MOFSA News - September, 2019

We are happy to announce that our call to artists for our second Spiritual Art Grant is now live! Also in this newsletter:

  • Information about our first exhibit, "There Is Healing in a Story", held in February, 2019
  • A new MOFSA Zangmo Alexander in the United Kingdom,
2020 Spiritual Art Grant Opportunity
We are delighted to announce our second 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 an exhibit at the Mint Hill Arts Gallery in Mint Hill, North Carolina in October, 2020. The exhibit will feature the work of the grant recipient and additional space for the work of other artists submitting for the grant, who will share in $2,000 of additional awards. The grant recipient will create a new work to be unveiled at the exhibit.

Our First Exhibit: "There Is Healing in a Story"
Our first exhibit, held January 23 - Friday, February 22, 2019 in Mint Hill, North Carolina, featured the work of Winston-Salem artist Jennifer McCormick, MOFSA's first Spiritual Art grant recipient. McCormick, a certified medical illustrator, uses diagnostic films of real injuries submitted to her in her work and transforms them into images of healing and hope. The painting shown at the right, titled "Half Human, Half Divine", is based on a chest CT of Marianne Oberg.

We created a 20 page booklet in full color about the exhibit. A PDF file is available online. We have some printed copies left. If you would like one, write to us at

MOFSA Grant to Zangmo Alexander
Zangmo Alexander of Suffolk, United Kingdom, has been awarded a grant of $2550. This grant will fund a year-long project in which Zangmo will draw on 26 years of Buddhist spiritual practices and visual fine art projects. Her goal is to create a body of paintings, drawings, prints and image-text pieces using Buddhist meditation and contemplation on knowing/not knowing.