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Featured Artist: Jeff Richards

September 16, 2010 By: admin Category: Sacred Art


Congratulations Jeff Richards, winner of our Sacred Art Contest!

Standing at the abyss of existential despair and the prospect of a mid-life crisis at the tender age of 35, Jeff Richards decided a 180 degree turn was in order -  he sold his cabinetmaking business and embarked on a lifelong dream of becoming an artist, taking 7 years to complete a BA degree in Studio Art at San Francisco State University and an MFA degree in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute.   He then spent the next 7 years unlearning everything he’d learned in art school, at which point he began the real work.?? Read more »

Sacred Art Contest

July 05, 2010 By: admin Category: Sacred Art


Touchstones of the Sacred is pleased to announce our first ever Sacred Art Contest!

Artists of any type (painting, prints, sculpture, jewelry…) are encouraged to enter. Consulting poet and artist Nora Nickerson will select one outstanding piece and the winning artist will receive a free page in our Sacred Art Gallery that includes up to 9 pieces for sale (a $108 value).

Submission Guidelines

Send your name, artists’ statement and (optional) link to your website with a minimum of 3 and up to 6 photos of your work (JPG files are preferred). Email submission to matsya@celedra.com by August 31.

About Nora

Nora Nickerson has a B.A. in Art and her poetry has been published in Laughing Dog, River Poetry Anthology and Michael Palacek’s The Great American Dream. Nora has also been a featured poet in many southern Arizona venues. She has a penchant for exploring philosophy and many spiritual ideologies that has culminated in her own daily meditation practice and spiritual belief system. Her daily intention is to always remember to view the world, humanity and herself through an open mind and heart.


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