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NMSU's 'Project Postcard' offers miniature artwork to benefit art department

Hundreds of pieces of postcard-sized artwork will be showcased at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery from Nov. 27–30 during a fundraiser to support the replacement of D.W. Williams Hall, the new art building which will provide an innovative and new space to support the needs of both the NMSU Department of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences and the University Art Gallery.


Two boulders on a plain
One of the anonymous pieces of postcard art shows two boulders on an open plain with the caption "Two of a kind." It is among hundreds of miniature art that will be exhibited and sold during the "Project: Postcard" fundraiser at NMSU's University Art Gallery Nov. 27-30. (Courtesy photo)
art made of fabric, concrete with a bolt and nut sticking out
One of the anonymous pieces of 5-by-7-inch artwork is created from fabric and hardware. It is among hundreds of pieces that will be exhibited and sold during the "Project: Postcard" fundraiser at NMSU's University Art Gallery Nov. 27-30. (Courtesy photo)
Shows a house shadow over a colorful background of lines and shapes
This anonymous post-card-sized piece is among hundreds of miniature artworks that will be exhibited and sold during the "Project: Postcard" 2017 fundraiser at NMSU's University Art Gallery Nov. 27-30. (Courtesy photo)

Voters approved General Obligation Bond C for $22.5 million dollars for renovation and construction of D.W. Williams Hall. However, an additional $1 million is needed to purchase furnishings and equipment to complete this state-of-the-art facility.

According to a report commissioned by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, the arts and culture industry contributes $5.6 billion dollars a year to the state’s economy. Defined broadly, the report shows the arts and culture industry provides 10 percent of all jobs in the state, more than construction and manufacturing combined.

“Proceeds from ‘Project: Postcard’ 2017 will support the Department of Art’s educational mission to provide an environment that facilitates collaboration and interdisciplinary crossover while fostering innovation, creativity, experimentation, and technical expertise,” said Julia Barello, art professor and art department head.

The exhibit will culminate with the art sale on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Event tickets are $40 per person and entitle the ticket holder to one piece of art for each ticket purchased.

“‘Project: Postcard’ is a great way to have your work displayed in a gallery, and contribute to and be a part of our art community,” said Valerie Devereaux, NMSU bachelor of fine arts student. “It is crucial to have a new building for art making to foster the best creative growth possible for students.”

The artwork has been 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.

Tickets can be purchased at the NMSU Department of Art, in D.W. Williams Hall, Room 100 A. and the Cutter Gallery located on the corner of University Ave. and El Paseo.

“Project: Postcard 2017” is sponsored by the Devasthali Family Foundation Fund, a fund in the Community Foundation of Southern, New Mexico. For more information about “Project: Postcard,” please visit: http://artdepartment.nmsu.edu or Facebook: Project Postcard New Mexico State University.