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Art for God’s Sake is a juried, professional art show that highlights sacred themes. The 3-day, multi-faceted exhibition includes an elegant opening-night gala, interactive art demos, and educational …

Art for God’s Sake is a juried, professional art show that highlights sacred themes. The 3-day, multi-faceted exhibition includes an elegant opening-night gala, interactive art demos, and educational opportunities for all! It also showcases the non-juried artwork of well-known artists and local clergy and religious. Our second art celebration will be presented May 3 – 5, 2013 on the campus of St. Anastasia Roman Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan. Our Mission is to expose the community to the transcendent beauty of art while inviting artists to share their talents so that ‘the knowledge of God can be better revealed and the preaching of the Gospel can become clearer to the human mind.’

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  • 1. A multi-faceted sacred art exhibition May 3-5, 2013 Media Kit | V4 | Updated 1/12/13
  • 2. Contents • Quick Links • About Art for God’s Sake • Guests of Honor • Artists • Poster Contest + Call to Artists • Event Schedule • Attendees • Sponsorships + Advertisements • Media Gallery • Contact InformationTo Quick WWW.PERIOD.COM | HELLO@MAIL.COM | +017Links >> | MY STREET 12345, YOUR CITY, COUNTRY 248.906.2347 637 5587 | | P: 2 2
  • 3. Quick Links | The hotlinks below will redirect to these specific sections • Contents • Featured Artists • Background Information – William Butler – About AFGS – Kathleen Bordo Crombie – Mission Statement + Goal – Sergio De Giusti • Guests of Honor – Carole Kabrin – Honorary Chairperson Archbishop Allen Vigneron – Suzanne M. Young – Honorary Committee • AFGS Volunteers |Committee • Chairperson Archbishop Allen Vigneron • Poster Contest • Vic Faust • Call to Artists • John + Kristan Hale • Event Schedule • Elizabeth Lev • Attendees • Michael J. Malinowski • Sponsorships + Advertisements • L. Brooks Patterson • Media Gallery | AFGS News | Event • Antonio + Suzanne Rea Promos | Photos • John Sauvé • Contact Information • Monsignor Anthony Tocco • Teresa Tomeo • Robert Wilbert – Jurors • Sr. Barbara Cervenka, O.P. • Dr. Marion Jackson Clicking on this symbol throughout this • Clergy + Religious Artists document while in presentation mode will – Father J.J. Mech redirect you to this “Quick Links” page. – Father Craig Giera – Father Bob McCabeTo Quick WWW.PERIOD.COM | HELLO@MAIL.COM – Brother Michael GaffneyLinks >> ||+017 637 5587 | MY STREET | P: 248.906.2347 3 3 12345, YOUR CITY, COUNTRY
  • 4. BACKGROUND INFORMATIONTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 4 4
  • 5. About Art for God’s Sake • Art for God’s Sake (AFGS) is a juried, professional art show that highlights sacred themes. The three-day, multi-faceted exhibition includes an elegant opening-night 2013 Event + gala, interactive art demos, and educational opportunities. It also showcases the non-juried artwork of well-known artists and local clergy • When | Friday, May 3, 2013 thru Sunday, May 5, 2013 • The inspiring art celebration, a rarity in the Archdiocese of Detroit, will be presented May 3-5, 2013 on the campus of St. Anastasia Roman Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan • Where | Campus of St. Anastasia Roman Catholic • Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Fr. J.J. Mech, Pastor at St. Anastasia Roman Catholic Church, Troy, Michigan Church in Troy, MI, created Art for God’s Sake with the basic goal of bringing any and all people together, and with art, presenting an opportunity to pray and to get to know the Lord. His hope is to bring this art show to the community and to allow us • A portion of 2013 proceeds to immerse ourselves in the many ways that God can reach out to us through art. Fr. will benefit The Patrons of Mech believes that Art For God’s Sake is an uplifting declaration and reminder that the Arts initiatives to even when times are troubled, the Catholic Church protects and honors the preserve the vast and unique masterful beauty expressed to us by talented artists who are blessed with a measure collection of art contained in of the Lord’s creativity the Vatican Museums • Prior to earning his degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and his Master of Divinity at Sacred Heart Seminary, Fr. Mech attended Michigan State University where he • Exhibit Director | Fr. J.J. enrolled in an art history course providing him with his first opportunity to examine Mech art. He noticed that the Church inspired the majority of the art studied • Exhibit Chair | Christine Broses • Fr. Mech and the AFGS committee would like attendees to be inspired with the transcendent beauty of the art and to walk away feeling uplifted and with a differentTo Quick understanding of the LordLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 5
  • 6. About Art for God’s Sake • Art for God’s Sake also strives to support artists. A poster contest, high school art show, and juried art show will give artists the opportunity to become eligible for Supporting Artists + prizes • The AFGS poster contest will afford the winner an opportunity for his or her artwork • 2013 Poster Contest to be used in advertising and promoting the event, an addition to one’s portfolio, and also a $100 prize • Prize - $100 • Deadline – January 18, 2013 • During this challenging economy, arts programs often get cut. The committee is tying in with local schools to involve student artists in its high school art show. The purpose of AFGS is not only to display art, but for it to be utilized as a catechetical • 2013 High School Art Show tool Prizes: • 1 st Place - $100 • Work from jury-selected clergy artists and other artists will also be publicized in a • 2 nd Place - $50 catalog that will be distributed to AFGS attendees • 3 rd Place - $25 • Art for God’s Sake is just that. It is art for the sake of God; it can draw us to know Him more fully. Scripture is beautiful poetry and the Holy Spirit can significantly • 2013 Juried Art Show Prizes move us. It is an opportunity to celebrate our history and be lifted up. Fr. Mech • 1 st Place - $2,500 would like the community to be drawn in, to be inspired and really understand the • 2 nd Place - $1,500 art, and thus gain a better understanding of who created us • 3 rd Place - $1,000 • For more about AFGS, please listen to Fr. J.J.’s inspiring interview about the launch of AFGS 2011 with Teresa Tomeo on EWTN Radio (Internet connection required) • QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 6
