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Entries in the 2023 Texas National Competition and Exhibition at SFA will be accepted through Jan. 31.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art’s call for entries in the 2023 Texas National Competition and Exhibition will remain open through a Jan. 31 deadline.

Texas National features an assortment of art from various media, according to Erik Ordaz, exhibition coordinator for Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House where the exhibition will show from April 14 through June 30. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third best in show at the juror’s discretion.

The School of Art’s annual juried competition and exhibition attracts entrants from across the United States, providing artists an opportunity to have their work juried by highly acclaimed curators, artists and critics, such as this year’s juror, William U. Eiland, director of the Georgia Museum of Art.

Eiland has been the recipient of a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship, a Danforth Teaching Fellowship at the University of Virginia, a research fellowship from the University of Georgia’s Willson Center for The Humanities and Arts, and a Museum Professionals Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has edited and contributed to more than 60 publications. Among his many honors, Eiland most recently received the American Alliance of Museums Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of his contributions to the field on a national level. He has served on numerous museum association boards and is on the graduate faculty of the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia.

Texas National entry information may be accessed at art.sfasu.edu/competitions.

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.