Curator Statement
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  Matt Baumgardner
  Barbara Dee Baumgarten
  Sandra Bowden
  Gurdon Brewster
  Ned Bustard
  Ruth Tietjen Councell
  Ioana Datcu
  Martin Delabano
  Barbara Desrosiers
  Erin McGee Ferrell
  Gary L Gorby
  Kathy T. Hettinga
  Catherine Kapikian
  Cynthia Leidal
  The Rev. Frank Logue
  Colleen Meacham
  Mary Melikian
  Eric Reiffenstein
  Krystyna Sanderson
  Donna Shasteen
  Constance Skinner
  Hal Weiner
  Anne Wetzel
  George Wingate
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Curator Statement
Art and faith are intrinsically intertwined on our spiritual journeys. God calls artists to be his eyes and fingers, hearts and souls – to express the unutterable. We express what must be said, but what cannot be said in words. The artist makes the invisible visible in the world. We shout pain and joy through our art. We express what normally is not expressed, what is hidden – the things that are too embarrassing, too personal, too painful, too joyous to say in public.

God gave us a special gift of creativity to express human pain, sickness, death and broken relationships, but also his grace, mercy and healing, peace and hope and beauty. We do this with oils, acrylic, watercolor, Pearl Iridescent pigment, egg tempera, pastels, pencil, wood, stones, bronze, 24 carat gold, fiber, silk, silver gelatin, emulsion transfer, computer images, digital photography . . . Christian artists are spreading the fragrance of God everywhere because “we are the aroma of Christ.”

Krystyna Sanderson

Krystyna Sanderson, a fine art and commercial photographer, serves on the Advisory Board of ECVA and is Chair of the Membership Committee. Her most recent book Light at Ground Zero is a collection of her photos of the relief work at St. Paul’s Chapel in the months after 9/11. She curated  “Out of Darkness Into Light” and co-curated “Since September 11th . . .”, both currently viewable in the Exhibition Archive of the ECVA website.

Krystyna worships at Grace Episcopal Church. She and her husband Colin live in New York.



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