About the Sourcebook

2019 CIVA SourcebookWe’ve nicknamed the re-formatted CIVA Sourcebook the (Re)Sourcebook. The new, larger format still boasts full-color images, a juried exhibit, member directory, and other useful information. Thanks to Guest Editor, Ken Steinbach, and added space, the upcoming 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, “Putting Your Work into the World – Exhibition Strategies”

The CIVA Sourcebook serves as a means for our members to showcase their artwork and connect with other 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 to all current and new CIVA members.

Art Reproduction Space and Timeline

The form is now open to secure your space in the 2019-2020 CIVA Sourcebook. Submissions received between June 1 and August 31 were considered for inclusion in a special printed Juried Exhibit section in the front of the 2019-2020 CIVA Sourcebook. The juried portion is now closed, but we are still accepting reservations for reproduction space. When submitting art images for reproduction you will need to prepare a digital file of your artwork (10 MB max size, 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 were considered for inclusion in juried exhibit
Early October Selected artists for Juried Exhibit will be announced
Spring 2019

2019-2020 CIVA Sourcebooks arrive in mailboxes around the world


Selected Works for Juried Exhibit

A New Day #17, Linda Koenig 
Ancestor Series No. 1, Lisa Deen
Before the Form the Music, Albert Pedulla
Examen I, Marissa Voytenko
Lament, Eugenia Sherman Brown 
Light #2, Marilyn DeKleer
Receptor, Tim Lowly
Rootlet, Leslie Iwai
Sam with Miraak, Catherine Prescott
Scorched, Ronnie McClure
The Rocks Cry Out, Donald Kouba
Untitled, Justin Sorensen


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 resulting in a new book, Creative Practices for Visual Artists: Time, Space, Process (Routledge Press, 2018). He is married to Kari Steinbach, a freelance theater director in Minneapolis.