Spectra Art Gallery

Located in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico, the Spectra Gallery highlights the creative works of honors students and alumni. The gallery also exhibits contemporary artists through annual solo shows. The gallery is open during the week, excluding holidays, Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.


Artistic selections are made by a team of UNM faculty members from honors and the art department. Calls for annual student and alumni exhibitions will be made via the Honors College newsletter and social media. For information about applying for a solo show, see this application.

Open Calls for Art

Honors College Student Juried Exhibition Deadline: 12/2/22; Show will be 1/13/23-4/21/23

Honors College Call for Solo Artist Exhibitions

Current Exhibition

Honors College Alumni Art Exhibition

Hyunju Blemel - Modern Dirndl

Caitlin Carcerano - Reclamation, Sunshine, and Tender (after ophelia)

Rowan Derrick - From the Depths

Lindsey Turnbow - Wake Up

Previous Exhibitions

Bright Field, by Anna Westfall 

Spectra Gallery housed in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico is hosting an art installation, Bright Field, by Anna Westfall. Westfall is an alumna of the MFA program (2005) in sculpture and ceramics at UNM and a professor of art at Eastern Mennonite University. 

Her work is a study of life at both its most microscopic and macroscopic levels through ceramic forms. As Westfall’s artist statement outlines, “the surfaces of the dark sculptures originate from microscopic images that were often documented and studied using brightfield microscopy. They reference structures of viruses, pollen, cancer cells, or bacteria. By exploring objects that range from a mere nuisance to deadly, the unpredictable nature of life is examined.” For more of Anna’s work visit: https://www.annawestfall.com/ 

The exhibition will be on view in Spectra Gallery from August 1st to October 7th, 2022 and is open to the public. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. 

Read this article about Anna's work from the Daily Lobo, written by Sierra Martinez.

Read the press release about Anna's work from the UNM Newsroom.

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Presence, Honors Student Exhibition, Spring 2022

The University of New Mexico Honors College is showcasing the creative works of honors students in the exhibition, Presence. Honors students, Rachael Buffett, Gabriella Mareza, Lucien Guy, April Vihlidal, Jeanie Vo, and Alina Vulcan have work in the exhibition which will be on view in the Honors College Spectra Gallery from January 28 to April 1, 2022. Join us for a public closing reception on April 1 from 4:30-6 pm.

Presence, Honors Student Exhibition show poster

Spectra Gallery wall with honors Art

Honors art

female nude on beach painitng

sculpture

comic book page art

yellow and white crochet mandala

New Visions, Honors Student Exhibition, Fall 2021

The University of New Mexico Honors College is showcasing the creative works of honors students in the exhibition, New Visions. Honors students, Andrew Jogi, Coti Kremer, Sydney Nesbit, Madison Otero, Alana Robinson, and Taryn Roe have work in the exhibition which will be on view in the honors college gallery from September 13th to December 20th 2021.

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A Yellow Rose Project, National Photography Exhibition, Fall 2020

Yellow Rose Exhibition