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John Meng-Frecker Holy Water Color 306 S 53rd St, Omaha, NE 68132, USA Twitter: @CatholicGallery Phone: 4025103426 Web: http://catholic-artists.com Blog: http://www.catholic-artists.org Fine Art, Music I'm a cradle Catholic re-awakened in 2009, thanks to my daughter Susannah. I like Scott Hahn's new book Evangelizing Catholics. God speaks with us in lots of ways, more often when we are quiet and our hearts are open. Catholic arts can be inspirational during this spiritual experience, in Mass or outside of the Mass. This is how liturgical and traditional religious arts play a part in the New Evangelization.
David Clayton Thomas More College of Liberal Arts Six Manchester Street, Merrimack, NH 03054, USA Twitter: @davidicons Phone: 6033215505 Web: http://thewayofbeauty.org Blog: http://thewayofbeauty.org fine art, music David Clayton is an Englishman living in New Hampshire, USA. An artist, teacher, broadcaster and published writer, he holds a permanent post as Artist-in-Residence and Fellow at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. The Way of Beauty program, which is offered at TMC and online focuses on the forms of Catholic culture, with a special emphasis on art, and the liturgy. David was received into the Church in London in 1993.
Carl Fougerousse Red Fern Fine Art Studio 657 E. 39th Street, Savannah, GA 31401, USA Phone: 9172040417 Web: https://sites.google.com/site/carlsstudio/home Blog: fine art, sculpture Carl G. Fougerousse earned his Masters in Fine Arts with a specialization in figurative painting at the New York Academy of Art, and his BA in Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio. He is the founder of Red Fern Fine Arts Studio, where he takes on commissions as draftsman, painter, sculptor, and craftsman in the manufacturing of works in stained glass, mosaic, and carpentry. Some recent commissions include a 17 foot monumental bronze crucifix for Christ the King Catholic Church, a 9 foot diameter rose window for St Patrick's Catholic Church both in Jacksonville, FL as well as a 14 foot tall painting of the Coronation of Mary for St Mary's Catholic Church in Kansas City, MO.
Margaret Watkins Art Glass by Peg Watkins 9510 Chicago St, Omaha, NE 68114, USA Phone: 4025533924 Web: http://oldmarketartists.com Blog: sculpture, fine art I am a native Nebraskan, living and working in Omaha. I hold undergraduate degrees in Fine Arts (thesis work in ceramics) and K-12 Education. I have also earned a Masters Degree in Management. I have taught all areas of art in a school setting, as well as, a recreational setting and I worked for the Omaha Parks & Recreation Department for 27 years before retiring in 2007 to devote my efforts to my art. Over the years I have worked in a variety of media - thirty years hand building clay and over 14 years exploring glass fusion. As in the Modern Style of Architecture I have chosen to base my work on shape and color.
Liam McMahon Liam McMahon P.O. Box 4310, 960 Postal Way, Vista, CA 92084, USA Twitter: @LiamSculptures Phone: 7602124564 Blog: http://liammcmahonscrosses.blogspot.com sculpture, fine art Artist since birth, private catholic school educated in San Diego, and studied Visual Art- Sculpture at U.C.S.D., under Italo Scanga. Worked in the game industry for 15 years as a character and environment modeler. I specialize in cross making of various catholic themes; Litanies, Mysteries of the Rosary, Stations of the Cross and in the future more Christ orientated themes.
David Gungor The Brilliance address, city/town, state/prov postal code, country Twitter: @brilliancemusic Phone: Web: http://www.thebrilliancemusic.com Blog: http://http://thebrilliancemusic.com/#blog music The Brilliance, an up and coming Christian music group led by John Arndt and David Gungor, brother of Gungor’s Michael Gungor. The journey started in early 2009 when David became inspired to create a unique and different musical experience outside of the typical “christian music” soundscape. “I wanted to make a Christian record that was constructed in a fresh way. I had an idea to base a record around a string quartet and piano, and then build around that.”
Mike Mangione & The Union Mike Mangione & The Union Radio Promotions dave.sanford@gmail.com/ Twitter: @mangionemusic Web: http://mikemangione.com Blog:http://mikemangione.com/beneath-the-veil-blog music Mike Mangione & The Union is a touring group that combines a folk-rock sound with an orchestrated string section, soulful vocals and literate sensibility. The band’s debut album, Tenebrae, received favorable press from all corners of the country, including the honor of being an All Music Guide Album Pick, while Blurt refers to their “tearstained folk, Memphis-styled gospel and bluesy-flavored pop” as “luminous.” In 2011 they released Offering on their own imprint, RODZINKA Records, with sync and digital licensing by DUALTONE Records. The album and band were nominated for “best of the year” by RadioMilwaukee (88.9 FM), along with receiving other kind and warm accolades.
Richard Schletty Schletty Design and Music 699 Cherokee Ave, St Paul MN, 55107 USA Twitter: @RichardSchletty Phone: 6512222526 Web: http://schletty.com Email: rschletty@schletty.com music Richard Schletty has designed and executed murals for playgrounds, schools and churches. His style of painting is classical realism. Richard is also a songwriter, cantor, songleader and choral singer. He sings at church and at pro-life prayer services, sometimes playing guitar. As a board member of the Minnesota Association of Songwriters and a member of the Catholic Association of Music. Richard is owner and admin of TopCatholicSongs.com.
Joanna Arellano Archdiocese of Chicago 1830 S. Allport, Chicago, IL 60623 USA Phone: 7739341511 Web: Blog: fine art, sculpture, prayer,architecture, music, film Coordinates and helps implement two programs for the social justice arm of the Catholic Church in Chicago. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the domestic and anti-poverty program of the U.S Catholic Bishops which helps fund local organizations that empower low-income persons to create institutional change of the social structures oppressing them. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the international humanitarian aid agency that represents the U.S Catholic community and work through various vehicles for awareness, education, and advocacy through Fair Trade, CRS Rice Bowl, Catholics Confront Global Poverty, and many others.
Maria Hubbard Rohn & Associates Custom Studio, Inc. 5804 Babcock Rd. #371, San Antonio, TX 78240 USA Twitter: Phone: 2104144756 Web:http://www.mariahubbard.com/ Blog: fine art, architecture Art Director and Designer. Specialties: Visual Communications Presentation materials Conceptual art for stained glass, mosaics and statuary Fundraising Materials - Graphic support Brand Identity
Margot Rogers address, city/town, state/prov postal code, country Twitter: Phone: 9788674124 Web: http://www.margotrogers.com/ Blog: fine arts, sculpture Margot Rogers is a muralist and an illustrator. Margot’s work has been featured in major publications including The Four Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss, MAfamily.org, and Students for Life. Her large scale illustrations have been produced as murals for commercial and private clients including three mural grants awarded in 2013 in partnership with non-profit groups. Margot graduated from Gordon College with a dual degree in Philosophy and English, studied in Oxford, England, and completed additional graduate study at La Complutense and UCLM, Spain. She studied visual arts at the School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston and Montserrat College of Art.
Charlotte Ostermann Charlotte Ostermann 17127 46th Street, McLouth, KS 66054, USA Twitter: @CatholicWriters Phone: 7858632233 Web: http://charlotteostermann.com Blog: http://www.charlotteostermann.com/ fine art, speaking I am a poet, writer, speaker. I have helped write Artist's Biographies and promo materials, and helped a local iconographer get training and commissions. I sing with the Sursum Corda Polyphony ensemble, and have children's stories ready for illustration if I find someone who wants to collaborate. I'm a member of the Catholic Writers Guild and the Contemporary Religious Artists Association. I offer other artists a free booklet at howtohelpartists.com : 25 Ways to Help an Artist - the Art of Low-cost Philanthropy. I recently completed the Art, Beauty & Inspiration program of Maryvale Institute. I'm the author of Souls at Rest - An Exploration of the Eucharistic Sabbath, and Souls at Work - An Invitation to Freedom. I enjoy teaching about poetry, and created a poetry workshop called Seeing Through Words. My poems have been published in St. Austin Review, Gilbert, Hereditas, and Thessauri Ecclessiae.
Melissa Dayton Pearls of Grace 234 Broad St., Manasquan, NJ 08736, USA Twitter: @UcaNOTBReplaced Phone: 9084336273 Web: http://MelissaDayton.com Blog: fine art Melissa Dayton is the mother of 8 children and wife to husband Chip. Melissa's prints are all across the country. The most popular print 'Escort To God' traveled 18 months across the country with the Foundation for the Sacred Arts back in 2005. Mothers who have lost infants discovered Escort to God and often share how the image has helped them heal. Melissa has appeared on Diocesan TV shows 4 times, 'The Choices We Face' with Ralph Martin on EWTN, and featured in an interview on the website Catholic Mom by Lisa Hendey that was picked up by several papers including the National Catholic Register. Her art work has been featured on the covers of the Come and See Scripture studies by Laurie Manhardt and Fr. Joseph Ponessa. She is the founder of a non profit for teens called You Can NOT Be Replaced.
Deborah Luke Deborah Luke, Sculptor 1412 Carter Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70806 USA Twitter: Phone: 2259230082 Web: http://deborahluke.com Blog: fine art Full time liturgical sculptor, working in hydrostone and bronze; specializing in Stations of the Cross, other devotional sculptures for churches across the USA.
Bryan E Bustard Bryan Artworks 6 Roe Court, Greenville, SC 29617, USA Twitter: Phone: 6785228273 Web: http://bryan-bustard.artistswebsites.com Blog: fine art I consider myself primarily an illustrator. I never quite fit in with others, so I grew up isolated and found much of my comfort in movies, comic books, music, and books. My artistic influences include fantasy illustrators from the 'Brandywine' school of Howard Pyle to the best comic book artists of today. I get my inspiration from such widely diverse sources as the absurd, music, classic movies, myth, fantasy literature, and my Catholic sensibilities.
Ann Chapin Ann Chapin, artist 2804 Valley Springs Rd, Powhatan, VA 23139, USA Twitter: Phone: 8043792738 Web: http://faceofchrist.gallery Blog: http://theholyface.wordpress.com fine art, iconography Ann became Catholic in 1999 and soon after that was exposed to the iconographic tradition in the Catholic and Orthodox churches. After doing some private study with some iconographers with the Prosopon School which teaches a traditional Russian style, Ann decided to embark on an experiment to create iconographic art that is particularly suited for the Western eye. She’s been working on that project specifically for the past 7 or 8 years, and doesn’t expect to ever finish it.
