Runnels Gallery and University Art Collection

The Runnels Gallery is Eastern New Mexico University's premier campus art gallery. Located within the Golden Student Success Center (GSSC), we feature a variety of creative visual artwork from our students, faculty and staff, alumni and notable guest artists.

Our mission is to provide the ENMU campus and surrounding communities' access to diverse and creative visual works through a variety of exhibitions, guest artist lectures and master workshops. The focus of the gallery is to connect all visitors with local, regional and national artists and designers. Furthermore, the gallery believes art is not limited to a static experience; rather participation in the creative process is essential to unlocking one's own creative abilities.

Our year-round gallery is open during GSSC hours of operation. Admission is free and open to the public.

Runnels Gallery Virtual Tour

Experience the Runnels Gallery's current exhibition from the comfort of your home through our virtual tour powered by Matterport technology.

University Juried Exhibition

Exhibition runs February 20 through March 21, 2024

K through ENMU

K through ENMU Juried Exhibition

Student artists across the region share their creative visual work in this fun juried art exhibition.

University Juried Art Exhibition

University Juried Exhibition

ENMU students share their creative visual work in this competitive and prestigious juried art exhibition.

Community Art Exhibition

Community Juried Exhibition

The Community Art Exhibit is an opportunity for local artists to submit their creative visual work in a competitive environment.

New Mexico and West Texas Art Educator Exhibition

N.M. and West Texas Art Educator Exhibition

Art educators across the region excel in the classroom and create beautiful, interesting works of art.

High School Art and Design Festival

Exhibiting Opportunities

The Runnels Gallery seeks artists and designers to share their creative work with the ENMU campus.

ENMU High School Art & Design Festival

ENMU High School Art & Design Festival

The festival features a variety of creative, hands-on workshops in visual art and graphic design for students and art educators to explore.

Displaying Art from the University Art Collection

University personnel may be loaned work from the University Art Collection for display in their ENMU-Portales office/building. Preview and selection of artwork is by appointment only. To make an appointment, visit

Art Display Appointment Request

Help Identify Art and Artists in the University Art Collection

Your insights will enrich our collection's documentation and enhance the appreciation and understanding of our shared cultural heritage. By contributing, you'll play a vital role in preserving and celebrating the legacy of artists and their works for future generations.

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