Art Shows

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.


St. Mark’s will celebrate the 55th anniversary of holding art shows at its upcoming show February 18-April 1, 2018 on the theme of “In the Beginning.” The juror will be Elaine Harvey. To receive complete details of the show including cash awards and entry fees, download the prospectus above or call the church office.

The Awards Ceremony and reception will be Saturday, February 24 at 3pm.

The sanctuary will be open for free public viewing of the art 1-5pm on Saturdays February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.

Registration Form     Prospectus


Winners of Photo and Digital Art Show October 15-November 11

1st place Digital Art – Lisa Schromer

1st place: Photos – Kim Fahlen

2nd place: Photos – T. Antoinette Fassel

Winners of Youth Photo and Digital Art Show January 7- February 4, 2018

1st place: Photos – Ethan Elisara, Julian High School

2nd place: Photos – Zachary Banner, La Jolla Country Day School

Digital Art Winners

1st – Lena Bauers, Marston Middle School

2nd – Samuel Pinzon, Millennial Tech Middle School

3rd place – Ezekial Jimenez and Brandon Chandasrath, Millennial Tech Middle School

Certificates of Merit – Milla Franz, Sandra Roman, Mahalani England, Anthony Jenkins


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 was first included in 1992.

Religious Art Festival

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

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.