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

Art in the Auditorium

CALL FOR ART: The Gospel of John; September 17 – November 5, 2023

PBCC Pastor Shawn Reese describes the Gospel of John as the most unique of the four Gospels.  It is a rich source of inspiration for artists, containing many stories and picturesque metaphors that beg to be made visible by the artist’s imagination and hand.  Shawn began teaching from this Gospel in January of 2020, continuing through the book in two installments each year since.  He resumes his sermon series this year in March and again in the Fall. 

Everyone – child, youth, or adult – is invited to submit art inspired by this unique Gospel for an exhibit scheduled to accompany Shawn’s return to the Gospel of John in September.  This exhibit will include the entire Book of John, including those chapters Shawn has not yet covered by the beginning of his Fall teaching.  

The Call for Art can be read and/or downloaded hereAn online  Artist Agreement will be available soon for those who prefer to complete and submit it online.    Please note that the exhibit dates have been moved to dates later than those given previously.  A page of resources is included with the Call, and links to Artwork inspired by the Gospel of John are available here.

CURRENT EXHIBIT: The Earth is the Lord’s and Everything in It;  April 30 – June 18, 2023

Green Sea Turtle by Maleia

The Earth is the Lord’s and Everything in It opened on April 30.   The drawings, paintings, and one carving by siblings Maleia (14 years old) and Josiah (11years old) depict and celebrate the creatures God made.  The sensitivity and care with which they created these artworks speak of their love for the Lord, and the enjoyment they experience in His creation.

A Reception for the artists was held SUNDAY, APRIL 30.

Lava Heron by Josiah


Portraits by Nancy Woodward  

Out of His Heart Will Flow Rivers of Living Water, Liquid Acrylic Flow Paintings by Tanya Khachiyan

Where to Find Organizations and Artists who Address Art & Christianity
Where to See Art Locally and Online



July 16, 2023, 1:00-4:00 pm in the PBCC Fellowship Hall. 

More information will be available here soon. 


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 

August 2020 Workshop – Collage with a Message:   2-Part Demonstration Videos 

Workshops & Classes Offered Online by Other Sources

Where to Find Art & Craft Supplies

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


Diana Luoh:                                   Contact: Diana

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.