“Entranced by palms, 12 x 12,” watercolor on paper, 2022, Peter Andrew

Works by SFA Professor of Art Peter Andrew are among the items up for auction in the Friends of the Visual Arts’ 12 X 12 Scholarship Fundraiser. The auction and art party are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at The Cole Art Center in downtown Nacogdoches.

Photo: “Entranced by palms, 12 x 12,” watercolor on paper, 2022, Peter Andrew.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – There is still time to bid on unique works of art in the 12 X 12 Scholarship Fundraiser hosted by the Friends of the Visual Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University and benefiting students in the SFA School of Art.

Anyone may silently bid on the exclusive one-of-a-kind pieces on display at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Silent bidding ($250 minimum) will continue up to the day of the art party, which is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at the art center. Starting bids drop to $100 the night of the event, and raffle tickets will also be sold that night. Appetizers and wine will be served at the auction party. This year’s featured artist is Professor Peter Andrew, who has donated several pieces to the auction.

The purpose of 12 X 12 is to raise funds for the FVA scholarships and grants that are awarded to SFA art students. Between $12,000 and $15,000 is awarded annually in scholarships to deserving students in the School of Art.

In addition to the Friends of the Visual Arts, other sponsors of 12 X 12 are The Flower Shop, The Cottage Wine Bar, Woodworkers Club of East Texas, Canty Forklift, Galleria Z, Wright Construction and The Monarch Group of Raymond James.

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information about 12 X 12, contact Linda Mock at mockl@sfasu.edu.