NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Art lovers still have the opportunity to visit The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches to view winning entries in the 27th Texas National Competition and Exhibition. The entire exhibition will remain on display through June 30.
Spring, Texas, artist Ash Margaret Cheatham is the first place winner in Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art’s 2022 juried show for three selected works as a group of giclee archival prints on cotton rag, with titles “GMO Picnic 2021,” “On The Hunt 2021” and “Silver Screen 2021.” Other works by Cheatham can be viewed at https://www.ashmargaret.com/.
Second place went to Austin artist Brian Johnson for two selected works as a group of screen print ink on paper, with titles of “Invisible Bonds” and “No Land in Sight.” Other works by Johnson can be viewed at https://www.bjohnsonstudio.com/.
Ricki Klages of Laramie, Wyoming, was awarded third place for the oil on panel entry, “Black.” Other works by Klages can be viewed at https://rickiklages.com/home.html.
Artist Adriana Corral was this year’s juror for Texas National, which annually features an assortment of art from various media.
Exhibitions and receptions at The Cole Art Center are free and open to the public. Sponsors are SFA Friends of the Visual Arts and William Arscott.
The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. Hours of operation are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call (936) 468-5500.