As with most endeavors that truly serve others, it takes longer, is more expensive, and far more difficult than we can anticipate. But God knows I am willing and with the help of family and friends, we can do great and mighty deeds in service to our Creative Heavenly Father who is the first and most wonderful artist.
Versailles, KY (PRWEB) May 30, 2006
Stephen Sawyer is delighted and eager to announce the winners of the second annual National Christian Art Competition sponsored by ART for GOD. As artist, writer, speaker and owner of ART for GOD, Stephen has encouraged others to "Tithe Your Talents" for over ten years. And once again we see the remarkable entries of this art ministry bearing fruit in the second annual National Christian Art Competition. Next year there will be adding more prizes and more categories.
Already showcasing remarkable talents in Christian Art, the NCAC is growing at an amazing pace. "We became understaffed within two weeks and a hope to have the same problem next year." Stephen said before the excited group of dedicated employees at ART for GOD.
Destined to become a legacy and foundation for the growth and promotion of Christian artists world-wide, it is quickly becoming a vision shared by thousands.
The NCAC is designed to promote and encourage Christian artists around the globe by creating a venue of high level interactive exposure through the world renowned site, http://www.ART4GOD.com. Again we have gladly paid out $3,000 in Cash Awards." Stephen shared at the small party concluding the announcement of the winners.
Next year we will be adding more prizes and more categories.
ART for GOD will be promoting these wonderful works of art year round on the web, through media, and in retail outlets beginning with the ART for God Gallery in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The diverse talents exhibited in many styles and mediums should bring immense hope and joy to others whose souls are brightened and spirits lifted by the powerful messages of these outstanding Christian artists and their images.
The age of the artists who entered the National Christian Art Competition ranged from 18 to 78. There were amateur and professional artists, home schooled students, students in college, and mothers returning to their paintbrushes after years of raising their children. The work was sometimes profoundly simple and sometimes so sublime that the judges wept. Every style of entry; realism, abstract, photo retouched, and cartoons found themselves somewhere in the winner's spotlight.
"As an artist and one of the judges I was amazed by the range of personal joys and sorrows that were the foundation of our artists' entries. These are men and women of great depth who have shared their personal testimonies in word and art and have touched many people already. Sharing their vision with the world is long past due. I knew the National Christian Art Competition needed to exist. After thousands of hours of labor promoting the competition and developing the website we are still a work in progress. The ideas for advancing and promoting this project are coming in like a squadron of bees heading for the flowers of spring." Sawyer said.
"As with most endeavors that truly serve others, it takes longer, is more expensive, and far more difficult than we can anticipate. But God knows I am willing and with the help of family and friends, we can do great and mighty deeds in service to our Creative Heavenly Father who is the first and most wonderful artist." Sawyer said with a tired but enthusiastic smile.
Anyone interested in entering the competition next year will find everything they need to know at the ART for GOD website by clicking on the Contest button.
"SERVE MAN BY LOVING GOD, SERVE GOD BY LOVING MAN"
Visit the website and be amazed and surprised.