WLC 13th ANNUAL ART FESTIVAL
Artistic entries provide a visual bridge to God’s truths; bring a strong witness to the Lord; and lend beauty to the worship space with a vibrant celebration of the Gospel and also provides an opportunity to showcase Christian artists.
Join us to view and meditate on the art during the season of Lent, February 28—March 24, everyday, Noon-4:30 pm. Call 651-739-5144 x222 to reserve a date and time for group tours.
Woodbury Lutheran Church, a church of 4,000 members, is located at 7380 Afton Road, Woodbury, MN. The church is approximately one-half mile east of I-494 just off Valley Creek Road. 651-739-5144 www.woodburylutheran.org.
The church will receive entries on Friday, February 22, 3-5 pm, and Saturday, February 23, 9 am-noon. Artists may enter a maximum of three pieces of original art at a nonrefundable fee of $10 per piece. If you are sending your art through the mail, please include return postage.
The pieces must have a Christian theme and may be of any artistic media. The identification label should be attached securely to the back of the piece. The art must be equipped to be displayed on a table or hung on the wall. (Please provide a thoughtful explanation to your work as it helps the viewers interpret your work.)
CRITERIA FOR JUDGING
The five criteria for judging the art will be: (1) Clarity of the Christian Theme, (2) Creativity/Originality, (3) Competence, (4) Design, (5) Readability.
Additional entry forms are available online at the Woodbury Lutheran Church website: www.woodburylutheran.org. Woodbury Lutheran will be responsible for damage due to hanging, display or theft.
SELECTION OF WORKS AND AWARDS
On February 24, qualified jurors will select pieces from the entries to be displayed during the Festival. The winning artists will be notified February 25-27. Those artists whose work is NOT accepted will be notified the week of February 25 and may pick up their work that week. All selected pieces must remain throughout the entire show.
Festival Best of Show: $150
Second Prize: $125
Third Prize: $100
People’s Choice: $100
Festival awards will be presented to the winning artists on March 17 in our 10:45 am Sanctuary service. All artists are invited to attend the service and stay after briefly to visit with worshipers.
Works exhibited in the Festival must be picked up March 25-28 in the church office.
Helen Bond is a native of New England, she travels to observe, sketch, and photograph subject matter for her paintings. She has studied extensively with national artists; Nita Engle, Maxine Masterfield, Jeanne Carbonetti and Karlyn Holman. North Light Book Publishing Co. published Helen’s abstract watercolor painting entitled “Genesis” in Splash 6, a book consisting of the work of 93 artists throughout the country. Helen resides in St. Paul, where she maintains a working studio and teaches watercolor painting classes & workshops. She is a member of the Northstar Watermedia Society, the Attic Artists of St. Paul, and the Leominster, Massachusetts Art Association. Her paintings can be found in juried, solo & group shows and at art festivals throughout Minnesota, as well as in private collections.
MARTY KULAK has directed, managed and owned various art galleries, including his own, over the years. Most recently, he is the consultant to Art Preserve and Framing here in Woodbury. Marty is also an education teacher at his church in Ellsworth, WI. He is committed to the art community and also to nurturing those in their faith.
Debra Archer was born with scissors in her hands and a song in her heart. She became a Christian at a young age, determined to serve Him with her life, was trained as a musician and received a degree in Music Education from the University of Minnesota. Deb discovered quilting about 20 years ago, and because of her extensive experience with sewing, immediately fell in love with the craft. She also discovered quickly that she wanted to do something more than traditional quilting. Deb takes scripture, traditional quilt patterns, and reworks it to become her own art. She has tried to use the creative gifts God has given her to glorify Him in her art quilts. Deb always hopes they also say something of the glory of God to the viewer. She thanks God every day that He's given her the opportunity and ability to create!