The faculty of the UNM Art Department are pleased to announce the new Covington-Rhode Senior Prize in Art!

2019 Cynthia Marris

Cynthia Marris 2018 “Adriana” Screen printed wall installation first floor Art Building. Dimensions variable.

The Covington-Rhode Senior Prize in Art at The University of New Mexico recognizes outstanding achievement of our undergraduate art students during their senior year, promotes professionalism and excellence in the visual arts, and motivates and encourages all art students to achieve their fullest potential throughout their years in the program. The competition is open to graduating seniors (undergraduates) earning a degree in the Art Department who have a studio practice. The competition will give students the experience to exhibit their artwork and participate in a professional evaluation. Recipient(s) will be recognized at the College of Fine Arts Spring Convocation.

The Covington-Rhode Prize was established in 2018 by Patricia Covington and Shari Rhode.   Dr. Covington earned two degrees, a BA in Art and a BA in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico in 1968.  She worked at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL for 33 years: as Assistant Director in the School of Art, Associate Director of Admissions and Records, and Director of Academic Programs under the Provost.  Shari Rhode was legal counsel and chief trial attorney at Southern Illinois University for thirty years, and is now the sole owner of Rhode Law Firm in Carbondale, IL.