About the Book
TEXAS NATIONAL art competition and exhibition was created in 1995 by the Department of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) as an annual event for artists living and working in the United States. Jurors for each year's event have been internationally known artists: Leon Golub, Faith Ringgold, Doug and Mike Starn, Martha Erlbacher, James McGarrell, The Art Guys, Donald Sultan, Sandy Skoglund, Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor, Ed Moses, James Surls, Paul Brach, and Manual. The Juror for 2008 was Roger Shimomura.
Christian H. Cutler is the director of galleries for Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. Christian was born in Houston, TX, and earned his undergraduate BA from The University of the South of Sewanee, TN and his MFA from The Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Prior to joining the SFASU staff, Christian was an assistant to the registrar at the CAA Museum, owner of an art installation services company in Atlanta, GA and a co-director and registrar for Jackson Fine Art Photography Gallery in Atlanta, GA.