We have had a great response to our initial call for artists to sign up to the Jonah Illustration Project, so thank you to everyone who has signed up already.
We have got a great mix of artists so far, but still have room for more, so we are going to leave the sign up page open for another week.
Whatever kind of art you do, I encourage you to sign up, this project is all about your artistic interpretation of the text, there are no right or wrong answers! This is going to be a great project to be a part of, and another step towards better exposure for Christian artists.
Please take the time to sign up on our sign up page.
Over the last few months we have been talking together as a team and praying, trying to put together a mission statement for Artists for Christ.
Some people that I have been speaking to recently have been really shocked when I have given them the bigger picture on Artists for Christ.
Artists for Christ is here to be much more than a blog, as a team we believe that God has given us BIG vision, and we have got some really fantastic projects being prepared which we hope are going to bless you and bless the people around you.
So, we have updated the About page with our new mission statement and would love for you to check it out and hopefully get more of an idea on what we are about! We are all so excited about Artists for Christ and where it is going, and would really love to hear from you if you have any comments or ideas, or just simply want to chat. You can get in touch with us through our Contact form or follow us on Twitter.
As I have said we have got some really exciting projects coming up, which we want as many people as possible getting involved in, so, if you would like to keep up to date with everything going on at Artists for Christ then please subscribe to our RSS feed.
So, I have setup an Artists for Christ Twitter profile, please do follow us for all the latest Artists for Christ news and info at www.twitter.com/Artists4Christ. I’m pretty new to Twitter (in fact, I only started using it yesterday) but already I can see how this can be a powerful tool in networking with Christian Creatives all over the world.
Just incase you were wondering…it’s been a bit of a busy weekend for the Artists for Christ team, so apologies for no new posts over the weekend, but we should be back to normal from tomorrow!
Whilst we are on the topic of new posts, for those of you who use a feedreader, you can find the Artists for Christ feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/ArtistsForChrist where you can subscribe.
If you don’t use a feedreader, but would like to be kept up to date with the latest Artists for Christ posts why not subscribe to our feed via email.
Artists for Christ is not an exclusive club, where only the “elite” have their work featured, we are a community and we want to know about your projects and what you are doing.
So, if you would like your creative work featured, whatever it may be, or you would like to tell the Artists for Christ community about your project, then please feel free to drop us an email at email@example.com.
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11
As contributors to the Artists for Christ blog, we thought that we had better share a little about ourselves. This can all be found on the Team page or else, read more about us below.
James is an Artist/Designer with a particular interest in Street Art & Graffiti. He specialises in fine art and web design, although will put his hand to anything creative. James feels a particular call to evangelism and desires to see other Christians sharing their faith with the people around them, especially in creative ways! He recently got back from Hawaii, where he volunteered with a Christian surfers organisation for 3 months.
A cynic towards the Christian faith until his mid-teens, God in His grace reached into Stephen’s life and turned his life around. Since then, the South London geeky rapper has been discovering day-by-day the glorious riches of grace that were secured for Him by Jesus’ achievements. Someone who likes words in all of their forms, Stephen’s major interests are in rapping, reading and speaking; especially when these things are used to explore the Christian faith.
Russell is a large comic book geek, who longs for the day when he will find high standard Christian comics in his local comic book shop. Russell hopes that Christians will break down the barriers that separate Christian work from secular and use their talents to create powerful and life changing artistry that all people can be inspired by. Russell is currently attending regents theological college and is waiting to know what to do with his life.
Miriam Kendrick grew up in south London, and is a full time theology student at the London School of Theology. She is passionate about Christian art deeply rooted in theology, that will have a impact on the secular art world which has moved so far from the intentions God had when he made us creators.