Tuesday, January 27, 2009

TK Selleck: Revealing God's Majesty Thru Photography

"Daisies in Field" by TK Seleck, copyright

I am delighted to announce TK Seleck's new website. Check out her inspirational Photography at www.tkselleck.com. Revealing God's Majesty Thru Photography. Stay tune for TK's featured artist spot on the art blog.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Art Retreat for artists! Fort Payne, AL

Whether it be an art class, some quiet writing time or just a little get-a-away to spark that creativity in yourself, artist Ann Hamilton has created just the place for you,The Art Lovers Retreat.

Art Retreat Director Artist Ann Hamilton started the Art for Art Lovers Retreat to share with other artists, writers, and photographers the place where her own creativity has blossomed. In creating the retreat, she had a vision of being able to share her knowledge and experiences with other artists. One of her desires is to help other artists find their voices and styles, and to help them believe in themselves, their gifts, and their works. She has more than 20 years of experience as a professional artist and has been teaching for more than ten years.She is listed in the World's Who's Who of Women as well as America's Who's Who of Women. She has won numerous awards and exhibited in galleries, shows, universities, colleges, libraries, and banks. She has studied at colleges and universities, and attended workshops throughout her career.

The Art Retreat is best suited for one to four persons, or two couples. It has two floors with a bed & breakfast layout. The cost of the art retreat is $250 weekly, $700 Monthly (In the Winter Months rates will be slightly higher). Lessons and Workshops Priced Separately.

Surrounded by Oak trees, the home of the art retreat sits on a hillside in the Historic District of downtown Fort Payne. The Art Lovers Retreat is normally available for three seasons a year, March through October. Retreats are by the week or month. The week normally begins on Saturday. While the house is also available for use during November through February, although weather conditions might not be favorable. Meals are not included except for some kitchen privileges. The town has several restaurants, pizzerias, markets and more - minutes from the art retreat.
The Art Lovers Retreat

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Book: "Art for God's Sake: A Call to Recover the Arts"

What does God say about the Arts? Can you be a Christian and an artist? How do the arts impact your church? The creation sings to us with the visual beauty of God's handiwork. But what of man-made art? Much of it is devoid of sacred beauty and is often rejected by Christians. Christian artists struggle to find acceptance within the church. If all of life is to be viewed as "under the lordship of Christ" can we rediscover what God's plan is for the arts?

To find out more about this book please visit: Christianbook.com "Art for God's Sake: A Call to Recover the Arts"

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Call for "Ascribing Artists"

WHO: Calling all artists who wish to give the Lord praise for their talent and artwork.

WHAT: Empty Tomb Graphics would like to add you to the ASCRIBING ARTIST network. It is a collection of artists who desire to "Ascribe to the Lord the Glory due His name". Ascribing Artists recognize that anything they do pales in comparison to the Glory of the Lord. They give credit for their talent and artwork to the only ONE worthy of praise.

Inspired by Psalm 29, we are to be "A Reflection of His Glory" in all that we do.

1 ASCRIBE TO the Lord, O sons of the mighty, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 2 Give to the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness or in holy array.

WHY: As a part of this creative ministry, Ascribing Artists will be an avenue to bring together other artists with this same belief and offer art created by these artists as a way to "Ascribe to the LORD." Ascribing Artists will also have the opportunity to be an avenue to teach design and illustration classes to youth as a way to reclaim a medium that has all but lost its focus to"Ascibe to the LORD."

WHERE: To learn more about this opportunity please visit Empty Tomb Graphics at www.EmptyTombGraphics.com or contact Paul LaBathe at 256.874.2471 or ascribing@emptytombgraphics.com.

SUBMIT to ascribing@emptytombgraphics.com:

1) Brief description of your work, media, style, approach, etc.
2) A couple samples of your work, say no larger than 600 pixels vertically or horizontally
3) Contact information and/or link to your website

Friday, January 2, 2009

WorldCrafts- helping around the world artists in poverty

Located in Birmingham, AL, WorldCrafts is a ministry of Women's Mission Union www.wmu.org

WorldCrafts is nonprofit and imports handcrafts from countries around the world and markets them in the US. When you purchase WorldCrafts you:

Assist more than 60 artisan groups (women and men) around the world who live in poverty in providing for their families.
Support artisan groups while buying meaningful gifts for your family and friends.
WorldCrafts abides by and requires all partnering artisan groups to abide by Fair Trade Federation guidelines.

Andrea Mullins, WorldCrafts director, explains the importance of fair trade. "The fact that WorldCrafts is a fair trade company adds value to our products. We commit to pay artisans a fair price that covers not only their costs, but also insures sustainable production. We encourage artisans to set prices that allow them to invest in the growth of their business. We provide partial advance on payments to the artisans that allows them to hire more people and purchase the raw materials needed. We are committed to our artisans for the long term to maintain certain levels of product orders, investing in product development for long-term planning as well as sustainable production practices. These standards guarantee impoverished families hope for a better life."

For more information, or for information on how to become a WorldCrafts artisan group, please e-mail us at WorldCrafts@wmu.org, write to us at 100 Missy Ridge, Birmingham, AL 35242, or call 1-800-968-7301.


WorldCrafts is a ministry of Women's Mission Union www.wmu.org