Presented by the ENMU Runnels Gallery, K through ENMU is an annual spring event celebrating art education and the achievements of art students. The juried exhibition is free to enter and open to public, private or homeschooled students in kindergarten through their senior year of high school.
We urge art educators to get involved by encouraging their students to enter work in this fun and exciting juried exhibition. Selected artwork from each grade will be on display in the Runnels Gallery and an awards ceremony will be held in honor of the artists selected for exhibition.
Submission Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023
Important Exhibition Dates
|Friday, March 10, 2023||Submission deadline|
|Friday, March 31, 2023||Deadline to have selected work delivered to the gallery|
|Monday, April 10, 2023||Exhibition opens to the general public|
|Friday, May 5, 2023 | Time TBA||Public artists' reception|
|Friday, May 5, 2023||Exhibition closes|
The juried exhibition is open to public, private or homeschooled students in kindergarten through their senior year of high schoolthat live within the United States.
Entry Fee and Number of Submissions Permitted
Entry fees are not collected for this exhibition. Artists may submit up to ten pieces of art.
Media and Size Restrictions
All media types are welcome. Artwork must be original, completed within one year of the entry deadline and may not have been previously shown at the Runnels Gallery. Artwork must be stable and capable of fitting through a standard doorway. Artwork that requires suspension from the ceiling, water, perishable food or electricity is prohibited.
Theme/Subject Matter Requirements
Artwork of any theme may be submitted to the exhibition. Artists will be adjudicated in the following areas and may consider these when selecting pieces for submission.
- First Impression – How powerful is the first impression?
- Originality and Creativity– To what degree of originality and creativity does the work speak?
- Artist's Voice – Is the artist's voice felt in the work and can their personal perspective of the world around them be seen?
Jury of Selections and Awards
The exhibition is juried by a panel of art educators and art enthusiasts. The panel will choose selections from each grade level for inclusion in the exhibition, as well as first, second and third place for each division and an overall Best of Show chosen from the entire body of work submitted. Divisions include:
- Elementary Division (Kindergarten-4th Grade)
- Middle/Junior High School Division (5th Grade-8th Grade)
- High School Division (9th Grade-12th Grade)
How to Submit Work to the Exhibition
Artists will submit their work for this exhibition using the gallery' online submission form below. An online submission form must be used for each piece of art entered into the exhibition. In addition to the standard biographical information, the following information must be included:
- Title of piece
- Media type
- Sales price (if for sale)
- Unframed dimensions (inches only)
- Photograph of the work being submitted (JPEG files only)
Artist's work will be juried based upon the photographic evidence of the artwork being submitted. Consider the following recommendations to best capture an art piece in a photograph:
- Artwork should be properly lit. Lighting that is too bright or too dark can negatively affect colors, diminish or hide detail and may create the inability to clearly and accurately see the work. When lighting artwork, glare can be avoided by removing glass or other protective elements in front of the artwork. Adjusting the angle of the artwork, camera or light source can also reduce glare. Avoid using lights that emit yellow or blue tones.
- Artwork should be level and positioned in the center of the photograph.
- Two-dimensional works must be photographed without matting and framing.
- Three-dimensional works must be photographed using a neutral background and stable surface. Consider using a lightbox to photograph three-dimensional work.
- Photographs should be focused properly.
- Adjust camera's image quality setting to "fine" or the highest resolution possible.
- File format must be JPEG.
- See the How to Photograph Your Artwork instructional sheet
Acceptance into the Exhibition and Delivery of Work
- All artists will be notified about their acceptance through their email account.
- Artwork chosen for inclusion in the exhibition must be delivered to the Runnels Gallery by the required delivery date and must be finished (ready for presentation). Artwork can be delivered by appointment only or shipped to the gallery.
- The gallery reserves the right to refuse any work deemed unfinished or those which are delivered after the deadline.
- Accepted pieces must remain on display until the close of the exhibition and must be claimed within 30 days after the exhibition's conclusion. If artwork is unclaimed, it will become the property of the Runnels Gallery and the ENMU Department of Art.
- Artists are solely responsible for the delivery and retrieval of their work. The artist's name, title of the work, medium and price information must be secured to the back of the work and must be legible (type is preferred).
Presentation Ready Requirements for Accepted Work
All work must be finished at the time of delivery. Suggested presentation standards include:
Submitted Two-Dimensional Work
- Work should be matted or attached to a display board. Suggested matte/display board colors are white, black, charcoal, or any shade of gray.
- Paintings with large wooden stretchers with painted canvas overlap do not require framing.
