Art Shows

2020 All Media Lenten Art Show

Thia shows welcomes 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

Theme: Surprised by Joy
Surprised by Joy is the title of C. S. Lewis’s autobiography, but it can be so much more.  Many things surprise us and make us joyful – the love of family, the beauty of creation and random acts of kindness are just a few. In addition to receiving joy we do acts or give gifts that bring joy.  The Committee invites artists to create art that will bring delight and joy to their viewers.

Art Show Dates
Turn In Art
Friday, February 28, 2020, 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 9 a.m.– noon
Please call the church office if you need to submit entries outside of these times.

Pick Up Art Not Accepted for the Show
Saturday, March 7, 2020 noon-4 p.m.
Weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (in the church office). 
Please call before coming (858-273-1480) to ensure someone will be available to assist you.

Pick Up Art After the Show
Monday, April 13, 2020, 3:30-6:30 p.m. or Weekdays, 9 a.m-2 p.m. (in the church office).  Please call before coming to ensure someone will be available to assist you.

Works not picked up within 60 days will become the property of the church.

For more details on entry fees and award amounts, Click here for the prospectus.

Click here for the registration form.

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2019 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

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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.

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.