Works by more than 50 West Texas A&M University students and eight faculty members have been selected to hang in a prestigious annual exhibition at Amarillo Museum of Art.

The Amarillo College and West Texas A&M University student and faculty exhibition will open on April 5 and be on view through April 21. An opening reception will run from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on April 5 at the 2200 South Van Buren Street Museum in Amarillo.

The WT portion of the exhibition is curated by the University’s art faculty, which received 175 entries from 76 students. The 53 student works and eight faculty works showcase diverse media, including paintings, drawings, video art, sculpture, photography, and more.

The AC and WT joint exhibition has been regularly held at the AMOA since 1972.

This year, participating students from both WT and AC come from places like Amarillo, Texline, and Dallas. Panpa, Nigeria, Hereford, Dumas, Lubbock, White Deer, Abilene, Slaton Borger, Alamogordo, New Mexico, New Braunfels, Kress, Adrian, Canyon, Mustang, Oklahoma, Flower Mound, and Canadian.

Full-time WT facility members, all part of the Department of Art, Theatre, and Dance in WT’s Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities, featured in the show this year include Revett; Misty Gamble, assistant professor of art; Anna LEmnitzer, assistant professor of art and design; Marcus Melton, associate professor of art; Rob Weingart, instructor of art; and Revett.

Part-time arts instructors from WT whose respective works are featured in the exhibition this year include Jared Ellrod, Jason Sturgill, and William Wright.

 Cultivating an appreciation of the arts is a key component of the university’s long-range plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.

That plan is fueled by the historic One West comprehensive fundraising campaign, which reached its initial 125 million dollar goal 18 months after publicly launching in September 2021. The campaign’s new goal is to reach 175 million dollars by next year in 2025; currently, it has raised nearly 160 million dollars.