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Second volume of SFA’s “Picturing Books” exhibition opens at Cole Art Center

The second volume of the exhibition “Picturing Books: Illustrations in Print from the 15th to the 20th Centuries” opens Jan. 21 at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. A reception for Volume...

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Sculpture For All 2019-21 - Call for Entry

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas, is accepting submissions from sculptors for our third Sculpture For All Outdoor Competition and Exhibition. Up to ten works will be selected for a 22-month exhibition in the Arboretum, one of the largest Azalea gardens in the nation. A stipend of up to $1000 will be awarded to each of the artists chosen. Additional cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded.

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Texas National 2020 - Call for Entry

Annually since 1995, The TEXAS NATIONAL Art Competition and Exhibition has been hosted by the School of Art in the College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University. The exhibition is held in the Ledbetter 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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Two outstanding Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art faculty members were honored during the 29th annual SFA Gala.

Faculty member awards presented during the Gala recognize innovation and excellence in teaching and research. Deans and chairs from 33 departments across SFA's six colleges nominated candidates. Lauren Selden, associate professor of art, is the recipient of the 2017 Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching. Candace Hicks, assistant professor in SFA's School of Art, is the recipient of the 2017 Faculty Achievement Award for Research.

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Current exhibitions

  • Pondering the Moment


    Griffith Gallery

    Featured artists: Aldo Ornelas Lopez, Kailan Counahan and Travis Walthall
  • Picturing Books Vol. 2


    The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Curated by Dr. John Handley and Dr. David A. Lewis, this exhibition will offer a series of "chapters" that explore the evolution of the print illustration beginning with the Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493 and ending with the artist books of the 20th century.
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Upcoming exhibitions

  • Italian Views


    Griffith Gallery

    Photographs by Christopher Talbot, Director, SFA School of Art

Recent exhibitions

  • Vintage Christmas Exhibition
  • Picturing Books Vol. 1
  • Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness