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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 Art as Worship Theme Announcement

2018 Theme
SANCTUARY

In the beginning God created (Genesis 1:1). God is creator, God still creates today, and He calls us to be creative. We honor our creative God with our artistic creations.

This year we invite artists to submit work that contemplates the many meanings and resonances of SANCTUARY in Scripture, in Christian thought, and in our society today. It is written in Hebrews 9:24

For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence.

Eligibility 
Open to artists working in all media. Entries must be your own original artwork. Artwork must be consistent to the show theme, although the link may be more obvious in your description than in the work itself. Each applicant may submit up to two works. Artwork must have sturdy wire across the back for hanging; limited space for three dimensional artwork is available. The St. Matthew Fine Arts Ministry reserves the right to reject work that is deemed inappropriate or which differs from the submitted image.


{click on link above to be directed to application page}
 


Entry Procedure
There is no entry fee nor does the Fine Arts Ministry keep a commission on any sales. Each artist may submit up to 2 works. Please submit your information by November 14, 2018 to allow for gallery signs to be made, but the artwork itself doesn't need to be complete at that time. Artwork will need to be at St. Matthew no later than 10am on Saturday, November 17. All applications must include a photo of the artwork, even if the artwork isn't complete yet.

The opening gala will be held on Saturday, November 17 from 6:30 - 9:00pm at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Waco, TX. Please plan to join us for art, music, hors d'oeuvres, and fellowship. The artwork will hang throughout the Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas seasons.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

2017 Art as Worship Exhibit

Thank you to everyone who attended our gala opening on November 4, 2017. We had such a wonderful night of art, music, goodies, and conversation. The artwork will be hanging in our gallery hallways through the beginning of January, so if you are able, we invite you to visit in person, because photos really do not do justice to the artwork. {Please contact the church office at 254.772.9349 to inquire when the exhibit will be open during business hours or visit on Sunday mornings or Christmas Eve for worship.} But for those who are at a distance, please enjoy this virtual gallery of the 2017 Art as Worship exhibit with the theme of MYSTERY.

For those pieces of art with a price listed, please contact me if you are interested in making a purchase.  We will get you touch with the artist to make arrangements.  Thank you for your support of creativity in the community!

Gallery photo

Gallery photo

Gala photo

Gala photo

Gala photo taken by Ray Im

Gala photo taken by Ray Im




Angela Chancellor
photography
Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal I & II
$800/set


Sha Towers
ink, watercolor, pigment
Mystery
NFS



DeAnna Toten Beard
mixed media
Rosarium
NFS



Maggie Griffin
chalk marker on antique glass lantern
Mysteries Abound
NFS



Talmage Minter
acrylic
St. Olaf's
$3,800


Suzi Ickles
walnut ink & watercolor
A Mystery...
$150


Ray Im
archival inkjet print
The Glass Ceiling
$400 for pair

Jeanne Dittmann
watercolor & pencil
The Dance of Trinity
$200

Merlenna Mehaffey
oil
Peaceful Morning
$500


Merlenna Mehaffey
pen & ink
God's miracle
$75

Karon Wheeless
gouache
A Prayer of Trust
NFS


Talmage Minter
oil
Light on the Prairie
$4,000


Caitlin Childers Brown
mixed media of vellum, watercolor paper,
canvas, pigment, and various inks
Breaking Through
$100


Jonathan Stine
pencil & ink
Transubstantiation
$100 donation to Mission Waco/Mission World



Gracie Beard
altered books
Strange and Mysterious
NFS


Terry Roller
paint & paper transfer on wood panels
Hypocrisy
$500

Jo Anne Norwood
gold leaf &egg tempera
Holy Prophet Micah
NFS

gold leaf & egg tempera
Mandylion: Christ Not Made By Human Hands
NFS


Mike Thompson
soft pastel on paper
Pando Trio
NFS



Max Towers
watercolor
Beautiful Mystery
NFS


Florence Anderson
digital photography
What Am I?
NFS



Sha Towers
sumi ink, watercolor, powdered pigments, watercolor paper
Hidden Mystery
$50


sumi ink, watercolor, powdered pigments, watercolor paper
The Mystery of Grace
$50



David Anaya
colored paper
Trinity
For sale for the amount the Lord puts on your heart


Carol Macsas
mixed water media
Creation.1
$75 or amount determined by purchaser
to be donated to the Fine Arts Ministry

mixed water media
Revelation 12
$75 or amount determined by purchaser
to be donated to the Fine Arts Ministry



Suzi Ickles
gouache & finetec
Faith
$250



Vicki Northern
watercolor & markers
Listen
$150


Peggy Tooker
fabric quilting
Hearts and Coronets
NFS




Jane Stanfield
watercolor & gouache
Believe
NFS


Karon Wheeless
marker on paste paper
Faith
NFS

Cheri Coulon
ink & paper
Mystery of the Holy Spirit
NFS



Diana McCutcheon
monoprint on rives paper with akua inks
Ancient Celtic Prayer 1 & 2
$65


Beth Pristash
photography
Doors
$125


Stay tuned for the announcement in February of the theme for 2018.  So far, they have been:

     ABUNDANCE
       PEACE
         RENEWAL
           LIGHT
             ROCK
               REFLECTION
                 MYSTERY

What suggestions do you have for next year's theme?  Leave them in the comments, and maybe we'll choose one of those!










Monday, February 20, 2017

2017 Art as Worship Theme Announcement

2017 Theme
MYSTERY





In the beginning God created (Genesis 1:1). God is creator, God still creates today, and He calls us to be creative. This year we choose the word MYSTERY to serve as a guide through our creative process. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 2:7-9 
We declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory. However, as it is written:
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived
the things God has prepared for those who love him—
these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
We honor our creative God with our artistic creations.  We invite artists to submit work that contemplates the meanings and resonances of MYSTERY in scripture, in Christian thought, and in human society.


{click on link above to be directed to application page}


Eligibility, Media, and Size
Open to artists working in all media. Entries must be original artwork. Artwork must be consistent to the show theme. Each applicant may submit up to two works. Artwork must have sturdy wire across the back for hanging. The St. Matthew Fine Arts Ministry reserves the right to reject work that is deemed inappropriate or which differs from the submitted image.

Entry Procedure
There is no entry fee. Each artist may submit up to 2 works. 3D works are allowed up to two images per entry (no more than 4 images total). All images must be accompanied with the completed application information. The submission deadline is October 16, 2017.

The opening gala will be held on Saturday, November 4 from 6:30 - 9:00pm at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Waco, TX.  Please plan to join us for art, music, hors d'oeuvres, and fellowship.  The artwork will hang throughout the Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas seasons.

2016 Art as Worship Memories

Our sixth annual Art as Worship: A Gallery Exhibition and Benefit was another wonderful event with 29 works of art, 20 artists, and 10 first-time artists.  The theme was REFLECTION, which filled our Advent and Christmas seasons with color, light, and sparkle.  Any inquiries about the artwork may be directed to lettersalot@gmail.com

Gallery Shots






Individual Artwork


Existentialist Conundrum by Terry Roller


It Is Well by Courtney Bishop


Do You Not Perceive It? by DeAnna Toten Beard



Light Fall by DeAnna Toten Beard and Kemper Beard



Fruit of the Heart by Dorrie Ann Cobb


Reflecting Pool by Sha Towers


Mirror of the Mind by Lily D'Anne Larson


Reflect, Respond, Reflect by Karon Wheeless


Thesis 20 by Carol Macsas


Proverbs 27 by Carol Macsas


Reach High by Jane Stanfield


St. George and the Dragon by Jo Anne Norwood


9x12 Reflection by Laura Iliff


Drawing by Linda Filgo