SFA Art Alliance spring show winners and art instructors include, from left, Nikki Purcell; Jill Carrington, professor and Art Alliance faculty treasurer; Brianna Deterling; Jeff Brewer, assistant professor and Art Alliance faculty sponsor; Kyle Rogers; Javier Vega and John D. Cole. Rogers' "Countenance" is visible behind the group.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University Art Alliance student organization recently held its 32nd Annual Spring Art Show in the School of Art Galleries.

Students may enter one to three recent works. Forty students participated. Zhi Lin, Floyd and Delores Jones Professor of Art at the University of Washington and juror of Texas National 2015, juried the show. The winners Lin selected included:


  • Kyle Rogers, Nacogdoches senior, first place for both "Countenance" and "The One Without," both oil on paper.
  • John D. Cole, Nacogdoches graduate student, second place, for "Ken Wood," an oil painting.
  • Brianna Deterling, Nacogdoches graduate student, third place, for "Tower," a ceramic work.


Honorable mentions went to Michelle Filer, Alto junior, for "Neverland," an oil painting; Arely Morales, Nacogdoches senior for "Self-Portrait with Cactus," a drawing; Nikki Purcell, Houston senior, for "Microorganism Real Estate," a metal/mixed media work; Madison Rowe, Tyler junior, for "Light," an oil painting; and Javier Vega, Nacogdoches graduate student, for "Starfall," an inkjet print.

Each winner received a cash prize.