Here's exactly what I hoped for: a search in Google for 'Catholic Artists' would produce a first page result including www.Catholic-Artists.org or www.Catholic-Artists-Conference.com. It's in the name but that's not enough. It happened with the conference, the Faces of Christ planned tour events, and their respective websites. See www.Faces-of-Christ.com Facebook had a lot to do with it too. All those websites referring back to www.Catholic-Artists.org has pushed this page to the number two position on page one - the only listing higher is Wikipedia. Try the search in Yahoo!? www.Catholic-Artists-Conference.com is there on page one! Try the search in Bing? Same result. So why is this important? If you are a Catholic Artist in fine art, sculpture, architecture, music or film, then you want a listing on www.Catholic-Artists.org in order to be easily found by a search among your peers in the DIRECTORY at www.Catholic-Artists.org. Incidentally, the DIRECTORY is where people go while on this site, in addition to the galleries. FINE ART is the most popular gallery because it is the most populated with images. So all you sculptors, architects, musicians, and film producers can ride in on the coat tails of fine artists - and get found at www.Catholic-Artists.org. UPDATE: The conference is getting the detail part of planning done but promotion is very important too, as are donations to make this all possible. I need your help. Artists, please sign up at the JOIN tab. If you have videos or images of your work then send those to me. I am happy to promote any Catholic Artist. We are looking for the best for the conference which is open now for professionals to register at www.Catholic-Artists-Conference.com. If you just want to browse and donate, you can find the DONATE button on any one of the links above. Thank you. God Bless, John
https://www.pinterest.com/holywatercolor/catholic-artists-dot-org/ Look for this Catholic-Artists dot org board on Pinterest at 'holywatercolor'. Contact me at email@example.com to add you.
Comment from the artist Eve Palguta: The lilies represent purity (as does the white robe), the blue geometric background represents snowflakes (her feast day is celebrated on December 25th) and the blood stains are from her tortures suffered before death (legend has it her breasts were torn off before she was martyred). The painting was done to commemorate such heroic women who bore extreme suffering and attacks upon their feminine dignity for the sake of their beliefs, specifically in the Catholic faith. Here is a listing of web links which belong to artists featured in the 5th Nationwide Juried Catholic Arts Exhibition at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA http://gallery.stvincent.edu http://www.janetmckenzie.com/OriginalImages.html http://www.neilsoncarlin.com/portfolio.html http://gwynethholston.com/religious-paintings/ http://www.bernadettecarstensen.com/ http://www.zachbrownart.com/ http://www.christinefrechardgallery.com/#!pasquale-pristera/c1itj http://www.christopherruane.com/Set/Sacred-Art-Modern-World http://www.carrfineart.com/ http://matthewjamescollins.com/about/ http://www.religionnews.com/2014/11/04/exhibit-sacred-catholic-art-embraces-contemporary-vision/ (Fr Robert Keffer, Paul Jurgens nor Eileen Cunis do not have a web site that I can find) https://sites.google.com/site/carlsstudio/carl-g-fougerousse http://www.jordanhainsey.com/photography/ http://www.sljonsonstudios.com/ http://pixels.com/featured/madonna-of-children-beverly-klucher.html http://www.philaopenstudios.org/artist-profile/thomas-kohlmann http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/exhibit-of-sacred-catholic-art-embraces-a-contemporary-vision/2014/11/04/ba308af0-6445-11e4-ab86-46000e1d0035_story.html http://www.jamespatrickreid.com/scenes_from_history_and_lit/simon_of_cyrene_oil_on_canv.html http://www.kelly-schumacher.com/Portfolio_ManOfSorrows.html http://www.krooney.net/rsilasbr.html http://www.jdwelshfineart.com/
If you can't travel to Washington, DC to see the exhibit Picturing Mary, the National Museum of Women in the Arts has a digital collection of videos and images which cover a small part of the exhibit: http://nmwa.org/global-icon Here's the full site for the National Museum of Women in the Arts http://nmwa.org/exhibitions/picturing-mary-woman-mother-idea which also includes two other online previews.
Jill Rodts, founder of the Art of Faith Show is asking for Catholic artists to join her conference in Rock Island during the last weekend in February 2015. I've participated in this show as an artist and had a wonderful time. St. Pius X is a wonderful community and people come from all over the quad cities. Art of Faith Mission was founded in 2011 to support sacred art and faith. Capturing the beauty of the rich deposit of faith in sacred scriptures and in sacred tradition, artists are called to embrace Gospel values and proclaim them visually to the world promoting the culture of life.
[Not a valid template] Who is your favorite living Catholic artist? This is a great big question because it includes the arts of fine art, sculpture, architecture, music, and film. You don't need one for each category but just one or two artists you like very well. Prayer before and during painting is a major contributing factor in my choice of Ann Chapin. Her style of iconography is not so stark and includes many figures and furnishings. Although done in iconographic method, the faces, figures and clothing resemble reality; they have body and perspective. My second favorite Catholic artist is Audrey Assad. Audrey is a very talented musician presently on tour in the U.S. http://www.audreyassad.com/ Her voice is beautiful and her very Catholic songs are remarkable for their lyrics and for their composition. Catholic art can take the range between traditional and contemporary. Each calls us to prayer (sacred art). Each stirs our feeling of faith and emotions we feel when close to God. The Catholic Church is rich with beautiful imagery, both historically and contemporarily. It is a little hard to find living Catholic artists and that is why I need your help. Please comment to this blog post with your favorite living Catholic artist and why. God Bless you.
Finding Catholic Artists is harder than I thought. There are many Catholic Artists out there, especially if you include fine art, sculpture, architecture, music and film. Here's a youtube by a Catholic artist that is just beautiful http://www.mariemillermusic.com/video/video-8-5/
9/30/2015 Guess who sang for Pope Francis?
Well, how did I get here? There are three pages that make up Catholic-Artists websites. You are at the dot org page. At dot org there are blogs by me and others about Catholic Arts. If you are listed in the .Directory then you signed up through www.Catholic-Artists.com as an artist in one of the five categories. You may also be a patron of Catholic Arts. Both are welcome. In this WordPress blog space you can talk about Catholic arts and see the work of artists in fine art, sculpture, architecture, music and film. Hold my humility, but I think it's a fantastic idea! I am so excited about Catholic art because it can be part of the New Evangelization. Art reaches people emotionally with music, film, architecture, sculpture or fine art. Combine that Catholic artistic call with God's call to us and our rich Faith -- and you have a very powerful communication of Catholic New Evangelization. Please visit our other pages. CatholicArt.gallery sells handmade Catholic art. Catholic-Artists.com signs up new artists and patrons every day (look for the "enter your info" tab). lastly, Catholic-Artists.org shows and shares the images, songs, films and ideas of Catholic artists and patrons. God Bless!