CIVA Pastors

Pastors Brian Moss and W. David O. Taylor serve on the CIVA Board of Directors because they believe in leading the church and artists into right relationship. In this video they discuss why bridging the worlds of Art and the Church is so important to pastors. Read more about CIVA’s Between Two Worlds Conference (June 2015) about Contemporary Art andContinue Reading

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Culture Care by Makoto Fujimura (Review)

A book review by Ned Bustard. Culture Care is available in the CIVA Store. I abhor Brussel sprouts. But if you accused me of being “sprouts-phobic” or “anti-sprouts,” I’d probably serve myself a second helping. Like most people, I don’t want to be “anti” or “phobic” anything. I often tell my children that it isContinue Reading

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Art Commission for the Fuller Forum

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Fuller Forum Art Commission: Request For Qualifications Fuller Theological Seminary in partnership with the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts is seeking to select an artist to create an original piece of art in response to Fuller Theological Seminary’s annual spring conference, the Fuller Forum. The artist is to create aContinue Reading

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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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