Friday, May 14, 2010

Artfest 2010 – FANtastic Friday


I went to a meeting May 11, 2010 hosted by Grace Community Church.  This meeting was for local and area artists to gain information about a wonderful opportunity to present art inspired by the Word of God.  I’ll share with you what I learned in the meeting.

Grace Community Church will be hosting Artfest 2010 at their facility December 3-4, 2010.  The theme for this year is The Word Became Flesh.  Their are five Biblical passages that the artist in us can go to gain inspiration. 

  • Matthew 1:18-25
  • Matthew 2: 1-12
  • Luke 1: 26-38
  • Luke 1: 39-45
  • Luke 2:1-20
  • John 1:1-14

We are not limited to just these five passages.  It is a guideline for us to use.  The New Testament is full of information as to how Jesus ministers to us as being God in the flesh. 

The old masters gained inspiration from their era to present religious paintings.  Think about ways to get a fresh new take on the historic story of Jesus Christ without changing the events. 

Art Categories:

  • Drawing – pen & ink, pencil, charcoal, pastel, etc.
  • Painting – watercolor, oil, acrylic, etc.
  • Sculpture – original works in metal, stone, wood, etc.

No mass-produced copies, digital art, or photography are accepted in this year’s show.

Size of artwork is limited to 28” wide x 60” high, including the frame.  All artwork must be framed with a wire hanger.  No saw tooth hangers allowed.  No gallery wrap canvas paintings are allowed.

For more information, you can download a brochure that lists the timeline of for Artfest 2010.

You can also become a patron for the event and receive 50% credit on the amount you pledge towards the purchase of a piece of artwork.  Very generous of the Artfest folks, if you ask me!

Any artwork that doesn’t sell can be taken to Wolf Productions Gallery in Claremore, OK for the duration of the holiday season.  Another reason to participate!

I encourage all Bartlesville area artists and students of mine to get out of their comfort zone and stretch their abilities. I state it again, this is a wonderful opportunity for us as artists.  God created us and gave us the inspiration and talent needed for us to be artists.  Let’s show the world how great God is.


dolls like us said...

Good job looks like oyu are enjoying yourself and that is all that matters.I also enjoy your color choices.

Valerie Jones said...

Thank you. I am enjoying myself and I love color.