- Dry mounting to foam/gatorboard with imagery flush (bleed off) to all four edges acceptable.
Submitted Three-Dimensional Work
- Work must be stable.
- Work requiring special/custom stands for presentation must be provided by the artist at time of delivery
Eastern New Mexico University will exercise due care in handling all artwork submitted. ENMU, the Runnels Gallery, the Department of Art, the Golden Student Success Center or any of their agents will not be responsible for loss or damage to any artwork, whether such work is on display, in storage, or in transit to or from the artist. All accepted artwork must remain on display until the close of the exhibition. ENMU assumes the right to photograph any work for catalog or publicity purposes and to use the artist's name. The submission of artwork to this exhibit will be understood to imply agreement and consent on the part of the artist with the conditions set forth here. I hereby agree to the liability clause and to abide by all the rules and stipulations set forth in this exhibition.
Submission Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023
For more information contact Bryan Hahn at
2020 Selected Artists
|Artist Name||Grade Level||School Name||City||State||Title of Artwork||Type of Media||Award Placement|
|Arria Arenivar||Kindergarten||Melrose Elementary School||Melrose||NM||The Princess and The Yodeler||Marker||Elementary: Second Place|
|Harli Windham||Kindergarten||Melrose Elementary School||Melrose||NM||Dragon and Damsel||Marker|
|Isabella Houser||Kindergarten||Brown Elementary School||Portales||NM||Alicorn Cat Country||Crayon and pencil|
|Lily Sweeten||Kindergarten||Brown Early Childhood Center||Portales||NM||Color Butterfly||Clay|
|Sawyer Jean Seifert||Kindergarten||Brown Elementary School||Portales||NM||Groovy Awesome Peace||Acrylic|
|Ashamery Vigil-Sandoval||First Grade||Mora Elementary School||Mora||NM||Untitled||Watercolor|
|Dakodi Smid||First Grade||Dora Consolidated School||Dora||NM||The Wonderful Jellyfish||Acrylic, paper mache and sea shells|
|Gabriel Martinez||First Grade||Mora Elementary School||Mora||NM||The Cat||Watercolor|
|Grace Walton||First Grade||James Elementary School||Portales||NM||Jumping Across Mountains||Marker|
|Jeramiah Ramos||First Grade||James Elementary School||Portales||NM||Surfs Up!||Watercolor|
|Bailey Montoya||Second Grade||Mora Elementary School||Mora||NM||The Cat||Watercolor|
|Bently Noble||Second Grade||Melrose Elementary School||Melrose||NM||The Sparky||Watercolor|
|Glisten Aguirri||Second Grade||James Elementary School||Portales||NM||Fallen Leaves||Tempera|
|Keilah McCord||Second Grade||McCord Classical Academy||Clovis||NM||Golden Pumpkin||Acrylic|
|Rudiger Gossett||Second Grade||James Elementary School||Portales||NM||Sail Away||Chalk|
|Bryn Privett||Third Grade||Valencia Elementary School||Portales||NM||Animal Coop Quilt||Collage||Elementary: Third Place|
|Isabella French||Third Grade||Mora Elementary School||Mora||NM||The Snake||Watercolor||Elementary: First Place|
|Kaylie Ann McDonald||Third Grade||Melrose Elementary School||Melrose||NM||The Bridge Cat||Pencil and crayon|
|Lucia Walton||Third Grade||Valencia Elementary School||Portales||NM||Georgia O'Keefe's Sunset||Crayon|
|Noelani Music||Third Grade||Melrose Elementary School||Melrose||NM||Park to Office||Colored pencil|
|Aleigha Hare||Fourth Grade||Mora Elementary School||Mora||NM||The Sunset||Watercolor|
|Javan McCord||Fourth Grade||McCord Classical Academy||Clovis||NM||Untitled||Acrylic|
|Joel A. Herrera||Fourth Grade||Mora Elementary School||Mora||NM||The Lobo||Watercolor|
|Kyrra Payne||Fourth Grade||Melrose Elementary School||Melrose||NM||Rainbow||Acrylic|
|Lauren Muraco||Fourth Grade||Sandia Elementary School||Clovis||NM||Baby Dragon in Space||Mixed media|
|Angelyna Ruiz||Fifth Grade||Mora Elementary School||Mora||NM||The Turtle||Watercolor|
|Skyler Massey||Fifth Grade||Lindsey Steiner Elementary School||Portales||NM||Rising & Falling||Oil pastels|
|Tessa Shortt||Fifth Grade||Floyd Municipals Schools||Floyd||NM||Happy||Watercolor|
|Tiffany Roach||Fifth Grade||Melrose Elementary School||Melrose||NM||Farm Animals||Pencil|
|Xochilt Garcia||Fifth Grade||Zia Elementary School||Clovis||NM||Fishing||Acrylic|
