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Art Shows

Digital Art and Photography Show

This year’s show has digital art and photographs by 13 artists; only 2 are church members.  Congratulations to these 2019 winners!

First place, Beverly Brock, Clairemont

Second place, James Lemen, El Cajon

T. Antoinette Fassel, University City

Honorable Mention, Nelda Harris, Clairemont

Honorable Mention, Bill Rehm, Coronado

The theme of the 2019 Photography & Digital Art Show: Oct 6 to Nov 3


Artistic Heritage

Images have always been a part of this congregation’s heritage.  St. Mark’s first met in 1952 beside an abandoned airstrip in a small café decorated with Hopalong Cassidy wall paper. On that site, they built first a meeting hall and then a majestic sanctuary with an interior outlined by soaring arches reminiscent of a boat hull. This sanctuary is the site of all our shows.

torrens pixArt Shows

In 1963 a church member, Harriett Torrens, won first prize in the Coronado Art Show. Her painting “Humility” (shown on the right) became the focal point of a show that included religious paintings solicited from other artists. The next year, the church sponsored its first juried show. This show initiated our Lenten Art Festival that continues today.

All Media Art Show

These shows occur in the Spring and welcome all 2D and 3D media, but not digital art and photography.

Art works may be in oil, acrylic, water media, mixed media, graphics, sculpture, digital art, wood carving, or weaving. The Lenten Art Show is held in the Spring.

St. Mark’s will receive entries for the next all media show on the
theme “Beauty Revealed” on Friday, March 8, 5:30-7:00pm and Saturday,
March 9, 9am-noon.  The show will run March 10-April 21 in the church
sanctuary.  Juror Thia Nevius will award three cash prizes: $500, $350,
and $200.  The awards ceremony will be Saturday, March 16, at 3pm.  It
will be preceded at 2pm by a tour led by Clairemont Art Guild President,
Mae Crauder-Davis and followed by a reception.  For complete details
download the prospectus.

More Information

We also have hosted art shows for the Clairemont Art Guild and the Children’s Initiative in the past and welcome shows for other non-profit groups. For information on how to set up an art show at St. Mark’s, contact the church office.