RESOURCE: SAGE ADVICE
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
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.
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.
Is there someone you think would make a good Engage Art Master & Mentor?Let Teresa know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
/em (ə)n ems/ nounA candy treat; A nugget of goodness
/em (ə)n ems/nounEngage Art’s Masters & Mentors
As you probably know by now, Engage Art’s goal is to:
(1) help artists, both personally and professionally.
reintroduce artists and the church.