Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Featured Artist: Lisa Riccardi

"Swimming Lesson" by Lisa Riccardi, copyright

"Carol's Canyon" by Lisa Riccardi, copyright

"Berto's Waterfall" by Lisa Riccardi, copyright

Lisa Riccardi

My current body of work is fairly diverse ranging from a skateboarder in flight to a number of drawings which honor those in military service. My favorite subject is marine life as they seem to glide effortlessly through the cool water. I find these scenes very soothing.

I work primarily with oils and acrylics on canvas but also like pen & ink and pencil. Lately I have also worked on projects involving antique doors and a multi-dimensional mural.

I enjoy working alongside my colleagues at 16 Main Gallery in Madison and feel blessed to be a part of that community and environment. I believe I was given a gift to not only enjoy but to share.

Much of what I do is custom and includes portraits as well as paintings and drawings which capture special memories. Helping someone to provide a unique and special gift is an experience I love being a part of.

There are two scriptures that are special to me with regard to my artistic activities.

1 Peter 4:10 "Each one should use whatever gift he has recieved to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in it's various forms."

Since I consider my ability to be a gift from God, my goal is to continually use it to serve where ever possible. I have been blessed with many opportunities to do this.

I also sign my paintings with EX31, a reference to Exodus 31:1-6:
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: "See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze, in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of workmanship. And I, indeed I, have appointed with him Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and I have put wisdom in the hearts of all who are gifted artisans, that they may make all that I have commanded you.

I believe that our abilities are given for a specific purpose..to glorify the Lord. This is my acknowledgment of that. It is my hope that this will provide opportunities to communicate the gospel message.

Thank you,

Lisa Riccardi
16 Main Gallery
16 Main St.
Madison, AL
35758 (256) 325-0161

Church of the Nativity Art Exhibit: Ascribing Artist Jane Blevins

Great Art News from Ascribing Artist Jane Blevins!

She will exhibit at the Church of the Nativity through the months of February and March, 2011.

If you are in the area, please stop by to take a look.

Church of the Nativity, Banister Room, 208 Eustis Avenue Southeast, Huntsville, AL 35801 www.nativity.dioala.org

Exhibit Monday through Thursday 9 am to 4 pm, Friday and Sunday 9 am to Noon. Closed Saturday.

To find out more about Jane Blevins, please visit her website at:

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentines' Palette to Palate February 13, 2011

Join Ascribing Artist Denise Onwere in this artful Valentines Celebration:

Valentines' Palette to Palate
5pm, Feburary 13, 2011

Capture Her Heart this Valentines Day with Palette To Palate.

Explore creativity together as you create masterpieces, and indulge in a romantic feast that she will never

Make 2011 the best Valentines Day ever!!!

Tickets $125.00 per couple

Where: 3rd Floor Studio #314, Lowe Mill (2211 seminole drive. Huntsville, AL 35805)

Description Creative Paint & and dinner

Class is $125.00 per couple and includes all supplies and Fine cuisine, catering provided by Chef Will.

To reserve a spot or for more info, please call Denise at 256 468-3961 or email dcoart@yahoo.com Online payments can be made @ www.deniseonweregallery.com


Calling all artists!
To a first time ever event:


Three Artists Teaching Together!

Rene Stubblefield, Sara Beth Fair & Carole Foret





Wednesday Night, March 23rd

Thursday, Friday, Saturday Instruction 9am-4pm
Saturday Night Showing, March 26th, from 5pm -6pm


Discover, Recover and Rejuvenate your oil painting!

Foundation to all Creativity
New Perspective on the Basics
Overcoming your Inhibitions
Expressing Your Own Vision
Discovering Your Own STYLE
& More that will inspire your painting!

Welcome Reception Evening
Snacks, Coffee & Water during the day
Some Supplies
Final Critique
Gallery Showing of your Work
Closing Reception with Family & Friends

Scrapbookers and Crafters Get Together February 18th, 2011

For all you scrapbookers and crafters out there, once a month a group of ladies get together at Willowbrook Baptist Church to work on their latest project. They are meeting Friday night, February 18th, from 5-9:30 in room 135. The front doors to the church will probably not be unlocked, so you will need to go in through the doors near the Go Kids area - to the right of the building near the basketball court.

Willowbrook Baptist Church
7625 Bailey Cove Road Southeast
Huntsville, AL 35802
(256) 883-0907

If you have any questions or want to know when the next scheduled night will be, you can email Jennifer Herring at herringrx@hotmail.com

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Artist Reception for Christina Wegman

Congratulations! Ascribing Artist Christina Wegman will have a Solo Exhibit and a Reception this month. Hope you can attend.

"The Wonderer" by Christina Wegman, copyright

Reflectives Frame and Art Gallery will host its February Artist Reception on Friday, February 11, 2011 from 7pm until 8:30pm. The featured artist will be the naturally-talented Christina Wegman. We thoroughly encourage you to view her unique artwork in person. Her abstract oil paintings are fabulous! Admission is free, and RSVPs are not necessary. For more information, go to ArtisansCove.com, call 256.682.2882 or email PLJ@LooneyJonesEvents.com.

Reflectives Frame & Art Gallery
220 Old Hwy 431S
Hampton Cove, AL 35763

Here is the link to the Event Homepage:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Featured Artist: Jeremy Sams

"Creation" by Jeremy Sams, copyright
"All Things Were Created By Him and For Him"

"Sower" by Jeremy Sams, copyright
"Behold A Sower Went Forth To Sow"

"Shepherd" by Jeremy Sams, copyright
"For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost."

"Ralph Sexton" by Jeremy Sams, copyright

Jeremy Sams

I am a Christian artist from Archdale, North Carolina. I was raised in Farmer, N.C., with the Uwharrie Mountains and a country setting as my surrounding landscape.

I was born in 1977. I recognized my God-given talent for painting at the age of 16. It is my goal as an artist to replicate the beauty of God's creation and capture the majesty of His handiwork through painting. He is the ultimate artist and it is my obligation and privilege to honor Him with my work.

I have been featured in many news publications including: The Winston-Salem Journal, The Courier Tribune, The High Point Enterprise, The Thomasville Times, The Denton Orator, The Randolph Guide, The Newton Observer, and The Archdale-Trinity News. I have also won awards for my artwork such as: the Randolph County Superintendant's Choice Award, and the Paul Green Multimedia Award, presented by the North Carolina Society of Historians, Inc.

My artwork can be seen in art galleries, churches, homes, businesses, and restaurants. My work ranges from portraits on canvas, landscapes, still-lifes, murals on walls, ceilings, floors, faux finishes, and even furniture. Acrylic and latex are my preferred medium.

My favorite bible verse is Is. 46:9-10, "Remember the former things of old: for I [am] God, and [there is] none else; [I am] God, and [there is] none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times [the things] that are not [yet] done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: "

These are my favorite verses because it gives me an understanding that there is nothing that God is not in control of, so I can completely rest in Him.

My website is www.jeremysams.com and my blog is http://jeremysams.blogspot.com