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'Endless Dusk: An Icelandic Exhibition' highlights SFA students' artwork

Stephen F. Austin State University art students who participated in a Maymester study abroad program in Iceland will present the course work they created in an exhibition to show Sept. 10 through 21 in the lower art building on the SFA campus.

"Endless Dusk: An Icelandic Experience" will open with a reception at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in the student galleries.

This past May, 10 SFA art students traveled to the Baer Art Center in northern Iceland where they observed and explored the Icelandic landscape and responded by making creative work:...

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REFINED Biennial Competition & Exhibition 2018 - Call for Entry

REFINED is a biennial exhibition of jewelry and metalwork hosted by the Art Metals program in the School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) since 1998. The exhibition is held in the 1332 square-foot Reavley Gallery of the Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, located at 329 E. Main Street in historic downtown Nacogdoches, Texas.

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Current exhibitions

Upcoming exhibitions

  • Kymia Nawabi Exhibition


    The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Kymia Nawabi Exhibition
  • REFINED


    The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    REFINED is a biennial exhibition of jewelry and metalwork hosted by the Art Metals program in the School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) since 1998. The exhibition is held in the 1332 square-foot Reavley Gallery of the Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, located at 329 E. Main Street in historic downtown Nacogdoches, Texas. We would like to celebrate our 10th anniversary by following the theme of our namesake. Refined, based on Webster’s definition, means free from impurities, fastidious, cultivated, precise, and exact. Each of these broad definitions could be considered through design, narrative content, social/political work, and other various representations. Entries may include work that honors “refined” in the broadest sense while embracing the diverse field of metalworking and jewelry. Jewelry, vessels, utensils, installation, and sculpture will be considered. We encourage the use of a wide variety of materials and techniques. We are proud that REFINED has been a continuous presence in Texas allowing for talented jurors and participants to cross paths. With an average of 60 works from all over the country (including international presence), this exhibition offers a diverse view of the field in an educational contemporary environment. Regional support as well as a short journey from Houston or Dallas ensures foot traffic through this unique exhibition.

Recent exhibitions

  • Watercolor East Texas Annual Juried Exhibition
  • Nacogdoches Photographic Association Annual Juried Exhibition
  • Annual 12 x 12 Scholarship Fundraiser