Our Department of Art and the Runnels Gallery is proud to offer the third annual High School Art & Design Festival beginning on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The two and a half day festival begins at noon on April 11 and will feature a variety of creative, hands-on workshops in visual art and graphic design, and a juried art and design exhibition.

If you are a high school senior planning to pursue a degree in visual art or graphic design you have the opportunity to participate in a portfolio review where you can earn an ENMU art scholarship.

Festival Registration Form

Who Can Attend?

If you are a high school student or art educator, you qualify to participate. You are welcome to attend individually or as a school group.

Registration Information

Student Early Bird Fee:

$20 per person postmarked on or before Friday, March 29, 2019

Student Registration Fee:

$30 per person postmarked on or after Saturday, March 30, 2019

Teacher/Parent Registration Fee:

First two teacher/parent registrations for each student group are free; $20 fee for each additional teacher/parent

Why Attend?

You'll be able to connect with other artists, enhance your artistic ability and be creatively inspired. You'll learn from, and create art alongside, ENMU students and faculty of professional artists and designers throughout the festival.

Potential Festival Workshop Topics

  • Printmaking
  • Watercolor
  • Figure Drawing
  • Ceramics (wheel and glazing)
  • Photography
  • Mixed-media techniques
  • Painting
  • Digital illustration/painting
  • Graphic design (varied topics)
  • Three-dimensional design

Portfolio Review and Scholarship Competition

High school seniors may participate in the portfolio review and scholarship competition on the last day of the festival. Senior artists are asked to present four to six of their highest-quality works before a faculty panel. Faculty will review the portfolios and provide participants with comments.

All presenters will be considered for an ENMU art scholarship award. Please reference the Portfolio Entry Form for more details.

View registration form >

Student and Faculty Juried Exhibition

Students and faculty attending the festival may submit their personal artwork for the juried student and faculty art exhibition. A panel will review all works submitted and select the highest-ranked pieces for a one-day show on Friday, April 12.

Pieces selected for the student exhibition will compete for best of show, second place and third place. Pieces selected for the faculty exhibition will compete for the best of show award. The exhibition may include all media types, however, participants may submit only one art piece.

Please reference the Registration Entry Form for more details.

View the Juried Exhibition Registration Form >

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019

Festival Registration Forms

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). Prices do not include sales tax; for tax exemption please bring your Tax Exempt Number to the dining hall at time of purchase. In order to receive the special meal rate you must contact ENMU Dining Services at 575.562.2809 48-hours prior to your visit.

Special Meal Rate with 48-hour Advance Notice

  • $5.50 (plus tax) lunch weekdays (M-F)
  • $7.50 (plus tax) dinner weeknights (M-F)
  • $7.50 (plus tax) weekends (Saturday, opens at 10 a.m.)

Standard Meal Rate without Advance Notice

  • $9.25 (plus tax) lunch weekdays (M-F)
  • $10.25 (plus tax) dinner weeknights (M-F)
  • $9.25 (plus tax) weekends (Saturday and Sunday, opens at 10 a.m.)

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.

For More Information Contact

Department of Art
ENMU Station 54
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
800.FOR.ENMU (800.367.3668)
Phone: 575.562.2778