Masters & Mentors

Engage Art aspires to help artists, both personally and professionally, as well as reintroduce artists and the church. Through our Masters & Mentors program, we showcase artists who can inspire our “EA Tribe” and exemplify excellence in creative thinking and craftsmanship.

Valuable Advice from Experienced Sources

Masters & Mentors

Halim Flowers - Artist

Linda Stratford - Art Historian

Jake Weidmann - Master Penman

Sandra Ceas - Visual Artist

Steve Prince - Visual Artist

Tommy Funderburk - Lead Singer

Ned Bustard - Graphic Artist

Learn more from our Mentor Meetup Series

Live the second-to-last Monday of each month at Noon ET

Watch on our Facebook Page or YouTube Channel

Ivan Pokidyshevshev - Artist

2nd Place Winner - Visual Arts

2022 Engage Art Contest

Piotr Barszczowski - Artist

1st Place Winner - Visual Arts

2022 Engage Art Contest

Jason Koch - Videographer
1st Place Winner - Video Arts
2022 Engage Art Contest

Robert Barrera (aka Bobby Bendito) - Musician

Honorable Mention - Video Arts 2020 Engage Art Contest

2nd Place Winner - Video Arts 2022 Engage Art Contest

Pamela Chiasson - Artist

Honorable Mention - Visual Arts

2022 Engage Art Contest

Bill Bantz - Founder
Engage Art Contest

Brian Mark - Composer

Honorable Mention - Video Arts

2022 Engage Art Contest


Valuable Advice from Mentors

Through this program, you will meet some pretty spectacular artists and arts-adjacent people. Some of them are well known in certain circles. All of them are masters of their craft. At least, they are now. But they were also all beginners at one time. Every one of them has faced challenges that seemed impossible. Each has failed, probably more times than they have succeeded. They have all learned from the perspectives and careers of others, and now it’s time for them to pass along their hard-won wisdom. You can encounter each M&M across our website and social media channels.

What to Expect

Some other things they have in common:

They are all Christians. As a faith-based art contest, it is vital for us to confirm the existence of excellent artists and arts-adjacent people who happen to be Christians. Sometimes their work is obviously based on or informed by their faith; sometimes, it’s not. There is a whole universe of art by Christians that is culturally relevant and sets a high bar, conceptually, technically, and artistically. Sometimes it's inspired by Scripture.

They will not be perfect and cannot be all things to all people. Sometimes we all hesitate to hold up a person as an example because we are afraid there might be areas of their lives where they may not be a good example. The Christian community, especially, understands that nobody is perfect. As with all things Engage Art, we are looking to promote unity within the body of Christ, not uniformity nor division. Take from our materials what is useful to you, and pass by anything that is not. The elements that speak to you may be different than what will help another person on their path.

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Some important definitions...


/ˈmastər/ noun: master; plural noun: masters

One who has or shows very great skill or proficiency.


/ˈmenˌtôr,ˈmenˌtər/noun: mentor; plural noun: mentors

An experienced and trusted adviser.


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/em (ə)n ems/noun Engage Art’s Masters & Mentors

As you probably know by now, Engage Art’s goal is to:

1) help artists, both personally and professionally.

2) reintroduce artists and the church.