MJ Anderson M.J. Andersony PO Box 400, Nehalem, OR 97131-400, USA Twitter: Phone: 5038011928 Web: http://mjandersonsculpture.com sculpture, fine art Born in Oregon, M.J. ANDERSON graduated with a B.A. with honors from Portland State University in 1977. A professional full time sculptor, M.J. selects her material of marble, travertine and onyx from quarries of Carrara, Italy. She brings her sculptures to fruition in her studios in Carrara and Nehalem, Oregon. M.J. works with designers and architects on public art commissions as well as liturgical commissions. She has won numerous awards for her work. She has participated in symposiums in Japan and Australia, has taught design and sculpture at Marylhurst University, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology and the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association. Her work is included in the following selected collections: Providence Portland Medical Center, Museum of Northwest Art, The Hallie Ford Museum, Mr. Bill Gates. She presently shows work at Coast Gallery, Manzanita and Murdoch Collections, Portland.
Gwyneth Holston Gwyneth Holston Twitter: Phone: Web: http://gwynethholston.com/ Blog: fine art Gwyneth Holston is a classical painter who specializes in Devotional and Liturgical Art. She is frequently commissioned to paint saints who have never before been depicted. Her work has been featured on the covers of Dappled Things, the Saint Austin Review, and Catholic Insight magazine.
Monica Welch Dovetail Ink 8600 Sea Ash Circle, Round Rock, TX 78681, USA Twitter: Phone: 2409381470 Web: http://etsy.com/shop/DovetailInk Blog: fine art, prayer Wife and mom of two, I grew up Protestant and joined the Catholic church as an adult. I started drawing whimsical illustrations to help myself learn beautiful prayers, and continue drawing so that I can inspire others to do the same.
Bonnie Russell-Lee Bonnie Russell-Lee 824 Baker St., Boise, ID 83706, USA Twitter: Phone: 2083754914 Web: Blog: fine art, prayer Growing up in a traditional Catholic family, with an artist mother and a career military father, my early artistic training began while visiting galleries in the UK, France and Italy. After my first career in graphic arts, I began working on my own in fine art painting. While raising our four children, I returned to the university to earn my BFA, which I did with high honors. My work consists of blending traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques to achieve a glimpse into the intangible realm.
Jean Wetta Jean Caruthers Wetta 18 Central Ave, 1141, Island Heights, NJ, 08732-1141, USA Twitter: Phone: 7328310545 Web: Blog: fine art I am from St. Louis, Missouri where I received a BA Degree in art from Webster College---at that time a Catholic Institution. My master’s is in art from Louisiana State University. After graduate school, my husband and I moved to Galveston Island, Texas where we raised our two children. I taught painting and art history at College of the Mainland and was the director of their art gallery where I exhibited work by Wayne Thiebaud, Alex Katz, Paul Georges, Alice Neel, Janet Fish, Rackstraw Downes, Jane Freilicher, Philip Pearlstein, and Neil Welliver among others. I began painting full-time in 1984. In 2002, we moved to the Jersey Shore which is an hour and a half from New York and Philadelphia. Frank is a professor of history at Kean University. Our son is a Benedictine monk and our daughter is the Director of Nursing at a retirement home run by the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus. I continue to paint full-time. My work is in a number of museums and private collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Contemporary Arts Museum of Honolulu. McMurtrey Gallery in Houston, Texas and Cumberland Gallery, in Nashville, TN handle my work.
Lawrence Klimecki Gryphon Rampant 5924 Illinois Ave., Orangevale, CA 95662, USA Twitter: Phone: 9167900784 Web: http://gryphonrampant.com fine art, iconography Deacon Lawrence Klimecki is an internationally acclaimed artist, designer, and writer, spreading the Gospel message through words and pictures that touch the hearts and minds of modern Catholics while remaining deeply rooted in Catholic tradition. Since his ordination in 2008 Deacon Lawrence has used his background in art and design to encourage people to use their gifts to build the Kingdom of God, speaking to the artist that lies buried deep within each one of us. Through stories that are more like modern day parables, he connects the ancient teachings of Christ with the realities of the modern world, encouraging his listeners to strive to make their entire lives a work of art dedicated to God.
Sondra Jonson S.L. Jonson Studios Cambridge, NE USA Twitter: Phone: 8007208574 Web: http://sljonsonstudios.com sculpture, fine art Sondra L. Jonson of S. L. Jonson Studios began planning her career in art at the age of 5. Her studio, established in 1985, has produced a large line of sculptures, from miniatures to monuments, for clients throughout the United States and in Europe. Jonson, a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Bryn Mawr College, and a former student of EvAngelos Frudakis, has developed a signature style which is both classical and contemporary, powerful yet tender, always sensitive to form, color and message.
Beau Iske Patron of Catholic Arts (works at State Farm Insurance) 13829 Millard Ave, Omaha, NE 68137 Twitter: Phone: 4028954424 Web: Music, Fine Art That Man is You, National Director of Missions.
Dana Boussard Dana Boussard 24425 Doney Road, Arlee, MT, 59821 Twitter: Phone: 4067263357 Web: http://danaboussard.com Blog: fine art A professional artist for over 30 years, with numerous awards, I have over 50 commissioned works of art in textile, and stained glass throughout the US. The latest commissioned work is for the Holy Spirit Catholic Parish in Great Falls, MT. A four year project, with eight enormous windows containing over 15,000 pieces of glass. Photos are on my website.
Christopher Range Christopher Range 4217 Louisiana Blvd NE #1024, Albuquerque, NM 87109 Twitter: Phone: 8653181775 Web: http://www.chrisrange.com Blog: fine art I am a convert to Catholicism, dedicated to evangelization especially through art. My primary interest is in illustration and book covers.
Deirdre Olson Deirdre Handcrafted Jewelry 2209 Elliot Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404 Twitter: Phone: 6123312482 Web: http://www.deirdreandcompany.com Blog: fine art, jewelry In business since 1991, I design joyful gifts and jewelry celebrating life and faith from my sunny studio in Minneapolis. My collection is available online and at retail stores, retreat centers, and church bookstores throughout the country. A key focus of my company is custom designing jewelry and gifts using an organization’s logo and images. My custom projects have included jewelry, ornaments, and sculptures. My custom work is affordable and proudly made in the USA.
Daniel Mitsui Daniel Mitsui Chicago, IL USA Twitter: Phone: Web: http://www.danielmitsui.com Blog: fine art Artist Daniel Mitsui was born in Georgia, USA, in 1982, and raised in Illinois. Ink drawing has been his specialty for more than a decade, and his meticulously detailed creations, done entirely by hand on paper or vellum, are now held in collections worldwide. In his religious work, he attempts to be faithful to the Second Nicene Council's instruction that "the composition of religious imagery is not left to the initiative of artists, but is formed upon principles laid down by the Catholic Church and by religious tradition." Seeing in the art of the Middle Ages a faithful and vigorous expression of that tradition, he draws much of his inspiration from medieval illuminated manuscripts, panel paintings and tapestries. He is especially concerned with correctness in the symbolic and geometric aspects of this art. His other influences include the Arts & Crafts movement, biological illustration, Japanese woodblock prints and Persian miniatures. By combining medieval principles with different artistic forms, he hopes to demonstrate their universal and continued relevance. One of his most prestigious projects was completed in 2011, when the Vatican commissioned him to illustrate a new edition of the Roman Pontifical. In 2012, he established Millefleur Press, an imprint for publishing fine printed books and broadsides inspired by the incunabula and blockbooks of the 15th century. He is a prolific designer of custom bookplates. Daniel Mitsui lives in Chicago with his wife Michelle and their three children.
Jill Rodts Jill Rodts 415 119th Avenue Milan, IL 61264 USA Twitter: Phone: 3097875742 Web: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jill-rodts/9a/b44/286 Blog: fine art, prayer Jill Rodts graduated from Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Commercial Art. Her work reflects faith in God’s love.The love of Jesus is found in the witness of the cross uniting our heart to Him in joy and sorrow. It is a prayer Ephesians 2:4-22 in paint!Her artwork reflects faith in the divine mercy of Jesus and entering into a loving conversation with God. The Holy Spirit inspires her work to be a prayer in whatever media used: graphic design, paintings, and colored pencil drawings. The images call the viewer to see God’s love reflecting the beauty of creation and in the life of the Lord Jesus Christ bringing greater glory to the Most Holy Trinity. The bright and brilliant colors emphasize the joy in loving God and Blessed Mother Mary, and saints!
Diane Andraska Diane Andraska 3710 East Ave South, La Crosse, WI 54602 USA Twitter: Phone: 7152848503 Web: http://theapostoliclady.blogspot.com/2011/08/queen-of-world-and-of-peace.html Blog: fine art Diane and I met at the 2008 National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) Convention held in Salt Lake City, Utah, shortly after the WUCWO Board chose as its Patroness, the Blessed Mother Mary, under her title, Queen of Peace. I had previously seen and admired Diane’s work which she had donated to a silent auction. It didn’t take long for us to realize that the Holy Spirit brought together two women from different parts of the USA to faithfully undertake a special project for the Universal Church. Diane allowed the Spirit to inspire the watercolor image which reveals Mother Mary embracing and offering a glimpse of her Son to the world. The viewer experiences “streams of peace and pools of grace” which flow from “heavenly brightness”.
Jeremy Caniglia Caniglia-Art 905 S. 54th St. Omaha, NE 68106 USA Twitter: Phone: 4025587287 Web: http://www.caniglia-art.com Blog: Fine Art Striking, illuminating, foreboding, uplifting, haunting and always poignant, Caniglia's paintings wallow in the glory of expansiveness and timeless places. A successful painter, his work is in private collections around the world. His art is published worldwide on a regular basis and he has contributed to both joint and solo fine art exhibitions at Museums and Galleries that include the Society of Illustrators (NY) , Allentown Art Museum, Walters Art Museum , and the Joslyn Art Museum. He currently teaches at Creighton Prep and The Kent Bellow Center for Visual Arts in Omaha, Nebraska. Caniglia also gives art lectures at Museums, Universities and Galleries around the United States. Caniglia received his BFA in drawing, painting and printmaking from Iowa State University in 1993. In 1995 he received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2014 he will receive his secondary teaching certificate from Creighton University. Caniglia's art has been featured in the Washington Post, CNN, Spectrum Fantastic Art Annuals, IlluXcon Annuals, Magazines, Books, and CD covers. He has worked with such authors as Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Max Brooks, Peter Straub, William Peter Blatty, and Michael Moorcock. Caniglia has created paintings and commissions for Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, and St. Geralds Catholic Church in Omaha Nebraska.
