Public Art Selection Made for City of Rio Rancho

The winning design for public art has been selected for the Unser Boulevard corridor that serves as an entry way into Rio Rancho. Artist Erica Hoverter’s design was selected at the July 27th SSCAFCA Board of Directors’ meeting.


This project is a collaborative effort with the City of Rio Rancho (CORR) and the Rio Rancho Arts Commission (RRAC).
The murals represent New Mexico scenes, including flora and fauna and the selection committee praised Hoverter’s use of recycled materials in the mural designs. The artwork will cover approximately 220 square feet on three 11-foot tall monument structures and an additional 100 square feet of artistic work along a portion of the 400-foot long wall structure being constructed for flood control.

The murals will be made from recycled tempered glass and permanently sealed surfaces, materials that are weather resistant and easily maintained. The monuments should be completed by December 2012 and will be maintained by the City of Rio Rancho (CORR).

The selection committee members included:


Linda Laitner, Project Manager, RRAC

Mark Conkling and Steve House, SSCAFCA

Jay Hart, CORR

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Margaret Oster, RRAC

Peter Smith, Public Representative

Carol Tulenko, Presbyterian Rust Medical Center


The photos show a sample three of the panels of the winning design.