Current Space Projects

Centennial Science and Engineering Library Mural
Call for Proposals 

 UNM student artists are invited to submit an application to pait a mural in the Centennial Science and Engineering Library hallway. The theme of the mural should focus on highlighting New Mexico landscapes, nature or the outdoors. The selected artist/team will paint the mural in the summer of 2023. This project is for an impermanent mural, with a lifetime of three to five years. The mural will be documented (artist’s notes, photographs, etc.) prior to elimination.  

Photo of Centennial Library HallwayThe hallway is in Lower Level 2 of Centennial Science and Engineering Library. Applicants are encouraged to visit the space in person. (Remember to bring your Lobocard or an ID for entry)

Eligibility:

The submission call is open to all currently enrolled UNM students. An individual student or a team (all members must be enrolled UNM students) may submit a proposal.

Submission guidelines: 

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  • Send submissions to Glenn Koelling at gkoelling@unm.edu
    • Email subject line: CSEL Mural Project: First & Last name(s)
      • Example: CSEL Mural Project: Jorge Garcia
  • Word or PDF document with the following REQUIRED information
    • Name(s)
    • Banner number for each artist
    • Mural proposal: 50-100 words. Please include anticipated dimensions.
    • Artist statement: 100-250 words
  • Image Attachments (only JPG images of 180-300 dpi; min 1105 x 736; max 1838 x 1238)
    • Sample image. Sample must not be computer generated. The sample needs to be a hand drawing (digital sketch tools like Procreate or Illustrator are fine) or painting.
    • Images of previous work by artists(s) - up to 5 images
  • Multiple submissions are allowed.

Award

  • Selected artist ( or team) will receive a $2,000 stipend and a materials budget.

Submission deadline: 

February 24, 2024

Questions? Contact Glenn Koelling gkoelling@unm.edu

Selection process and timeline:

The selection committee will review each submission based on the themes above, artist, statement and artistic quality.

TIMELINE: 

• December 12, 2022 - Call for submissions opens 

• February 24, 2023 - Deadline for submissions 

• March 24, 2023 - Selected mural announced 

• May-July 2023 - Mural painted 

• August 1 2023 – Mural finished 

• August - Mural unveiling ceremony 

 

Lois Friday Hulsman Graduate Commons

With the full support of the Graduate and Professional Student Association and the Office of the Provost, a new Graduate Student Commons will be constructed in Zimmerman Library in the basement. Major funding for the commons is being provided by a generous gift from Jim and Mary Lois Hulsman, supplemented by a NM legislative allocation. Planning has already started with a target opening date of Fall 2023.