Janelle Marks Hands and Harts 3623 Sassafras Dr, Jackson, MI 49201 USA Twitter: Phone: 5174999816 Web: http://www.handsandharts.com Blog: fine art Janelle Marks is a textile and mixed media artist and the owner of Hands and Harts. She has a BS degree in Textile and Apparel Studies with a design emphasis from Western Michigan University. Janelle has her studio in Jackson, Michigan. Much of her art uses the seasons as inspiration and even in the formation of her art. The sunny summer days are perfect for sun printing and for creating wonderfully intense dyed fabric. The cold winter days provide snow that Janelle uses to snow dye fabric. She is inspired by the awesome forces of nature outside her window. Art is a journey and she is always striving to create new meaning in her pieces and to use different techniques. Janelle started her own creative business in the fall of 2012 so that she had a better platform to reach other creative people. She wants to share her art and inspire others to follow their own creative dreams. She loves sharing her process and guiding others to find their way on their own artistic journey. Janelle thinks that sharing with the community is an important function of every artist. It broadens people’s understanding of and their appreciation for the visual arts. She continues sharing through her company blog and website.
Jean Sherlock Jean Sherlock 221 South Oak Street Lake City, MN 55041 USA Twitter: Phone: 7633609531 Web: Blog: fine art Jean Sherlock has been painting in oils since a very early age, and was participating in several prestigious shows while still in high school. She spent two years studying classical methods at Atelier Prohl, an atelier founded by the late James Prohl, and went on to teach those methods both in the classroom at her parish school and at Chesterton Academy in Minnesota. She now has private students working with her in her home studio, in addition to her own work. Jean specializes in still-life and figure work.
Anthony Van Arsdale Anthony Van Arsdale address, city/town, state/prov postal code, country Twitter: Phone: Web: http://www.anthonyvanarsdale.com Blog: fine art Anthony VanArsdale is Catholic artist currently residing in Alabama, USA. He enjoys using traditional mediums to produce works in portraiture, fine art, and illustration. You can contact Anthony through his website.
Mia Tavonatti Mia Tavonatti address, city/town, state/prov postal code, country Twitter: Phone: Web: http://www.miatavonatti.com Blog:http://artodyssey1.blogspot.com/2010/05/mia-tavonatti-here-and-here-after.html fine art Mia earned her BFA and MFA from California State University Long Beach, where she majored in Illustration. She has also studied in Paris at the Sorbonne, Parsons School of Design, in the studio of renowned French impressionist Monsieur Relange’, and in Italy and Greece numerous times with the California State University International Study programs with such renowned international painters as Dominick Cretara, Johnny Cariachi, and Demitri Mitsanas. Mia has been creating art professionally for twenty years, and her work can be found in numerous private, institutional and corporate collections including those of Marriott Resorts and Harrah’s Casinos. She has earned much recognition and exhibited extensively in the US, Italy, France and Greece, and has had work chosen for exhibition at the American Museum of Illustration in New York and by the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators for their annual juried exhibitions. In 1999, Mia's book Cramped Quarters was nominated for the Golden Kite Award by the Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Society, her numerous art instructional books have been published in over 20 countries.
William O'Connor Truevision 4045 Woodside Drive, Fredricksburg, VA 22407 Twitter: Phone: 5406560323 Web: http://www.truevisionarts.com Blog: fine art, sculpture Husband and father of four children
Alexey Pismenny Alexy Pismenny 1893 11th Ave NE, Issaquah, WA 98029, USA Twitter: Phone: 9162120796 Web: http://easternprom.com/pismenny.shtml Blog: fine art, prayer I was born in 1955 in St. Petersburg, Russia. My mother, Alla Pologova, always hoped that I would become an artist like herself. However, I went to study applied mathematics in college and made a career in computer science. In recent years I returned to painting, which I learned as an adolescent. My goal is to revive the medieval concept of art as a religious practice. I do not paint to express myself, like modern artists often do. I paint to tell a story to your spiritual eye.
Enzo Selvaggi Heritage Liturgical Orange County, CA 92845 USA Twitter: Phone: 7143510133 Web: heritageliturgical.com Blog: fine art, sculpture, architecture
Aleesa McCarthy Aleesa McCarthy Twitter: Phone: Web: http://www.life-love-sacred-art.blogspot.com/ Blog: http://www.life-love-sacred-art.blogspot.com/ fine art I grew up in a Catholic family and have always had a love and desire to create beauty around me. I was the kind of student that when I applied myself could turn out decent grades, however my notebooks were always filled with doodles and I often would prefer to paint or sculpt things. Of course I excelled in Art, English, and other creative classes because they caught and held my interest and attention. I desperately wanted to go to school and major in a fine arts degree, but that wasn't exactly a plan my parents thought was weighty enough to get me through life...so my major changed from fine art to art history to nursing and then finally to a vocational training in phlebotomy! A far cry from my passion, but I never stopped painting, sculpting, and being creative. It is my place of prayer and I feel responsible to glorify God through the gifts He has given me.
Matthew James Collins Matthew James Collins Artist 419 Randolf Street, Oak Park, IL 60302 USA Twitter: @Matthew1collins Phone: 7088480832 Web: www.matthewjamescollins.com Blog: fine art, sculpture Matthew Collins was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1970. Nurtured in an artistic family, his enthusiasm for art was encouraged from the earliest age. By his early teens, his study of drawing had already begun under the tutelage of his father, James Edward Collins, an award-winning architect. Collins was accepted and studied briefly at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he focused on drawing, etching and sculpture. He finished numerous copies from the Art Institute’s collection, including inspirational works by Goya, Ingres, Corot, Manet, Whistler and Sargent. However being frustrated by the lack of serious figurative art training at the SAIC, Matthew left and completed a B A in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1994 he traveled to Florence, Italy to finish his studies with the American painter Charles H. Cecil. For over 15 years, Matthew has been living in Italy studying and researching the classical techniques painting and sculpture. An artist of unusually wide breadth, his oil paintings, frescos and sculptures reveal a rigorous study of the masterworks of the past and a deep observation of nature. Not limited to a single genre his oeuvre includes portraiture, landscape, decoration and figurative subjects. Matthew divides his time between Italy and Chicago. He exhibits internationally and his works represented in public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.
Christopher Ruane Christopher Ruane Pittsburgh, PA, USA Twitter: @RuanePhoto Phone: Web: http://christopherruane.com Blog: fine art Christopher Ruane is a composite artist and photographer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2004, he earned a B.F.A. in Applied Media Arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Christopher specializes in massive digital photomontages, sometimes with thousands of individual layers, each photographed and created separately. His work often focuses on the spiritual and contrasting human condition. Influences for his images come from nature, personal experiences, art history, and current events. The complexities of each piece are made to be studied to reveal an inner meaning and viewpoint about our culture, the current climate of the world and what we believe to be the truth of our origins. His work has been shown in museums locally and galleries across the United States. In 2012, his image, The Good Samaritan, was the winner of The National Catholic Arts Exhibition at St Vincent College. His work has been chosen for exhibitions by notable jurors from MOCA Cleveland, Andy Warhol Museum, and Carnegie Museum of Art. Christopher has also received awards from notable Curators such as Linda Benadict Jones and Art Historian John T. Spike, past Director of the Florence Biennale. In the last two years, Christopher and his work were featured in Camera Obscura Journal, Whirl Magazine, The Catholic Accent, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, The National Catholic News Service, Religion News Service, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post.
Bernadette Carstensen Bernadette Carstensen Illustration 7617 Old Tarlton Pike Circleville, OH 43113 USA Twitter: Phone: 7404749749 Web: http://bernadettecarstensen.com Blog: fine art I am an Ohio native and member of St. Patrick's parish of Columbus Ohio. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in illustration from the Columbus College of Art and Design.
Janet McKenzie Janet McKenzie Twitter: Phone: 8027234122 Web: http://janetmckenzie.com Blog: fine art Vermont artist Janet McKenzie pays homage to the feminine figure through sacred and secular imagery. Ms. McKenzie's paintings depict an inner strength that often challenge and comfort the viewer. Using a variety of female forms including African American, Asian, and Caucasian women Ms. McKenzie is able create empowering images of women that are beautiful, thought provoking, and often haunting. Through her paintings Ms. McKenzie strives to convey the heart of the feminine being as a universal symbol of hope. "Women are for me sacred beings that are the foundation of life, subjects that have the power to captivate my imagination and inform my expression."
Rick Findora Morning Glory Glass Studio 251 Mill Street, Lodi, WI 53555, USA Twitter: Phone: 6083358958 Web: http://morninggloryglassstudio.com Blog: stained glass stained glass since 1986, collaborating nation wide with individuals, committees, designers, and consultants specializing in design and fabrication of custom artwork. We specialize in commercial and residential stained glass windows and a full range of other glass, wood and metal services. We offer custom art glass window design, repair and restoration for churches, homes & businesses.
Carl Weiss Weiss Studio and Gardens 13603 Pflug Rd, Springfield, NE, USA Twitter: Phone: 4026800642 Web: http://carlweissart.com Blog: stained glass, sculpture Come visit with regional artists in our 2 acres of show gardens. Carl and Adam Weiss design and create by blending centuries old techniques and modern practices, delicate copper creations, beautiful hand forged ironworks, monumental stainless sculptures and bronze sculptures. If your looking for the perfect Birthday or Anniversary present for that special someone stop by and enjoy an afternoon in the 2 acres of formal and informal gardens filled with whimsical wonders. That special someone will really enjoy a gift from the heart. Weiss Studios and Gardens prides itself on its individual creations. It's never to soon to plan for the garden, Carl is busy making arbors and garden gates for his clients. Get your orders in soon so they will be ready when your garden is installed.
