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Sneak peek of 'Project: Postcard' for friends of University Art Gallery

Before the 2017 "Project: Postcard" exhibit and fundraiser opens to the public, friends of the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University will have the opportunity to receive a "Friends Only" exhibition preview and Friends Project Postcard Auction.


A red rectangle with toast and fried egg on top and a yellow rectangle with two fried eggs and a piece of bacon for a smile.
This mixed media work is among works given to "Project: Postcard." Each year, the postcard-sized artwork is donated and created by alumni, faculty and students, as well as regional, national and international artists and exhibited anonymously for sale. (Courtesy photo)

Hundreds of pieces of postcard-sized art will be exhibited and sold during a fundraiser for the Department of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences Nov. 28-30. The presentation will culminate at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 in the University Art Gallery, with the postcard art sale and silent auction. The event is free and open to the public, however, if you would like to take home a piece of work, tickets are $40 per person and allow the ticket holder one postcard per ticket.

Friends of the University Art Gallery who renew their membership by Nov. 7 at the BFF level ($100) will receive a golden tiket at the UAG cocktail party and preview of this year's "Project: Postcard."

The artwork is donated and created by alumni, faculty and students, as well as regional, national and international artists. The 5-by-7-inch works of art will be exhibited anonymously and offered for sale. Proceeds will support the development of a new art facility.

“Funds raised through Project: Postcard will be used to support the D.W. Williams Hall Project, which will provide a new facility for our students and the community,” said Julia Barello. art professor and art department head. “Voters approved General Obligation Bond C for $22.5 million dollars for renovation and construction of D.W. Williams Hall, which currently houses the Department of Art and the University Art Gallery. However, an additional $1 million is needed to purchase furnishings and equipment to complete this state-of-the-art facility.”

To renew your friendship with the University Art Gallery or become a new friend, go to: uag.nmsu.edu and click on “Become a Friend of the UAG.” Or stop by the gallery on the NMSU campus in D.W. Williams Hall, 1390 East University Ave.

For more information, email artglry@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2545.