UPDATE: Each artist is permitted to submit up to three completed works for consideration.
The deadline is swiftly approaching! The deadline for submission of digital photos of the COMPLETED WORK and your artist’s statement is FEBRUARY 27th at 11:59pm. There will be no late entries this year, so please meet the deadline, or we won’t be able to consider your artwork for the show. Artists who are accepted into the show will be notified by email on March 1. Accepted artwork will need to be dropped off at the IMAGO meeting in room 408 on the evening of March 4th between 6:30 and 8 pm.
Here are some Artist Statement samples from last year’s show. Please use these as a guideline for submitting yours along with your completed piece. Please submit in word document and use Times New Roman 12 pt. type font.
In case you missed the announcement, the theme of this year’s show is Redemption. Per Merriam-Webster, redemption is the act of making something better or more acceptable; the act of exchanging something for money, an award, etc,; or in reference to theology, the act of being saved from sin or evil. Artwork submitted for the 2015 show should revolve around the artist’s interpretation of redemption.
For further inspiration in regards to redemption, listen to Eric Reed’s lesson on redemption from our November meeting here.
Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to join the Facebook group at this link for helpful hints and info about the show if you plan to submit. Anyone needing critique assistance can post in the Facebook group, and if there are any questions about submission, please direct them to the curator2015 email address above.
Musicians and artists were performing and displaying their work at the IMAGO Coffee House at HFBC on Nov. 4, 2010. IMAGO_Coffee House 2010 is a short slide-show of highlighted scenes from that evening. Debbie Forrest’s “Ante Up” song is played in the background. Enjoy and share a comment!
One of the performers, Debbie Forrest, has a music website.
(click on it!)
Artist Statement: Our lives are filled with utter despair and suffering in the absence of Christ. We all need Him! Once we know Him as our Savior everything else pales in comparison; even the most unbearable suffering. With Christ as the Lord of our lives, any earthly pain we may have He can completely overcome and replace with joy. We have been called to live our lives with joy and confidence in Him.
Even though, at times, suffering and despair can be an overwhelming part of our life; in this piece it is small and insignificant. The joy that is Christ is surrounding and taking over the pain in this piece. The colors not only represent joy, they also represent the “heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them”. The dividing lines for the doodles are all words that are in the song, “What Joy”. The sun background is representative of The Son and includes the text of Psalm 146.
If you have never heard the song, “What Joy (Psalm 146)” by Sarah Emerson, please take a few minutes to listen to it and let His joy overwhelm you!
Masthead: Selected artworks from IMAGO 2012 AMPLIFY.