JoEmma Urena JoEmma Danini Miami, FL  USA Twitter: Phone: 7863857679 Web: http://joemmadanini.com Blog: music, prayer As a singer and songwriter, JoEmma Danini displayed her musical talents since early childhood. In 2000, JoEmma was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts, where she pursued a degree in Film Scoring. Upon receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, JoEmma reaffirmed her calling to compose and sing her music for The Lord. In 2004, after repeated prayer to the Holy Spirit, JoEmma composed the music for her first album: The Seven Sacraments. In September 2006, she produced her album in both English and Spanish versions, with a very clear offering: to sing the life of divine grace bestowed through The Sacraments, and thus give witness to the love of Jesus, “taking it to all nations. Since this calling to the ministry of music, JoEmma has recorded four albums, "The Seven Sacraments," "Treasures in Song: Volume 1," "Treasures in Song: Volume:2", and "Blessed Christmas." JoEmma is presently pursuing her Masters in Catechetics and Evangelization from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. She currently works as the Coordinator of Worship and Music Ministry for Barry University.
Helen Zajkowski Helen Zajkowski 30 Noble St., Stamford, CT, 06902 USA Twitter: Phone: 2033488271 Web: http://helenzajkowski.webs.com/ Blog: fine art, sculpture Etymology of the word relic comes from: Middle English relik, from Anglo-French relike, from Medieval Latin reliquia, from Late Latin reliquiae, plural, remains of a martyr, from Latin, remains, from relinquere to leave behind. For me a relic is something that I treasure, something that connects me with the past. Through my work I want to encapsulate the faith, the religious customs and the beliefs that were imbued to me in my childhood. Practices that I am deeply connected with and which make me what I am.
Diana Darden Diana Darden Hopkins, MN 55343 USA Twitter: @dardendiana Phone: 6125085203 Web: http://dianaddarden.com Blog: Fine Art i am a collage, mixed media artist, with a focus of making shrines, jewelry, and other art. i primarily use images of the virgin mary.my work is shown/sold in galleries and higher end stores. i post pictures of my work daily on facebook (diana d darden-artist/designer) and sell smaller pieces on etsy (dianaddarden).
Bernadette Carstensen Bernadette Carstensen Circleville, Oh Twitter: Phone: bcarstensen.1@go.ccad.edu Web: http://www.bernadettecarstensen.com Blog: fine art I am a catholic artist from rural Ohio. I began drawing as soon as I could hold a pencil. Now I am a full-time freelance illustrator, and new mother.
Ann Marie Campbell Ann Marie Campbell Atelier 3104 O Street #253, Sacramento, CA 95816 Twitter: Phone: 9167052002 Web: http://www.annmariecampbell.com Blog: fine art, prayer A native Californian, Ann Marie Campbell was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she earned a BA in Fine Art from UCLA and is a life-long member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She works as a fine artist, exhibiting in galleries and shows, as well as creating murals for Catholic churches, hospitals, restaurants and private residences. She completed 25+ major mural projects across the nation and Canada for Virgin Megastores alone, in New York, Miami, New Orleans, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas and more. Ann achieved national critical acclaim and print and media exposure at each. Her work was photographed by the New York Times and Crain's New York Business, and has been featured in Women's Wear Daily Magazine, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Magazine, Folsom Telegraph and more. She has won show awards in many regional art competitions. Ann has been honored by inclusion in Who's Who of America, Who's Who in American Women, Who's Who in Art, Who's Who in the West and more. She was interviewed by Shalom World Catholic Channel for season 2 of TIES OF FAITH. Additionally, Ann has been trained in Byzantine Iconography and Medieval Illuminated Miniatures. Along with other sacred images, such as portraits of saints in oils, Ann calls these her "Painted Prayers". Each image begins with a prayer invoking the inspiration of the Holy Spirit for guidance. She feels that the Catholic Church has a rich tradition honoring beauty and sacred images, and is honored to have a vocation following that birthright.
Christi Marie Jentz Lumen Christi Art 1185 Indianwood Drive, Brookfield, WI 53005 Twitter: Phone: 2629260111 Web: http://www.lumenchristiart.com Blog: fine art, prayer UW-Milwaukee Bachelors of Arts and Minor in French Art and Culture including immersion study at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Two years of intensive portraiture and still life (atelier) training under the direction of John W. Clark. Additional art instruction through the Milwaukee Art Museum, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Waukesha Extension, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, other independent artists. Instructing, leading activities and workshops for individuals and groups-1995 to present. 2012 completed Art, Beauty and Inspiration in a Catholic Perpective through the Maryvale Institute of Religious Sciences in England.
Azar Dagher Fetal Records PO Box 371, Edgewater, MD, 21037 Twitter: Phone: 4107989619 Web: http://www.fetalrecords.com Blog: music I am a physician. Before I gave up my drums for medical school. I used to play on bands. Mostly of a punk genre. I gave up a good practice to help a pro-life clinic recently. This did not work out. Although I have found work since, I have teamed up with some excellent local musicians to revive our record label, Fetal Records. Although the label is not about the faith, I will not ignore what is at the center of my life.
Andrew Wilson Smith Sculptor and Stone Carver 621 N. Bromley Ave., Scranton, PA 18504 Twitter: Phone: 5743154426 Web: http://andrewwilsonsmith.com/ Blog: sculpture and stone Andrew Wilson Smith is a freelance sculptor and stone carver. Working in a variety of media including cast bronze, plaster, and stone, Mr. Smith has completed a number of sculpture commissions in both sacred and secular settings. Smith served several apprenticeships, and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Art, as well as the Florence Academy of Art. During this time, Smith honed his technical skills and developed a historical perspective on art and aesthetics that continues to guide his work. In addition to his work as an artist, Mr. Smith is deeply involved in promoting Liberal Arts education in both public and private schools. Mr. Smith has instructed students in Art and Art History at St. Gregory's Academy, Wyoming Catholic College, and the South Bend Museum of Art. At this time Mr. Smith serves on the faculty of Gregory the Great Academy, a liberal arts high-school for boys in northeastern
Jason Jenicke Jason Jenicke Alexandria, KY Twitter: Phone: Web: http://www.jasonjenicke.com Blog: figure painting Hello my name is Jason Jenicke. I have a degree in Fine Arts from The University of Kansas. After graduation in 2001 I began creating religious art. My mission has been to continue using my talents to create art that helps draw others to a more personal relationship with God. Before each piece of art that I do, I study what I am depicting to help capture the emotion, the culture and the feel of that event. I pray and keep faith that our Lord will continue to guide me and the talents that He has given me to help glorify Him and His son. I currently reside in Alexandria Kentucky, with my wife and 2 children.
Hamilton Reed Armstrong A.G. Dei Art 4274 Rockland Road, Front Royal, VA 22630 Twitter: Phone: 5406310023 Web: http://www.agdei.com Blog: Sculpture Mr. Armstrong was born in Greenwich, CT, and studied art as a child with Hungarian sculptor Carl Iluva, and later in the 1950’s, with Walker Hancock, at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. After returning from travels in Europe on a P.F.A. Cresson Scholarship, he apprenticed with the established American sculptor Fredrick Shrady. Much of Mr. Armstrong's work was produced during an extended stay in Spain, (1964 - 1980) where his work was extolled by internationally recognized critics Raul Chavarí, and Cecílio Barbarán as a revitalization in the 20th century of the Spanish mystical tradition of the “Golden Age” as seen in the work of such artists as El Greco, Zurbarán, Alonso Cano, and Martinez Martiñez. Mr. Armstrong's work is reproduced in the UNESCO Encyclopedia of World History (Edicion Planeta 1977, Vol. II). His sculptures are displayed in museums, churches, public places, and private homes both here in the U.S.A. and abroad. As well as his sculptural endeavors, Mr. Armstrong has been active in Catholic art education. He has taught studio art at the Heights School in Potomac MD. and the history of art at Christendom College in Front Royal, VA. He was previously Director of the Magi Center for Religious Art at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC and is presently Professor of Fine Arts at the International Catholic University, Notre Dame, IN. Mr. Armstrong has also lectured at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. He has written articles concerning the visual arts for a variety of Catholic magazines and periodicals including; Crisis Magazine, Communio, Latin Mass, and the Journal of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. Mr. Armstrong is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars.
Paul Jentz By Hand of Paul Milwaukee, WI Twitter: Phone: Web: http://www.byhandofpaul.us Blog: fine art I am a recent graduate of Loyola University Chicago, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and minors in Theology, Catholic Studies, and Spanish. I have been training as a religious artist since 2005, with a focus in Eastern Iconography and Western Romanesque and Gothic styles. As I grow in my knowledge and skill, I will also begin to study the Baroque style as called for by the Council of Trent. To supplement my fine arts training, I completed a certificate in Art, Beauty, and Inspiration from a Catholic Perspective through a program developed by iconographer David Clayton, Dr. Caroline Farey, and Dr. Petroc Willey. Inspired by the tradition of the Catholic Church and especially by the encouragement of the three monumental popes of my lifetime, I believe that beauty is a much needed salve for our troubled world. I have seen that through it God works to heal and inspire and ennoble. Beauty will make culture anew where it is most needed.
Judy Sorrels Judy Sorrels Art 11201 Kiptree Lane NW, Silverdale, WA 98383 Twitter: Phone: 3606927066 Web: http://www.judysorrelsart.com Blog: fine art, illustration, design I earned a BFA (emphasis on Drawing & Painting) from the University of Utah, with a minor in Education, found Mark, the love of my life, got married the week after graduating and while I really wanted to be an Art teacher, thanks to Dr. Winters, found out how scarce those jobs are. So, I did graphics for some ad agencies, worked freelance and then moved to Silverdale, Washington for my husband's job. We were blessed with our kids, Catherine and Michael in 1985 & 1987 and seriously, having them has and continues to be the sweetest part of life - no art project comes close. After they were not little tiny babies anymore I began to freelance and the day I got fired, for no good reason, from a small magazine job, I came home very, very angry. Catherine informed me that the school district called and long story short, I finally became an Art teacher at the Jr. High level. Door closed/door opened - God usually doesn't make it happen all in one day. Loved it and went on to teach at the High School where our kids were going. I continue to love my vocation and will always be a teacher. I've taught some amazing young artists and no, high school kids are not scary. They're actually pretty sweet human beings. A Masters in Education from Lesley University, and National Board Certification in Art for Early Adolescents and Young Adults came next.
