Stephen F. Austin State University


Watercolor East Texas show opens Saturday

July 18, 2017
Local artist Nancy Lemberger won first place in last year's Watercolor East Texas juried exhibition. This year's show opens at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 22, in Cole Art Center.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The 33rd Watercolor East Texas juried exhibition will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 22, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

This year's juror is Texas artist Michael Holter, who is a signature member of National Watercolor Society, Outdoor Painters Society and Southwestern Watercolor Society. He works in both watercolor and oil. His work has received numerous awards and can be found in private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad.

Although Holter has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative endeavors, from art teacher, creative director and businessman in fine art and commercial art. He describes his work as "impressionistic."

"I like to represent people or places and allow the painting to evolve from the structure of what is recognizable," he said. "The challenge is to balance the care needed to make the representation interesting … and perhaps believable, with the freedom, looseness and painterly quality that makes painting so unique and expressive." His work can be viewed at

The exhibition runs through Aug. 23.

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, contact WET member Carol Athey at or call the art center at (936) 468-1131.

By Robbie Goodrich
University Marketing Communications
(936) 468-2605