A Prophetic Art and Prophetic Worship Conference. Register Now for this Prophetic Conference 2014.

Master Artists

When you attend Gathering of Artisans, you have the unique opportunity to learn from and collaborate with master artists in various creative media. These master artists not only are experts in technique, form and style but actively engage the Holy Spirit in their creative expression. Learning from them allows you to have the best of both worlds – being filled and skilled.

Keynote Speakers

adam russell, campbellsville vineyard

Adam Russell

Adam Russell serves as the senior leader of one of the most creative churches in the southeast, the Campbellsville Vineyard.  They have created a culture of creativity and community among artists and musicians like none other and are significantly impacting their region with the creative demonstration of the Kingdom.  Adam plays and writes for The Embers, the worship band for Vineyard Community Church in Campbellsville, KY.  He brings the unique perspective of a senior pastor, as well as many years experience as a worship leader. His songs, Wildfire and Flood (among others) have appeared on Vineyard Music Group albums. He and his wife, Heather, have three children.

Matt Tommey, The Worship Studio

Matt Tommey

Matt Tommey has been engaged in creative ministry for over 20 years in both in the US and internationally as a worship leader, songwriter and visual artisan. He is the author of Unlocking the Heart of the Artist , Crafting Your Brand, Creativity According to the Kingdom and founder of The Worship Studio. Out of his own journey of brokenness, Matt has a deep passion to see artists and creative people walk in wholeness and reveal the Glory of God through their creative expression in ways that facilitate cultural transformation and revival. Through mentoring, teaching, and his own creative expression, Matt is pursuing a life that reflects the Glory of God.

Matt is an author, prolific songwriter, worship leader, graphic artist and Appalachian basketmaker. Married to Tanya, they live in Asheville, NC and have one son, Cameron. He regularly blogs on all things creative at WorshipMinistry.com and on his blog for The Worship Studio.  Visit Matt’s basketry website at http://www.matttommey.com

Pattie Ann Hale, Prophetic artist

Pattie Ann Hale

Pattie Ann Hale, a fine artist, writer and teacher with a focus in worship and prophetic art, offers workshops in which she guides participants in experiencing the visual language of the Spirit. Her experiential workshops often focus on wholeness and healing. Believing everyone is an artist, her workshops and seminars help participants to unlock the true artist within – to build an avenue for   expression – to develop one’s own visual conversation with God. Pattie serves on the Board of Directors and is the Associate Director of The Worship Studio. She is the former director of the MorningStar Art Gallery of MorningStar Ministries and Publications (Charlotte, NC) where she was on staff as a layout artist and was an integral part of the MorningStar Worship Art Team from 2007 – 2009. She also directed The Appalachian Arts Center, which is a retail gallery and educational and community art center that focuses on local artists and the arts of the Appalachian Mountains. Pattie lives with her three children, Cory, Timara and Timicia in Asheville, North Carolina. You may visit her website at: www.pattieannhale.com Her fine art studio is located within the River Oaks Creative Community in the River Arts District of Asheville, North Carolina.

Linette & Keith Gainham

Linette Penney-Gainham, Prophetic Artist

  Linette Penney-Gainham, resident artist and director of ‘Penney Lane Studios’ in Ayrshire, U.K. has worked in various art shops, taught arts & crafts and is regularly commissioned for one-off paintings, metalwork sculptures, theatrical scenery and large murals. Linette also offers private art mentoring sessions for young and old at her working studio in Stewarton, Ayrshire.

Linette has been a prophetic artist for over twenty years and is regularly booked to appear at Christian events and for organisations such as ‘Clan Gathering’, ‘Light & Life’, ‘Aglow International’ & ‘David’s Tent’, amongst others, be it as a guest speaker, a worship leader or purely just to display her artistic gifts – all this and she is a loving wife and mother of three!

Keith Gainham, Scotland

Keith Gainham was born in Ayrshire, Scotland and became a Christian in his late thirties. He is happily married to Linette Penney-Gainham and is step-father to Oliver, Callum and Francesca.

His work life has been very varied and has included being a stage manager, musician, graphic designer, actor, music promoter as well as Santa Claus!

Keith is as passionate about Scotland, its beauty and its music as he is about his “papa” – God and likes to incorporate those passions when worshipping through his drumming.

He has a heart for freedom for men in their Christian walk and of a bridging of the gaps between non-Christians and Christians alike, by challenging misconceptions on both sides and is regularly asked to speak on these subjects.  Keith certainly isn’t a stereo-typical Christian – by image or attitude.

 

Brian & Ramey Whalen, Ray Hughes

Brian & Ramey Whalen

Brian and Ramey Whalen’s worship leading style is a breath of fresh air that follows after the movements of the Holy Spirit. Though it is not always a typical worship experience, it is easy to engage and it feels safe to lose yourself in the flow of the Spirit as they lead. Their songs release a spirit of revelation and a boldness to be free in worship. Their apparent joy and passion is infectious.