  • 7. Our Mission + Goal Our Mission To expose our community to the transcendent beauty of art while inviting artists to share their talents, so “the knowledge of God can be better revealed and the preaching of the Gospel can become clearer to the human mind.” 1 1 SECOND VATICAN ECUMENICAL COUNCIL, Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World Gaudium et Spes, 22. Our Goal Our goal is to educate and inspire the community with sacred art, allowing people to spiritually connect and renew.To QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 7
  • 8. • Art for God’s Sake is a combined effort of faithful people who believe in its mission. These dedicated people include participating Teamwork artists, devoted volunteers, generous attendees, + individual donors, and various Community business owners and their staff.To QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 8 8
  • 9. • AFGS provides artists with a rare and unique platform through which they can showcase their sacred artwork and through their medium express their faith • Some feedback from AFGS artists: – “It was an honor to be one of the juried artists. Great show. AFGS Hope to do it again next year!” (AFGSFacebook follower) – “I would love to participate next year!” (AFGSFacebook Supports follower) – “It was a wonderful show and I was thrilled to be part of it as a juried artist. Hope you will do it again.” (AFGSFacebook – follower) “I was honored to be among such wonderful, and creative Artists talent...Congrats to all the artists!!! I hope to meet you some day!” (AFGSFacebook follower) – “…a few photos I captured while at the event. It was an amazing grouping of artwork - most impressive! Thank you for all of your efforts.” (AFGSFacebook follower) – “I did participate. I will next time too. Loved it!” (AFGS Twitter follower)To QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 9 9
  • 10. • Our 2013 motif is the sunflower. We relate to St. John’s work, Iliotropion, which is the Greek word for helianthus (sunflower) • For St. John, the sunflower was analogous to the agreement of the human will with the will of God. Daily, the sunflower turns its face from one side to the other, following the movement of the sun, much like our turning to God • Iliotropion, in fact, looks at the Divine and human wills: "The only true means for attaining our happiness in this life and in the next is the constant turning of our attention within Sunflower ourselves, to our own conscience, to our thoughts, words, and deeds, so as to raise them to passionlessness: this will reveal to us our mistakes in life and indicate the only path to salvation. This path is the entire devotion of our whole being, of our whole self with all the circumstances of our life, to the will of God. As a symbol of this our turning to God we may take the growth of the sunflower; let it be ever before our eyes”Source: QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 10 10
  • 11. GUESTS OF HONORTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 11 11
  • 12. Guests of Honor HONORARY CHAIRPERSONTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 12 12
  • 13. Honorary Chairperson |Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron • His Excellency Most Reverend, Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit, is the Honorary Chairperson of Art for God’s Sake • He was present at AFGS 2011 and is supportive of the faith’s rich tradition of sacred art • “The arts in all their forms can serve to elevate our souls, to inspire us, and to beautify our world. Even more importantly, the arts so often are able to serve as powerful signs of God’s infinite truth, goodness, and beauty. The arts can evoke emotion, prompt reflection and meditation, and help us to engage in a more perfect worship of Our Lord, who created us mind, body, and soul” Website: QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 13
  • 14. Guests of Honor HONORARY COMMITTEETo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 14 14
  • 15. Honorary Committee ChairpersonMost Reverend Allen Vigneron • Archbishop Allen Vigneron was born in Mount Clemens and raised in Fair Haven • He is the first native son appointed to be Archbishop of Detroit • Installed as Archbishop of Detroit in January 2009 • Archbishop Vigneron has focused on the revitalization of the local Church • He has overseen a restructuring of the Archdiocesan curia; implemented a second phase of Together in Faith parish-centered strategic planning; and has implemented a five-year capital initiative, Changing Lives Together, which involves all parishes within the Archdiocese • As a spiritual leader, Archbishop Vigneron has encouraged the Archdiocese in embracing new devotions; strengthened ties with other Christian and religious leaders in the area; and has been a vocal and present leader on the issues of the right to life and religious freedom Website: QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 15
  • 16. Honorary Committee |Vic Faust • Vic Faust is co-anchor of Action News This Morning and Action News at Noon. He previously anchored the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. sportscasts on Action News Weekend and hosted the 30 minute Sunday Sports Update • Prior to joining channel 7 in 2004, Vic worked at KQTV in St. Joseph, MO, KMIZ in Columbia, MO and KOKI in Tulsa, OK as a Sports Director/Anchor. He began his broadcasting career as a color- commentator on the Missouri Tiger Radio Network, following a 4- year football career as a Tiger • When asked what it takes to be successful, Vic says, "Act with integrity, be honest, keep your faith and bring your best every day” • When Vic isnt chasing down a story for Channel 7, he enjoys working out and spending as much time as possible with his family. He is married with three childrenTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 16
