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: With New Eyes; September 11 – October30

“경 (Kyung”)

With New Eyes is an exhibit of recent prints by Yeung Ha.  Born in S. Korea, Yeung immigrated with her family to the U.S when she was in 8th grade.  Yeung’s prints and mixed media works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and she has taught at schools that include the University of Wisconsin- Madison, and San Jose Museum of Art School.

The prints in this exhibit were made during the pandemic years using the monotype technique of printmaking primarily. Yeung’s work deals with the ambiguity of life and is an allegorical representation of time and of her passage through life. The imagery is inspired by the forms and beauty of nature. She became a Christian in 2017, she says, “I still respond to nature’s beauty but now that beauty leads me to worship nature’s creator, my God.” 

Please come and join us at a Reception for the artist on October 2. You will get an opportunity to enjoy the exhibit and meet Yeung Ha. Live music will be provided by Levitate, a jazz band that will play their original compositions.

NEW CALL FOR ART: To Us a Son is Given – Isaiah 9:1-7

Light of the World by Annette Dittmer

Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

This verse will be the focus of the PBCC Pastors’ sermons on the four Sundays of this year’s Advent Season. The theme of this year’s Advent/Christmas Call for Art, chosen to complement these Advent sermons, invites PBCCers of all ages – children through adults, to create art in response to Isaiah 9:1-7.

This exhibit will run from November 20, 2022 – January 8, 2023.  A photo of the artwork to be submitted, and the Artist Statement and Agreement are due on November 1, 2022.  More information is available in the Call for Art which can be read or downloaded by clicking here.

The Artist Agreement can also be submitted online here.


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: Collage with Marilyn de Kleer


The colors, patterns, and textures of many kinds of paper will provide the inspiration for the collages created in this workshop. Marilyn de Kleer will demonstrate various ways of manipulating and arranging these papers to make original, interesting collages. Participants will be encouraged to choose papers that appeal to their senses of sight and touch, and then to trust their own color and design sense – even if they don’t think they have any – as they cut and tear and arrange the papers into a composition that pleases them.

All levels of experience from complete novice to accomplished artist will have a good time, and all supplies and tools will be provided.  For ages 8 and up; ages 8-12 must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

September 18, 1:00-4:00 PM;  PBCC Fellowship Hall

Register: In-Person – at PBCC on September 11 (at the VAM table after each service)
Register Online here beginning September 7

A suggested donation to help pay for materials is $10/person, $8/person for families


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

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.