Monday, November 10, 2014

Catich Exhibit at US Air Force Academy through January 2015

We are pleased to announce that the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado will exhibit the artwork of Reverend Edward Catich through January 2015. The display will feature a variety of his work in watercolor, drawing, stained glass, slate inscription, calligraphic pen and brush writing, as well as his sacred artwork. Select pieces of his printed work will be shown to further illustrate the man's versatility. Emphasizing that point will be the artwork of his mature students which will be on display along with that of Fr. Catich. Members of the ALL board are carrying on his legacy by sponsoring these travelling exhibits.
The Art Legacy League expresses its sincere thanks and appreciation to the Air Force Academy for hosting this event.

We are also very thankful for the assistance of Maureen Long, former Catich student, and her son Tom, for helping Paul Herrera with unloading the exhibit and with installation. We will have more photos to share once the installation is complete.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

See Us at LEGACIES II in Dallas, Texas July 22-23

The Art Legacy League will be participating in "Legacies II" in Dallas, Texas this year. We will be among the day vendors on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 22nd and 23rd as part of "Embellishments" located in the Charles W. Eismann Center.

ALL Board Members George Ohle, Amy Nielsen, and Board Chair, Paul Herrera with our booth at a Davenport show.

Examples of the Catich Spiritual Cards
Paul Herrera will be manning our booth which will feature legacy reproductions of Reverend E. M. Catich's broadsides and spiritual cards for sale. Paul will be giving impromptu slate inscription demonstrations as an additional feature to the display.
Catich Fine Art Reproductions


Paul teaching, 1984

Paul Herrera participated as an instructor at the first International Calligraphy Symposium, St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN teaching Brush-Written Romans. He taught again when the Syposium returned to St. Joh'n University and repeated his performance at the 5th International Symposium at Scripps College in Claremont, CA ; the 6th International Symposium at the Steven's Institute in Hoboken, NJ and the 7th International Symposium at the University of Portland, in Portland, OR. These and countless seminars feaured brushwriting and slate inscription instruction.

Paul Cutting and inscription, 1982

Please visit his website HERE for more information about upcoming workshops and courses. Paul is teaching both in the United States and Canada during 2014.

Paul "one on one" instruction for the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa Brush Romans Workshop, 2012.

Paul doing demonstration instruction for the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa Brush Romans Workshop, 2012

Monday, June 2, 2014


Catich 'TRIBUTE STONE won by Kent and Sharon Catich, Father's nephew.
The 2014 ART PRESERVATION FUNDRAISER was a huge success. Over 80 people attended and had the opportunity to hear New York Times Best Selling Author Steve Berry speak about why "History Matters". The Silent Auction was great fun.  We are still totaling up all the sales and will post photos of the evening and more details soon.

We would like to take this opportunity the say THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this event such a tremendous success. We will post a more complete list later, but wanted to take time to say a few thank yous this morning!

We are very appreciative of the help from Steve and Elizabeth Berry who so graciously shared their weekend with us. The entire staff at Jumer's Casino and Hotel have been very supportive since we began our plans for the 2014 ART PRESERVATION FUNDRAISER. We could not have found a better location for our event.

 A very special Thank You to everyone who donated items for the Silent Auction. Your generous gifts to The Art Legacy League will help our efforts to preserve and conserve the works of Father Edward Michael Catich. We are truly grateful for your support.

Please watch this website for more information and photos from the event evening.

Needless to say, our hearts soar like a hawk!!!

Friday, May 30, 2014


Below is the FINAL LIST of all the items that will be available during our 



CLICK HERE for  a printable PDF of the Silent Auction Items list. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cubs Game Tickets and Luxury Condo Added to Silent Auction!!!!!

Silent Auction Item for June 1st Steve Berry Event!!

CUBS GAME AND DELUXE ACCOMMODATIONS IN CHICAGO LUXURY CONDO!!!! The winner and guests will arrive on Friday, have four tickets to the Cubs game on Friday July 11, and stay in a luxury condo, departing Sunday afternoon!! WOW!!!

Must be present to bid and win!! Click on the Get Me Registered logo on this page to purchase your tickets TODAY!!

One bedroom condo in the heart of Chicago in the Streeterville neighborhood. The condo is surrounded by neighborhood cafes, specialty stores and movie theaters, just steps from the Navy Pier. Two blocks away from Michigan Avenue retailers, Art museums and the Northwestern University and Medical Center. Building amenities include an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness center, two sun decks, a club room and dry cleaners. Included are four tickets to the Friday, July 11 Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves baseball game.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Catholic Messenger Article about the Art Preservation Fundraiser and SILENT AUCTION ITEMS!!!

Here is the article from The Catholic Messenger about our fundraiser. 
Following the article is a photo of one of items available during the Silent Auction. 
Watch our site for more postings of Silent Auction Items this week!

This is a tribute slate, hand cut and gilded by Paul Herrera. 
It is based on a direct layout designed by Father Edward Michael Catich.
This slate is one of many original art works by Catich students and fine art reproductions of Catich works that will be available during the Silent Auction on June 1st!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Art Preservation Fundraiser June 1: REGISTRATION UPDATE!!!

REGISTRATION UPDATE:  If you do not wish to register through the GET ME REGISTERED website, you may mail us a check to our office. Please note the number of people you are purchasing a ticket for also. Mail your check to: 

ALL Berry Event
c/o Art Legacy League
2304 Jersey Ridge Road, Suite 4
Suite 1, Davenport, Iowa 52803.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

What's Been GOING ON!!!!!

George and Paul participated in an information outreach event for nonprofit organizations held in Moline, Illinois. It was another snowy Midwestern day but that did not dampen their spirits or the excitement of folks that they met. 

ALL Board members Katie and Paul took part on behalf of our organization in 3rd annual Art of Faith Sacred Art Show and sale at St. Pius X Church in Rock Island.

Reproductions of Father Catich's sacred art illustrations were available in support of the ALL. 

A large number of parishoners and local supporters from the surrounding community passed through Farrell Hall during the two-day event.

Click HERE for a PDF printable version of the poster below!!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Reed College Herrera Calligraphy Workshop, January 2014

Paul taught a two-day seminar on “Brush Written Romans” during the annual Paideia celebration of learning at Reed College in Portland, OR.  The seminar attendees began by studying the letter height-to-width ratio of the Imperial Roman letterform according to the letters found on the Trajan Inscription in Rome. Hand-made reed pens were provided for the transition from monoline writing to shaded writing and to facilitate the understanding of the proper thick-to-thin Roman proportion. The introduction of the brush led to day two which was devoted entirely to brush writing. An additional feature was a stone inscription demonstration by Paul. Participants were able to try their hand at cutting stone with a mallet and flat chisel. 30 people attended.

Father Robert Palladino dropped by for lunch on day 1 and we met for dinner the following day in Gresham, Oregon.

The third photo slide in the video above from left to right is Gregory MacNaughton, Robert Palladino and Paul.