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Submit a proposal for an artwork honoring UNM student employees

by Patricia Campbell on 2019-01-17T14:00:17-07:00 in Library | Comments

Request for proposal: Artwork to Honor Student Employees

The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Science (ULLS) is soliciting proposals for a permanent durable art piece installation to commemorate student employee graduates of the College. Funding for student employee recognition programs in the ULLS has been generously provided by long-time supporters Jim and Mary Lois Hulsman.

The art piece will include student names and graduation dates and will be constructed such that it can be easily updated annually with a list of new student graduates. Examples on campus include Rhodes Scholar and Student Athletes GPA displays in the Student Union Atrium.

Artist will receive $750 honorarium and up to $1500 for supplies.

Proposals will be accepted through February 22 and the successful proposal will be announced soon afterwards.

Submission Requirements

Themes: Creativity is encouraged. Proposals for any format, including electronic or projected, are welcome. Book or library themes are encouraged.

The art piece must be wall mounted no more than 7 ft. X 7 ft. in size with no more than 12 ft. of relief.

The piece will be installed on the east side of the Zimmerman Learning Commons.

Eligibility: This call is open to all currently enrolled UNM students (undergraduate or graduate) in good standing as defined by the ASUMN Constitution. An individual student or a team (all members in good standing) may submit a proposal.

Send submission to

  • Email subject line: Zimmerman Hulsman Art Piece: First & Last name
  • Example: Zimmerman Hulsman Art Piece: Enrique Smith  

Word or PDF document with the following information:

  • Name and Banner # of artist
  • Art piece proposal: 50 to 100 words
  • Artist statement: 100-250 words

Image attachments (only JPG images of 180-300 dpi; min 1105 x 736; max 1838 x 1238)

  • Sketch of art piece proposed
  • Images of previous work by artist(s) – up to 5 images

Calendar: The piece much be complete and installed by (May 1 2019) and a public unveiling will coincide with the 2019 student graduation ceremony.


  • February 22nd                         Deadline for submissions
  • On or before March 8th          Winning entry announced
  • On or before May 3rd             Construction and installation completed
  • Dedication TBD

Selection Process:

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


  • Selected artist will receive $750 honorarium
  • Materials of approximately $1500

Submit questions to



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