IE: Portraits of Courage

$29,246 of $28,700 goal

Raised by 265 people in 20 months
20 large, oil-on-canvas, museum-quality portraits
5 cities, two years!

There is beauty and dignity within any person. As an artist, I seek to Illuminate the Essence of those I paint. Additionally, we have decided not to stand by and watch well-meaning Christians drive their LGBTQ sisters and brothers to despair and too often, self-harm, in an effort to follow church authority, via "exclusion policy" of November 2015. The irony being, Christ commands us to love one another - even those we may not understand.

The Hero's Journey! as described by Carol Ann Pearson is the less travelled road of the LGBT Mormons.

This project is about painting their portraits and telling their stories. A visual testemant documenting their innate dignity, wholeness and beauty.

They are greeting the world with courage, strength and compassion; and building an inspirational legacy.

"We often pray for eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts to understand. This project is designed to help open the eyes, ears and hearts of those who wish to better understand their LGBT brothers and sisters. It is also intended to give names and faces to the stories of some of our LGBT fellows." 

The money you contribute will help us paint 20 legacy-portraits of LGBTQ Mormons who share an important message for us: there is room for all of us at church! 

Will you join us? Donate, Share, Get Involved!

Now in Huffington Post, King 5 TV evening news, Religion News and Everett Herald

We showed in Provo, Utah; September 22-25,

We showed at Schack Art Center in greater Seattle; December 17th - 30th; with a private reception on Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Showing April 20 - May 12, 2017 Artspace Everett Lofts.

Showing Seattle Central College, September and October 2017, with opening reception September 27th, 2017

now Showing at Presidents Office at Seattle Central College, through December 2017

We are scheduling a show in the SF Bay Area through  the Graduate Theological Union, UC Berkeley for early 2018

in 2018 we hope to return to Utah!!!!

There is also an opportunity here to learn and practice art. This project is enormous and your creative help matters. We typically meet on Monday evenings but other times are also available. Message me here.

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Please mark your calendars!
See you there!!!
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So unbelievably joyful. Our postcards for the show are being printed now! We have begun 9 new portraits for
Berkeley. Tomorrow I hope to show you a sneak peak.!!!!

Your contributions will determine the size of the canvases. I have taken a leap of faith and gone with some very large paintings. After all, we will have a global audience for this. Typically, the Pacific School of Religion has not even regarded Mormonism as a legitimate Christian religion. All the more reason to make the most of this event and show the world what we are up to.
This healing work will be far reaching. Please contribute now.

Thank you so very much to hundreds of you who had faith and helped us make it so far!

Contributions now are providing dedicated time to paint and logistics to get the paintings there. As well, we are supporting dignitaries to travel here - to lead and teach!
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So much going on!!!
We are confirmed to have our exhibit opening at the Bade Museum in Berkeley on Friday, March 2nd, 2018, 4 to 8 pm
All invited!!!
It took about a year to get this opportunity and we want to thank the hundreds of you who have supported us along the way.
This exhibit will have a global audience. What a powerful message of healing for all LGBTQ people, Mormon or not. This is how we create healing: One portrait, one conversation at a time!
Currently, we need resources for canvases, paint, time, and travel. As of today, we need a minimum of $2,000 more before we hit the road on February 19th.
After Berkeley, we will become a non-profit and clarify our national tour (really exciting stuff is happening behind the scenes!

Heartfelt thanks for helping us create healing through art!!!!

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"To love another person, is to see the face of God”. – Jean Valjean

The Hero’s Journey of the LGBTQ Mormon: 20 large museum-quality portraits, will hang at Seattle Central College beginning September 26th! Later we will be showing at UC Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union.
Beauty and dignity within each of us, even those we don’t understand, is a discussion that must continue. Please learn more and contribute. Thanks!
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Raised by 265 people in 20 months
Created July 18, 2016
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Jordan Lott
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I think the work you are doing is an inspiration for all of us. I see Christ in you!

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