Michelle Miller Roman Catholic Artworks Loveland, CO 80573 Twitter: Phone: 9706907302 Web: http://www.RomanCatholicArtworks.com Blog: Sacred Icons Based in Loveland, Colorado, Michelle produces Catholic religious artworks on scratchboard. This painstaking process takes months to produce a single image by scratching away the black india ink which is over a white clay board. Michelle then uses a light watercolor wash to add accents to the work, giving depth and interest to her images. Michelle has a BFA in Fine Art from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. A member of St. John the Evangelist in Loveland, Michelle also sells her work at religious art shows.
Judith Costello Unwind Studio: Where Art Relieves Stress PO Box 70, Moriarty, NM 87035 Twitter: Phone: 5055732296 Web: http://catholicmom.com/author/jcostello/ Blog: Fine art and crafts; painting and sculpting with paper and leather I have always worked with art materials. As a young woman I specialized in wood block prints; then I began sculpting with leather. During that time I went from being a Catholic Worker to drifting into New Age thinking. I sold artwork in galleries and made a modest living. Then I had a re-version experience. I was divorced and remarried with two small children. My new husband thought we should take the kids to church. So we stopped by a Catholic Church. The choir was singing, "Come back to me with all your heart!" I felt Jesus was speaking to me through that song. I dedicated myself to "coming back." Now I am a Third Order Discalced Carmelite (OCDS) and prayer is very important in my life. My art and writing is now dedicated to God's glory. It's not an easy path...but I am being guided. Recently I started Unwind Studio as a way to share art lessons with a wide audience, not necessarily Catholic. I hope to evangelize....
Shelley Kolman Smith Flying paint ranch sculpture studio 18730 FM 1565, Poetry, TX 75160 Twitter: Phone: 2147349133 Web: http://www.Shelleykolmansmith.com Blog: http://shelleykolmansmith.com/Shelley_kolman_smith/Blog/Blog.html sculpture After several years of teaching herself the art of drawing and painting portraits, Shelley took a short sculpting class in 2003 and was hooked. Her first bronze sculpture, "Jesus, the Living Water" portrays Christ, (in the collection of St. Johns’ in Terrell) arms outstretched as water flows from one hand to the other. This sculpture won a BENE thru Ministry and Liturgy Magazine and was later published on one of their covers. Shelley had always felt that God was directing her art and guiding her hands, now she’s certain He leads her to this new medium. She has since had a variety of commissions, most resulting in repeat clients. She has a natural gift for portraying not only a likeness, but the personality of her subjects. Many of her clients have remarked that they find themselves "waiting for her sculptures to breathe." She takes great delight in exploring the subtle nuances that define each of us as individuals and illuminating this in her portraits. Her Liturgical pieces are created after many hours of prayer and research. Shelley thoroughly enjoys collaborating with her clients and works to combine their imagination with hers to produce a piece of art that will be enjoyed for many generations.
Katie Schmid Katie Schmid Fine Art address Twitter: Phone: Web: http://www.katieschmid.com Blog: fine art Katie Schmid has felt a passion for the arts since an early age. This passion, no doubt, arose from the love and dedication of her mother who fostered a love for the arts for Katie throughout her life. With the strong encouragement of her art teachers also, Katie pursued both her BFA and MFA at Laguna College of Art and Design. She is indebted to the inspiring mentorships of visionary artists such as John Brosio, Leon Kortenkamp, Betty Shelton, and Michael Harnish. Katie's work can be found in public and private collections across the United States and Europe. She works from her studio in Laguna Beach and also teaches private art lessons throughout Orange County.
Carl Calderone Excellent Artist 40 Carriage House Lane Pike Road, Alabama 36064 Twitter: Phone: 3344671580 Web: http://www.excellentartist.com Blog: Watercolor I am a husband, a cancer survivor, a godfather an uncle and a terrible poker player. I love strong coffee, old people, fly-fishing, upland bird hunting and Indian food. I grew up in a family of construction workers and have made that my career. I am a Roman Catholic and much of my early appreciation for art came from the paintings, carvings, sculpture and stained glass in the church buildings in which I grew up. My wife Robin and I were married in 1990. In our travels over the years we have met many wonderful people and experienced many beautiful things. We live in Pike Road, Alabama and attend Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
Mary Frances Skinner Mary Frances Skinner 320 N Roosevelt Wichita, KS 67208 Twitter: Phone: 3163713959 Web: http://www.sculptiowa.wix.com/bliss/ Blog: sculpture Art has always been a passion of mine. From growing up on a farm in Iowa, to life as a graphic designer, and in my vocation as a wife and mother. When I couldn't sculpt in clay, I sculpted birthday cakes and snow creations. There is a mystery in creating. Even representational art is not just representing what the eyes see, but something deeper, something not visible, something living. The gift of being an artist carries with it a responsibility. Sculpting people, who are unique, non-repeatable, and God's highest creation, is both a challenge and a joy to me. I try to discover and portray the beauty within a person and hope it inspires others to see the beauty within themselves. Pope John Paul II said in his Letter to Artists, “Beauty is a key to the mystery and a call to transcendence. It is an invitation to savor life and dream of the future.”
Margaret Zylla Zylla Fine Art 11403 Macon Street, Henderson, CO 80640 Twitter: Phone: 7202884792 Web: http://www.zyllafineart.com Blog: oils and acrylics "A picture is worth a thousand words." I hope is that with the art that flows from me a "word" can be given/received to those who view it that will open the gates of love and fellowship, healing and joy with our Lord and all of our family in the Lord on earth and In heaven. I am a self taught oil artist in the style of classical realism. I also work with acrylics, calligraphy and Illuminations. From childhood on my artistic inspiration was from my mother and the Catholic faith they gave us. To capture the face of our Lord and His Spirit in the faces of people is my goal, so each work will "speak" to the viewer at some level. I wish to engage my viewers with His beauty and truth and love.
Anne McDonald Anne McDonald 40529 Rains Ave, Imogene, IA 51645 Twitter: Phone: 7123862177 Web: http://www.web address Blog: fine art I am a artist from South west Iowa. I've been doing religious art for the past year. I have a degree in fine arts from ISU and love to work in many different media. For now I have been using ink and pen in my art work, but I hope to branch out to oils and watercolor again. In first grade we were given a choice of white or red paper to make cupids. I thought of course white, and started to color a Baby Pucci Angel. The teacher did not put it up on the wall "No half naked angels in the class room only white and red." I laid aside my religious artwork for a while but did not take it seriously until about a year ago, after reading The Divine Life of the Most Holy Virgin by Venerable Mary of Agreda. It so opened my eyes that I'm trying to learn how to wear the love of humility like Our Mother Mary. I've started to draw more religious art, such as my favorite saints, and our beautiful Lady.
Sue Kouma Johnson Sue Kouma Johnson Lincoln, NE Twitter: Phone: 4024841565 Web: http://www.suekoumajohnson.com Blog: fine art Welcome to the art of Sue Kouma Johnson. Sue's vibrant and colorful paintings of Jesus, Mary and the Saints add a rich freshness to our Catholic artistic heritage
Terrence StHilaire Terrence StHilaire P.O. Box 148, Dwight, NE 68635 Twitter: Phone: Web: http://www.terrencesthilaire.com Blog: fine art "It was while living in Rome that I rediscovered my passion for art. During the year and a half that me and my family spent there, we visited many of its beautiful and ancient churches. From St. Peter's basilica to the simple parish church, most are beautifully adorned with colorful marble and ornate gilded ceilings as well as many famous and not-so-famous beautiful works of art. Standing in front of Michelangelo's Pieta, or the original Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, or Caravaggio's Crucifixion of St. Peter, I realized that art in its noblest form is art that glorifies God and His creation. I returned to the United States with a new desire to take up art again with this purpose in mind",.Terrence developed his skill for pencil drawings while still in high school, but has only recently added painting to his repertoire. Besides the workshops mentioned above, however, he has found himself largely disappointed by the lack of practical and quality instruction available at the university level. He hopes to eventually attend one of the ateliers or academies established in recent years to revive the classical methods of training artists.Terrence lives with his family near Lincoln, Nebraska where he has helped to found and organize the Sacred Art Show, a show dedicated to Catholic Art by Catholic Artists which takes place in Lincoln every spring.
Anna Morelli Anna Morelli Nebraska City, NE Twitter: Phone: Web: http://www.mercifullovestudio.webs.co Blog: fine art Anna is a homeschooled artist. She lives in the beautiful countryside of Nebraska with her family. In between schoolwork and chores, Anna finds time to draw various saints, in particular Saint Therese of Lisieux, her confirmation saint. Anna likes to experiment with different mediums, while trying to create vibrant pictures. She attends the Sacred Art Show in Lincoln and Omaha and other Catholic
Deborah Sokolove Deborah Sokolove Washington, DC Twitter: Phone: Web: http://www.dsokolove.com Blog: fine art Deborah Sokolove is the Director of the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion at Wesley Theological Seminary, where she also teaches courses in art and worship. She received her B.A. and M.F.A. from California State University at Los Angeles; a Master of Theological Studies degree from Wesley Theological Seminary; and the Ph.D. in Liturgical Studies from Drew University. Before coming to Wesley as Artist-in-Residence in 1994, she taught art, design, and computer imaging at the university level. In recent years, she has been a regular contributor to ARTS, the journal of the Society for Religious and Theological Studies.