  • 17. Honorary Committee | John + Kristan Hale • Kristan Hale, has been active in the community and arts since attending Divine Child High School. She graduated with a teaching certificate from Western Michigan University and earned her Masters Degree in Reading Recovery from Eastern Michigan University. Kristan is a former Dearborn Public Schools teacher of 10 years and worked as an historical interpreter at Greenfield Village. She is an active member of a pending number of organizations including Legatus, Detroit Chapter • Mr. John Hale graduated from the University of Michigan and obtained his law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. He worked as a clerk for Chief Justice Riley on the Michigan Supreme Court, was an associate at Bodman, Longley, &Dahling, LLP, and later worked as in-house counsel Website: at Ford Motor Company • In 2000, John left the practice of law to join Corporate Travel, a family business, where he currently serves as President and • John and Kristan Hale reside in Dearborn, co-owner. Mr. Hale is also a member of the Sovereign Military Michigan where they maintain a tremendous Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of interest in the arts, particularly the sacred arts. Malta - American Association, the Equestrian Order of the They are the co-chairs of the Michigan Chapter Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, the Board of the Detroit Chapter of The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican of Legatus, the Cardinal’s Club, and the Board of Regents for Museums Ave Maria UniversityTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 17
  • 18. Honorary Committee |Elizabeth Lev • Dr. Elizabeth Lev is an American-born art historian who lives and works in Rome. She describes herself as “a joyful member of the Rome faculty” at Duquesne University’s Italian Campus program, where she has taught art history since nearly the very beginning of the program’s existence • Among a small number of Americans who has passed the stringent licensing exam for guides in Italy, her services as a guide are in high demand and she has been privileged to accompany many distinguished visitors, including former First Lady Laura Bush, through the Vatican Museums and to other sites of interest in Rome and beyond • She appeared in the History Channel’s program “Angels and Demons Decoded” and served as the host of “Catholic Canvas,” a 10-part television series on the art of the Vatican Museums that aired on EWTN. • She has written numerous articles for Inside the Vatican, Sacerdos and First Things magazine, and also writes a regular column with Zenit News Agency • In addition to all this, Elizabeth has found time to recently complete her first biography, The Tigress of Forli: The Remarkable Story of CaterinaRiario SforzaTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 18
  • 19. Honorary Committee |Michael J.Malinowski • The Knights of Columbus are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism, and defense of the priesthood • The Order is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and is unequivocal in its loyalty to the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on earth. It is firmly committed to the protection of human life, from conception to natural death, and to the preservation and defense of the family • As state deputy of the Michigan Knights of Columbus, Michael J. Malinowski is the • Brother Knights work to fulfill the central mission of chief executive officer and chairman of the the Order: striving in charitable works; serving the board of the 70,000-member Michigan Church and unified in following its teachings; State Council of the Knights of Columbus supporting brother Knights in their temporal and spiritual needs; acting for the good of their country; • He was elected state deputy in 2012 after and giving aid to widows, orphans, the sick and the earlier serving two years each as state poor secretary, state treasurer, state advocate, and state wardenTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 19
  • 20. Honorary Committee |L. Brooks Patterson • L. Brooks Patterson is in his fifth term as Oakland County Executive. Under his leadership, Oakland County has won the respect of Wall Street, retaining the coveted AAA bond rating with a stable outlook. Oakland County became the first in the nation to pass a balanced three-year budget in line-item detail. Patterson shares the formula of Oakland County’s success in these trying economic times with local government leaders at annual budget symposiums • Patterson continues to transform Oakland County from a manufacturing economy to a knowledge based-economy through his Emerging Sectors and Medical Main Street programs, Automation Alley and the recently-established Economic Growth Alliance • He strives to improve the quality of life in Oakland County from challenging Oakland schools to teach Mandarin Chinese, to Website: encouraging kids to get active in his Count Your Steps program to creating family-friendly events such as the Fire and Ice Festival in Rochester and Arts, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak. Patterson presides over 4,000 employees who commit to making Oakland County a great place to live, work, play, and raise a familyTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 20
  • 21. Honorary Committee |Antonio + Suzanne Rea • Tony earned a degree in architectural engineering from Lawrence Institute of Technology and opened his own business in 1972. He is president of A. Rea Construction, Inc. and Fairmount Properties, a commercial real estate firm. He is also chairman of Thrifty Florist, Inc., a retail florist chain; his eldest son, Chris, is chief executive. He is a trustee or board member of Legatus, the Papal Foundation, Antonio and Suzanne Rea of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, are the parentsPaul five children, three and the John of II Cultural Center, and is on the board of regents at Ave Maria of whom have graduated from Notre Dame. in Naples, Florida University • The Rea Endowment has enabled the acquisition of post- medieval materials from the Cinquecento to the contemporary • Suzanne graduated from the University of era; materials in Renaissance Italian studies, including histories of Cincinnati with degrees in fine arts, history, Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan; the writings of world- and education. She is committed to church, renowned thinkers such as Leonardo Bruni and Leonardo da school, cultural, and charitable Vinci; the poetry of Petrarcha; the love sonnets of the Dolce associations. Of particular importance to stilnuovo; and contemporary Italian literature, film, and music. It Suzanne is the Patron of the Arts in the also gives Notre Dame the means to acquire materials in Italian Vatican Museums, dedicated to the art history, particularly as it is embodied in the religious works of preservation and restoration of all of the art and architecture patronized by the Roman Catholic Church artwork at the VaticanTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 21