The Whalens are madly in love with Jesus and are ever pursuing a deeper relationship with their Savior. It is out of this relationship that they worship Him, following His Holy Spirit and allowing the Lord to inhabit their praise. Brian and Ramey believe that every creative expression is a manifestation of a characteristic of God, the Creator.

As worship leaders it is their goal to be dynamic followers of Jesus and skilled facilitators and hosts of His Presence.  They strive to cultivate an atmosphere of creativity and excellence in which the Holy Spirit can be seen, heard, felt, experienced and encountered in every way.  They are committed to releasing biblical praise and worship and to teaching, equipping and releasing others to do the same. They believe that every person is created to be a sound of worship in the earth and not just an echo of someone else’s expression, releasing the songs and sounds that the Lord has entrusted to them.  www.BrianandRamey.com

Workshop Presenters

banksJim & Pat Banks

Jim and Pat Banks lead House of Healing Minstries – an international ministry focused on equipping churches, ministries and individuals to minister healing to the spirit, soul and body. Pat has a passion for teaching creative people how to operate out of their spirit and commune with the Holy Spirit in their creative process. Jim is the author of The Effects of Trauma and How to Deal with It and the developer of a prayer tool called the Trauma Prayer, which has been ministered to hundreds of people with astounding results to virtually eliminate symptoms of trauma, with many experiencing instantaneous and permanent relief.

Karen Mayne, Fiber ArtistKaren Mayne

Karen Mayne has lived and created in Western North Carolina all of her life. Her Heart for fiber arts started as a young girl at the knee of her grandmother. A passion she has passed down to her children. Her designs have been published in numerous books and magazines. She has taught classes in all areas of fiber arts, from beginning sewing camps with students as young as eight to advanced sewing and design for adults. Karen has been a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild for almost thirty years. Her artwork is motivated by her love for color and fabric. They are created with a heart of submission to the One from which all creativity flows. Each handcrafted piece is an original design filled with her skilled care and vision.

G. Carol Bomer

Although Carol is a native of Alberta, her artistic career began in Kansas and continued in Asheville, NC, where she and her writer husband have lived since 1981. Carol received a B.A. in 1970 in Secondary Education in English and History from Dordt College in Iowa, and then taught school for six years in Canada. After moving to the U.S., she began working professionally as a painter in 1976, and has shown nationally and internationally. Last year she taught a mixed media workshop at Luxan Fine Art Academy in Shenyang, China. Carol’s work seeks to evoke both image and impression, the tangible world and the spiritual world. Her work has been called “a silent form of poetry.” She views her work as “a form of play rejoicing before the face of God” (Rookmaaker). This is reflected in the name of her Asheville studio, SOLI DEO GLORIA STUDIO.

Luke Allsbrook, Painter

Luke Allsbrook

Luke Allsbrook received a BFA in Painting from Indiana University (Bloomington) and an MFA (cum laude) from The New York Academy of Art. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the US and is included in the Forbes collection, Mercedes Benz, The US Department of State, and in the collection of Prince Charles, His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales. Mr. Allsbrook served as official tour artist for The Prince on his 2005 state tour of the United States. The recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundations Grant and two–time Posey Scholar, he has taught drawing and painting at the New York Academy of Art, The Lyme Academy of Art, William Paterson University, UNC-Asheville, and in Italy with the University of Georgia Cortona Program. He is represented by Blue Spiral in Asheville, Mason Murer in Atlanta, and Caelum Gallery in New York City. He resides with his wife and four children in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  www.lukeallsbrook.com

Kathy Brusnighan

kathybKathy has been painting prophetic works since 2009 and loves the process of collaborating with the Holy Spirit to grow and constantly run toward excellence in her pursuit of art.  She founded a group called Art with Purpose and encourages artists to think outside of the box and find ways to honor the community with art in new places and with new topics that will bring encouragement and an encounter with Jesus.  She is presently working with her local church to establish a new gallery in Greensboro that will carry fine art by Christian artists around the world.

Karen DeLoach

BFA-painting/theatre
MA-ceramics
Film Production Certificate
A longtime artist (painting/ceramics), art and drama teacher, five years ago Karen added Filmmaking to her repertoire. She went to film school at TTC, Charleston, SC and began teaching high school filmmaking classes and making short movies. Her high school students, as Ninja SHEEP Productions, were finalists in the 2012 SC Young Filmmakers Project with their short “Wonder if there’s an App for that”. She has been creating artistic shorts for Piccolo Spoleto Artist on Fire Art Shows since 2010.  Her company, Command Performance Productions produced “Unaware” that was a finalist in Patricia King’s Phoenix Film Festival 2011. Her shorts have screened at Karitos Worship Arts Festival, Chicago 2010-12.
Karen and her husband, Jer have run an inner healing ministry, Red Sea and home-schooled their four children for over 20 years in Summerville, SC.
Vivien Hibbert, Prophetic Worship

