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


NEXT SCHEDULED WORKSHOP: Collage with a Message

Using a variety of versatile techniques, participants will create a collage built around a meaningful word or words.  First, torn tissue and handmade paper will be used to make a luscious background on a stretched canvas.  Upon this layer, will be arranged cutout paper letters to form the words or words, and decorative elements such as ribbons, gems, and artificial flowers.  You may enjoy this project so much, you’ll make more than one!

The format of this workshop will follow that of the July workshop and will have three parts.

Part 1 will involve watching a Demonstration Video created by the workshop teacher, Merrianne Young, and posted in early August on the YouTube Channel, Arts PBCC. The date of posting will be announced soon here and in the weekly PBCC eNewsletter.

Part 2 will be hands-on as participants create their own collages at home following the instructions given in the video.  Participants will provide their own materials for this workshop. A supply list will be available soon here and on the YouTube Channel when the video is posted.  The needed supplies are readily available and inexpensive – and you may have many of them in your home already.

Part 3 will be a Zoom meeting on the afternoon of Sunday, August 23 which will be a “Show & Tell” gathering for those who created a collage, are in the process of doing so, or still plan to make one.  The exact time of the meeting will be posted here soon.  If you wish to participate in the Zoom gathering, you must fill out and submit the Zoom Sign Up form available soon here.

Questions?  Click here

General Workshop Information

April 2020 Workshop – The Passion of Jesus in Art: An Illustrated Talk by Bernard Bell:  Slides of the Artwork Discussed, Handout, Video of the Presentation

July 2020 Workshop – Sea Glass Wind Chime:  Introduction and 4-Part Demonstration Videos 

Workshops & Classes Offered Online by Other Sources

Where to Find Art & Craft Supplies

Art in the Auditorium

NEXT EXHIBIT: Sacred Spaces: a solo exhibit of paintings and prints by Tereasa Christopherson-Tso.  Installation date TBA

CALL FOR ARTAnd God was With Us

This exhibit will take place during the 2020 Advent Season and will feature art that reflects on the times and occasions in 2020 when the participating artists will have been aware of God’s presence and working in their lives.  Interested artists are encouraged to create their artist responses to these moments during or shortly after they occur.  The current COVID-19 crisis will surely be a time when many of us will be experiencing Immanuel – God with us.

The dates of the exhibit are November 15, 2020 – January 3, 2021.  PBCC folk of all ages – children of any age, middle and high schoolers, and adults – are invited to create art for this exhibit.

More information can be found in the Call for Art which can be read or downloaded here.   An Artist Agreement form that can be filled out and submitted online will be made available here later.      

For More Information about PBCC Art Exhibits
Where to Find Organizations and Artists who Address Art & Christianity
Where to See Art Locally and Online

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


Gloria Wellman Walter         Contact: Gloria 

Cheryl Parris                                Contact: Cheryl

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.