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 here.  An online Artist Agreement can also be completed and submitted online here.     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: July 9 – August 27Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs 

The Door by Rosalyn Ng

This exhibit of Photographs, Paintings, and Calligraphy features the work of PBCC member Rosalyn Ng .  Many of the works of Calligraphy display poems written by PBCC poets.

A RECEPTION for the Artist was held on July 9. 


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


NEXT SCHEDULED WORKSHOP: Brush Script Calligraphy

Taught by Rosalyn Ng

September 17, 2023, 1:00-4:00 pm in the PBCC Room 101

Calligraphy is a beautiful art form that forces us to slow down and focus on the words we are writing.  In this workshop, Rosalyn Ng will teach the basic strokes of script calligraphy and how all letters are made.  Please bring a short quote or Bible verse to write. Come for a refreshing afternoon of beauty and fellowship – and bring a friend!

Adults and children 10 and up.  10-14 need to be with an adult.

Suggested donation is $10/person and $8/person for families.

Register in-person at PBCC on Sunday morning services September 10, or online here beginning Wednesday, September 6.


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


 The VAM Leadership Team is looking for a new Workshop Coordinator.

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.