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 Names of Jesus

The Bridegroom by Miel Horrilleno

During the seasons of Advent and Christmas, we celebrate the coming to earth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Throughout the Bible, Jesus is referred to by many titles and names that help us understand who He is, His life, His Lordship, and what He came to do.  This exhibit features the creations of seventeen PBCC children and adults from the ages of 4 through 87.

This exhibit will end at noon on January 30.



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: The Traditional Art of Washi Eggs

On February 20, Joyce Otsuka will introduce the art of decorating eggs.  She will show examples of this art form, including painted eggs, eggs used for potpourri, Ukrainian Easter eggs, and Taiwanese carved alabaster eggs.  Participants will be led step-by-step through the process of making Japanese Washi eggs, creating their own beautiful, decorated eggs to adorn their homes at Easter or anytime.  No experience is needed, and all materials will be provided.  We’d love for you to join us!

February 20, 1:00-4:00 PM;  PBCC Fellowship Hall

Class size is limited to 24 participants.  Minimum age is 12 years old; 12-14 year olds must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Register: In-Person: at PBCC on February 13 (at the VAM table after each service.)
                      Online: here, beginning February 9

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

Masks required


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.