High School Art & Design Festival

High School Art & Design Festival promotional graphic with a sketch of man with glasses speaking on the phone.

The ENMU Department of Art is thrilled to bring back the annual High School Art & Design Festival! High school classes, their teachers, or individual students may attend any or all days (April 4–6, 2024) to experience hands-on workshops, demonstrations, performances, portfolio reviews, and the opportunity to compete for an ENMU scholarship.

Types of Workshops

Workshops are led by the ENMU Department of Art’s faculty, focusing on their specialty subjects. Students can customize their schedule by attending their choice of topics offered each day. Each workshop will be repeated at least once, ensuring students can experience all the festival offers. Art teachers are encouraged to participate, too. Each topic is geared towards the ambitious, creative artist. Workshop topics will include:

  • Introduction to Chainmaille with jewelry and sculpture Prof. Greg Senn
  • Studio Portrait Photography and Post Editing with photography Prof. Bob Dart.
  • Gig Poster Design with Graphic Design Prof. Ann Underwood
  • Reductive Charcoal Portraits with painting and drawing Prof. Britta Urness
  • Wheel Throwing Pottery with ceramics Prof. William Wright
  • Steampunk Robot Digital Collage with Graphic Design Professor Scott Golem
  • Plein Air Landscape Painting with drawing and art history professor Dr. Julian Francolino

A final, detailed workshop and activity schedule will be shared closer to the event date and emailed to schools and individuals who register.

High School Art and Design Workshop Schedule

Portfolio Review and Scholarship Competition

Students may sign up for one-on-one portfolio reviews on the last morning of the festival (Saturday, April 6). Bring together your best projects and artwork (viewed digitally or in person) for a comprehensive evaluation by experienced art and design professors and professionals. Any level of high school student may participate to gain valuable insights and constructive feedback on your creative work. Faculty reviewers will be ready to award scholarship funds to students intending to apply or attend ENMU, so don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

Senior Portfolio Review-Student Registration Form  High School Art and Design Participant Waiver

Eligibility and Registration Fees

Any high school student (freshman through senior level) or school art educator can attend. Participants are welcome to attend individually or as a school group.

  • Student Registration Fee: $25 per person.
  • Teacher/Parent Registration Fee: The first two teacher/parent registrations for each student group are free; there is a $25 fee for each additional teacher/parent.

Registration fees cover the cost of attendance and supplies only. There is no prorated registration fee for participants who do not attend the entire festival.

High School Art and Design Festival Online Registration Form

Art Facilities

Workshops will be held in studio spaces located in the Art and Anthropology Building (AA), Art Annex (AAX), and the Agricultural Building (AG). Check out our spaces before arriving. You can also download a campus map at enmu.edu/Map.

Meal and Lodging Information

The $25 registration fee does not include meals or lodging. Festival attendees are responsible for securing their meals and lodging.

ENMU Dining Services are provided by Sodexo, a contracted corporation specializing in providing customers with a quality dining experience. Sodexo offers "All You Care to Eat" unlimited dining in the Crossroads Café Dining Hall located in Campus Union (CUB), the Greyhound Café and World of Wings (Wow) located in the CUB, and Einstein Bros. Bagels in the Golden Student Success Center (GSSC).

Crossroads Café Dining Hall Cost

  • Breakfast and Lunch | $6.50 per person
  • Dinner | $8.50 per person

Festival attendees requiring tax exemption or who wish to pay with a school purchase order must contact Matt Verder at 575.562.2217 or [email protected] before the festival.

For those who require lodging, Portales offers four options, including:

  • Best Western Plus Portales Inn | 226.3996 | 223 W 2nd St
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites | 575.356.4723 | 1901 W 2nd St
  • Sands Motel | 575.356.4424 | 1130 W 1st St
  • Super 8 Motel | 575.356.8518 | 1805 W 2nd St

Additional lodging options are available in Clovis, New Mexico, twenty miles northeast of Portales.

For More Information Contact

ENMU Station 54
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
Office Location: Art and Anthropology (AA), Room 111
Phone: 575.562.2778
Email: [email protected]