How Art Works NYC Symposium

How Art Works NYC Symposium

It’s time to start spreading the news about How Art Works, CIVA’s first NYC Symposium. Please pin, heart, like and share, we so appreciate your help getting the word out about this awesome event. The formal press release can be found here, additional updates will be added to our How Art Works page, with the hashtagContinue 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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Art for God’s Sake Interview

Art for God’s Sake Interview

Interview with Rev. Phillip G. Ryken, author of Art for God’s Sake By James Romaine James Romaine: What are some biblical principles foundational to your understanding of a Christian’s vocational calling? Philip G. Ryken: The first and most important calling we have is to follow Christ as Savior and Lord. Everything in the Gospels relatesContinue Reading

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Join the Conversation at ArtPrize

Join the Conversation at ArtPrize

By Eric Kuiper Just a year ago we were dreaming about how Into The Noise might engage with culture, spirituality, and each other at today’s most eminent festival experiences. A year later, groups of roughly 30 people have been mystified, stirred, and changed at the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW Music Festival. In October we’ll be doingContinue Reading

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My journey with an artist I never met

My journey with an artist I never met

This essay was written by Makoto Fujimura to accompany the CIVA Traveling Exhibit, Beauty Given by Grace: The Biblical Prints of Sadao Watanabe. To host this historical show in your gallery, university or sanctuary, email exhibits@civa.org. In the fall of 1987, I arrived in Japan with a Japanese governmental scholarship to study, as an American, the traditionalContinue Reading

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WORK: Curse or Calling?

WORK: Curse or Calling?

by Kathrine Page Work: Curse or Calling? is a traveling exhibition sponsored by Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), brings together the work of 31 artists and 37 artworks from 13 states across North America. This exhibition explores a succulent range of responses to the initial “call for work” and offers the viewer meaningful encountersContinue Reading

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The CIVA Summer Fund

The CIVA Summer Fund

By Cameron Anderson Founded by a small group of volunteers in 1979, CIVA celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary this year! This fact generates two responses for me: enduring gratitude for CIVA’s legacy and genuine optimism regarding our future together. In my quick review of CIVA’s history, all kinds of projects, publications, events, exhibits, and meetings comeContinue Reading

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The Welcome Table: Life as a Just and Beautiful Body (plenary)

By Cecilia González-Andrieu (Video from CIVA’s 2013 JUSTart Conference) Some artworks re-order our senses to allow an encounter with the truth of God’s just Kingdom. Like the Psalms, they might support our being, or offer resistance to threats against being. They might even embody or enable efforts at the construction of new being. Works ofContinue Reading

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Image Journal’s 25th Anniversary

Small non-profits like CIVA are high risk ventures, and therefore sustainability can appear ever-elusive. So when organizations like Image Journal celebrate 25 years, CIVA’s Board and staff are quick to join in the festivities. But it is more than mere survival that we celebrate: the vision and mission of Image intersects profoundly with CIVA. FromContinue Reading

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