|Gianna Campos||Sixth Grade||Santa Rosa Middle School||Santa Rosa||NM||Dream||Paint and cotton||Junior High: Second Place|
|Gladys Garcia Torres||Sixth Grade||Watson Junior High School||Muleshoe||TX||Untitled||Colored pencil|
|Mireya Garcia||Sixth Grade||Watson Junior High School||Muleshoe||TX||Untitled||Colored pencil|
|Preslie Cavett||Sixth Grade||Fort Sumner Middle School||Fort Sumner||NM||Pretty Peacock||Scratch art||Junior High School: Third Place|
|Selah Smith||Sixth Grade||Watson Junior High School||Muleshoe||TX||Untitled||Mixed media|
|Cayley Martell||Seventh Grade||Marshall Middle School||Clovis||NM||Blooming||Acrylic|
|Dawson Tucker||Seventh Grade||Sudan Junior High School||Sudan||TX||Family Tree||Watercolor and black pen|
|Jude Montoya||Seventh Grade||Portales Junior High School||Portales||NM||Broken Mirror||Watercolor marker|
|Sanjana Chava||Seventh Grade||Portales Junior High School||Portales||NM||My Colorful Life||Watercolor marker|
|Trinity Brijalba||Seventh Grade||Highland Middle School||Hobbs||NM||Yumi Komori (OC)||Paint markers|
|Alexandra Arceo||Eigth Grade||Portales Junior High School||Portales||NM||Happy Shoe||Paper sculpture|
|Anastasia Soto||Eigth Grade||Watson Junior High School||Muleshoe||TX||Altea||Watercolor|
|Aymara Rosales||Eigth Grade||Mountain View Middle School||Roswell||NM||A New Start||Watercolor pencils|
|Azlyn Crain||Eigth Grade||Yucca Middle School||Clovis||NM||Chief Dollar Dog||Graphite|
|Emely Enriquez||Eigth Grade||Mountain View Middle School||Roswell||NM||Abyss||Colored pencil|
|Gracie Beevers||Eigth Grade||Marshall Middle School||Clovis||NM||Yours||Acrylic|
|James Griego||Eigth Grade||Fort Sumner Middle School||Fort Sumner||NM||Majestic Eagle||Linoleum block print|
|Savannah Stanczak||Eigth Grade||Fort Sumner Middle School||Fort Sumner||NM||Rascally Raccoon||Scratch art||Junior High: First Place|
|Shaylee Seright||Eigth Grade||Portales Junior High School||Portales||NM||Sunset Silhouette||Cardstock|
|Aaliyah Rey||High School Freshman||Muleshoe High School||Muleshoe||TX||Head in the Clouds||Acrylic|
|Brennan Cooper||High School Freshman||Texico High School||Texico||NM||Welcome to My Wonderland||Copic markers|
|Carlos Castillo III||High School Freshman||Farwell High School||Farwell||TX||Out in Space||Mixed media|
|Elicia Vallejos||High School Freshman||Fort Sumner High School||Fort Sumner||NM||Pineapple in Purple and Blue||Linoleum block print|
|Elizabeth Majkrzak||High School Freshman||Clovis High School Freshman Academy||Clovis||NM||Ocean Spray||Colored pencil|
|Evangelese Enriquez||High School Freshman||Fort Sumner High School||Fort Sumner||NM||Green Apple, Red Apple||Linoleum block print|
|Jalene Andreas||Ninth Grade||Fort Sumner High School||Fort Sumner||NM||City of Color||Acrylic|
|Morgan Thorn||High School Freshman||Clovis High School Freshman Academy||Clovis||NM||Crying on the Inside||Graphite||High School: Third Place|
|Noah J. Taylor||High School Freshman||Caprock High School||Amarillo||TX||April at Rest||Graphite|
|Daejon Coronado||High School Sophomore||Fort Sumner High School||Fort Sumner||NM||Zebra||Linoleum block print|
|December Griffith||High School Sophomore||Portales High School||Portales||NM||Superheroes?||Graphite and ink|
|Guerrero Olmos Jr.||High School Sophomore||Farwell High School||Farwell||TX||Curves||Colored pencil|
|Hannah Leyva||High School Sophomore||Denver City High School||Denver City||TX||Sisters||Ink||High School: First Place|
|Jolene Spurlin||High School Sophomore||Fort Sumner High School||Fort Sumner||NM||Exotic Eye||Linoleum block print|
|Justin Fuentes||High School Sophomore||Clovis High School||Clovis||NM||Untitled||Ink|
|Precious B. Quiah||High School Sophomore||Caprock High School||Amarillo||TX||Self-portrait||Colored pencil and ink|
|R.J. F. Hintergardt||High School Sophomore||Caprock High School||Amarillo||TX||Automobiles at Caprock High||Graphite||High School: Second Place|
|Tiana Hall||High School Sophomore||Clovis High School||Clovis||NM||Blank Canvas||Pencil and pastel|
|Adrian Munoz||High School Junior||Farwell High School||Farwell||TX||Whatever Floats Your Goat||Photography|
|Anahi Perez||High School Junior||Denver City High School||Denver City||TX||Southwest||Charcoal|
