Contemplating The Light of the World

Contemplating The Light of the World

  Recently on display in the gallery of the villa Via Sacra in Barga, Italy is the work of two artists whose contemplation of the sacred is expressed in abstraction. The exhibit, Luce del Mondo, The Light of the World, presents the recent work of Florentine artist, Filippo Rossi and Kansas City born painter, SusanContinue Reading

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Auction 35 Interview with Roger Feldman

Auction 35 Interview with Roger Feldman

An Interview with Roger Feldman Roger Feldman offered a drawing of cement and charcoal for the 35th Anniversary Auction November 12 – 21, 2014. The drawing translates both structure and eruption. I imagine the materials both delineating a specific place and freezing an action. The drawing, “Elegant Position,” harks from an earlier point in hisContinue Reading

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CIVA 35th Anniversary Auction Preview by Linda Møskeland Fuchs

CIVA 35th Anniversary Auction Preview by Linda Møskeland Fuchs

CIVA’s 35th Anniversary Auction will be held from November 14 to November 23, bid online here.  Buy some art, and support the work of CIVA! Highlights this year are diverse in media and sensibility, often provoking thought as much as moving the spirit. Let me introduce you to a few of my favorites: David McCoy’s ‘two matchedContinue Reading

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Invitation to CIVA Symposium NYC

(Video) Wayne Adams (CIVA President of the Board) invites you to the How Art Works Symposium next weekend, October 11, in New York City. Join us! Learn more and register here. Share this with your friends and followers.

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Bursting Wineskins – African Christianity And African Christian Art

Bursting Wineskins – African Christianity And African Christian Art

By Diane B. Stinton (from SEEN Journal XIV.1, Unsettled Ground) A master artist with words, Jesus spoke his first parable portraying the gospel as new wine that required new wineskins. Otherwise, the dynamic effervescence of the new wine would burst the crusty, old wineskins (Luke 5:37-38). This graphic image not only depicts the gospel thatContinue Reading

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Introducing Chris Anderson our Sourcebook Juror

Introducing Chris Anderson our Sourcebook Juror

In their day, CIVA’s founders saw the rift between visual art and Christian faith widening. This observation caused them to gather a community of the faithful to fill that gap. Thirty-five years later, CIVA claims members and friends around the world. As CIVA continues the important work of networking, connecting, and gathering this community, ourContinue Reading

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Doing Good Well: Come to the Table

Doing Good Well: Come to the Table

Doing Good Well is CIVA’s leadership development for young women in the arts. This year, the conference will happen August 29-September 1 at the Grunewald Guild in Leavenworth, Washington. The Guild is a perfect setting for our weekend; nestled near the Wenatchee River, its grounds are a beautiful retreat. There are 23 women in ourContinue Reading

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How Art Works NYC Symposium

How Art Works NYC Symposium

Join us in October for How Art Works, CIVA’s first Symposium in New York City. Bring a friend. Help us spread the word about this event. The formal press release can be found here, and the latest information is at the How Art Works page. What is an artist’s vocation, and how do we nurture and sustain it? WhatContinue Reading

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What DGW means to me

What DGW means to me

What does it mean to be an artist? It is a question I have mulled over for quite some time now. There are days where I know exactly what that means, but more often than not I find myself wondering if I even fit the bill. Add to that questions of what it means toContinue Reading

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Tom Hanks, Enchantment, and the Artist’s Vocation

Tom Hanks, Enchantment, and the Artist’s Vocation

By Cameron J. Anderson In the second scene of his film, Cast Away (2000), director Robert Zemeckis introduces us to Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks), a zealous FedEx executive. Viewers find Noland in Moscow where he, via his Russian translator, exhorts FedEx employees to increase their efficiency. Having completed his mission, Chuck hurries home to joinContinue Reading

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