Gallery of the Month January

Welcome to the newest gallery in JAC’s Gallery of the Month series, where we showcase a wide range of art and writing under unique monthly themes. Check back on the first of each month for a new collection of works by the talented artists in the JAC network. To view past galleries of the month, see our Gallery Archive

I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.
–  Frida Kahlo

As we enter the new year, we wanted to highlight what is important to the artists within JAC’s network. You’ll find that January’s Gallery of the Month Collection features different sources of inspiration, ranging from birds, to self-portraits, to family and friends.


“Though my subject matter may be diverse, each of my paintings has been of a person, a scene, and an animal or an object which has pulled on the strings of my heart in some way. Whether that is by eliciting a nostalgic longing, portraying an oft-felt emotion or simply evoking awe in its beauty, they all somehow represent me.”

– Joshua Earls

[What inspires you?]

“History, the future, and my daughter. You must daily die to self and to sin and live daily the righteous, perfect, sinless life of Jesus.”

– Daniel Martinez

“..and then I realized that I wanted to paint music stuff — cause I loved it. And then I started realizing that the more I painted music stuff the more I could connect with other people out there. Because the bands that people like… their identity is wrapped up in that too.”

– William B. Livingston

Whether it be recurring themes within artwork, influential loved ones and icons, or simply something that sparks the desire to create, it is important that we showcase that which is most important to the artists JAC works with. In the gallery below, we’ve curated a body of work which speaks to each of the featured artists’ personal interests and themes. Work which reflects topics and imagery each artist has individually explored and continually revisited throughout their practice.

We hope you enjoy this month’s gallery: Muses