June 2, 2017
Robbie Goodrich

This photograph of downtown Nacogdoches by Ryan Russell is among the images available on postcards and notecards to be sold in an art scholarship fundraiser sponsored by the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Images depicting Nacogdoches' history, beauty and artistry are now available to share as notecards and postcards through an art scholarship fundraiser organized by the Friends of the Visual Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Local photographers provided the images for the eight different designs featured on the 5-by-4½-inch notecards with envelopes and the 4-by-6-inch postcards that will be available for purchase during the Texas Blueberry Festival on June 10.

"The FVA is grateful to the talented artists and supportive people who generously allowed us to use their artworks to benefit this art scholarship fundraiser," said Jean Stephens, FVA president.

Available images include:

  • "The Messenger" - Sculpture by Joe Barrington (winner of the first Sculpture For All); photograph by Bill Nieberding.
  • "Bunny" - Sculpture by Jeffie Brewer.
  • "Sunset Sky" - Oil painting by Peter Andrew; from the collection of SFA Regent Scott Coleman.
  • Historic Zion Hill Baptist Church window - Photograph by Christopher Talbot.
  • Surfin' Steve, SFA campus - Photograph by Bill Nieberding.
  • Downtown Nacogdoches - Photograph by Ryan Russell.
  • Thomas J. Rusk monument, Oak Grove Cemetery - Photograph by Stan Bohon.
  • "Lighting the Copal" - Dia de los Muertos Fiesta, downtown Nacogdoches; photograph by Bill Nieberding.

Project committee members included Nieberding, Bohon, Stephens, Lily Phou and John Handley, director of SFA art galleries.

Notecards are $3 each, or four for $10 or eight for $20. Postcards are $1 each, or four for $3 or eight for $6.

FVA volunteers will sell the cards during the Blueberry Festival at the organization's booth located in front of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House on Main Street. Gumbo, blueberry tea and blueberry muffins will also be sold. All proceeds will benefit scholarships awarded through the SFA School of Art.

Following the festival, the cards can be purchased at Cole Art Center. For additional information, call (936) 468-6557.




Photographer Christopher Talbot's image of the historic Zion Hill Baptist Church windows is featured on postcards and notecards to be sold in an art scholarship fundraiser sponsored by the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts.