Judy Pfaff, juror for SFA's "Texas National 2010," will give an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, in the Wright Music Building and a gallery talk during the April 10 opening of "Texas National 2010" and "Judy Pfaff: Drawings and Prints." Pfaff is pictured here in the midst of her 2007 installation ". . . all of the above" at the Ameringer/Yohe Fine Art in New York, N.Y.

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - On the evening prior to the opening of Stephen F. Austin State University's national juried exhibition, "Texas National 2010," juror Judy Pfaff will give an artist lecture at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, in Room 160 of the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus. The event is free and open to the public.

As a pioneer of installation art in the 1970s, Pfaff is well known for synthesizing sculpture, painting and architecture into dynamic environments in which space seems to expand and collapse, fluctuating between the two- and three-dimensional, explained Christian Cutler, director of SFA galleries.

Pfaff has extended her interest in natural motifs in a series of prints that integrate vegetation, maps and medical illustrations. A selection of these is included in "Judy Pfaff: Drawings and Prints," which will be on display in the Reavley Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House while "Texas National 2010" is being exhibited in the Ledbetter Gallery.

Both shows open at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 10, and run through Saturday, May 22.

During Saturday's opening reception, Pfaff will give a gallery talk and announce the winners of the $4,500 cash prizes. From the more than 600 entries in this year's "Texas National," Pfaff chose 191 pieces by 162 artists.

The Wright Music Building is located at 2210 Alumni Dr. The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches."Texas National 2010" and "Judy Pfaff: Drawings and Prints" are sponsored in part by Wells Fargo Advisors of Nacogdoches, SFA Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum.

Regular gallery hours for The Cole Art Center are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.