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


Feathers by Annette Dittmer

NEXT SCHEDULED WORKSHOPFun with Watercolor; Taught by Annette Dittmer

Sunday, October 20, 1:00-4:00 p.m. in PBCC’s Fellowship Hall

Have fun painting with watercolors!  Explore your God-given gift of creativity!  At this workshop you will learn how to paint colorful feathers, and then turn your works of art into wall-hangings and bookmarks. It’s easy: teacher Annette Dittmer will show you step-by-step how do it.  Great for beginners.  Invite a friend; everyone is welcome including non-PBCC’ers.  All materials supplied.  

Suggested donation: $10/person, $8/person for families.  For age 8 and up; ages 8 – 12 must be accompanied by a supervising adult.      Questions: Annette

The Workshop is now full; to be put on the Waiting List please fill out the ONLINE form below:

Visual Arts Ministry Workshop
Suggested Donation of $10 per person, or $8 per person for families.
VAM General Workshop Information

Art in the Auditorium

NEXT ART EXHIBIT:  Inspired by God’s Creation – Collages by Marilyn de Kleer
September 1 – October 27, 2019; 

Reception: 12:30-3:00 pm, Sunday, September 29  Meet the artist; refreshments included

Exhibit can be seen on Sunday mornings (8:15 am – 12:15 pm) before and after services, and other times by appointment (contact Marilyn ).

NEXT CALL FOR ART:  We Can Only Imagine: When Jesus Returns
November 17, 2019 – January 5, 2020

PBCC members OF ALL AGES, children through adult, are invited to submit artwork for PBCC’s 2019 Advent Exhibit, We Can Only Imagine: When Jesus Returns.

The season of Advent is a time of waiting and preparation – waiting for the anniversary of the day when the Savior came in history as a baby born of Mary, and waiting for the day when He will return to set everything right.  This exhibit will explore Jesus’ second coming and the new creation he will bring.  Read what the Bible says about this and then create art that imagines what His return will look like, what the new Heaven and new Earth will be like, or what we and our lives with God will be like.           

The Call for Art explains this theme in greater detail and provides help in thinking of artwork for this theme.  The Call is available on Sundays in the PBCC Information Booth and can be read and/or downloaded here.  A paper copy of the Artist Agreement can be filled out and returned via USPS to an address provided on the Call or using the online form below.

New for this year: there is no minimum age for this Call and CHILDREN OF ALL AGES are invited to join PBCC HIGH SCHOOLERS AND ADULTS in submitting art for this exhibit.  A version of this Call adapted for children is included in the Call for Art.         

All artwork must remain in the Exhibit through the end of the Exhibit on January 5, 2020. Works that are not for sale will be designated as such. All sales will be handled directly by the artist; interested people will be instructed to contact the artist using his/her contact information that will be listed in the brochure.
h" x w" x d" including frame
h" x w" x d" including frame
h" x w" x d" including frame
I agree to exhibit the artwork listed above in the We Can Only Imagine Exhibit as described above. I hereby release Peninsula Bible Church Cupertino (PBCC), all others affiliated with PBCC and all individuals involved in the preparation of and installation of this Exhibit from liability due to loss or damage of my artwork. I understand that I am solely responsible to provide my own insurance for my artwork, from the date of drop-off until the date of pick-up of that artwork. I grant PBCC the right to photograph my artwork and to include those photographs and any provided by myself, in the PBCC eNewsletter, in the Arts in the Auditorium History Scrapbook, and in group photos posted on the PBCC website.
I grant PBCC the right to photograph my art work and to include those photographs and any provided by myself in the password-protected PBCC Visual Arts Ministry Image Library that will be made available to a limited set of people (such as PBCC pastors) to use in support of their teaching and preaching ministries. For more information, refer to the contacts listed on page 1 of the Call for Art.


Visual Arts Fellowship 

The Visual Arts Fellowship is a group of folks interested in the Visual Arts who 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  date and time of the next gathering: TBA

For more information, contact Nancy.

Contact Us 

Marilyn de Kleer               Contact: Marilyn

Nancy Woodward             Contact: Nancy

Annette Dittmer (Workshops)  Contact: Annette

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.