  • 22. Honorary Committee |John Sauvé • Sauvé prompted the creation of the Brighton Mayor’s Commission on Art in Public Places in Brighton, Michigan, and served as its chairperson. Under Sauvé’s guidance, the Commission developed the Brighton Biennial Sculpture Exhibit, which installed 28 pieces of large-scale public art in the City of Brighton • His other accomplishments include: – Curating the City of Birmingham Cityscapes Sculpture Exhibit – Conceiving the development of the Green Oak Village Place Sculpture Park – 2008: The American Institute of Architects recognized his Design of the Green Oak Village Place Sculpture Park with the Merit Award – Served as curator of the Blue Water International Sculpture Exhibit between Canada and the United States Photo – Presently overseeing the sculpture installation in the Stone Ridge Sculpture Park just outside Manhattan in Upstate New York, the Lyon Sculpture Park in New Hudson and the Detroit Riverfront Sculpture Park Website: – 2010: Sauvé’s artwork was commissioned by the Marc Ecko Foundation to be the first public sculpture exhibit installed on New York City’s Highline – 2011: As part of the Art Chicago Sculpture Exhibit, Sauvé’s sculpture was located in front of the Merchandise Mart in Downtown Chicago – Installation of the first sculpture on the Detroit Riverfront in over 20 years – Serving arts and cultural organizations, including the Birmingham Public Art Board, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Michigan Commission on Art in • John Sauvé served as Executive Assistant to the Public Places, and Concerned Citizens for the Arts – John Sauvé holds a Master of Arts Administration from Michigan State University and a founding Director of the Michigan Council for Bachelor in Marketing and Art History also from Michigan State University Arts, E. Ray Scott, with responsibility for the – John has been making sculptures for over thirty years out of his studio in Michigan Commission on Art in Public Places Brighton, Michigan. In addition to making large scale sculpture, John enjoys doing smaller scale work for gallery exhibitions. He has numerous group exhibitions and many awards to his creditTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 22
  • 23. Honorary Committee |Monsignor Anthony Tocco • He holds an MA in guidance and counseling from the University of Detroit and an MDiv from St. John’s Provincial Seminary. Monsignor has been a vicariate vicar, Archdiocesan Presbyteral Council and College of Consultor member, and trustee of Madonna University. He is a member of the Foundation Committee for St. Vincent de Paul Society with a particular emphasis on improvement to Camp Ozanam. Monsignor Tocco was a member of the Board of Directors of Marian High School and the Board of Trustees of Madonna University. He has been a co-chair of the SOCK event for several years, having been personally committed to the work of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen since ordination • Reverend Monsignor Tocco is the founding father of the • Reverend Monsignor Anthony Tocco is a native Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival sponsored by St. Hugo, Detroiter, the twelfth of thirteen children. He was Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church and Temple Beth-El, all ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit on in Bloomfield Hills June 5, 1965; his first assignment was as • In 1987, Monsignor Tony was appointed by Cardinal Edmund Assistant Pastor of St. Veronica’s parish, East Szoka to act as Site Director for the visit of the Holy Father Detroit; he then moved on to St. Margaret of Scotland Parish in St. Clair Shores, and is now • Monsignor Tony, a member of the College of Consultors of pastor of St. Hugo of the Hills Parish, Bloomfield the Archdiocese of Detroit, was asked by Cardinal Adam Hills. He was elevated to the Honorary Prelature Maida to take charge of the restoration/renovation of the of Monsignor on May 14, 1990 by the Holy Blessed Sacrament Cathedral FatherTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 23
  • 24. Honorary Committee |Teresa Tomeo • Teresa Tomeo is a veteran broadcast-journalist with more than 20 years of experience as a radio and TV news reporter and anchorwoman mainly in the Detroit area • Teresa first served as an award-winning radio reporter and radio news anchor receiving recognition for her work from the Associated Press, The Detroit Press Club, and the American Women in Radio and TV. She has worked as a reporter/anchor for WKBD-TV 50 and at Detroit’s ABC affiliate, WXYZ-TV Channel 7, covering some of the most significant stories of the ‘90s, including the Oklahoma City Bombing and the 1995 visit to the United States by Pope John Paul II • In 2000, Teresa decided to leave the secular media to help families and other concerned citizens engage the culture Website: • She is now an author, a syndicated Catholic talk show host on her own program, Catholic Connection, on Ave Maria Radio, a professional speaker, and a media consultant. Most recently, she was invited to Rome to be one of only 260 international delegates to participate in the 20th anniversary of MulierisDignitatum, a “Congress on Women” • Teresa emceed AFGS 2011 and returns to AFGS as part of our 2013 Honorary CommitteeTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 24
  • 25. Honorary Committee |Robert Wilbert • His philosophy and methodology have deeply interconnected the artists in our cultural community • Mr. Wilbert’s art has been exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of New York, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and The Detroit Institute of Arts • Mr. Wilbert was the main juror for Art For • The art of Mr. Wilbert continues to show at God’s Sake 2011 the Detroit Institute of Arts today • He was born in Chicago, Illinois • Robert Wilbert now teaches painting at The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center • In his 40-year tenure in painting instruction at Wayne State University, he became a widely admired and beloved mentorTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 25
  • 26. Guests of Honor JURORSTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 26 26
  • 27. Jurors|Sr. Barbara Cervenka, O.P. • Sr. Barbara Cervenka is a Dominican Sister of Adrian, Michigan. Sr. Barbara is a painter who works primarily in watercolor • Her work has been exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Art, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Dennos Museum in Traverse City, Central Michigan University and the Art Gallery of Windsor, and many other places here and abroad • For the past thirty years she has taught at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and at Siena Heights University in AdrianTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 27
