Meet the Speakers
JEANNE ROWLETT RANDALL
PRESIDENT OF MASTERPIECE
Jeanne Randall is the President and founder of Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation. She is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University with a degree in elementary education and has taught in elementary school and served on the local school board for 14 years.
A lover of fine art, she is passionate about watching artists reach their full potential as people uniquely gifted by God to "speak" powerfully into current culture. She has been the curator and catalyst for the Masterpiece Fine Arts traveling exhibits presented to over 45,000 guests in major cities throughout the West and Southwest. She has been the director and speaker at Masterpiece conferences since 2006. She also served 15 years as event coordinator of the Green Springs Box R Ranch, a guest and retreat ranch and wedding venue in Ashland, Oregon which was operated by her family for over 45 years. She still is engaged with her family businesses Box R Ranch, Box R Rock and Capstone Development.
Mera has always loved art, but it wasn't until she encountered the living God that she feels her art and skill level blossomed in new ways. Like in the story of Exodus where God gave skill to craftsmen and artists to build the sacred place He would meet again with His people, she believes artists are gifted with abilities to create art that allows one to encounter the living God; it is a meeting place, so to speak. Along with working in painting, Mera engages in chalk festivals where artists spend days on the asphalt creating large chalk murals in the streets. She feels that involving the public in the process of creating art is special for many reasons: emphasizing the importance of the arts within community and how beauty is a form of unity, crafting a universal language that speaks of the human experience we all live, and sharing in the spiritual and emotional journey no one can escape. Mera strives to put meaning into her artwork, yearning to express deeper messages within it and capturing the moments we can relate to one another in. As a mother, her three young children offer great inspiration for that. She and her husband Jeremy, who is a musician, collaborate with their skills often.
LINDA GLOOVER GOOCH
Over 5 decades Linda has experienced a vast swath of the art culture and has observed its ebb and flow. She also has a heart for using the cultural moment to infuse the beauty of God's creation into paintings that can give people hope. She regularly speaks at gatherings and at her church, "Christ to the Nations" in Mesa, Arizona.