It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the cancellation of the Catholic Artists Conference. I was not able to raise enough funds to bring a collection of paintings from Europe which was the anchor to the conference. I should have realized that this anchor could have, and did in fact pull down the boat. I am sorry to those who are disappointed about this. All who have registered will receive their payments back in full. I think there is great need for a Catholic Artists Conference. From my experience there is a hunger on the part of Catholic Artists to meet others and share in the cooperative work of developing art for a community of faithful people. There are many forms of Catholic art from sacramental to liturgical. Sacred art is part of the New Evangelization and is a vehicle, much like Lectio Divina, that calls people to Christ. Dr. Jem Sullivan has written a booklet about Sacred Art and the New Evangelization through the Knights of Columbus. I would like to share that booklet in PDF form as it was to be part of the materials shared at the conference. http://www.catholic-artists.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/New-Evangelization.pdf I will keep up this blog and the directory of Catholic artists. I will continue to promote Catholic Art and in fact I will get back to my own art, painting the mysteries of the Holy Rosary.