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 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the home of Nancy Woodward,  3400 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara.  Art and craft makers are encouraged to bring one or two pieces of their work to show.

For more information, contact Nancy.

Workshops

NEXT SCHEDULED WORKSHOP: The Birth of Jesus in Art: An Illustrated Talk by  Bernard Bell

Sunday, December 9, 1:00-4:00 p.m. in PBCC’s Fellowship Hall

The birth of Jesus Christ and the events surrounding his birth have been favorite subjects for artists throughout the centuries. One of our pastors, Bernard Bell, will examine the artwork of many of these, explaining the details of the scenes depicted and their Biblical and theological meaning. An afternoon spent with these glorious works of art celebrating the birth of our Lord will make one’s own experience of this season deeper and richer.
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

Sign up at the door or ONLINE below:

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

Art in the Auditorium

CURRENT ART EXHIBIT:  November 11, 2018 – January 6, 2019:  Who IS This Child?
This Child is Our Savior – Quilt by Cheryl Parris

In PBCC’s 2018 Advent Exhibit, Who IS This Child, artists from PBCC and three guest artists present work that explores answers to this question.  The exhibit will be on view from November 11 through January 6 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 is scheduled for Sunday, December 2  from 12:00-1:30 pm.  This will be an opportunity to see the art in a leisurely atmosphere and visit with the artists; it is open to everyone. Refreshments will be served. 

NEXT CALL FOR ART:  TBA

Important Dates:

  • EXHIBIT DATES:                                 
  • TBA:                      Submit a photograph (digital or print) of your work (even if unfinished), the artist statement and the completed Artist Agreement Form 
  • TBA:                      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 (not available at this time).

The Artist Agreement and statement may be submitted online here (not available at this time). 

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.