresh, Coca-Cola can, Coca-Cola case, embroidery thread, 5 x 10 x 20 in, 2020