Over the three years Paganicon has been presenting local Pagan art, we have assembled an amazing array of talent from our little community we wryly call ‘Paganistan.’ The Gallery began in a seed form in 2012 with an Installation on ‘Ritual as Art’ from a Ritual Project performed in 2011 by three of the artists listed below. The Third Offering Art Show was officially inaugurated and given name in 2013.
Now, Paganicon is pleased to announce our 3rd annual The Third Offering sacred art exhibition, taking place as last year in the Orchard room. Inspired to gather and create beauty as our third offering to our Gods and our community, this exhibition features paintings, photography, ceramics, porcelain, pencil drawings, mixed media collage, metal work, fused glass, digital art, an installation piece, jewelry, a totem staff, and pen and ink by 27 different artists. This year’s show explores our Primal Mysteries, from the origin of the universe, to the cycles of Love and Sex, Birth, Death and Renewal. Making art is an act of shamanic retrieval, bringing into material being the manifestation of our inspirations.
Art show and print shop hours:
For buyers: All sales must be completed by noon on Sunday. Buyers of original art must pick up their purchases between the hours of 1-3:30pm Sunday.
For artists: Artists (or their previously designated representatives) must pick up their unsold art and reproductions between the hours of 4:30-6pm Sunday.
Artemis Namaste (Ali Beyer) received her MFA from Columbia College Chicago (2008) in Interdisciplinary Arts & Media where she currently teaches in the Television Department. A working artist and an openly Pagan educator, Artemis was raised Pagan and her work comes from an inherently Pagan perspective. She is also a Pagan Minister and a member of Prodea Coven in Minneapolis, MN. She has shown her work here since 2013. She was the curator for the 2014 Show.
Helga HedgeWalker has 30 years of professional experience in painting, graphic design, illustration and other fine arts. She believes that the act of creating art is a form of divine invocation; thus she tries to invite the Gods to visit as often as possible. See has displayed her art here since 2013 and is a founding member of the Gallery. She is curating the 2015 Show.
Rev. Jack Green is HP of Hollow Hills Coven and a Free Second Degree Gardnerian British Traditional Witch, and a volunteer science teacher as well as a science fiction and fantasy fan with a love of history. He also dabbles in art, specifically drawing but isn’t that good at it – yet! He’s better at photography. He has also shown pieces since 2013.
Ellen Strub sees little difference between everyday life and spiritual practice. The expansion of consciousness as fueled by experience is a constant process, one that is mirrored in my work. Like the writing of a book, the experience of art’s creation moves to the viewer as a complete novel. Ellen first showed her work here in 2014.
Gayle Wyant has been drawing and painting since childhood. In the past ten years, since retiring, she has been painting with more passion participating in several art shows a year. Gayle is still having fun being creative and has been a pagan for 21 years and a Standing Stone for six. Gayle first presented her work here in 2014.
Katie Clapham (WorldsWalker) has been a photographer for over 35 years, finding beauty and stories in the world she sees. Traveling extensively to seek them out, so much so that her artistic name is Worldswalker. Her interest is most caught by the boundaries between earth and sky, dark and light, real and unreal. Her landscapes have the Goddess rising from them, and her nudes have been likened to landscapes. Enthralled by the natural world, she does her best to share the enchantment of it with you. Katie’s photography has been seen by many pagans and we are happy she joined us in 2014.
Kim Schatz has been a pagan since before she knew what to call it. Her artistic path is such as the phoenix, thought to be dead and gone, consumed in the fire of change, only then to be reborn anew. She first blessed us with her creativty in 2014.
Delta Listening Wolf is continually amazed at the healing and joy of creativity. Discovering Mandalas in the 1970’s, the spiral journey began. Sacred geometry, symbolism, color theory, astrology, religion and NeoPaganism were all grist for her mill. She creates custom Mandalas and jewelry in the hills & valleys of SW Wisconsin. Hare Ganesha! We are glad to have hasted her in 2014.
Larissa Viana takes inspiration in the divine, the absurd and the fantastic. She loves myth, magic realism, Mexican muralists, African-American quilts, Portuguese tiles, Bread and Puppet, BareBones, Las Fallas, New Orleans jazz, the Grateful Dead, Caetano Veloso, road trips, border crossings and crossroads. Art is just a medium for life. She joined the Gallery in 2014.
Rmay Rivard is a Minnesota Artist and arts educator. She is a pioneer in generational healing. Visit her web site at mnartists.org search her name and enjoy the many facets of her creativity. She displayed her work in the Gallery and even in the hall in 2014.
Paul B. Rucker Whether working with paint, ink, sculpture– makeup, performance, photography– or with ritual—Paul’s art resembles astral theatre, seeking a talismanic sense of encounter. He longs to give the Mystery a body that can be seen and touched. He is a founding member of the Third Offering Gallery.
Riawa Smith Her visions are inspired by Nature, dreams and fantasies— both the wonders of the world around her and the inner world inside her head. Guided by stories and myths and by her desires, Riawa has developed and populated quite a vast interior universe. The figures she draws and paints are emissaries from that world. She first presented her her work in the Gallery in 2013.
Roger Williamson was born in Loughborough England in 1947 and grew up and attended schools in Coventry England from 1948 until 1963. When Roger was 16 he sacrificed an opportunity to pursue a career in art to play music, which he did through the 1960s and ‘70s. Because of his adventures in music Roger feels the art he creates has a strength, timbre and vibrancy it may not have had if he had chosen to take a different path. He firsted showed his work in the Gallery in 2013.
Rev. Velveteen SubGenius Reverend, Pastafarrrrian, Chaos Mage, Psychonaut. Sometimes life forces her into a shutdown, where internalization, lots of thinking and writing takes place. Other times she expresses herself through dress, dance and performance art. She likes shiny things and elements, especially fire and takes photos to capture and share the way she sees the world. She joined us in 2014.
Tamara Anderson believes restarting her artistic path and re-crafting her artistic expression after a long artistic hiatus is an emphasis for her now. Being true to what resides within and cultivating work with personal authenticity sourced from inner truth is her first devotion moving forward.
Tamia Finnegan currently works as a Paralegal for Legal Aid. She has been honoring an earth-based spiritual path since 1989 and first showed her work in the Third Offering Gallery in 2014. By combining art with all aspects of her life she expresses her emotions and shows gratitude to the Elements. “That which is broken is only one perspective of the Spirit.”
If you would like to see 2013’s art, click here for The Third Offering 2013.