Innovative Law School Not-For-Profit Art Gallery Wows Viewers

Art GalleryThe University of New Mexico School of Law opened a Not-for-Profit Art Gallery in January 2013 with a Staff Show featuring artists who are also law school staff members. In April 2013, the Art Gallery launched a Student Show with work by law, fine arts, and biochemistry students. In August, the Gallery premiers the Law Faculty Show with art from four faculty members, and in October, the last show of the year will depict work from alumni and friends of the School of Law and the University.

The upcoming Law Faculty Show features four law school faculty members' work. Three of the faculty members (Professors Bergman, Burr and Homer) photograph natural and urban landscapes. The fourth (Professor Sedillo Lopez) produces bronze sculptures and religious retablos.

"The University of New Mexico School of Law Not-for-Profit Art Gallery is unique in the nation. I do not believe there is another law school with an art gallery dedicated to showcasing the art of its staff, students, faculty, alumni and supporters,” said Professor Sherri Burr, UNM Regents Professor, host of ARTS TALK, a weekly television she produces and hosts and the driver behind the law school’s Not-For-Profit Art Gallery.

“The Staff and Student shows have been successes. The ultimate goal is to have the Art Committee fund a scholarship for a creative law student," adds Burr.

The Law Faculty Show runs until September 30, 2013. The reception will include the artists, and is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20th, from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the UNM School of Law, 1117 Stanford N.E. The Art Committee will serve wine, cheese, and other delectable.

For further information, please contact Sherri Burr at 277-5650 or Mary Dewey at 277-0680.

August 6, 2013