Art in Children’s Books

Jolene Joy Moss, first recipient of a grant from the Marianne Oberg Foundation Spiritual Art (MOFSA), will talk about her project of writing spiritually inspired  children’s books. Bob Oberg, MOFSA founder, and Carlos Alvarez Cotera, illustrator for the book, will give some background about how the project came to be. Jolene will read selections from her book Emmalina and Papa’s Healing Hands. The book lightly and playfully introduces the idea of energy and light as witnessed through “Papa’s healing hands.” On display will be some of the original paintings created by Carlos that were used for illustrations in the book. The event will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12 at the Mint Hill Arts Gallery at 11205 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill.

MOFSA’s 2019 Exhibit

There Is Healing in a Story: An Invitation to Spiritual Art by Jennifer McCormick

Wednesday, January 23 through Friday, February 22
Mint Hill Arts Center

Mint Hill Arts is proud to feature, from mid-January through the end of February, the stunning, provocative spiritual art of Winston-Salem artist Jennifer McCormick. McCormick, a certified medical illustrator, uses x-rays of real injuries submitted to her in her work and transforms them into images of healing and hope.

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New MOFSA Grant Award

The Marianne Oberg Foundation for Spiritual Art is pleased to announce the award of a grant in the amount of £400 to Zangmo Alexander of Suffolk, United Kingdom. The grant will help defray her travel expenses from the UK to Barre, Massachusetts for the second residency of the Dharma and Art program in which she is enrolled. This program and her work in art and meditation are aligned with MOFSA’s mission to support art in different spiritual traditions.

We wish Zangmo every success in her endeavor!

MOFSA News – September, 2018

Welcome to the first newsletter of MOFSA, the Marianne Oberg Foundation for Spiritual Art. We plan on publishing this newsletter periodically to keep everyone interested in MOFSA informed of our activities.

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MOFSA News – September, 2018

Welcome to the first newsletter of MOFSA, the Marianne Oberg Foundation for Spiritual Art. We plan on publishing this newsletter periodically to keep everyone interested in MOFSA informed of our activities. This first issue we are sending out electronically, and we are also making paper copies available for people not using a computer.

In this issue, we are pleased to share news on the following topics:

  • Special Grant: Spiritually Inspired Children’s Books
  • 2018 Spiritual Art Grant Recipient: Jennifer McCormick
  • 2019 Exhibit: “There Is Healing in a Story”
  • 2020 Exhibit; “Towards the Spiritual”
  • Art and the Soul Magazine
  • MOFSA and Social Media
  • First Year Donors
  • Support MOFSA

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MOFSA Awards 2018 Spiritual Art Grant

MOFSA is pleased to announce that the recipient of our first Spiritual Art Grant in the amount of $10,000 is Jennifer McCormick (www.subtextart.com) of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University Medical School in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, she pursued a career as a medical illustrator, including creating medically accurate illustrations that show what happens to a person involved in an accident. In 17 years of reading  medical records, she gathered more than patient data – she repeatedly felt their shock at sudden injury. Jennifer keenly felt their frustration through the words in the progress notes. She began to notice that how a person thinks about their health either energizes them or degrades them.  Such contemplation lead her to read books about the afterlife, consciousness and healing, concluding that there is more involved in the healing process than medical technology. In her own words:

I now believe that the best parts of all religion are the efforts we make to strengthen our oneness with each other and with THE divine energy. The light inside each being inspires me to make art, not only for my own curiosity, but also in the hope that the image will raise an audience’s awareness.  This hope is why I have chosen to rework the x-rays, which literally show us inside the body, but I say, “look beyond the bones at what is inside”. Use your spirit to understand. It’s where my medical illustration ends and my spiritual examination begins.

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MOFSA Announces 2018 Spiritual Art Grant

We are delighted to announce our first grant program for artists who see the world from a spiritual perspective and who seek to express their view of the transcendent in their artwork. The recipient should already have some body of work in this direction and a desire to create more. The recipient will be awarded a $10,000 grant to be presented at the opening of an exhibit of Spiritual Art to be arranged. The grant recipient will create a new work to be unveiled at the exhibit.

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MOFSA Awards First Grant

The Marianne Oberg Foundation for Spiritual Art is pleased to announce the award of its first grant, in the amount of $2100, to Jolene Joy Moss of Charlotte, North Carolina. The grant will support the creation of the children’s book, Emmalina and Papa’s Healing Hands. This spiritually inspired book lightly and playfully introduces the idea of energy and light as witnessed through “Papa’s healing hands.” The grant will support the commission of artwork for the book and initial self-publishing.

We wish Jolene every success in her endeavor and look forward to the publication of the book, projected for March, 2018.

MOFSA Established

Marianne Oberg Foundation for Spiritual Art was established as a nonprofit charitable corporation in North Carolina.  Its mission is to inspire, encourage and support the creation of spiritual art. The mission will be pursued through grants to artists and support of exhibits.