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SFA’s Texas National virtual exhibition postponed until May 5

Due to technical difficulties in the virtual judging process for this year’s Texas National Competition and Exhibition at Stephen F. Austin State University, the video of the exhibition and announcement of the winning entries will not be available for viewing until the afternoon of Tuesday, May 5, according to officials with The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting closure of Cole Art Center, a virtual exhibition had been planned for late April. But the walking-tour video will not be available...

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Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and its art galleries wish graduating art students “good luck” in all their future endeavors. The faculty and staff have missed seeing the students over the past few weeks, and they look forward to seeing them at art events in the future.


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SFA College of Fine Arts cancels all performances through end of spring semester

Current exhibitions

  • Texas National


    The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Although The Cole Art Center is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, art lovers will still be able to view all of the artwork and the winning entries in the 26th Texas National Competition and Exhibition, Stephen F. Austin State University’s acclaimed art competition and exhibition, which can be seen virtually starting the afternoon of Tuesday, May 5 and running through June 13. This year’s exhibition will be in video format that will be posted on the SFA School of Art Facebook page and website. The show will include approximately 60 pieces of art, including photography, painting, sculpture and mixed media, according to John Handley, director of SFA galleries. An online catalogue will also be provided. The School of Art’s annual juried competition and exhibition attracts entrants from across the United States, providing artists an opportunity to have their work juried by highly acclaimed curators and critics, such as this year’s juror, Annette Lawrence, professor of studio art in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas. She will critique and judge the entries with the assistance of a walk-through video.

Recent exhibitions

  • Pondering the Moment
  • Vintage Christmas Exhibition
  • Picturing Books Vol. 1