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.

Community Juried Art Exhibition

Exhibition runs May 28-July 26, 2024

Juried Exhibition Opportunities

Juried Exhibition Opportunities

Enter your artwork in one of our competitive and prestigious juried art exhibitions.

New Mexico and West Texas Art Educator Exhibition

Opportunities for Art Educators

Celebrating the artistic, scholarly, and professional achievements of art educators across the region.

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.

High School Art and Design Festival

University Art Collection

Explore artists and their artwork that are part of the University’s permanent art collection.

High School Art and Design Festival

Exhibiting Opportunities

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

Discover the Wonders of Learning!

Embark on an educational journey by scheduling a free tour of Eastern New Mexico University's premier museums, galleries, and collections. Whether you're a school group eager to enhance your curriculum, a community organization looking to inspire, or any group in between, we offer a vibrant exploration of history, art, science, and culture.

Our meticulously curated exhibits invite visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in the wonders of the past and present. From the awe-inspiring discoveries in our science collections to the breathtaking beauty in our art gallery and collection, there's something to spark curiosity and ignite the imagination of every attendee.

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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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