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



The Joy of Color workshop scheduled for Sunday, May 17 has been postponed to a date TBA.

A June workshop is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, June 28 from 1:00-4:00 pm on the PBCC campus.  Check back in late May for more information.

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

Workshops & Classes Offered Online by Other Sources

Art in the Auditorium

Not in Part, But the Whole, Quilt by Cheryl Parris

CURRENT EXHIBITNot in Part, But the Whole: A display of quilts created by Cheryl Parris

February 23 – April 26, 2020

The exhibit is temporarily closed due to the Shelter-in-Place order but will be extended by at least 6 weeks once the church reopens.

Artist Reception: Sunday, March 8; 12:00 – 2:00 pm.  

Exhibit can be seen on Sunday mornings 10:00-10:30 am & 12:00-12:30 pm (before and after services), and other times by appointment (contact Cheryl ).  

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 response 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 Art Exhibits

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.