Monday, May 30, 2011

Grand Opening: Joey's Custom Framing & Art, Huntsville, AL

Art news from Joey Allen owner of Joey's Custom Framing & Art:

Good Afternoon:

Just wanted to invited you and your staff to join us for our Grand Opening. It will be Saturday June 4, 10:00-4:00.

Stop by and register for Door Prizes and enjoy refreshments.

Have a great week! Thank you.

Joey Allen

Joey's Custom Framing & Art LLC
975 Airport Rd. SW Suite H
Huntsville, AL 35802

Saturday, May 28, 2011

God Uses Ordinary People to do Extraordinary Things!

God Uses Ordinary People to do Extraordinary Things!

On April 3, 2011, I was attending a 3-day Christian retreat called the Walk to Emmaus with my dad and three of my sons. I gave a talk Saturday afternoon about Christian action and one of the statements I made that day was, "God doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called". While speaking those words, I had no idea God was going to put that theory to the test with me the following day. On Sunday morning, I woke up with Him speaking to me with a very clear message.

The day before, I was looking at a couple pictures of Jesus by different artists. I made several subconscious statements to God about how I didn't like the way the artists represented Him as being some frail, weak guy. My vision of Jesus has always been a strong, handsome man with a great smile and eyes that could pierce clear through you. So, that day God instructed me to paint a portrait of Him to share to the world. One that realistically represented the vision He would give to me.

I always felt since Jesus was God's only son and God created everything, He certainly would have created Jesus to be the ideal man. In addition to His perfect and sinless nature, why wouldn't God make Jesus the most handsome, strong, Jewish man who was ever born? That is exactly the vision He gave me that day. A handsome man full of strength, with eyes that follow you wherever you go, and welcoming smile that clearly speaks, "I love you"!

There was only one problem with this equation. I was not a portrait artist and for that matter, I really hadn't oil painted since I was a little boy. It's pretty easy to blow off an unrealistic notion like that and just say, "Sorry God, but I'm not qualified for that job". Unfortunately, when God gets an idea in His mind, He pretty much sticks with it. I came home Sunday night and could hardly sleep for three nights. If you knew me, you would know sleeping is not one of my problems. After three nights of restless sleep, I finally gave in and went to Hobby Lobby to see about getting some supplies to do this job He was calling me to do.

When I got there, I was blown away at the cost of oil paints, brushes, canvases, and all the necessary items I needed to get this job done. As I was standing in the aisle, I prayed to God to give me an answer to this problem. I only had an extra $50.00 at the time and the cost of supplies I felt I needed went way into the hundreds of dollars. After all, I felt I needed the best of everything to do this for Him. But God, answered me very clearly by saying, "get the cheapest of everything, I'll take care of making it the best".

So that is exactly what I did and the supplies were just under $49.00. I guess the rest of the story is pretty much a miracle in my mind. Since I had never painted a portrait and had not painted with oils since the second grade, I was clueless what I was doing. With the Holy Spirit guiding my hands, I was truly amazed at how the painting began to look just like the image Jesus placed in my mind. I would never begin to say that this is exactly what Jesus looks like. I do know it is the image He gave me and there is absolutely no way I could have created the painting without Him working through me. You may see the painting at .

My hope and prayer is He will use this painting and this story to touch many lives and bring those who are lost to know Him. May we always listen to the little whispers from Him and always be honored to be His children and servants.

In His service,

Kent Gordon

Friday, May 27, 2011

Jewelry Design for Mission Trip

Update: The mission trip went great and the ladies loved making their bracelets.

Previously Posted: April 9, 2011

I was asked to design a bracelet for a craft kit. Women going on a mission trip will have a craft time with women they are ministering to. This was a blessing for me! Gina


Victoria Garner ART Open House- Huntsville, AL June 3

Spring Fever by Victoria Garner, copyright

You're invited to

Victoria Garner ART Open House

Friday, June 3, 2011
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Huntsville Art League
3005 L and N Drive SW #2
Huntsville AL 35801

New Print Available from Ascribing Artist Jeremy Sams

Exciting Art News from Jeremy Sams:

My newest print is now available, "For the Son of Man Is Come To Seek And To Save That Which Was Lost." Luke 19:10. It is a celebration of God's grace in saving lost sinners.

Visit or my blog for ordering details.


Jeremy Sams

Artist Studio Available in Historic Madison, AL


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Art Auction for Alabama Tornado Relief- American Red Cross

Art Auction for Alabama Tornado Relief- American Red Cross

Please help us spread the word about this online art auction. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross benefiting the Alabama Tornado Relief. Also, if there are any artists that would like to participate please post a comment on this page and someone will get back with you. The auction will start later this week after we finish uploading the pictures--more information coming. Thank you! Anna Braden

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Call for Artists- Northern Alabama

Attention Artists in the Northern Alabama Area:
Art on Main
Application Deadline extended

to May 26

Due to the construction in Madison's downtown,

Art on Main will be doing a little something different this year!

We will be holding Art on Main on the first Thursday of June, July & Aug, in conjunction with the gazebo concerts.

Artists will be setting up under the shade on the north side of the railroad tracks. This will allow our visitors to browse the work of local artisans AND enjoy some great music and food.

Each artist is given a 10'x10' space and will be responsible for their own display and tent.

For more information and application:

Art News from Andrea Lucas Studios

Hello all, just a reminder that this Saturday I will again be at Pepper Place Market. This is a morning market and we shut down at 12 noon. For those of you who have inquired about prints of the window I did for The Knesseth Israel Synagogue, I will have some available this Saturday. I can order larger prints by request. What I have for this Saturday are 8" by 10" and are $20.00. Attached is a photo of the Knesseth Window copyrighted of course ! Hope to see you and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY MOM'S!!

Love, Andrea

Andrea Lucas Studios

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Worship Studio: Gathering of Artisans 2011 - Christian Arts Conference, Prophetic Art Conference

The Worship Studio

‎The Gathering of Artisans is coming this fall. Watch the video and register!
Gathering of Artisans 2011 - Christian Arts Conference, Prophetic Art Conference

Gathering of Artisans 2011 is a national Christian artist retreat September 29 -- October 2, 2011 with hands-on workshops.