above: The Annunciation
Charcoal and Chalk
Let There Be Light exhibit
by Mike Wimmer
"Our culture knows it well. Powerful leaders know it, successful companies know it, and those who seek to influence us in all kinds of ways, barrage us with them constantly. Images. They speak a universal language. For good or for evil, images successfully shape our thoughts and our feelings, our actions and our attitudes. Throughout history, they always have and they always will. "
Jeanne Randall, founder
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation
Visually Communicating Christ to Culture through Fine Art since 2007
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation seeks to support the development and exhibition of Biblically themed fine art with a three-fold strategy of goals:
Realizing that we live in a sight and sound driven culture, Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts seeks to "go into all the world ," through the means of visuals. The chosen vehicle is exhibits in major cities and public places of master works of fine art created by lead artists, both historic and present day, which convey God's love, truth, beauty and plan for redemption. We seek to give hope to the lost, encouragement to the fellowship of Believers, and through workshops and conferences to equip emerging artists for the glory of God.
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts - Mission statement
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation originated out of the passion of founder Jeanne Randall, who has served as director of the Masterpiece Christian Artist conferences held annually at the Box R Ranch in Ashland, Oregon. Now Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation is guided by a talented, passionate and experienced board of directors who are committed to engaging the culture with powerful images of art that communicate the message of Christ.
Jeanne Randall is the President and founder of Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation. She is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University with a degree in elementary education and has served on the local school board for 12 years.
She also serves on the Rowlett Family Foundation board of directors and manages the grass fed beef operation for the Box R ranch. www.boxrranch.com
Jennifer Hawk, Vice President
Jennifer grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. She received a B. S. in Biology from Kennesaw State University in Georgia. She is married and has two children. She has sat on the board of Blackhawk Equestrian Center, Increase Inc, and the Rowlett Family Foundation. Jennifer oversees several business ventures with her husband including My Tea Lady LLC and Hawk Hill Farms LLC. She currently resides in Georgia.
Dennis Lewis graduated with a Bachelor Art Degree from Chouinard Art Institute located in Los Angeles, California in 1971. He has a rich background creating works of arts in the entertainment field working as a professional Illustrator and Designer. His background is in television, recording, advertising, and software games and educational products. His clients includes Walt Disney Enterprises, Starwave Corporation, MCA Records, CBS, NBC, Columbia Pictures, and more. One of Dennis paintings received an honorary award and hangs as a permanent collection in the U.S. Pentagon in Washington D.C. He is a member of the North West Air Force Artist and a Signature member with the Society of Western Artists where he was president from 2005-2006. www.dlewisart.com
After attending the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Ron embarked on a career in commercial illustration. Quickly recognized as one of the nation’s most talented illustrators, Ron’s client list was soon dominated by the top companies in America. One passion still overshadowed that success… the desire to reclaim the Arts for Christ.In 1989, he produced the painting that started a revolution…Spiritual Warfare. What began with one painting led into a whole market for Christian themed art. Ron is passionate about his art and Jesus Christ. Ron will continue to lift the bar of vision for Christian artists. He currently teaches art at Rancho Christian School and Community Workshops series in Temecula, California. See Ron’s work at: www.tapestryproductions.com
Melanie E. Cardinal graduated with a B.A. in Telecommunication with an emphasis in film and video production from Southern Oregon University. She worked for the ABC news station in Medford, Oregon for over ten years in production; directing, cameras, editing commercials, audio, creating graphics and helping run the production staff. She also worked behind the scenes in concert marketing and logistics for 9 years. She has volunteered her time to many non profit organizations in the Rogue Valley including Masterpiece since 2009. She is a photographer/mixed media artist who has shown her works throughout Oregon. She is married and is a new mother.
Sandy Cathcart - SecretarySandy is a freelance writer, photographer and artist. She has published several hundred articles and photos in national and regional magazines. Sandy and her husband have served as guides and wilderness outfitters for many years, giving her a source of inspiration for her books and articles. She writes about Creator and everything wild. her recent books include Wild Woman- a Daughter's Search for a Father's Love, and Eagle People Journal. www.sandycathcartauthor.com
C. Michael Dudash
C. Michael Dudash’s long and successful career has been recognized by many internationally known names and institutions, his work being a part of permanent collections in Hollywood, Fortune 500 companies, and in such as The Booth Western Art Museum, the Dallas Biblical Art Museum & the Pearce Collection Museum . He is a regular instructor and lecturer at many schools and industry organizations. He been featured in Art of the West, Southwest Art, and Western Art Collector magazine. He is distinguished as one of the most accomplished artists of this generation as well as one of the lead painters of heartfelt Christian art working of our generation.