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Galleries: Exhibitions

Exhibitions for the 2016–2017 season

  • The Beautiful Gary Q. Frields Art Show & Sale

    August 4–27
    The Cole Art Center, Reavley Gallery

    Works of the late artist and Stephen F. Austin State University art professor Gary Frields will be shown Aug. 4 through 27 in Reavley Gallery, with a reception hosted by the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. Known among his peers as a great advocate for SFA’s art students, Frields taught courses in design, drawing and sculpture and served as graduate program coordinator for the School of Art before his retirement in 2012. At the close of the show, the remaining artwork will be moved to the Culinary Café on the SFA campus.
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  • Christopher Troutman: Drawing and Narrative

    August 31–October 14
    Griffith Gallery

    Artist reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 29.
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  • SFA School of Art Annual Faculty Exhibition

    September 8–October 15
    The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    The Annual School of Art Faculty Exhibition at Stephen F. Austin State University, featuring a separate show by Jeffie Brewer, assistant professor of sculpture and drawing, opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
  • Featured Faculty Exhibition, Jeffie Brewer: 'when I get my hands on you'

    September 8–October 15
    The Cole Art Center, Reavley Gallery

    Artist and SFA School of Art faculty member Jeffie Brewer lures the viewer into a number of works recalling that "things aren't always what they seem." An opening reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 8 in The Cole Art Center.
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  • State of the Union (politics in art curated by Lauren Selden)

    October 4–November 5
    The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Just in time for the 2016 presidential election, this multi-media exhibition will focus on social and political themes, including political campaigns, environmental concerns, education, immigration, human rights, trade, globalization and other contemporary concerns. A reception is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Cole Art Center.
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  • Works of Devon Nowlin

    October 20–December 9
    Griffith Gallery

    Fort Worth artist Devon Nowlin explores relationships of figures, forms and concepts through works in diverse media, while drawing parallels between today’s art industry and the world of marketing, personal image and cultural attainment. An opening reception with the artist takes place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in Griffith Gallery on the SFA campus.
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  • SFA Alumni Showcase/Art Exhibition

    October 27–January 14
    The Cole Art Center, Ledbetter Gallery

    Curated by Gary Parker. Opening reception: 6–8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
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  • Artist Books from the Booklyn Gallery

    October 27–January 14
    The Cole Art Center, Reavley Gallery

    Opening reception: 6–8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
  • CVB “All Things Nac” Photo Contest and Exhibition

    November 17–January 14
    The Cole Art Center, Reception Gallery

  • Juan de Dios Mora exhibition

    January 26–March 9
    The Cole Art Center, Reavley Gallery

    An exhibition of work by artist Juan de Dios Mora features finely detailed block prints, revealing the artist’s Mexican culture combined with his experience as an immigrant and American citizen living near the border. The artist will be present for the exhibition’s closing reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9. The show is sponsored in part by the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts, the Nacogdoches Junior Forum and the Texas Commission on the Arts, which is the state affiliate for the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Andy Warhol show, featuring his Silver Clouds photos and prints

    January 26–March 25
    The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

    Opening reception January 26 at 6 p.m.
  • Works of Benito Huerto

    April 8–June 10
    The Cole Art Center, Reavley Gallery

  • 2017 Texas National

    April 8–June 10
    The Cole Art Center, Ledbetter Gallery

    SFA's 23rd annual juried competition and exhibition provides emerging artists an opportunity to have work juried by acclaimed artist Benito Huerto. Exhibition opening at 6 p.m., April 8.

Past Exhibitions: 2015–2016 season

  • Watercolor East Texas

    July 25–August 29
  • University of Texas at Tyler Faculty Exhibition

    September 3–October 9
  • Featured Faculty Exhibition, Shaun Roberts: Recent Work

    September 10–October 17
  • SFA School of Art Annual Faculty Exhibition

    September 10–October 17
  • Ronald Nakasone: Formless Form, The Art of Sho

    October 15–November 24
  • “The Tenderness of Egocentrism: Drawings by Manuel Miranda”

    October 24–January 2
  • 25 Veinticinco: Mexican-American Prints from University of Texas at San Antonio

    October 24–January 2
  • The Devil You Say: Saintly and Not So Saintly in Folk Art

