Registrations are due by February 3 for artists to enter their faith-based work in a juried show that is part of an exciting, inspirational event to be held in Bismarck March 27-29, 2020.
Marking its 13th year, the Artists Celebrating Christ Art Show provides an uplifting experience for artists and community members alike. Wendy Voeller from Minot, ND, is this year’s featured artist. “This is something the world needs, and it's something we, as Christian artists, need,” she says. “We live in a world that sometimes tells us we can't make a living as Christian artists. Artists and craftsmen have a very important future in this world, and we need to step forward and be part of that.”
The show has grown each year and includes juried visual and liturgical art; student art and classes; workshops, demonstrations, and vendors; as well as performing artists, an artist reception and a silent auction.
Quality of the show is one of the recurring themes in participant and attendee feedback. But that’s not all. Shannon Wirrenga, one of the founders of the event, says fellowship among Christian artists has been a big part of its success. “Many have expressed relief in finding a venue for those art pieces,” says Wirrenga. “We get many entries shipped from out of state as well as local artists. Some artists travel from as far as Nebraska because it feels like a retreat for them.”
But there is something for every art lover at the three-day event, and all ages are welcome to attend. Wirrenga says participants greatly appreciate the light the art shines. “I’ve seen people get teary-eyed and emotional while viewing the show and reading the statements that accompany each piece.”
• Feb. 3 - Deadline for artwork registration at accartshow.com.
• March 23 - Mailed in art due
• March 26 - Local art delivery
• March 27 - Exhibits open to public, Education Day, Artist Reception
• March 28 - Exhibits open to public, Art workshops for families and adults
• March 29 - Exhibits open to public until 5
The event will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3rd St. and Ave. A, Bismarck, ND.