About CIVA Sourcebook
The CIVA Sourcebook has a humble yet strategic beginning. When our organization was founded in 1979, the need for like-minded Christians at work in the visual arts to connect was great. In those pre-internet days, a print directory of members and friends quickly became a prized resource. Today, this good idea has evolved. CIVA’s Sourcebook now boasts full-color art images, a curated exhibit, and useful information about exhibits, books, and other resources. Most of all, the Sourcebook is a means for our members to showcase their artwork. 3,000 copies of the 2017-2018 Sourcebook directory are distributed across North America and beyond to all current and new CIVA members. This edition contains contact information for over 1,000 individual, organizational, and institutional CIVA members as well as beautiful full-color reproductions of submitted works by many members.
The winners of the 2017-2018 Sourcebook Curated Exhibit competition are listed below. These artists and their work are featured in a special section at the front of the 2017-2018 Sourcebook as well as in monthly Featured Artist webpages. You may read and download the Curator’s Essay, by Michelle Westmark Wingard, here.
Albert Pedulla, (D) Construction Drawing
Justin Sorensen, The Snow Leopard
Sandra Bowden, 40 days / 40 Nights
Wayne Adams, Easter and Everything
Denise Weyhrich, This Time
Phil Irish, Mount
Marcus Miers, Hold It Together
Rebecca Stahr, The Refiner’s Fire
Adam Belt, You Deceived Me and I was Deceived
Glenn Howell, Leviathan
Allison Luce, Trespass
Micah Bloom, Gravity (shelves)
Grace Bomer, In the House of My Pilgrimage
Marianne Lettieri, Cradle with Bedrock
Thanks to guest curator, Michelle Westmark Wingard, for her work selecting these pieces from so many deserving works! Michelle is a CIVA Board Member, and works as Professor of Art and Gallery Director of Bethel University’s two exhibition spaces. Previously, Michelle was Assistant to the Gallery Director in Pratt Institute’s Department of Exhibitions and had the opportunity to work with Creative Time and A.I.R. Gallery in New York City during graduate school. She received her M.F.A. in photography from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York in 2006, and received the Jerome Travel Grant in 2015. Michelle lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.