  • 28. Jurors|Dr. Marion Jackson • Dr. Marion (Mame) Jackson is Distinguished Professor Emerita, Wayne State University, where she taught art history from 1995 to 2010 and served as Chair of the Department of Art and Art History from 1995 to 2000 • She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan • Dr. Jackson has taught at the University of Michigan; Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada; and the Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. Her teaching and research specialties have been contemporary Inuit art and African American art; she has organized several international exhibitions and written many articles and exhibition catalogues • Dr. Jackson is also Founding Director of ArtsCorpsDetroit, a non- Photo via Wayne State University profit organization engaging volunteers in community-based arts projects fostering revitalization of the City of Detroit Website: http://artscorpsdetroit.wayne.eduTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 28
  • 29. ARTISTSTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 29 29
  • 30. Artists CLERGY + RELIGIOUS ARTISTSTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 30 30
  • 31. Clergy + Religious Artists|Fr. J.J. Mech • Fr. Mech transferred to Sacred Heart Major Seminary and continued to pursue this passion by working with watercolors and eventually being hired by area churches to design and create their Paschal Candles. He also created the Seminary’s welcome banner for Pope John Paul II’s visit to Detroit • Fr. Mech was inspired by the abundance of Pewabic Tile on campus. His own low-relief tile work includes a fiftieth anniversary limited edition piece for Our Lady of Loretto, where he also created the stone-and-wood presider’s chair and the tiles for the side-altar shrine to the Blessed Virgin • Fr. J.J. Mech grew up in Dearborn Heights, MI. He • Fr. Mech brings this art show to the community to help attended Catholic schools for 12 years before going us fully celebrate our continually developing identity to Michigan State University. There, he had the as a parish, and to allow us to immerse ourselves in transforming experience of taking an art history the many ways that God can reach out to us through class, where he was introduced to a grand love of art. The pastor believes that Art For God’s Sake is an art, as if “God had turned on a light switch” uplifting declaration and reminder that even when times are troubled, the Catholic church has always protected and honored the masterful beauty translated to us by the expressive talents of those who are given a measure of the Lord’s creativityTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 31
  • 32. Clergy + Religious Artists|Fr. Craig Giera • Fr. Craig Giera received a Bachelors in Fine Arts at Wayne State University with a double concentration in painting and sculpture • Fr. Giera: “Before hearing ‘the call,’ I lived my life as an artist. I always tried to further my creativity and develop my technical ability in whatever media I used. I entered school and received a Bachelors in Fine Arts at Wayne State University with a double concentration in painting and sculpture. Once school was over, I had some success displaying and selling my art at different venues. After working for a number of years in a gallery, I began a new body of work in order to apply to graduate school. In the paint and solitude I heard God and found myself. Art was the forum where I was able to discern my vocation and where my prayer became alive. I was ordained a Catholic Priest on May 22, 2010 and I am currently the Associate Pastor at St. Fabian Parish and St. Colman Parish in Farmington Hills, MI”To QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 32
  • 33. Clergy + Religious Artists|Fr. Bob McCabe • My main interest in photography is taking pictures of people. Many of them are informal portraits; others examine the human condition, focusing on the needs of those who are poor and struggling. Some of these photographs appeared in the December 2009 issue of the Hour Detroit magazine • I was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1995. I am currently serving as the pastor of St. Pius X parish in Southgate, Michigan • As a priest, it is very important to have a creative outlet. Photography affords me a beautiful opportunity to see God working in the creative • “My fondest memories from my high school process. When I take pictures, I never know what years were those spent taking pictures and the end result will be. God coordinates so much working in the photo lab (dark room). It was of what takes place. The who, what, where, and the first time I really excelled in any particular how a picture will be taken normally is unknown area. The creative process captured my to me when I set out to take pictures imagination. During my college years at Mercy • I once asked a friend, who was returning from College, I took many photography fishing, if he had a good day. He said, ‘Bob, every courses. Although photography has always day fishing is a good day.’ I feel the same way been a great passion of mine, I didn’t pursue whenever I return from having taken pictures” photography as my livelihoodTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 33
  • 34. Clergy + Religious Artists|Br. Michael Gaffney • Br. Gaffney then moved to Detroit where his work is to handle the creative side of fundraising for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Missions, Father Solanus Casey Center and the needs of the Capuchins’ Province. He attended the Center for Creative Studies and has created a variety of artwork for the Province and for various ministries and individuals • His forms of work include: Graphic Design, Illustrations, Photography, Sculpture, Sketching, Drawing, Painting, Pen & Ink-Pointillism, Iconography, Large Street Banners and Signs, Logo Designs and various other means of art • One of his largest creations has been for the Capuchin Cemetery in Wisconsin as well as for the Capuchin Province of • Brother Michael Gaffney is a Capuchin St. Mary in Yonkers, New York of a life size Bronze Sculpture Franciscan living in Detroit, Michigan and called, “The Embrace of Sister Death.” Recently he did the originally from North Dakota and Minnesota. painting of the meeting between St. Andre Bessett and Father He entered the Capuchin Order after High Solanus which was featured in the Michigan Catholic and School hangs in the Chapel of St. Bonaventure Monastery and the • He worked at the St. Lawrence High School Bronze Statue of St. Anthony for Our Lady of Good Counsel in Seminary in Wisconsin as a printer mainly of Plymouth, Michigan work involving fundraising for the school. It • Several of his bronze reliefs of Francis and Clare displayed in was there that he had the opportunity to the Capuchin College in Rome, the Capuchin Friary in Assisi, expand his love for the Arts and the Capuchin Friary in Peru. Br. Gaffney is grateful for all that he’s been able to create and to shareTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 34