Gisele Bauche Gisele Bauche Saskatoon, SK, Canada Twitter: Phone: contact thru web site Web: http://www.spiritualityandart.ca Blog: Religious Art Gisele Bauche is an educator, facilitator and artist. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Theology, Bachelor of Education and a scholarity for a Master’s Degree in Theology. She studied overseas at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Gisele was the Director for 18 years at the Catholic Pastoral Office in the Diocese of Saskatoon followed by 11 years as Director of Queen’s House in Saskatoon. As an Artist Gisele’s paintings elicit inspiration, emoting energy, intensity, sensitivity and beauty. Gisele paints in a variety of mediums: acrylic, watercolour, egg tempra, mixed mediums. Gisele apprenticed with Russian Icon master Vladislav Andreyev to learn the ancient tradition of Iconography. She presently assists in facilitating Icon Workshops. Gisele’s works of art are exhibited across western Canada. (St Charles Parish, Edmonton; Holy Family Cathedral, Saskatoon, Holy Cross Cathedral, Regina and Prince George Renewal Centre) Her art work is featured in Augsburg Fortress Publications and Novalis and in the Catholic Extension Society’s Calendar of Canada. Gisele instructs workshops Iconography and in a variety of art mediums and offers retreats on Spirituality, Art, Healing, Prayer and Scripture. She is author of the book, “Giving Glory to God: Reflections of an Artist”. Gisele lives in Saskatoon, Sk., Canada
Duncan Stroik Duncan G. Stroik Architect, LLC 218 W. Washington Street, Suite 1200, South Bend, IN 46601 Twitter: Phone: 5742321783 Web: http://www.stroik.com Blog: http://www.sacredarchitecture.com architecture Duncan G. Stroik Architect, LLC is internationally known for its design of ecclesiastical and institutional works of architecture. Duncan Stroik is considered a leader in the renaissance of sacred architecture through his design work, publications, teaching, lectures, and editorship of the journal Sacred Architecture. For twenty-five years the firm has designed a large number of ecclesiastical projects including cathedrals, basilicas, parish churches, K-12 schools, college chapels, monasteries and a national shrine.
Steven Schloeder Steven J. Schloeder, AIA Ph.D. 645 North Chester Road, Swarthmore, PA 19081 Twitter: Phone: 4807838787 Web: http://www.liturgicalenvirons.com Blog: Architecture Dr. Steven Schloeder is a licensed architect (Arizona, California) practicing nationally in Catholic Church design. He holds the Bachelor in Architecture cum laude from Arizona State University, the Master in Architecture from University of Bath, and the Doctorate in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley California. Schloeder is the author of Architecture in Communion (San Francisco: Ignatius Press), Understanding a church: what we see, and what it means. and Catholic Architecture (London: Catholic Truth Society), among numerous other articles in scholarly journals and popular publications. The works of his firm, Liturgical Environs PC have been featured in Faith and Form, Church Building, St. Anthony Messenger and Ministry and Liturgy.
C. Kay Best C. Kay Best 341 Lamella Ave., Lehigh Acres, FL 33976 Twitter: Phone: 3093339175 Web: http://www.web address Blog: film, poetry, painting/drawing I have painted several large 'icon' paintings and displayed them at a Religious Art Show in Rock Island, Ill. , winter 2014. I love iconography; I am a devotee or Our Blessed Mother, who, through prayers before Our Lady of Perpetual Help icon in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has led me and blessed me with 'all good things' in the past many years. With her intercession, I went through a conversion 'back to God' after having fallen away from faith and Christ for many years during and after college. Since my conversion, my life has been a process of finding and loving God, as best I can, in all that I do, in all where He leads me. I have been blessed with a husband and children (now grown and through college and in wonderful careers) that only came to me after intense longing, prayer, and my conversion back to God many years ago. Sacred Art and spiritual writings were instrumental in bringing me back to a life of faith. I hope to contribute to this field, in whatever way God wills and leads me, so that my work may be a light to others who need to find Jesus and Our Blessed Mother again...or for the first time.
James Janknegt James Janknegt 159 Pleasant Grove Rd. Elgin, TX 78621 Twitter: Phone: 512-653-0883 Web: http://www.bcartfarm.com Blog: fine art Biography: In the past decade I have found myself devoted to re-establishing painting that can be called Christian in the great tradition of the Church before the reformation and the outburst of iconoclasm changed the world of art forever. I am not, however, trying to paint in the style of the great Christian painters of the past merely attempting to paint in the same spirit. Below is a beautiful quote that helps define what "Christian Art" is: From: ART TO HELP HUMANKIND CROSS THE "THRESHOLD OF HOPE" by Carlo Chenis "Art is sacred if it is above all beautiful, that is, intrinsically splendid, because it is fully intelligible, so that it makes first the artist and then the person who enjoys it want to cross over into infinity. This art is religious if it produces a longing for the divine, namely, if it leads one to transcend one's own self in order to meet God and with him one's neighbour. This art is Christian if, through the adventures of the spirit, it recounts what happened between God and man in the history of salvation, if it rises to God like a sweet and profound prayer, if it makes "God's glory" visible, though in a hidden manner, in the celebration of the divine mysteries."
Amberose Courville Jaunty Fruit Studios Osprey, FL Twitter: Phone: 9417205745 Web: http://www.jauntyfruitstudios.com Blog: fine art "Hello! My name is Amberose Courville. I am an artist who was born and raised in the beautiful state of Florida. I hold a Bachelors degree in Human Performance and minors in Art and Education. My goal is to paint and draw joyful art that brings beauty, love and truth to all souls. Currently, I am a full-time extension worker for the Legion of Mary. You can find most of my art at jauntyfruitstudios.com."
Paul Hammacott Paul David Hammacott 60 East Ninth Street, New York, NY 10003 Twitter: Phone: 2129796094 Web: http://www.paulhammacott.com Blog: Painter/Printmaker Paul Hammacott is a New York based, British born, multi-media Artist. His work can be found in the permanent collections of MOMA, the Whitney, the Tate (London), the National Museum (Washington), the New York Public Library, the Museum of Indology (Jaipur), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), New York University and numerous private collections.
Mike Cleveland Mike Cleveland Atlanta, MI 49709 Twitter: Phone: Web: http://www.web address Blog: Iconography Retired U S Air Force artist. Have taught art around the world including K- College, Adult education, Art therapy and a Michigan monastery.
Rolf Rohn Rohn & Associates Design, Inc. 1113 Creedmoor Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15226 USA Twitter: Phone: Web: www.rohncustomstudio.com Blog:http://www.catholicliturgicalarts.blogspot.com/?view=magazine/ Liturgical Design Consultant A liturgical artist, designer, educator, appraiser and construction consultant with over fifty-five years of experience, Rolf R. Rohn majored in Theology at Duquesne University and was trained by his father, gifted liturgical artist Rudolph N. Rohn. He has dedicated his career to sacred space preservation, restoration, and contemporary liturgical design and its implementation, and is well respected by his clients and peers for his firm command of liturgical design and master planning of comprehensive worship environments.Rolf’s unwavering commitment to being on-site, deep and well-rounded resourcefulness, estimating proficiency, communication skills and ability to truly listen to the needs of the client(while merging the community’s needs with the universal and local secular requirements) make him an asset in transforming the unique visions of each church into an inspiring reality. His constant thirst to broaden and expand his knowledge has taken him to cities all over the world studying ancient liturgical art, techniques, architecture, iconography and worship environments.
Joseph Campo Grassroots Films, Inc. 132 Eagle St, Brooklyn, NY 11222 Twitter: Phone: 7183497622 Web: http://www.grassrootsfilms.com Blog: Film As the executive producer of the Brooklyn based film company, Joseph is responsible for the award winning documentary THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE, celebrity acclaimed CHILD 31, and USCCB commissioned FISHERS OF MEN as well as other short viral content that has surpassed millions of views via YouTube. Campo has also served as the director and counselor of the St. Francis House for Young Men in Brooklyn, NY for over 24 years (founded by Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR). A home for young men needing a second chance in life. He is a Knight of Columbus, Third Order Lay Franciscan and serves on the board of directors for YOUTH 2000 NY.
Fr. Daniel McCarthy OSB, SLD Fr. Daniel McCarthy OSB, SLD address Twitter: Phone: Web: http://architectureforliturgy.com Blog: Liturgical Consultant Fr Daniel McCarthy, OSB, SLD, is a monk of St Benedict’s Abbey, Atchison, Kansas. In 2008 he earned a Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy (SLD) studying church architecture at the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Sant’Anselmo, Rome, where he also attended the Master's course on Architecture and Arts for the Liturgy.He published a series of articles on ritual, art and architecture in "The Tablet" of London, soon to be available in book form as "Come Into the Light", in which he presented for the first time in English the synthesis of Msgr. Crispino Valenziano, emeritus professor of liturgical architecture at Sant'Anselmo.Fr Daniel is a guest professor of the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium, and co-founder and instructor of liturgy at the Liturgy Institute at Ealing Abbey, London. He offers two Liturgy weeks "Architecture for Liturgy" in Atchison. His publications also include books on liturgy and on the Latin language. Fr Daniel has advanced degrees in theology: S.L.D, Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy, Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Sant’Anselmo 2008 S.L.L, License in Sacred Liturgy, Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Sant’Anselmo M.A. specializing in liturgy from the Notre Dame summer program, 1999 M.Div. from St John’s Seminary, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1990, where he studied under the church designer Frank Kasmarcik.
Angela Franco CatholicArt1010 4927 S. Lake Pines Dr. #4D, Murray, UT 84107 Twitter: Phone: 8014418097 Web: http://www.CatholicArt1010.com Blog: Fine Art MFA – Art Studio, Universidad Nacional De Colombia Medellín, Colombia, January 1986 • Graduated with the title of “Maestro in Plastic Arts”, capacitated in the development of spaces for the purpose of symbolic creation, in harmony with the principles and exigencies of a contemporary plastic expressions. • Thesis: ‘The Participation and Formation of Cultural Process’- The human knowledge, evolution and finally transformation student work of art during 5 years period.Bachelor of Graphic Design, Superior Institute of Arts (Initiated when working on my MFA) Medellin, Colombia, 1988 • Major in Commercial Arts, and Communication Design • Illustration and Digital ImageryAcademia de Arte Libe de Zulategui • Form and Color - Studio Medellin, Colombia, 1977 – 1980I have been working in my art from very early age. After my graduation worked as a Graphic Designer in Washington D.C. for about 6 years before I started my teaching career. Dedicated to the teaching of the art I traveled many countries, many places. However, even thou my teaching vocation kept me quite busy, my work of art never was forgiven or place at side. Currently my work is place in some beautiful churches. This work has been my salvation, inspiration and redemption from every event sad and not sad in my life and in the life of my family and people around. I do have also a second blog dedicated to the arts for galleries, the art that brings me some money and help for my teaching vocation. (www.afrancocarreno.blogspot.com)
Kathryn Cardenas Kathryn Cardenas address Twitter: Phone: Web: http://www.kathryncardenas.net Blog: fine art Born and raised in the Philippines, art has always been Kathryn’s passion for as long as she could remember. As a child she was always in touch with her senses during the art-making process where she would always scribble and draw people, faces, objects, and pursue creative efforts with enthusiasm and inspiration. In college however, Kathryn took a different route and went on to become a corporate professional for practical reasons. The call to become an artist though was still very much alive in her heart, and she eventually decided to pursue her life-long passion and moved to Europe in December 2007 where she began her formal artistic training at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. She completed the painting program and received her diploma in 2011. Kathryn now lives and works in Manila, Philippines.
