Visual Arts Ministry

Visual Arts Ministry

Art and artists have a place in the life and worship of the Christian community.  Our God is a creative God who made physical matter with substance, function, and beauty.  He gave man the ability to be creative, honoring Him with the objects of beauty we make.  Art that reflects truths about our Lord and our faith in physical form, gives us tangible encouragement, help us focus on and trust in what we cannot see, and allows us to expand on our understanding of Biblical truth.

The Visual Arts Ministry seeks to develop a community within PBCC of folks who make and/or care about the visual arts, and through that community to bring the visual arts into the life and worship of the whole PBCC Body.

If you wish to receive the monthly Visual Arts Ministry newsletter, please contact Marilyn and indicate your desire to be put on the VAM email list.

Upcoming VAM Events

Visual Arts Fellowship 

The Visual Arts Fellowship meets quarterly at the home of a local artist; folks interested in the Visual Arts gather in a casual setting encouraging and supporting one another as they endeavor to weave together their interests in art and their Christian faith.  A focus of each meeting is enjoying and discussing the work brought by the artists and craftspeople present.

The next gathering will take place in January 2019; details will be available in November.

Workshops

NEXT SCHEDULED WORKSHOP: Silk Scarf Painting with Nancy Woodward & Friends

Sunday, October 14, 1:00-4:00 p.m. in PBCC’s Fellowship Hall

Back by popular demand – SILK SCARF PAINTING!  Nancy Woodward and friends will guide you through the process of creating a unique, colorful silk scarf to adorn yourself with or to give as a gift to delight someone else.  All supplies will be provided.  Everyone – novices to the experienced – will enjoy this afternoon of color, creativity, and community.

Suggested donation: $10/person, $8/person for families.

For age 8 and up. Ages 8-12 must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Questions: Cora

The Workshop is full at this time; join the waiting list using the following form.

Suggested Donation of $10 per person, or $8 per person for families.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WORKSHOPS

Art in the Auditorium

CURRENT ART EXHIBIT:  August 16 – October 21:  The Body of Christ: Unity in Diversity

In the current exhibit in PBCC’s Auditorium, The Body of Christ – Unity in Diversity, artists from PBCC and guest artists from Bay Area Creatives (a Menlo Church group) present art that explores the implications and realities of this theme for the Church today.

The exhibit will be on view from August 26 – October 21, 2018, and can be seen on Sunday mornings (8:15 am – 12:15 pm) before and after services, and other times by appointment (contact Marilyn or Nancy).

 An Artist Reception will be held on Sunday, October 7 from 12:00-1:30 pm.  This is an opportunity to see the art in a leisurely atmosphere and visit with the artists; it is open to everyone. Refreshments will be served. 

CURRENT CALL FOR ART:  Who IS This Child?

Important Dates:

  • EXHIBIT DATES:                                 November 11, 2018 – January 6, 2019
  • Monday, October 22:                      Submit a photograph (digital or print) of your work (even if unfinished), the artist statement and the completed Artist Agreement Form 
  • Sunday, November 4:                      Deliver artwork, ready to hang, to the Visual Arts Ministry table on the PBCC patio after either service.

To read or download the Call for Art, click here.

The Artist Agreement and statement may be submitted online here

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ART EXHIBITS

Resources

WHERE TO FIND STUFF FOR MAKING AND SHOWING ART AND CRAFTS

WHERE TO SEE ART

WHERE TO SHOW ART

SUGGESTIONS FOR PREPARING 2-D ARTWORK FOR DISPLAY

Contact Us 

Marilyn de Kleer               Contact: Marilyn

Nancy Woodward             Contact: Nancy

Cora Marandino (Workshops)  Contact: Cora

If you wish to receive the monthly Visual Arts Ministry newsletter, please contact Marilyn and indicate your desire to be put on the VAM email list.