In the spirit of supporting the arts in Northeast Florida and exposing the community to artists with whom they may not be familiar, Butterfield Garage Gallery is presenting its Second Invitational Exhibition during the month of October. The featured artists were invited by member artists.

Here’s a look at the featured artists:

Stacey Fletcher, selected by Juliana Romnes

Juliana Romnes has been an admirer of Stacey Fletcher’s mixed-media paintings for quite some time and felt that her work would complement her photography. Both artists emphasize abstracted lines, bold forms and expressive movement to convey emotional qualities.

“Largely inspired by abstract expressionism, naive mark making, intuitive gestures and driven by symbolism, my work is layered with metaphors of myself and others,” said Fletcher. “These paintings often incorporate a sense of childhood imagery disguised among the colorful layers that contrast with a chaotic approach to energetic mark making.” 

Fletcher is a

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The UW-La Crosse Art Faculty Exhibition includes prints, drawings, metalwork, photography, ceramics, digital art, paintings and mixed media. It runs through Friday, Oct. 22.

A closing reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the University Art Gallery, 333 16th St. N. The reception and exhibition are free and open to all.

Faculty artists exhibiting include Joshua Doster, Kate Hawkes, Lisa Lenarz, Linda Levinson, Deborah-Eve Lombard, Marc Manke, Brad Nichols, Jarred Pfeiffer, Randy Reeves, Sierra Rooney, Allison Schneider, Zachary Stensen, Jennifer Williams and Sangjun Yoo. Their diverse body of work exemplifies current research and creative endeavors by the members of the department.

In conjunction with this exhibition, pairs of art faculty will lead gallery talks on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, Oct. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 and 21. Meet in the gallery at noon to hear the artists discuss their work and art

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Art competition “Nature Reconsidered” and photography competition “Trail” opened this week at the Southern Arts Society in Kings Mountain. Both are judged shows with cash prizes.

“Nature Reconsidered” is an art exhibition that aims to explore the ever-changing relationship between humans and nature. Artists were asked to create work that references, investigates, challenges and/or celebrates our relationship with the natural world.

There is a wide variety of media featured in the show – painting, drawing, glass, photography and mixed media. Thirty-eight artists from around the region entered 76 pieces of work for this year’s exhibit. While the majority of entries reflect the beauty of our natural world, there are several that play on the impact or interference of man with our environment.

The “Trail” photography exhibit features photos taken on the Gateway Trail over the past two years. There are 13 entries from five photographers in this show. The butterfly

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Stephen F. Austin State University’s annual School of Art Faculty Exhibition will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, in The Cole Art Center, 329 E. Main St., in downtown Nacogdoches.

Each year, the faculty exhibition features a wide variety of artworks in ceramics, sculpture, photography, painting, prints, metals and mixed media, according to Christopher Talbot, director of the SFA School of Art.

“We look forward to another academic year and will start the semester presenting work from our talented faculty,” Talbot said. “I always enjoy seeing their creativity, and this is our opportunity to share it with the community.”

This year’s featured faculty artist is Eden Collins, visiting assistant professor (sculpture) in the School of Art, who will present an exhibition of her unique body of work with “A Space for Traipsing.” Her work spans sculpture, installation, performance, video and photography. The exhibition

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