Dan Reynolds Divine Comedy PO Box 444, Brewerton, NY 13029 Twitter: Phone: Web: http://www.divinecomedydan.weebly.com Blog: religious painting Dan is a nationally distributed cartoonist whose work is published with American Greetings Company, and as a devout Catholic, also paints religious paintings to deepen his own faith as well as inspire those who may be looking for theirs. His faith and humor are combined in a presentation called DIVINE COMEDY in which he discusses the importance of Joy in our lives.
Cecilia Brendel Olde Masters Galleria 250 Pleasant Hill Dr, Dayton, OH 45459 Twitter: Phone: 9376023173 Web: http://www.ceciliabrendel.com Blog: oil painting fine art Born in St Louis Missouri in 1962, Cecilia Brendel's initial art education was in Technical illustration and Graphic Arts. Her early illustrating career lead her into working for Publishers and College Schools. Her technical skills took a turn when Broadway Theater asked her to paint sceneries sets. The technical field soon evolved into the fine art end. Developing her skills as a fine artist, Cecilia studied with a few master artist such as Alexei Antonov, Ceasor Santos, Douglas Flynnt and Virgil Elliott. This strengthened her skills to help produce pieces for several private and industrial clients worldwide. Combining Cecilia Brendel's illustrative and realism quality has given her a uniqueness in her paintings.
Cedric Charleuf Cedric Charleuf Clitheroe, Lancashire BB71EG Twitter: Phone: Web: http://www.cedric-charleuf.com Blog: religious painting I am a religious painter based in Lancashire, England. I am French and spent many years training in Paris. My interest in Religous Art was sparked when I began to look for meaning in what I was painting. Through developing my faith and biblical knowledge I have created many works, which have brought me closer to God and my understanding of the bible. I enjoy painting for the church and would love to bring more beauty back into our churches. I am available for commissions.
Jim Dennell BCDM Architects 1015 N 98th Street, Suite 300 Omaha, NE 68114 Twitter: Phone: 4023846403 Web: http://www.bcdm.net Blog: architecture Jim Dennell is president and senior religious architect for BCDM Architects, an international Catholic Church design firm. Beginning in 1990, Jim searched for meaning in the use of his God-given talents and experience. Open to inspiration, Jim experienced divine intervention in 1993 that led him, with others, to found the Holy Family Shrine near Gretna, Nebraska. This profound life-changing experience led to a God-inspired place of worship. Jim says he was only the draftsman. The Shrine was dedicated in 2002 and Jim discerned a call to minister there or continue architecture. It became obvious God preferred he continue with architecture and blessed him with an abundance of opportunities in Catholic Church architecture. Since then, the journey with BCDM has served 20 dioceses and more than 70 projects. Jim has helped to craft a process that educates and evangelizes people about worship, while crafting structures in which to worship. Removing the self to allow God to intervene, a practice gained in the design of the Holy Family Shrine, has been the core to creating environments that form people, BCDM’s mission.
Kathleen Carr Carr Fine Art Rockville MD Twitter: Phone: 2404183308 Web: http://www.carrfineart.com Blog: oil painting Kathleen Carr is a classically trained painter, illustrator and designer. She received her BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and additional instruction in Florence, Italy at Studio Art Centers International (SACI). She has many years experience working as a designer and illustrator for companies including The Washington Post, National Geographic, and Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group. She was also Program Head of the Digital Media Design Department for the Corcoran College of Art and taught design and illustration in their undergraduate program. In 2003 she began studying classical drawing and painting techniques at the Schuler School of Fine Art Atelier program while simultaneously designing and teaching. Soon after she began studies with Robert Liberace, an ARC living master. Additionally received instruction from Studio Incamminati, the Atelier program of Nelson Shanks and studying with Dan Thompson, both of whom are also ARC living masters. She also took classes with Danni Dawson, a protege of Nelson Shanks and classical Russian painting techniques with Natasha Mokina at the Corcoran College of Art. She began painting Sacred Art in 2013 and approaches her work in a similar manner as a traditional iconographer by fasting and praying before and during the execution of her work.
Maria Boudreaux Fleur de ME Designs 11666 Cedar Park Avenue Ste C, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Twitter: Phone: 2259380907 Web: http://www.fleurdemedesigns.com Blog: acrylics, mixed media Maria is a self-taught artist born and raised in southeast Louisiana who can paint anything in any size, color and texture. Maria started commercially by working in homes painting murals, faux finishes and turning the ordinary into extraordinary. However, creating works of art on canvas is still her first love. All of her mix-media paintings are an indication of the talent of this artist who wants to share her skills with others. She hosts social paint classes and summer art camps for grade school students. Her personality brings the artist out in everyone with her live painting events as onlookers join in the creation of a masterpiece. With a variety of textures and mediums used, her paintings capture the essence of the southern gulf coast charm in a style as unique as Maria P. Boudreaux.
Eva Marie Louks Eva Marie Louks 14 Amber Way, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Twitter: Phone: Web: http://www.facebook.com/evalouks Blog: painting in watercolor and acrylic Eva Marie Loucks is an author/illustrator who lives and works in Saratoga County, Upstate New York. She has worked for the past 28 years as a graphic designer, serigrapher, and painter. Eva has the ability to put images on paper creating a lasting impression of special moments, events, places or objects. Many of her inspirations come from traveling to Canada, England, France, Germany and Australia. Her recent works have been inspired by her pilgrimages to Medjugorje, a small town in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Medjugorje is an extraordinarily spiritual place where millions of Christians and people of all faiths have journeyed and have experienced conversions.
Suren Melkonyan Suren Melkonyan Proshyan, Yerevan, Armenia 0019 Twitter: Phone: Web: http://www.surenmelkonyan.com Blog: sculpture Suren Melkonyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia on 1976. Artschool, college and academy were the main directions in Suren`s life, lighting his way in his world. The young sculptor has created many sculptures and you can see part of them on the streets of the capital of Armenia. Suren Melkonyan was awarded diploma and a medal by National Association of union of reserve officers of the armed forces; for his great contribution to the development of friendship between the nations, perpetuating the memory of the heroes of the Great Patriotic War for sculpturing a basalt portrait of Great Patriotic War hero Hunan Avetisyan as well as a medal of Drastamat Kanayan awarded by the Defense Minister of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan. Suren Melkonyan was given diplomas by the Mayor of Yerevan city Taron Margaryan for the city installation project.
Mary Rowan Mary Rowan 2024 Valley Ave, Falls City, NE 68355 Twitter: Phone: 4022454315 Web: Blog: acrylics, drawing I have always drew pictures since I was very little. My parents supported my artwork since I could hold a pencil. I took art classes in college but didn't take college seriously. I am married going on for thirty years and have three children. I just took up art two years ago after thirty or more years of not doing anything except doodling now and then.
Deb Kubik Deb Kubik Designs LLC 703 17th Street, Auburn, NE 68305 Twitter: Phone: 4022745075 Web: http://www.facebook.com/d.kubikdesigns Blog: fine art As a contemporary warm glass artist my artwork is fragile, strong, transmits light, reflects light, casts shadows, smooth, tactile, flat, curved, jagged, colorful, bold, delicate, transparent, opaque and can be functional or an object in itself. A few of my recent murals include Bryan LGH-Woman & Children Institute-Pediatric Floor; altar mural at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church – Julian, NE; Kornerstone Kids Childcare- Hamburg, IA. I have been involved in juried public art exhibits include Lincoln’s Tour de Lincoln Public Art Exhibit- bike ‘Marble-ous’ and Fremont Big Fish of the Platte Public Art Exhibit with two fish ‘Little Fish on the Prairie’ & ‘Shooting Starfish’.
Lawani Sunday Lawani Sunday Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria Twitter: Phone: Web: Blog: painting Lawani Sunday hails from a rocky town which has one of the most beautiful and natural gift, a tourist centre called Ososo in Akoko Edo Local Government Area, Edo State, Nigeria. He graduated from Auchi polytechnic Auchi, Edo State Nigeria in 2004, specializing in painting. In 2012 he proceeds for further studies to obtain a post graduate diploma in painting at Nmandi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State Nigeria (UNIZIK) (2014). As a young promising artist his mastery of talent and unique style has carved a niche that is only identifiable to him. He has participated in several group exhibitions both national and international.
Thomas Kinkade Thomas Kinkade Company 18635 Sutter Blvd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 Twitter: Phone: 8883681336 Web: http://www.thomaskinkade.com Blog: landscape paintings Thomas Kinkade is also known as the Painter of Light. Each piece painted in the Kinkade tradition seems illuminated from within the piece itself bringing warmth, joy, solemnity, and perfection into whatever setting it is introduced. Genuine Thomas Kinkade art is only available through authorized retailers. This family of galleries often offer limited edition and hard-to-find Thomas Kinkade company artwork as well. Visit our website at: http://thomaskinkade.com/ to experience authentic Thomas Kinkade art today.
Mary Sneed Mary Sneed's Fine Art and Custom Framing 56205 302nd St, Malvern, IA 51551 Twitter: Phone: 4026163905 Web: http://www.sneedart.com Blog: Portraits I'm a mother of 12 children! I started my art carrier 41 years ago, before the birth of my first child! I've studied under Daniel Greene, Oscar Sormani and other talented artists. I feel Our Lord Jesus has given me a beautiful gifts with my faith, my husband Joe, my children and my art abilities. I give all that I do to Christ.
