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‘The Music of Silence’ featured in SFA’s Friday Night Film Series

The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of the documentary “The Music of Silence” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in The Cole Art Center @...

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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 2019 - 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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Faculty Achievement Awards

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

  • Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness


    Griffith Gallery

    The School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the exhibition “Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness” Sept. 17 through Nov. 21 in Griffith Fine Arts Gallery, located on the SFA campus. Two languages – music and visual art – combine to create works of art made in response to chamber music composed in Denali National Park. A reception is planned for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the gallery. Griffith Gallery is located inside Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive. This exhibition and reception is sponsored in part by William Arscott, The Flower Shop and the Friends of the Visual Arts. Admission is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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  • Picturing Books Vol. 1


    The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Picturing Books Vol. 1
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Upcoming exhibitions

Recent exhibitions

  • Shadow Plane: Works on Paper
  • The Color of Grief
  • SFA School of Art Faculty Exhibition