Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Exclusive Interview with Natalia Tsarkova!

Natalia Tsarkova has recently given an exclusive interview to Canticle Magazine which includes never before released information about her youth in the the Soviet Union. The interview will be in the September/October issue to be released the first week of August.

To subscribe or to purchase an individual issue visit .

Natalia continues to awe the world with the beauty of her work and the details of her life in the USSR before becoming the premier Vatican portrait artist.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Primavera at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast!

On 8 May 2009 Primavera will be attending the 6th National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC at the Washington Hilton.

We will have a display in the designated area, so please come and visit us! You will also be able to view the 12 x 18 Our Lady of Light giclee prints.

This event is excellent and in the past has featured Pres. George W. Bush. This year the featured speakers are Archbishop Emeritus (St. Louis) Raymond Burke and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. I highly recommend attending! For more information or to purchase tickets visit

See you there!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Primavera Introduces Wholesale Distribution!

Primavera is excited to announce that Our Lady of Light products are now available for wholesale distribution!

If you are a retailer of fine art or religious goods, please contact Anne Marie Sutherland at 678-350-3265 or to receive a wholesale information packet!

If you are a customer and would like to refer us to a favorite retailer feel free to contact us as well!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Our Lady of Light on Display during March for Life

Those flocking to Washington, DC this week for the March for Life can view a full size reproduction of Our Lady of Light at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center . The painting is hung next to the only other Tsarkova piece in North America, a beautiful painting of Pope John Paul II commissioned by Adam Cardinal Maida of Detroit. A guide to the painting written by Catholic Canvas host Liz Lev is available for viewers.

The Cultural Center is located across the street from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and will be offering many special exhibits and events during the March for Life week. Be sure to include the Center in your plans!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christmas Cards are HERE!

Now is the time to order your Primavera Our Lady of Light Christmas cards from the Gallery Store!

Order now, quantities are limited!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Gallery Store

Mark your calendars! The Primavera Gallery Store launches on Thursday, November 6th!

This year we are offering you the opportunity to purchase Christmas cards and gifts while ALSO supporting vocations and a renaissance of fine Theological art. These days we are all trying to get the "biggest bang for our buck".

We can't wait for you to take a look at our new fine art products and to give us your feedback. Shoot me an email at to let me know your ideas.

Thanks for your continued support and don't forget to watch Catholic Canvas this Thursday 6:30pm on EWTN/!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Catholic Canvas Hits the Newswire

EWTN Presents 'Catholic Canvas:' An Unprecedented Look Inside the Vatican Museums

10/22/2008 - 1:42 PM EST

A Series Supported by the Primavera Fine Art Foundation

Irondale, AL (OCTOBER 22, 2008) - EWTN Global Catholic Network, with the support of the Primavera Fine Art Foundation, was given unprecedented access to the Vatican Museums to film a 10-episode original series called “Catholic Canvas.” “We were granted four days of filming inside the Sistine Chapel – a privilege that has never been granted to any other network,” said EWTN President Michael Warsaw. “The Sistine Chapel is the backbone for the series because it conveys so beautifully in art the stories of our salvation.” Rome Producer Mary Shovlain explains the concept behind the series. “Catholic Canvas is a journey through salvation history as seen in the art of the Vatican Museums,” she said. “We begin with the Angels – the first to be created, the first to fall – which sets the stage for a journey through the Old Testament, from the creation to the fall of man, to our need for redemption and the promise of a redeemer, Christ.” Entire episodes are dedicated to Mary, to the Epiphany, to Christ’s earthly ministry, His Passion, death and resurrection, St. Peter, and the Saints. “Of course, our journey ends, as will all of our journeys, with a look at the Last Judgment,” Shovlain said. Primavera Chairman and Co-founder Earnest Bentley is thrilled with the program that resulted with the help of his Foundation’s support. “Primavera Fine Art Foundation is committed to creating a renaissance of fine theological art in the Church,” Bentley said. “As our Art Advisor has said, ‘Every great work of art is a window between time and eternity. When we learn to contemplate art or come in contact with it, we actually come in contact with God, a little piece of His glory.’ “For this reason, the Foundation believes bringing the treasures of the Vatican Museums into the viewers’ living room is both a privilege and an opportunity to share with EWTN in this work for the Church.” Episode 1, a visual feast called “The Angels,” will be hosted by Elisabeth Lev, Professor of Christian Art and Architecture at Duquesne University’s Italian campus. Lev’s expert commentary provides viewers with an in-depth explanation of the artistic genius behind the representation of the Cherubim and Seraphim as represented in Costanza’s Sarcophagus, Rafael’s Madonna of Foligno, and many other masterpieces. At the conclusion of each show, viewers also have the opportunity to see Father Mark Haydu, L.C., International Director of the Vatican Museums’ Patrons of the Arts who gives a short presentation about one of the many gorgeous restoration projects being financed by the Patrons. Episode 1 of “Catholic Canvas” will air 6:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, Nov. 6 and 11 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Nov. 11. EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 27th year, is available in over 148 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website and publishing arm, EWTN, is the largest religious media network in the world. The Primavera Fine Art Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Norcross, Georgia founded in 2003 by Earnest and Barbara Bentley. The Foundation seeks to commission works of fine theological art as a means of creating a renaissance of fine art in the Church and supporting vocations to the priesthood and religious life. To view portions of the painting, Our Lady of Light, or for more information, please visit -end-
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