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)


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
    • 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.


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

Submission deadline: 

February 24, 2024

Questions? Contact Glenn Koelling

Selection process and timeline:

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


• 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.