  • 35. Artists FEATURED ARTISTSTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 35 35
  • 36. Featured Artist|William Butler • William Butler is an established, nationally known artist. He creates inspirational Studio, Live, and Commissioned works of art; his paintings have been purchased from coast to coast. William strives to use his talents for God’s glory, bringing more than twenty years of experience as an artist and a graphic designer to each painting • William, his wife Ronja, and their boys recently moved from Des Moines, Iowa, to Camden, New Jersey, to open William’s gallery & studio and to expand their business: Thomas Lift, a socially conscious company creating inspired art, design – and soon clothing – as a brand of love and justice. Camden is a city riddled with crime and poverty; however, the Butler family desires to help bring restoration to its people • The Butlers were blessed to participate in Art for God’s Sake in 2011 and look forward to presenting a live-art experience in 2013 Websites: http://art11one.comTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 36
  • 37. Featured Artist|KathleenBordoCrombie • Kathleen BordoCrombie is a nationally recognized contemporary basket artist with gallery representation and pieces in several private collections and has exhibited her work at the Sybaris Gallery, Craft Alliance, Appalachian Center for Craft, and the Works Gallery amongst others • She taught contemporary basketry workshops at multiple national venues including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Center for Creative Studies, the Textile Arts Center, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Telluride Basketry Symposium. In 1994 she presented “In the Making: A Look at Contemporary Basketry” as a guest lecturer during the “Warped Notions: Traditional and Contemporary Basket Forms” exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts • Since 2005, and being influenced by Pope John Paul II’s “Letter to Artists”, Crombie’s artistic interest moved from contemporary basketry to traditional iconography. Having studied iconography with Peter Pearson at St. Michael Sacred Art Institute at Enders Island, CT, Dmitri Andrejev of the Prosopon School of Iconology at Conception Abbey at Conception, MO, and with Fr. Damian Higgins from Mount Tabor Monastery in California, she enjoys the flexibility of working with either acrylic or egg tempera paints • The six-foot high cut-out icon of the “Corpus of Christ,” was originally created for the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Women’s Conference in 2006 and 2007 and is currently installed for public veneration in the Eucharistic Chapel of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, MI. “Our Lady of Philermos” icon was commissioned by the Order of Malta, American Association – Michigan Chapter and is displayed for public veneration at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit, MI. Other selected and commissioned icons in private collections include St. Gemma of Galgani, St. Patrick of Ireland, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. John the Evangelist. A life-size icon of The Divine Mercy, commissioned by the Servants of Jesus of the Divine Mercy for the Divine Mercy Center in Eastpointe, MI will be solemnly blessed and installed for public veneration on the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows on September 15, 2010To QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 37
  • 38. Featured Artist|Sergio De Giusti • His commissioned works include: – Twenty panels for the State of Michigan Library and Archives Building in Lansing – Four bronze panels on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King for Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti – In Detroit, in The Italian Consulate offices, The Rick Finley USDEA Building, Wayne State University, and The Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan building. Most recently, De Giusti finished 29 bronze reliefs for The Labor Legacy Monument in Hart Plaza • Exhibits – The Detroit Institute of Art – The Newark Museum – The Tampa Museum Website: – The Minnesota Museum of Art – The Smithsonian content/uploads/2010/01/SergioDeGiusti_Resume.pdf – The British Museum, London • Sergio De Giusti was born in Maniago, Italy. He is a – The Council of Cultural Affairs, Stockholm sculptor who received his BFA and MFA from Wayne – The Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest State University – The Institute of Culture, Zacatecas, MexicoTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 38
  • 39. Featured Artist|CaroleKabrin • Her clients include: ABC Network, CBS Network, NBC Network, CNN, FOX Network News, ESPN, The Associated Press, The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, Monthly Detroit Magazine, and all of the local television news stations in the Detroit area • She completed an internship with Walt Disney Studios in feature animation. Ms. Kabrin’s work has appeared in several documentaries, most notably Michael Moore’s “Bowling for Columbine” and a documentary on the Slutti trial with Court TV • Over a dozen Kabrin originals are on view at the U.S. District Court House in Detroit. Ms. Kabrin’s work is in two collections at the University of Michigan, one of which is adorning the walls of the student lounge at the Website: University of Michigan’s Law School. Most recently, Ms. Kabrin had a one-woman show at the Birmingham Community House in Birmingham, Michigan. Yearly, Ms. Kabrin participates in the Pioneer Building Annual Open House, which is a part of the Art Detroit tour. Ms. • Carole Kabrin is an Emmy-award winning artist, a native of Kabrin’s work is in the collection of hundreds of Detroit attorneys and judges nationwide • For over 35 years, Ms. Kabrin has covered famous trials and • Ms. Kabrin is an adjunct instructor, teaching Drawing the hearings for local and network television news as an artist Human Figure and Creative Vis, at the College For reporter. The Supreme Court of the United States in Creative Studies, in Detroit. She holds a Bachelor’s and a Washington D.C. was her main assignment for over 12 years, on Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Wayne State University exclusive retainer, with ABC network newsTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 39
