INSPIRE ME! Artist Submissions

IN 2008, when we began the journey of Alpha Omega Arts, the driving question was who are  today's artists exploring religious ideas? That's why we offer this INSPIRE ME! Artist Submissions process for AOA. More than 99% of the stories on Alpha Omega Arts are aggregated from current news reports from around the world, but INSPIRE ME! submissions come directly from artists working today.

The three-step process is simple: (a) Email me your answers to the seven questions below; (b) Include seven images of your work including titles, media, and date of creation; and lastly (c) Make sure to include a photo of you in your artist studio.  
  1. Where and when were you born, and what is your artistic training?
  2. Which religious tradition has informed your artwork, and how?
  3. Have you ever had to defend exploring religious ideas?
  4. What challenges have you faced in creating religious-themed works? (e.g., race, class, gender and sexuality)
  5. Who are your favorites artists, and whose work is in your own collection?
  6. Who collects your work, and why?
  7. Where can AOA collectors experience your work this year?

USPO Alternative: 
Alpha & Omega Project for Contemporary Religious Arts
Indiana Interchurch Center, Suite #116
1100 W. 42nd Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
Painter/Illustrator Michael Cook in his UK studio (Inspire Me! February 2018)
Painter Karen Fitzgerald in her studio in New York (Inspire Me! January 2018)
Designer/Artist Jeffrey Augustine Songco, Grand Rapids, MI
Sculptor/Bookmaker Carole P. Kunstadt, New York City
Sculptor Philip Campbell, Indianapolis, IN
Photographer Kelvin Burzon, Bloomington, IN