The ENMU Department of Art and the ENMU Runnels Gallery is proud to offer our High School Art & Design Festival on the main campus of ENMU in Portales, New Mexico on March 30-April 1. The two-and-a-half day festival will feature a variety of exciting hands-on workshops in visual art and graphic design geared toward beginning to intermediate artists and designers.

Festival Registration Form

Who Can Attend?

Any high school student or school art educator; participants are welcome to attend individually or in a group from their school.

Cost and Registration Deadline

Early Bird Fee: $15 per person
Early Bird Deadline: on or before Friday, March 17
Registration Fee: $20 per person
Registration Fee: on or after Monday, March 20
Festival registration fee covers most art supplies.

Why Attend?

Artists and designers will have the opportunity to connect with other likeminded creative types. Workshops are led by masters who love what they do and love sharing their knowledge with others. The festival will elevate your creative abilities and strengthen your technique.

Types of Workshops

There is something for everyone! Participants will be able to choose from workshops in such areas as ceramics, community art projects, digital illustration, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, publication design, three-dimensional design or typography. Workshops will be geared toward those with beginning to intermediate skill levels.

Juried Exhibition

Artists and designers attending the festival have the option of bringing a piece of their own artwork to enter into the high school juried exhibition. A faculty panel will review all works submitted and select the strongest pieces for a one-day show. A Best of Show, Second Place and Third Place will be awarded. The juried exhibition is open to all media. One submission of artwork per person. All media welcome. All artwork must be able to fit through a standard doorway, no artwork that requires electricity will be accepted. Artwork should be framed, matted and titled.

Portfolio Review and Scholarship Competition

On the last day of the festival, high school seniors will have the option to present a portfolio of their best work to a faculty panel to receive feedback and for the chance of earning a scholarship.

Dining and Lodging Options

Meal times will be built into the schedule of workshops and activities. You can enjoy on campus dining options including the Crossroads Café Dining Hall in the Campus Union (CUB). The cost is $5.25 per person and is all you can eat. For more information about on-campus dining options:

ENMU Dining Services

There are some lodging options in Portales (all close to ENMU) including:

Holiday Inn Express and Suites
1901 W 2nd Street
Portales, NM 88130

Super 8
1805 W 2nd St
Portales, NM 88130

Sands Motel
1130 W 1st St
Portales, NM 88130

There are also a number of other lodging options in Clovis, New Mexico, 20 miles northeast of Portales.