About the Sourcebook

2019 CIVA SourcebookIn our ongoing mission to provide CIVA members with high quality publications and resources, we’ve nicknamed this re-formatted iteration of the CIVA Sourcebook the (Re)Sourcebook. It still boasts full-color art images, a curated exhibit, member directory, and useful information about exhibits and books. Thanks to Guest Editor, Ken Steinbach, and added space due to the new, larger format, this edition also includes a handful of “nuts & bolts” essays by seasoned veterans in the field on topics of interest to art professionals. Essays include:

  • Patrick Luber, “How to Pack a Show,”
  • Kenneth Steinbach, “How to Write an Artist’s Statement”
  • Marianne Lettieri, “Moving Past Juried Shows.”

As always the CIVA Sourcebook serves as a means for our members to showcase their artwork and connect with other like-minded Christians in the arts. More than 2,000 copies of the 2019-2020 Sourcebook—containing contact information for over 1,000 individual, organizational, and institutional CIVA members—will be distributed across North America and beyond to all current and new CIVA members.

Read below for details on how to submit art for inclusion in the CIVA Sourcebook and to have your art considered for the juried “gallery” in the opening pages of the Sourcebook.


Stephen WatsonWe are pleased to announce that Stephen Watson will be our guest juror for this print exhibit. Watson is an Alabama-based artist who received his B.A. from Williams Baptist College and M.F.A. from The University of Alabama. He is an Assistant Professor of Art at Samford University, where he teaches courses in design foundations and sculpture. Stephen is a multi-disciplinary artist, but he is best known for his ephemeral installations of powdered spices and herbs on gallery floors. His most recent installations were exhibited at Bay Hope Church in Lutz, Florida, Still Point Gallery | Ravi Zacharias International Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia, and College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri. He and his wife, Lily, live in Birmingham with their two children, Eli (4) and Zoe (1).

Guest Editor

Kenneth Steinbach - SmallKenneth Steinbach is Professor of art at Bethel University, where he teaches classes in sculpture, design, and creative practices. About his practice, he says, “It is not only a means to explore personal expression, but also a form of physical theology that allows me to speak into questions, sometimes difficult ones, about the relationship between faith, art, and living.” Kenneth recently concluded a four-year research project into the practices of successful mid-career artists. The resultant book, Creative Practices for Visual Artists: Time, Space, Process will be published by Routledge Press in 2018. He is married to Kari Steinbach, a freelance theater director in Minneapolis.

Submission Details and Timeline

CIVA will begin accepting images for full-color reproductions of CIVA Member art June 1, 2018. A link for submission will be provided here. Submissions received between June 1 and August 31 will be considered for inclusion in a special printed Juried Exhibit section in the front of the 2019-2020 CIVA Sourcebook. When submitting art images for reproduction you will need to prepare a digital file of your artwork (300dpi, RGB, JPG file format) with caption information [Title, Date (year), Medium, Size (H x W inches)] and a one-sentence description of your piece, which will be printed at the editor’s discretion.

May 1 Form opens for purchasing advertising space
June 1 Form opens for purchasing art reproduction space.
All entries received by August 31 will be considered for inclusion in juried exhibit
August 31 Deadline for images to be considered for Juried portion of the Sourcebook
September 1 Membership must be current to be listed in Sourcebook
Early October Selected artists for Juried Exhibit will be announced
Early January

2019-2020 CIVA Sourcebooks arrive in mailboxes around the world

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