  • 40. Featured Artist|Suzanne M. Young • Suzanne M. Young was born in Detroit, Michigan. She began her education with a scholarship to the prestigious Pratt School of Art & Design in New York. She received a B.A. in Education from Mercy College and her Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture from Eastern Michigan University • During her early years of creating sculpture, Young felt God calling her to give Him more honor and glory. Soon, creating secular art felt meaningless to Young, so she began sculpting religious art full time. As soon as Young responded to God’s call, her career skyrocketed; she now has artwork displayed in churches, hospitals, and schools throughout the country • A few examples include: – Life-sized Mary at Pax Christi Catholic Church, Rochester, MN – Risen Christ at a hospital chapel in Kenosha, WI – Risen Christ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Grosse Ile, MI – Life-sized Crucified Christ at St. Andrew Church, Rochester, MI Website: – Life-sized St. Vincent de Paul at Providence Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI – Healthcare Themes at Genesys Medical Center in Flint, MI – Christ with the Elderly at Little Sisters of the Poor Home, Mobile, AL – Life-sized Risen Christ at Our Lady of Providence Center, Plymouth, MI – Last Supper at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Aurora, COTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 40
  • 41. AFGS VOLUNTEERS | COMMITTEE MEMBERSTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 41 41
  • 42. AFGS Volunteers | Committee FR. J.J. MECH MARCIE AIUTO MARIAN BART MARYANN BRANI Exhibit Director + Chair, Opening Night | Website + Chair, Saturday + Saturday Night + Secretary | Archivist + CHRISTINE BROSES BRIAN BURGIN MARYANN CARIS ERCY CORONEL Exhibit Chair + Finance + Facilities Manager + Decorations + Media Specialist + CHRIS DOWDALL JUDITH KOEHLER Chair, Concessions | School Art + Special Projects +To QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 42
  • 43. POSTER CONTESTTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 43 43
  • 44. Poster Contest • Our poster contest was open to artists of all ages • The creator of the selected design receives a $100 prize • The winning design will be reproduced in posters used to promote the Art for God’s Sake 2013 throughout the Metro Detroit area and will be on display for all event attendees to see during the event 2011 winning poster design • Deadline to register and by Mr. Calvin Rye submit artwork was January 18, 2013 • Guidelines and details: oster-contest-winner 2013 winning poster design by Jaclyn CarisTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 44
  • 45. Poster Contest All 2011 poster contest entries were displayed during the eventTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 45
  • 46. CALL TO ARTISTSTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 46 46
  • 47. Call to Artists • Art for God’s Sake invites artists to submit their artwork for its juried sacred art show scheduled to take place at St. Anastasia Church in Troy, MI on May 3-5, 2013 • Eligibility – AFGS is open to all artists and all media. Selection of art will be done by our jurors with respect to our Mission Statement and the inspirational, spiritual, and religious aspect of the work(s) submitted. A brief description of your work will be requested. Each submitted work must be original, and new to this exhibit (not shown at AFGS 2011) • $5,000 in prizes will be awarded – 1st Place – $2,500 – 2nd Place – $1,500 – 3rd Place – $1,000 • Exhibition Timeline – Now – 2/28/13 :: Entry submission – 3/1/13 – 3/31/13 :: Artwork reviewed by our selection committee – 4/1/13 :: Artist notification – 4/29/13 :: Artwork must be received by 4/29/13. See shipping notes on website – 4/30/13 :: Artwork installation – 5/3/13 – 5/5/13 :: Gallery open – 5/6/13 – 5/10/13 :: Artwork removal; must be picked up by 5/10/13 • Professional lighting and space to display artwork in an elegant setting will be provided • Complete rules: QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 47
  • 48. Call to Artists | 2011 Results + Data AFGS 2011 •Included 18 featured artists and 127 juried artists •Each artist presented one to three pieces of artwork for the show •The juried artists presented a total of 295 pieces •1st place ($2,500) •Mary Chriss | Watching for Us | Contemporary Icon •2nd place ($,1500) •Robert Eustace | Passion 3 | Mixed Media •3rd place ($500) •Timothy Schmalz | Lest We Forget | Sculpture 2011 1st Place Winner Watching for Us (Contemporary Icon) By Mary ChrissTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 48
  • 49. EVENT SCHEDULETo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 49 49
  • 50. Schedule|Friday Opening Night | May 3, 2013To QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 50
  • 51. Schedule|Saturday Daytime | May 4, 2013To QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 51
  • 52. Schedule|Saturday Evening | May 4, 2013To QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 52
  • 53. Schedule|Sunday |May 5, 2013To QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 53
  • 54. ATTENDEESTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 54 54
  • 55. Attendees Based on AFGS 2011 | Photos courtesy of HOUR Detroit Magazine Over 1,200 people attended AFGS 2011 Attendees included: •Artists •Influential people from the Detroit area •Art aficionados •Clergy •FamiliesTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 55
  • 56. SPONSORSHIPS + ADVERTISEMENTSTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 56 56
  • 57. Sponsorships + Advertisements Support of a good cause provides an opportunity to show potential customers that you are involved and active in the community in which you do business. Additionally, customers will patronize businesses that they know care and support causes that are important to them. AFGS SPONSORSHIP + AFGS SPONSORSHIP + ADVERTISEMENT BENEFITS ADVERTISEMENT COMPONENTS •Promote your business to a wide audience from across the •Please note: Sponsorship components vary by package Metro Detroit area •Examples: •Receive product placement in front of a captive audience for •Event signage up to three days •Product placement at event •Advertisement in commemorative program •Receive online promotions via social media •Sponsorship logo on •Tie-ins with AFGS social media •Involve your business with an event that will have over •Blog 1,000 in attendance - a cost-effective way for your business to gain consideration and awareness •Facebook •Google+ •Partner with AFGS via giveaways. In 2011, over 22,000 •Twitter people participated in our online statue giveawayTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 57
