the beginning God created (Genesis 1:1). God is creator, God still
creates today, and He calls us to be creative. We honor our creative God
with the artistic work of our hands.
This year we invite artists to submit their work that contemplates the many meanings and resonances of the theme word:
in Scripture, in Christian thought, and in our society today. It is written in 1 Corinthians 12:12-13:
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
Open to artists working in all media. Entries must be your own original artwork. Artwork must be consistent to the show theme, although the link may be more obvious in your description than in the work itself. Each applicant may submit up to two works. Artwork must have sturdy wire across the back for hanging; limited space for three dimensional artwork is available. The St. Matthew Fine Arts Ministry reserves the right to reject work that is deemed inappropriate or which differs from the submitted image.
Legal Agreement & Participant’s Waiver: Submission of work
automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against Art as Worship and St. Matthew Lutheran Church, including
the officers, members, and employees thereof. St. Matthew Lutheran Church will exercise reasonable care
in handling all entries, but will not assume any liability for loss or
damage while in our possession. Work should be independently insured
by the artist.
There is no entry fee nor does the Fine Arts Ministry keep a commission on any sales. Each artist may submit up to 2 works. Please submit your information by November 9, 2024.
We have scheduled the Opening Gala to be held on Saturday, November 16 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm. Mark your calendars -- we hope that you will be able to attend this special evening.
exhibit will hang in our gallery through the end of December. We ask that all artwork remain hanging throughout the length of the
exhibit, even if sold.