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Tribute to a Masterpiece Friend + Beauty From Ashes


Beautiful Ashland, Oregon.

Spectacular fall greetings!


The Creator’s palette of brilliant changing colors carries with it the onset of a new season, even as we’ve enjoyed a great season of events as Masterpiece has been connecting culture to Christ through fine art.

The two pieces of artwork below were featured in our September benefit art exhibit and auction Beauty from Ashes. Prints of both pieces are on sale for a limited time to commemorate the event. Read on below for more information about the event and these and other prints.


Angel Light by Sandy Cathcart.
Prints available for purchase



The Gift by Mera Oliveria.
Prints available for purchase

Tribute to a Great Masterpiece Friend and His Lasting Impact

But first, a tribute to one of our dearest friends and founding artists in our Masterpiece family, Mick McGinty, who passed away from cancer last month. Masterpiece President Jeanne Randall said this in remembrance of him:

Mick’s talents were well-recognized in America throughout the corporate world and Hollywood. We laughed at our art conference where Mick was teaching as he admitted what a great year it was for him financially when he produced the Joe Camel image we ALL recognized. We’ve always preached the power of images! And, with his success that year, he put in a pool in his home in Arizona! But, he was grateful for what he now viewed as part of his higher calling.

Mick produced the very first piece of original art specifically for a Masterpiece exhibit, Let There Be Light, in 2008: the powerful Walk on Water. He believed in our brand new mission. When his piece arrived in my inbox to preview for the show, it was accompanied with Mick’s words to the effect of, “Is this what you had in mind… something like this?” I was stunned and ecstatic. I teared up. It was so poignant, so powerful, and I knew we were among masters. 

We then traveled with Mick’s pieces alongside all the other powerful depictions. He was a masterful visual storyteller. We often laughed in front of Drowning Pigs, “Who would actually want this piece in their church or over the living room mantle?” But, once you saw it, you never forgot it! As we toured, that piece enabled us to speak truth of the reality of demons, the power of Jesus Christ over the demonic realm and possession, and the supernatural ability and love of Jesus to restore a man to new life, sanity, wholeness, and hope.


Drowning Pigs by Mick McGinty.


Sunday’s Ride by Mick McGinty.


Walk on Water by Mick McGinty.
Prints available for purchase



Moses and the Bronze Serpent by Mick McGinty.

I will miss Mick so much as a friend and colleague. The onset of Mick’s cancer was very swift, and within twelve weeks of his diagnosis, he was gone. But, just days before his passing, he was joyously baptized in his pool. 

I wish there were more time for Mick to create Biblically-themed pieces. But those he created will continue speaking and testifying to these truths well beyond Mick’s passing. Through his remembrance, I am reminded of our responsibility to act on the opportunities we have NOW, using our gifts and talents to the glory of God, as one day, any day, we will cross the finish line, and in this realm, we will be no more. Part of Mick’s legacy is preserved through his art that remains with us in Masterpiece’s permanent collection.

In remembrance of Mick’s legacy, Masterpiece is offering for purchase on our website prints of his masterwork Walk on Water. Click here to view the prints.

Beauty from Ashes

This fall, Masterpiece was honored to partner with a number of local artists to host Beauty from Ashes, an art exhibit and auction benefiting victims of the Almeda Fire which raged in our Rogue Valley last year. The event took place on the one-year anniversary of the Almeda Fire, so the setting for our exhibit could not have been more relevant. Empowered Life Church in Talent was miraculously spared from fire damage last year, and the people of the church have played a crucial role in offering aid and comfort to their community.


Standing in the Fire by Charity Hubbard.
Original available for purchase


Phoenix Rising by Jennifer Garrett.
Prints available for purchase

To further commemorate Beauty from Ashes, we would like to offer for purchase four of the pieces that were on display in the exhibit, each of which were created by longtime friends of Masterpiece. Our featured art for the event was Jennifer Garrett’s Phoenix Rising, which was a perfect thematic and stylistic centerpiece. Charity Hubbard told a beautiful story of preservation and perseverance in Standing in the Fire, a piece with which many visitors of the exhibit connected. Mera Oliveria’s The Gift touched many hearts with its enlivening depiction of hope, and Sandy Cathcart fashioned a captivating depiction of heavenly being in Angel Light. If you are interested in purchasing prints of these pieces, please click here. 10% of proceeds go to further help victims recover. To join the growing number of artists and patrons who believe in Masterpiece and our work connecting culture to Christ through fine art, you can give here now.

The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you all.
II Timothy 4:22

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