Vivien Hibbert

Author, teacher and worship leader, Vivien Hibbert was born in New Zealand and began full time ministry in 1977 as a teacher of praise and worship. In 1985, Vivien immigrated to the U.S. and served in full-time pastoral and/or music ministry until 1997. Now residing near Salt Lake City, Utah, Vivien is a co-founder and president of “The Worship Arts Conservatory,” an online school designed to equip worship and art ministries to use their giftings in the area or worship. In conjunction with her responsibilities with the school, she ministers in churches, conferences, ladies retreats, and Bible Schools internationally and throughout the USA. In 1997 Vivien was privileged to take part in the Promise Keepers Worship Summit where she was involved in developing a strategy for establishing worship internationally with the goal of unifying diverse cultures. She is a regular faculty member of the International Worship Symposium that offers worship conferences in the United States and numerous countries overseas. Vivien is pleased to have been included on the committee for Canada Arise/Vancouver ’99 and ’00 as well as several regional conferences throughout the states.  Vivien was ordained in August 2006 at Origins Community in Boulder, CO.Vivien has produced several music tapes over the years.  Her most recent musical project is called Shepherd’s Suite, an inspirational instrumental mediation CD for worshipers.  Her most recent written project, a devotional book entitled Praise Him, was released at the end of 2006.  Vivien has also written a manual on praise and worship entitled Music Ministry that is currently out of print but is still found in several nations. Vivien’s book, Prophetic Worship, released in July of 1999, continues to be an excellent and insightful resource for worship teaching and revelation for the Body of Christ.

Theresa Harvard Johnson, Voices of Christ, Scribal Anointing

Theresa Harvard Johnson

For the past 12 years, Theresa has served as a mentor to prophetic scribes globally – especially those who write creatively. She is the founder of Voices of Christ Literary Ministries International and the Voices of Christ Prophetic School of the Scribe, where Christian writers gain in-depth understanding in their biblical/Jewish roots and the present day release of the Spirit upon them. Scribal gatherings, retreats and workshops hosted by Theresa rely solely on Holy Spirit in every area of instruction as The Scribal Anointing® within the student is awakened and ignited. Students receive instruction intertwined with hands-on activities that help them practice the Lord’s presence; clearly hear His voice; and then boldly release and/or demonstrate what they hear in authority and power. Theresa’s creative, scribal ministry is rooted in inner healing, affirmation and bringing significance to the lives of others through the prophetic, creative arts. She is a former award-winning print news reporter, freelance writer and the author of The Scribal Anointing® Book Series. In particular, Theresa is a poet, spoken word artist, playwright and prophetic psalmist. She often ministers with a team of prophetic scribes to facilitate healing to the broken. Voices of Christ is a pioneering and trailblazing school of the spirit offering a comprehensive natural and spiritual overview of how scribal ministry impacts Father’s global Church. To learn more about Theresa and Voices of Christ visit, http://voicesofchrist.com.

Lisa Kidd, Arts EvangelicaLisa Kidd

Lisa & Grady Kidd have been “reclaiming the Arts for the Glory of Jesus Christ” since 1993.  They are the founders of Arts Evangelica – a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Fine Arts Ministry.  Blazing a trail in the area of Dance Worship, Lisa’s work has been recognized by Dance Teacher Now and Today’s Christian Woman magazines.  She holds two degrees, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Summa Cum Laude) and an Associate in Arts with concentrations in Classical Ballet, Choreography and Musical Theatre.  Lisa has an innovative approach to teaching that incorporates Worship into the technical elements of Classical Ballet.  As Director of Arts Evangelica, she has developed a curriculum that has made Worship an actual form of “dance technique” at her school. Lisa met her husband, Grady, while performing in a 1940s Musical Revue that toured Europe. Grady has performed professionally in Musical Theatre productions throughout the US and abroad.  Together, they bring church Pageantry and Stage production to a new level of excellence.  They have two sons – Gray and Liston. The entire family is gifted vocally and travels with the Arts Evangelica Dance Company to provide live accompaniment for many of their performances. Lisa and Grady’s love for the Lord, dance and travel has resulted in numerous evangelical adventures for their family and students.  The Arts Evangelica Dance Company has toured throughout the United States in a variety of settings from the smallest of stages such as dirt floors in Africa to high visibility venues such as Project Dance in Times Square New York.  The Kidd family and their students have shared the Gospel through the Arts in orphanages, homeless shelters, rescue centers, hospitals, elderly facilities, and churches of all denominations. Every year, they provide free classes and performances for children living at or below the poverty level by working with the Boys & Girls Clubs and other similar organizations in their area. Traveling abroad, they have changed the atmosphere through Dance Worship, Drama and Music in Africa, the Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, India, Mexico, Peru and South America.  They have been welcomed by Heads of State in the Bahamas, Canada and in Europe.  Their passion for and dedication to their Savior is evident in every aspect of their performances and workshops and has resulted in hundreds of eternal salvations.

Lorie McCown

LorieMcCownLorie McCown holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art, from California State University, Long Beach, and attended San Diego State University’s Graduate Art program.  She was formally trained in drawing, painting, and art history. She has made art all her life, mainly in the fields of drawing, painting, paper, yarn and fiber. Her work is in national and international collections. She lives in Fredericksburg Va.  www.loriemccown.com

 

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