The faculty of the UNM Department of Art are pleased to announce the new Covington-Rhode Senior Prize in Art, which will be awarded in the spring semester of 2019.

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, to promote professionalism and excellence in the visual arts, and motivate and encourage all art students to achieve their fullest potential throughout their years in the program.  As a competitive award, the competition will be open to graduating seniors (undergraduates) earning a degree in Art and will give them experience exhibiting their artwork and participating in a professional evaluation.  The 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.


Jesse Davila
Shay Gardner
Cynthia Marris
Katherine Overton
Lisa Samudio
Alaina Wiwi