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.

The next art show will be the 15th annual Digital Art and Photography Show September 30-October 28, 2018.  Entries will be received Friday evening, September 28, 5-7pm and Saturday morning, September 29, 9am-noon.  There will be separate awards for adult and youth. Artists may enter digital art and either digital or film-based photos.  Open the prospectus below for awards, entry fees and other details.

Registration Form     Prospectus

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.

Digital Art and Photography Show

Each fall there is a Digital Art and Photography Show.  We are seeking original digital art created with computer algorithms or other computer applications. Submitted photographs may have either a digital or film-based origin.  All entries should be the original work of the submitting artist.

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.