|Elda Vrrutia||High School Junior||Texico High School||Texico||NM||Desert Sunset||Weaving|
|Jacee Hagler||High School Junior||Texico High School||Texico||NM||New Mexico Breeze||Weaving|
|Jayce Victor||High School Junior||Elida Municipal Schools||Portales||NM||Bloom||Watercolor|
|Leo Ruiz||High School Junior||Farwell High School||Farwell||TX||Harpur||Ceramics|
|Shyanne Jones||High School Junior||Farwell High School||Farwell||TX||Beauty Within the Heart||Scratch art|
|Sylvia Galvan||High School Junior||Farwell High School||Farwell||TX||The Gift of Love||Ceramics|
|Veronica Roa||High School Junior||Sudan High School||Sudan||TX||Nichole||Acrylic|
|Aaron Meza||High School Senior||Farwell High School||Farwell||TX||Astro World||Mixed media|
|Evan Kovacs||High School Senior||Clovis High School||Clovis||NM||Prob3||Watercolor and ink|
|Gabriel Vara||High School Senior||Farwell High School||Farwell||TX||Her Majesty of R&B||Acrylic|
|Gage C. Jennings||High School Senior||Caprock High School||Amarillo||TX||Hedley's World||Graphite|
|Katie Hollen||High School Senior||Denver City High School||Denver City||TX||Static||Acrylic|
|Luke Leal||High School Senior||Muleshoe High School||Muleshoe||TX||Eye on the Prize||Colored pencil and white paint pen|
|Teaya Johnson||High School Senior||Clovis High School||Clovis||NM||Mother Nature||Pencil|
|Victoria Rose Warwick||High School Senior||Clovis Christian School||Clovis||NM||Needle Felted Fox||Needle felt|
|Arien Mendoza||College Freshman||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||TX||Untitled||Pencil|
|Catherine Frechette||College Freshman||Central New Mexico Community College||Albuquerque||NM||Consorting With Dragons||Mixed media|
|Citlali Torres||College Freshman||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||NM||Cubicles||Ink|
|Marissa Martinez||College Freshman||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||NM||Self-portrait||Pencil|
|Van Thang||College Freshman||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||TX||Family of the Valley||College||Best of Show|
|Alysha Guss||College Sophomore||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||NM||Fake Smile||Pen, pencil and marker|
|Bryce D. Thompson||College Sophomore||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||NM||A Funny, Clever Company Slogan Right Here||Advertising design|
|Issac Martinez||College Sophomore||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||NM||Abstract Planet||Graphite|
|Michele Perry||College Sophomore||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||NM||Fisherman||Mixed media||College: Second Place|
|Raven Lente||College Sophomore||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||NM||Mythos Retold: Icarus Strives||Digital painting|
|Ashley Parker||College Junior||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||NM||Bytes & Brushes Magazine||Magazine design|
|Autumn Burrows||College Junior||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||NM||Beauty in Horror||Acrylic|
|Cindy Gentry||College Junior||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||NM||Wild Spirit||Graphite|
|Devon Segura||College Junior||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||NM||Playing in the Rain||Oil|
|Louis Bolander||College Junior||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||NM||Crushing||Pen|
|Trenna McKinley||College Junior||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||NM||The Feeling of Grace||Mixed media||College: First Place|
|Kynzie Amarilla||College Senior||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||NM||Shyanne||Colored pencil|
|Maegan Stegemoeller||College Senior||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||NM||The Universal Circuit||Stippling|
|Marguerite Rene Frechette||College Senior||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||NM||Eve's Fro||Digital illustration and typography|
|Vanessa Miranda||College Senior||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||NM||Don't Be Scared||Oil||College: Third Place|
|Yessica Rodriguez Puente||College Senior||Eastern New Mexico University||Portales||NM||Branding Project (Illustration)||Digital illustration|