I was asked by a collector this summer if I entered many high profile juried shows put on by art organizations. My answer was that I have been able to do this less and less as my exposure to the community of buyers has increased and thus, has reduced my available inventory! This is a happy problem indeed. However, it means that I have had to forgo adding potential accolades and opportunities to my resume, one of which was a museum invitational "Windows to the Divine" exhibition, happening now at the Madden Museum of Art in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
This exhibition, showcasing spiritual art, is guest-curated by the Colorado Dominican Vocation Foundation (http://www.cdvf.org/upcoming_events.html) and is the sixth Fra Angelico Celebration of Art & Spirituality, designed to celebrate the Spirit in the visual arts and legacy of Fra Angelico, a famous painter of the Renaissance and a member of the Dominican Order in the 15th century.
The mission of the exhibition is to honor the special calling of artists. Many spiritual paths are represented, including artists from the Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Native American traditions. The exhibition is being co-sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine, Abend Gallery, 1261 Gallery, and Saks Galleries.
The Exhibition is the most comprehensive juried exhibit of spiritual art in the country. It features more than 100 original works of art by emerging and known local, regional and national artists such as Kathy Anderson, Kim English, Scott Fraser, Tammy Garcia, Albert Handell, Ron Hicks, William Hook, Quang Ho, Ramon Kelley, Lynn Kircher, Ray Knaub, Emilio Lobato, Karol Mack, Kim Mackey, Andi Mascarenas, Ben McPherson, Laura Merage, Ron Richmond, Don Sahli, Daniel Sprick, Nancy Switzer, Karen Vance, and Kevin Weckbaugh. The content of the juried show is not confined to explicitly religious or sacred subjects, but also includes landscapes, still life, figurative, contemporary and traditional ethnographic.
For this particular show, I wasn't interested in accolades. I so support the Colorado Dominican Vocation Foundation and their purpose in organizing this exhibition. To be part of it at all, as an artist participating, in some small way, in revealing those Windows to the Divine would have been a great honor indeed.
I will be setting aside some special paintings for this exhibition with the hopes that I will be invited next year. In the meantime, I wish all participating artists and lucky viewers and collectors a wonderful show. God Bless You!
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