All original artwork and text on this blog copyright 2019 Barbara Sartorius Bjelland
My original painting entitled “Lighthouse Fishing,” was on display in the Ottawa County Michigan administrative building in a juried show, through Aug. 23, 2019. The origInal painting as well as cards and prints are FOR SALE. Please contact mr for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
From November through December 2018, I had a show up at the multicultural Madison Square Christian Reformed Church, 1441 Madison Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI.
(See this link to “Creation Groans.” That painting was in ArtPrize 2015, and was also in the Madison Square Church exhibit. http://www.artprize.org/barbara-bjelland/2015/creation-groans)
The painting on the right is entitled, “The Word Became Flesh and Moved Into the Neighborhood,” from the MSG Version of John 1:14. It won an Oakton Foundation award in 2017.
Please email me if you would like to purchase originals or prints of my artwork, or if you would like to bring the show to your church or other setting! My art shows can be set up with interactive faith formation stations. I also love doing talks on art and theology.
My piece below is entitled “Telacapaque.”
This year (2018) I have another piece in the Artprize Spring Collectors’s show, along with some of the most famous artists of the 20th century, such as Marsden Hartley. You are invited to the opening :
Friday and Saturday, April 27, 2019 6-9 pm, and Sat. April 28, 12 noon – 4 pm.
Location is the Artprize Hub in downtown Grand Rapids, MI, 41 Sheldon Bvd. SE.
SAT. MAY 12, 2018: Join me for my gallery opening, “IMAGES OF CHRIST,” at Fuller Avenue Christian Reformed Church, 1239 Fuller Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI.
Time: 10 am -12 noon, followed by lunch. This includes a gallery talk on art and theology, an opportunity to network and share art resources with local ministry leaders, and a chance to make your own art! Please email me if you would like to stay for lunch: email@example.com
This project is supported in part by a grant thanks to the Classis Grand Rapids East of the Christian Reformed Church.
2017: I am honored to have a piece of artwork selected for the Artprize Spring Collector’s Show. My piece was created in sepia chalk and oil pastel, on coated colored paper. It is entitled, “Assisi Morning.”
Thursday, March 31: VIP viewing and party, 6-11 p.m.
Friday, April 1: Opening reception and party, 6 p.m.-Midnight
Saturday, April 2: Viewing, Noon-8 p.m.
Sunday, April 3: Viewing by appointment only
41 Sheldon Blvd. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Opening July 6, 2016, I will have a solo exhibition at the Postma Education Center, on the campus of Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, 300-68th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49501. This education center is a lovely space with adjoining outdoor courtyards, and is also where I lead worship services twice a month.
My painting entitled, “Creation Groans,” was exhibited during ArtPrize 2015. This event occurred in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan from Sept. 23 to Oct. 11, 2015. Please see a detail from this image below.
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Four of my paintings were included in the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, McKnight Grantees’ Exhibit, Saint Peter, MN
Dates: Jan. 9-Feb. 7, 2015
Location: Arts Center of Saint Peter, Minnesota
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