This event was suppose to take place in Bismark, ND March 27-29th 2020 but due to the pandemic it has been cancelled. They have posted all the art submissions online. Touch the link below to view art submissions.
I entered 5 pieces of my artwork to be juried and 2 up for silent auction. A percentage of the sales will go to support a local mission. CCO, Inc. is the charity partner agency of
. CCO, Inc. provides supportive services for low-income working individuals and offers programming in the areas of Community Options transportation assistance, and childcare assistance . basic living needs
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Title – Woven Together Materials – mixed media, acrylic paint and string. Size – 24” h x 18” w Galatians 3:28 NLT “There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.” I believe in equality. We all stand on the same ground before God. Nationality does not matter. We need to follow Jesus and reflect the light we all have inside of us. This concept rests in the heart of our inherited strengths and weaknesses. We do not have to inherit the sins of our fathers but we can deeply influence others by our decisions and the patterns of our lives. What we choose to do matters to the next generation. We are woven together with Christ’s DNA connecting us to our creator and His spirit lives within our hearts.
Title – Follow Material – mixed media, acrylic paint, coffee grains and sand on canvas Size – 36” h x 24” w Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Ever since I was a little girl I can remember my mom joyfully reciting that bible verse. Turn away from evil and lean into God’s word to be sure that you are on the path that leads to life. The path that leads to life is a path of love. Proverbs 3:19-20 NLT “By wisdom the Lord founded the earth; by understanding he created the heavens. By his knowledge the deep fountains of the earth burst forth, and the dew settles beneath the night sky.”
Title – With Materials – mixed media, acrylic paint, string, paper towels and cedar tree seeds. Size – 21” x 21” canvas Isaiah 7:14 NLT “All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).” I created this piece around the theme “With” for a Woman’s Christmas Brunch 2019. When I prayed about the theme I kept having this visual of a lotus flower blooming with many women rising up out of it. A lotus begins its life in the murky mud at the bottom of a pond and rises to the surface to blossom. Symbolizing the passage from darkness to light. Some of the women are on their knees holding the hands of the other women standing. We are all going through something and as followers of Christ we are called to be supportive of each other. Below the lotus flower are two circles that intersect, called Vesica Pisces. The almond shape that two circles create is called a mandorla in Italian. Many early artists used a mandorla around Christ to represent the divine coming through to this world.
Title – Empyrean gift Material – Mixed media, acrylic paint, string, coffee grains, sand, beads and sawdust on canvas. Size – 54” h x 47” w I created this for my first live Christmas painting in 2018. I wrapped this painting with butcher paper and painted it to look like a gift. At the end my niece came up on stage and we unwrapped the gift. We put so much focus on the gifts and decking our halls during the holidays. We put all this time and energy into preparing for Christmas, wrapping everything beautifully, stringing lights to make it feel magical and primping everything to make it perfect just to tear it all apart. Christmas can bring an indescribable feeling of excitement and pure joy when we truly realize the best gift. By the time the magi made it to witness the miracle and prophecy being fulfilled, baby jesus would’ve been around 1-2 years old. I kept seeing a visual of baby Jesus touching the cross, the path which would ultimately lead him to his death and redeeming us all through his resurrection. God the Father creator of Heaven and Earth gives the ultimate gift to everyone. His son and the sacrifice of his life to free us from sin.
Title – Keep Reaching Materials – mixed media, acrylic paint, yarn, paper towels, eggshells, flower petals and a variety of seeds. Size – 4’ h x 5’ w Mark 16:15 NLT And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.” I created this for my church’s 25th birthday fall of 2019. The idea is to take action to reach out to more and more people to share the good news. Recently turning my life around to follow Jesus has been transforming and absolutely exciting. I can’t help but want to share that every chance I get. I have my church and my family to thank for support and helping me grow. I’ve struggled with alcohol for over half my life but I heard God calling me while i was in inpatient rehab March 2017. I have gone without alcohol for over a year now and following Jesus has made all the difference. Hasn’t been easy and I did relapse but God has given me hope and strength to keep trying each day. All people need to hear about Jesus. Make disciples of all nations. This is not a suggestion. -Lutheran Church of Hope’s vision statement- Powered by the spirit to bring Christ to all cultures revive the world with God’s love and make heaven more crowded!
Title – Inheritance Material – Mixed media, acrylic paint, spackle, paper towels, string and yarn on canvas Size – 30”h x 40” w Exodus 3:7-8 Abraham trusted God to lead him and the people of God to a land flowing of milk and honey. The land of promise was symbolic of Heaven. I believe in the present day we search for a place to plant our roots and have that feeling that it will be everlasting. But I also believe that our hearts long for something beyond the land itself. God invites us to experience our everlasting peace and rest right now through simple faith in God’s love. The Promised Land really represents all that salvation holds for us – it is through our inheritance in Jesus Christ.
Title – Rows of Prayers Material – Acrylic paint Size – 20” h x 16” w