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: No workshops are currently scheduled; they will resume when meeting restrictions ease.

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 

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

Workshops & Classes Offered Online by Other Sources

Where to Find Art & Craft Supplies

Art in the Auditorium

NEXT EXHIBIT: And God was With Us, an online group exhibit of artwork created by members of the PBCC Body.  November 15, 2020 – January 3, 2021

If you are interested in submitting art for this show, please look at the Call for Art presented below.

CALL FOR ARTAnd God was With Us

This online 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.

PBCC folk of all ages – children of any age, middle and high schoolers, and adults – are invited to create art for this exhibit.

The dates of the exhibit are November 15, 2020 – January 3, 2021.  This exhibit will be presented online only.  Please do not let this discourage you from submitting your artwork for this exhibit; many artists are currently showing their work very effectively online.  

More information can be found in the Call for Art which can be read or downloaded here.  The  Artist Agreement form is included in the Call but it can also be filled out and submitted online  here.

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


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.