    October 24–January 16
  • Día de los Muertos Fiesta

    November 7
  • East Texas Impressions: The Art of Charles D. Jones

    January 14–March 12
  • Kent Rush: Photo-Syntax

    January 20–March 10
  • Refined IX: Humor

    January 29–March 12
  • Photographer Richard Orton: 'The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family'

    February 20
  • Works by Vera Barnett

    March 30–May 6
  • Photography of Abelardo Morell

    April 9–June 11
  • Texas National 2016

    April 9–June 11
  • 12 × 12 School of Art Silent Auction

    June 29–July 16

Past Exhibitions: 2013–2014 season

  • International Portrait Photography Exhibition

    August 28–October 31
  • Featured Faculty Exhibition: Linda Post

    September 5–October 19
  • SFA Faculty Exhibition

    September 5–October 19
  • Undefined Expectations: 1970s Era Prints by British Artists

    November 14–December 13
  • Mauro Manetti, Harmonium, Selected Works

    January 16–March 7
  • Refined VIII: Maker’s Choice

    January 24–March 29
  • Monica Maestrelli, Jewelry by Design

    February 6
  • Sixth Annual Pen & Pigment Collaboration

    March 21–April 18
  • Texas National 2014 Competition and Exhibition

    April 12–June 14
  • 12 × 12 School of Art Silent Auction

    July 2–19
  • Sedrick Huckaby: Quiet Dialogues

    July 25–September 5

Past Exhibitions: 2014–2015 season

  • The Intaglio Prints of Thomas Wood

    August 28–October 17
  • Faculty Art Show

    September 11–October 18
  • Featured Faculty Show: Candace Hicks

    September 11–October 18
  • La Univ. de Chihuahua

    October 23–December 12
  • Distaffs: Folk Art and Material Culture

    October 30–January 3
  • Billie Mandle: Circumference

    January 27–March 13
  • “Re-Western”: Paintings and Sculpture of Felice House and Dana Younger

    March 25–May 2
  • David Yapp: California Landscapes

    April 16–June 13
  • Portraits of Freedom Art Exhibition

    June 13–September 25
  • 12 × 12 School of Art Silent Auction

    July 1–18

Past Exhibitions: 2011–2012 season

  • Lauren McAdams: Potential Energy

    August 19–September 17
  • Pacific Rim Cultures: Artifacts and Art from Northwest America, Oceania, Melanesia, Asia and South America

    September 14–December 16
  • Rastlin–A Southern Survey: Photography by David McClister

    December 2–January 21
  • Silent Transmissions: Frances Bagley, Vincent Falsetta, James Marshall, John Pomara & Jay Shinn

    January 28–March 31
  • Refined VII: Inspiration

    February 4–March 24
  • Fourth Annual Pen & Pigment Show

    March 21–April 20
  • Stephen Mueller (1947-2011): In Memoriam (curated by Dave Hickey, TEXAS NATIONAL 2012 Juror)

    April 14–May 26
  • Texas National 2012

    April 14–May 26

Past Exhibitions: 2012–2013 season

  • Runcie Tatnall: Mighty

    August 10–October 13
  • 2012 SFA Faculty Exhibition

    September 6–October 20
  • Faculty Of The University Of Dallas

    September 14–November 9
  • Todd Slater: The Art of Rock

    October 26–January 12
  • Contemporary Western Art

    January 17–March 8
  • Fifth Annual Pen & Pigment Collaboration

    March 21–April 19
  • TEXAS NATIONAL 2013 & Exhibition by Juror

    April 13–May 25

Past Exhibitions: 2010–2011 season

  • Neal Cox: Grids and Panoramas

    August 20–October 2
  • Fired Up: Three Regional Artists Take a Contemporary Look at Clay

    September 24–November 12
  • Message from Siberia

    October 8–November 23
  • John Heliker: Drawings and Sketchbooks

    November 19–March 5
  • Third Annual Pen & Pigment Show

    March 25–April 20
  • Texas National 2011 & Exhibition by Juror James Drake

    April 9–May 21

Past Exhibitions: 2009–2010 season

  • Save the Gulf: Olivia Bouler's Bird Illustrations

    July 6–September 11