Sunday, May 6, 2012

Christian Art Festival


Blessed Alberto Marvelli - T. Nelson  2012

Acrylic on board.


Jesus of St. Teresa - T. Nelson  2011

Acrylic on canvas.

Once again this year I entered the Crossview Christian Art Festival in Edina Minnesota, not expecting to be accepted.  2012 happens to be their 30th year for the annual juried art show.  I entered my St. Roch two years ago, but it was rejected, so I wasn't sure my work this year would make it.  In the past I have entered paintings for which I won Honorable Mention and 3rd place.  I don't enter every year because I don't always have religious painting to show. 

This year I was astonished that both paintings shown above were accepted by the jurors, and even more surprised when Bl. Alberto Marvelli was awarded the Festival Award, or 1st place.  I was totally blown away and wanted to keep it secret until I had a photo of the work to show so I could update this blog. 

If you click on the photos you can get a closer look.  I hope to have them photographed properly after the show closes.  (I sneaked out when no one was there to take the photos shown here.)  The show closes May 13. 

*Marvelli is presented icon-style with a background montage suggesting disintegrated fresco work representing the destruction Rimini suffered in WWII.  To his lower left is a scene from Rimini, the street his boyhood friend Federico Fellini was born on, while the background to his right offers a 'holy-card-style-apparition' of one of his favorite saints, St. Gemma Galgani. 

10 comments:

Thom, OFS said...

Outstanding! Congratulations!

Terry Nelson said...

Thanks Thom.

doughboy said...

Congratulations! They're both so beautiful.

Terry Nelson said...

Well, how very kind of you to say so, DB!

Paul Stilwell said...

I love your painting of Blessed Alberto Marvelli.

Terry Nelson said...

Paul - thanks very much. I was wondering what you'd think.

owen swain said...

Congratulations Terry. Appreciate your work.

J.R.Howley said...

Just saw this and your other paintings. fantastic! and congratulations for winning 1st place. There seems to be a real interest and return to sacred subjects in artists. Keep that brush in motion please!

Terry Nelson said...

Thanks John and every one who commented.

Gette said...

Gorgeous, Terry! Congratulations! You're so talented, I'm glad you're getting some of the recognition your work deserves!