Organizations & Friends
IMAGO is a welcoming community of Christian artists and art lovers exploring the intersection of art, faith and life together in Houston, TX. IMAGO hosts monthly meetings, annual art shows, workshops and social "Artings."
Art for the City fosters production of high-quality Christian art for the benefit of the Houston community by creating opportunities for the promotion and growth of Christian artists through collaboration between various Christian churches and faith-based organizations.
Dana Caldera - Painter
Christy Tennant Krispin - singer, dancer, actor, writer, consultant
Norberto Clemente - painter, founder of Houston Arts Showcase
Jenn Fox Brown - former resident artist at Sojourn Church, Houston TX
Taylor Brown - artist
Christi Williams, PhD - artist, philosopher
Hold Thou the Light Burning in My Soul
Inspired by David Elginbrod by George MacDonald, specifically the following passage ->
O Thou, what keeps the stars alight,
And my soul burning with a light
Above that of the stars,
Grant that it may shine before Thee
As the stars forever and ever.
And as Thou holds the stars
Burning in the night,
When there’s no one to see,
So hold Thou the light
Burning in my soul,
When I see neither Thee, nor it,
But am buried in the grave
Of sleep and forgetfulness….
Grant that more and more thoughts of Thy thinking,
May come into my heart day by day,
Until there shall be at last an open road
Between Thee and my soul,
And Thy angels may ascend and descend upon me,
So that I may be in Thy heaven,
Even while I am upon Thy earth:
Fredna Manney - oil painter, woodworker, singer
Jennie Kimbrough - encaustic artist
Tatiana Nikolova-Houston, PhD - artist
Hal Moran - photographer
Love Runs Deep
Anne Cameron Cutri - artist
Interactive Theater Company - family interactive theater company in Houston, TX founded by Robb Brunson
Houston Area Christian Arts
A 2nd Cup - not for profit organization fighting human trafficking. Has a coffee shop in the Heights that hosts art shows.
Canvas Church - quarterly art shows, art blog
Central Houston Inspirational Writers Alive! - Christian writers group that meets at Houston's First Baptist Church
Cy Fair Christian Church - art show
Ecclesia church - art shows, arts community called Make Art or Die.
IMAGO - community of Christian artists and art-lovers based at Houston's First Baptist Church. Holy Week Art show, monthly meetings.
John Wesley United Methodist - previously hosted ArtFest
NewSpring Center - arts outreach to at-risk youth.
Sojourn Church - artist in residence and Studio Residency program in the Heights.
St. John the Divine Church - art gallery, art shows
St. Julian Press Inc. - local Christian arts and literature press
St. Lukes United Methodist Church - Rotunda art gallery with monthly featured artists
The Vineyard Church - arts community is called The Guild, art shows.
Christian Arts Organizations
Church + Art Network has now become CAELA
The Kindlings - is a movement inspired by C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Dorothy Sayers and a diverse group of gadflies and friends called The Inklings, who met in an Oxford pub each week for lively conversation and friendly disputation. We think such discourse should be intelligent, imaginative and hospitable. Our aim is to rekindle the spiritual, intellectual and creative legacy of Christians in culture. (lots of interviews and Podcasts)
Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies - great AND academic!
Spark and Echo Arts - illuminating every verse of the Bible
Other Arts Organizations
Alpha Omega Artists - AWESOME religious art blog
Fujimura Institute - also founded by Makoto Fujimura
Specialty Christian Art Bookstores / Publishers
Eighth Day Books - specializing in classic books across the disciplines of art, science, and the humanities since 1988.
Piquant Editions - is a small Christian publisher (including eBooks) in the UK of theology and mission resources, arts and fiction
Square Halo - Extraordinary books for ordinary saints. In Christian art, the square halo identified a living person presumed to be a saint. Square Halo Books is devoted to publishing works that present contextually sensitive biblical studies, and practical instruction consistent with the Doctrines of the Reformation. The goal of Square Halo Books is to provide materials useful for encouraging and equipping the saints. BLOG
St. Julian Press Inc. - Houston Christian arts small press
Christian Arts Blogs
Diary of an Arts Pastor - Blog by W. David O. Taylor, PhD
Good Letters - Blog of Image Journal
Transpositions - AWESOME! The official blog of the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St Andrews.
Christian Arts Publications (Online and In Print)
Curator Magazine - Publication of IAM
Image Journal - top shelf Judeo-Christian art and literature
Ruminate - offering annual contests for Christian visual art and writing
Texas Related Christianity & Art Links
Retreat property in the beautiful Texas Hill Country hosting Artist Retreats and Ministers to Artist Retreats. No Ministers to artists retreat in 2016 (remodeling)