“Trust”, a 16″X 48″ acrylic painting by Sheila Ballantyne, was selected as a Finalist in the 13th International ARC Salon Competition under dual categories, Landscape and Still Life, and will appear on their website (www.artrenewal.org) and catalogue.
The Art Renewal Center / ARC is leading the revival of realism in the visual arts, hosting the largest online museum dedicated to realist art. The ARC Salon Competition, is the largest and most prestigious competition in the western world for realist artists today, with nine categories and thousands of works competing, culminating in a traveling live exhibition of many of the winning works. This year the Art Renewal Center received over 3,750 entries from 69 countries and chose approximately 28% as Finalists.
“Shattered” was selected as a Finalist in International Artist magazine’s, Art Prize Challenge No. 102, Abstract/Experimental Art and is published in their Issue 118 Dec. 2017 /Jan. 2018
Sheila’s painting entitled “Good Morning” was chosen by CIVA/Christians in the Visual Arts, to be part of their traveling exhibition.
Honor the Lord with your possessions,
And with the first fruits of all your increase.
From the beginning of the Old Testament to the end of the New, returning to our Creator the first fruits of what has already been given us—in talent, labor, and wealth—stands as a hallmark of God’s faithful people. The entire biblical narrative is filled with images of feasting, fruitfulness, and faithful service in which both God’s people and kingdom flourish. Joyfully and creatively engaging in the good work that God has given us to do, yielding our best efforts to the Lord, we return our first offering to him.
First Fruits opened at CIVA’s Gallery 212 in Madison WI , on October 6, 2017. The exhibit will then travel to a variety of venues throughout North America / see following schedule.
Jan 12 – Feb 19, 2018 Trinity International University, Deerfield. IL
Feb 26 – Mar 26, 2018 St. George’s Gallery / St. George’s Anglican Church, Colorado Springs, CO
April 16 – May 20, 2018 Lincoln Berean Visual Arts / Lincoln Berean Church, Lincoln Nebraska
May 30 – July 27, 2018 The Fourth Chapter Gallery / Christ Community Church, Kansas City, MO
Aug 6 – Oct 29, 2018 Central Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia
Mar 14 – April 17, 2019 Trinity Christian Academy, Addison, TX
June 9 – July 28 Grace Point Church Gallery, Bentonville, AR