NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Nacogdoches Photographic Association will open its 2019 gallery show with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday, June 21, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Photographer and multi-media artist Amanda Breitbach, assistant professor of art at Stephen F. Austin State University, served as juror. Breitbach grew up on a family farm and ranch in eastern Montana. She studied photography and French at Montana State University before serving as an agroforestry volunteer with the United States Peace Corps in Guinea, West Africa. She has worked as a newspaper photographer, writer and editor as well as a freelance photographer. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2016.

Awards will include Best of Show, first through fifth places and honorable mentions. The 2019 Best of Show recipient will be announced at the opening reception.

The Nacogdoches Photographic Association was organized in 1992. Monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month (except on field-trip nights) in The Cole Art Center. For more information, contact R.G. Dean at or Richard Minix at The NPA website URL is, and members’ works can be seen on Facebook.

The NPA show will run through July 20. Refreshments will be served at the reception. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main Street. For additional information, call (936) 468-1131.