  • 58. Sponsorships Archangel Cherubim Guardian Angel Sponsorship + Sponsorship + Sponsorship + • $5,000 • $2,500 • $1,500 • Includes: • Includes: • Includes: – Six (6) VIP tickets to – Four (4) VIP tickets to – Two (2) VIP tickets to Friday Opening Night Friday Opening Night Friday Opening Night Gala Gala Gala – Ten (10) tickets to – Six (6) tickets to – Four (4) tickets to Saturday Evening Saturday Evening Saturday Evenings Events Events Events – Promotion on our – Promotion on our – Promotion via our website, local website, ½ page ad in website, ¼ page ad in publications, full- our commemorative our commemorative page ad in our program and signage program and signage commemorative at the event at the event program and prominent signage at the eventTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 58
  • 59. Sponsorships In-Kind Creative Sponsorship + Sponsorship + • Examples of this include: • Examples of this include: products, services, sponsoring an artist’s volunteers, etc. exhibit, sponsoring an • Promotional consideration exhibit room or an activity at event will be at the 3-day event commensurate with the • Promotional consideration value of your in-kind at the event will be donation commensurate with the value of your sponsorshipTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 59
  • 60. Advertisements | Commemorative Program Outside Back Cover + Inside Front Cover + Full Page + • $1,500 • $1,200 • $1,000 • Full-color ad • 7 ¾” wide by 9¾” high • 7 ¾” wide by 9¾” high • Link to your business’s • Link to your business’s website on Art for God’s website on Art for God’s Sake website Sake website Business Card or Half Page Quarter Page + + Donor Roster + • $500 • $300 • Business Card • 7 ¾” wide by 4¾” high • 3¾” wide by 4¾” high – $100 • Donor Roster – $50To QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 60
  • 61. Media Gallery AFGS NEWS | EVENT PROMOS | PHOTOSTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 61 61
  • 62. Media Gallery | Event Promos AFGS 2011 was promoted online and offline. AFGS 2013 promotions to include radio, print, and online advertising, as well as social media. CROSS-PROMOTION •Cross-promotion between AFGS and official media partner, Ave Maria Radio, helped increase awareness of the 2011 event via on-air interviews •Cross promotion between AFGS and local businesses / supporters •Cross promotion between AFGS and artists •Promotion + accolades from AFGS fans and other supportersTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 62
  • 63. Media Gallery | Event Promos •Cross-promotion between AFGS and official media partner, Ave Maria Radio, provided targeted reach and helped increase awareness of the 2011 event via on-air interviews; additional coverage on WDET radioTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 63
  • 64. Media Gallery | Event Promos •Cross-promotion between AFGS and official media partner, Ave Maria Radio, provided targeted reach and helped increase awareness of the 2011 event via on-air interviews; additional coverage on WDET radioTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 64
  • 65. Media Gallery | Event Promos •Cross promotion between AFGS and local businesses / supporters help increase traffic to each others’ social sites and websites, likely increasing brand awareness for both partiesTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 65
  • 66. Media Gallery | Event Promos •Cross promotion between AFGS and artists – we support each other!To QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 66
  • 67. Media Gallery | Event Promos •Promotion + accolades from AFGS fans and other supporters Many artists also blogged about the event and the event was posted in local event listings online ( and Yahoo!)To QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 67
  • 68. Media Gallery | Event Promos •Additional media coverage on: •John Sauvé’s Art & Design Show •HOUR Detroit Magazine •Metro Detroit + Ann Arbor Church bulletins •CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) •The Michigan Catholic • • •Oakland Press •Troy Times •Michigan Catholic Credit UnionTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 68
  • 69. Media Gallery | PhotosTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 69
  • 70. Media Gallery | PhotosTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 70
  • 71. Media Gallery | PhotosTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 71
  • 72. Media Gallery | Photos Photos courtesy of HOUR Detroit Magazine, 2011To QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 72
  • 73. Media Gallery | Photos Photos courtesy of HOUR Detroit Magazine, 2011To QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 73
  • 74. Media Gallery | Photos Photos courtesy of HOUR Detroit Magazine, 2011To QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 74
  • 75. Media Gallery | Photos Photos courtesy of HOUR Detroit Magazine, 2011To QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 75
  • 76. Media Gallery | Event Promos Coming soon! •Additional coverage •Links to media coverage •Links to artist blogs •More event photosTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 76
  • 77. 2011 Recap •Over 1,200 attendees •A portion of proceeds were donated to St. Aloysius’ Canticle Café, a warming center for the poor •Music was composed by Daniel Knaggs, specifically for Art for God’s Sake. Knaggs took first place in the Musica Sacra 2011 7th International Composers Competition, which is under honorary patronage of the Vaticans Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music •The show included 18 featured artists and 127 juried artists. The juried artists presented a total of 295 pieces •There were over 22,000 votes made as part of our online statue giveaway, in partnership with Mt. Elliott Cemetery AssociationTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 77
  • 78. Contact Art for God’s Sake FIND US! SOCIAL MEDIA PHONE : 248.906.2347 EMAIL : Website : Blog: ArForGodsSake.wordpress.comTo QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 78
  • 79. Thank You!To QuickLinks >> | | P: 248.906.2347 79