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

CURRENT  EXHIBIT: The Earth is Full of His Unfailing Love; Liquid Acrylic Flow Paintings by Tanya Khachiyan

Spring Poppies

Tanya Khachiyan is a Bay Area artist who has been part of PBCC’s Visual Arts Ministry for many years.  About a year ago, Tanya discovered a new medium and painting technique – liquid acrylic flow painting. She was immediately drawn to it, finding “…the magic of the colors, the fascinating patterns produced by using different techniques, and the enchanting nature of liquid paints to be stunning.”  This exhibit reveals what her explorations in this medium have produced and taught her.  Liquid acrylic flow painting is an exciting but difficult to control technique as Tanya experienced, “I could steer things in a certain direction but could not control the outcome.  This was a meaningful lesson, for both my artmaking and for my life in general; I can only steer things in a certain direction striving for the best with the outcome being more or less rewarding but still very liberating. Pouring art taught me to let it go in the most beautiful sense of the expression.”

This exhibit is installed in the PBCC Auditorium – the first in-person exhibit since February of 2020.  To view the exhibit, please contact Marilyn.

More of Tanya’s artwork can be seen elsewhere: in a current virtual exhibit, Out of His Heart, and on Tanya’s YouTube Channel, T K Creative Mind.


Portraits by Nancy Woodward  

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


NEXT SCHEDULED WORKSHOP: No workshops are currently scheduled; they will resume when it is safe to do so.

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

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.