NACOGDOCHES, Texas – There’s still time to make silent bids on artwork featured in the annual 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.
Bids can be made at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House through Saturday on the 12-by-12-inch pieces of art created by artists from Nacogdoches, Lufkin and other areas of East Texas, as well as School of Art faculty and students. This year’s featured artists are the late Jack Murff, to be honored posthumously, and Michelle Filer of Nacogdoches.
The art party and art auction is from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at The Cole Art Center. Silent bidding continues through Oct. 21 with a starting bid of $250, leading up to the event on Saturday night. Then, bidding will start at 6 p.m., and pieces without a bid will start at $100. Bidding will close at 7:15 p.m. when winners will be announced and pieces without a bid will be raffled.
In addition to the Friends of the Visual Arts, sponsors of this year’s event include Buchanan Wealth Management, Canty Forklift, Sam and Kristin Wright, Mockingbird Suites, Galleria Z, The Flower Shop and Greenhouse, Fredonia Brewery and Nacogdoches Chick-fil-A.
The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information about 12 X 12, contact the art center at (936) 468-1131, or email event co-chair Kerry Whitsett at