Olga Dytyniak Frangelico Blue Icons and Sacred Art 311 George Dye Road, Hamilton Square, NJ 08691 Twitter: Phone: 6095875734 Web: Blog: Byzantine Iconography Ukrainian American byzantine iconographer. I use only traditional materials of classic gesso and mineral, plant and animal pigments mixed with fresh eggyolk. website with artist statement as well as current inventory and additional information provided. commissions are accepted. individual and classroom instruction.
Ginto Pottackal Ginto Pottackal 7827 Old Litchfield Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043 Twitter: Phone: 4437916558 Web: http://www.gintoart.com Blog: Paintings I am a catholic artist interested in sacred art.
Shana Smith Shana Smith 25 East Delaware Place, #1109, Chicago, IL 60611 Twitter: Phone: 3124053008 Web: http://www.shanasmithfineart.com Blog: sacred art, figurative art Shana Smith is a young Catholic artist dedicated to exploring the mystery of God and man in her work. Inspired by Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body and his Letter to Artists, she seeks to reveal the image of God through the human person and to invite others to delve into the mystery of the Incarnation. She works in a variety of mediums including oil, tempera painting, clay and drawing. Graduated in 2011 with a BFA from Alfred University. Magnum Cum Laude, Alfred University Scholar. LAMP Missionary serving the materially poor in NYC from October 2011- October 2012. Attended the Sacred Art School Firenze with a scholarship through the Florence Chamber of Commerce, earning a professional qualification recognized in the region of Tuscany, followed by a six month internship at the school. December 2012- July 2014.
Suzanne Silvir Suzanne Silvir 77 N. Palm, Gilbert, AZ 85234 Twitter: Phone: 4803528122 Web: http://desertsilver22.deviantart.com Blog: Acrylic paintings and digital art I have been drawing and painting since childhood and hold a B.A. in fine Art. I am currently working on digital images of Saints such as Anna Wang And Saint Bernard of Vietnam, who have little or no visual imagery that can be used as an aid to devotion. I am also focused on providing images of Archangels as powerful forces.
Stefan Salinas Stefan Salinas P.O. Box 470041, San Francisco, CA 94147 Twitter: Phone: 415-871-8734 Web: http://www.stefansalinas.com Blog: illustration Stefan Salinas was born and reared in that great cosmopolitan cowtown known as Houston, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Houston in 1997 and has since busied himself with painting and working on books. At some point, he grew tired of his car and felt the West coast currents pulling him, so he hopped over to San Francisco. In 2014, his focus on the art in churches has expanded to him creating art for churches, such as altar rails, devotional tile murals, stained glass designs, etc. He also gives his talents to the Blind Vietnamese Children Foundation, as being their art director.
Leanne Tracy Leanne Tracy 724 Smith St. Fort Collins, CO 80524 Twitter: Phone: 6367519854 Web: http://www.leannetracy.org Blog: Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Assemblage Leanne Tracy graduated in 2012 from The University of Kansas with a BFA in Painting and a BFA in Art History. She has had solo and group exhibitions in Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Milwaukee, and Italy. In 2015 she visited Colorado State University, the University of Colorado in Boulder, and Naropa University in Boulder as a guest artist and lecturer. In 2010, she was commissioned by Marquette University in Milwaukee to paint the interior of an on-campus residence hall chapel, and later that year she was also co-created a 20’x 10’ mural for Camp Gray Catholic Camp in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Leanne Tracy has created work for the Institute of Faith and Culture in Lawrence, Kansas, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students and has been published in the Diocese of Madison Catholic Herald. Recipient of the Eglinski Award and the Amsden Award from the Kress Foundation Department of Art History at The University of Kansas, she also has been a full scholarship recipient for the Missouri Fine Arts Academy and a Summer Program ArtLab Recipient for Kansas City Art Institute. Leanne Tracy is currently working with mixed media, assemblage, and pencil in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Jen Frost Faith and Fabric San Diego, CA Twitter: Phone: 8586927438 Web:http://www.faithandfabricdesign.com Blog: fabric and quilt Faith and Fabric is my way of sharing projects I make in the hope that they inspire you be creative, too. I believe that there is something very personal in creating a beautiful item that reflects and retains a bit of you that wasn’t there before. I have loved creative projects for as long as I can remember, and find inspiration from the everyday things around us. My Catholic faith is central to my family’s life and is often reflected in my custom Catholic quilts and patterns. This is how Faith and Fabric was born. A desire to share my faith in a creative way.
Janet Woo Janet Woo Kingston, Ontario Twitter: Phone: Web: Blog: painting I have been a long time admirer/audience of both visual and performing arts. Yet, only until two years ago that I uncovered my latent passion for painting. This led to a timely and needed introductory course, then followed by abstraction an portrait at the Gallery School of AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario). I feel very blessed with supportive and encouraging family members and friends in my pursuit as a painter. I am still in the exploration and development stage, experimenting different styles and techniques, striving to create my own language in this art form. My husband and I are Catholics and avid travelers, we frequented churches, museums, mountains and seas in many destinations. My inspirations were often drawn from a fusion or parallel of Catholicism, nature and travel stories. Hopefully, my artworks can be seen as an instrument in reflecting the magnificence of God's love through the beauty of His creation.
Terri Malec Terri Malec PO Box 466 Joseph, OR 97846 Twitter: Phone: 5412632489 Web:http://www.marysfieldstudio.com Blog: sculpture Growing up in the Washington DC area I was Catholic schooled through HS. My first religious painting of a Madonna and Child hung in my Catholic HS. in Arlington, Va. After college I branched out to other subjects as well. Recently I have completed religious sculpture commissions for churches in Oregon, Washington, and Va. Mostly for Pro-life grotto's and church interiors. My largest is a 6 ft bronze of Our Lady and The Christ Child for St. John the Beloved Catholic Church in McLean, Va. I continue to work on sculpture commissions of religious figures.
Tobin Pilotte Pilotte Creative Services 4155 Hillswind, San Antonio, TX 78217 Twitter: Phone: 8323606953 Web: Blog: graphics and painting Tobin Pilotte is a San Antonio based graphic designer and illustrator. Tobin has had a career spanning more than two decades providing both freelance graphic design and fine art for a wide variety of customers. Tobin started his career while still in college at Texas A&M in Commerce Texas. He had the privilege of studying under a number of amazing artists during his time at the six colleges that he attended before graduating. Shortly after graduation from college Tobin was recruited by Lockheed Martin to become a staff graphic artist creating graphics and technical illustrations for publications and proposals. Over the years Tobin has had corporations, small businesses, recording artists, writers, and many other clients that have called upon his artistic services. Tobin also creates a variety of different kinds of Catholic artwork via both traditional mediums as well as digital art. This artwork has been created for patrons as well as for his own use in social media and occasionally gets picked up by various Catholic blogging outlets and publishers. Tobin resides in San Antonio, Texas with his wife Lili and their six children.
Jeremy Matick Jeremy Matick Art 3193 N Church Rd, Vincennes, IN 47591 Twitter: Phone: 8128873656 Web:http://www.jeremymatick.com Blog: mixed media painting Jeremy was born in Illinois and raised in Indiana where he grew up on a large expanse of farm and woods. His love for art, basketball, the natural world, and the rhythm of seasonal change took root at an early age. After graduating from Indiana University, he moved to Los Angeles to study graphic design at California Institute of the Arts. While in school, he completed a summer internship in New York City for an advertising agency. That experience, along with a changing outlook around his creative output, prompted him to reconsider his chosen career path. It was also during his time in LA that he discovered a love for experimental image making and formal exploration within screen printing, drawing and traditional media, and digital image editing software. In 2013, after several years of working in design for clients in a range of industries like fashion, music, and technology, he relocated back to the midwest to pursue his passion for art making full-time. In 2015, he had his first solo exhibition displaying his large scale abstract paintings. Jeremy currently lives and works in Indiana.
Daniel Noyes Daniel Noyes PO Box 4187, Albuquerque, NM 87196 Twitter: Phone: 5052685790 Web:http://www.dannoyes.net Blog: mixed media painting Dan Noyes received a BFA in 1981 from UNM. Since then he has attended exhibits in the US, Europe. Mexico and Asia and has studied with teachers in printmaking, ceramics and religious studies. He has sought out sacred art in exhibits, temples, churches, mosques and synagogues.He teaches art in Middle School and at UNM Continuing Education. His work has been in exhibits in the US and Canada as well as in liturgical art shows. His public art commissions include the City of Albuquerque, Urban Forest, and Holy Ghost Parish (Albuquerque).
Amelia DeSilva Villa Artis 5817 Ruatan St, Berwyn Heights, MD 20740 Twitter: Phone: Web:http://www.villaartisgallery.blogspot.com Blog: painting Amelia De Silva received her Master Degree in Painting and Art Education from Academy of Fine Arts in Poland and Slippery Rock University PA in 2004. She has been exhibiting her artworks in Poland, Canada, Sri Lanka, India and USA. Currently she lives with her family in Berwyn Heights, MD.
Cella Mahoney Cella Bella Illustration 5322 Viamonte Lane, Austin, TX 78739 Twitter: Phone: 5126730781 Web:http://www.cellabellaillustration.com Blog: book illustration A bilingual 4th generation Austinite, Cella is a whimsical watercolorist that has been filling sketchbooks and journals ever since she could scribble. She loves intergrating her faith in her portraits, greeting cards, and book illustration. She grew up in the blistering heat of Texas and endured the blinding chills of the Northeast while having studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has studied abroad in Italy, has been on the Dean’s list every semester, and has received the Hollins University Creative Writing Award and a Wiltsie Watercolor Award. She can be reached at her website, www.cellabellaillustration.com.
Daniel Noyes Daniel Noyes PO Box 4187, Albuquerque, NM 87196 Twitter: Phone: 5052685790 Web:http://www.dannoyes.net Blog: mixed media painting Dan Noyes received a BFA in 1981 from UNM. Since then he has attended exhibits in the US, Europe. Mexico and Asia and has studied with teachers in printmaking, ceramics and religious studies. He has sought out sacred art in exhibits, temples, churches, mosques and synagogues.He teaches art in Middle School and at UNM Continuing Education. His work has been in exhibits in the US and Canada as well as in liturgical art shows. His public art commissions include the City of Albuquerque, Urban Forest, and Holy Ghost Parish (Albuquerque).