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.
2017 Lenten Art Show
The theme for the 2017 Lenten Art Show is “It is Good!” This all-media show runs March 5-April 16, 2017, and entries will be received on March 3 and 4. For entry fees and other details please download the prospectus.
2017 Youth Art Show
Congratulations to the 2017 Youth Art Show Winners:
- 1st place, Zachery Banner
- 2nd place, Archer Little
- 3rd place, John Salvador
- Honorable Mention, Dominick Gracie-Barber and Tyler Pierce
Congratulations to the 2016 Digital Art Show winners:
- 1st place: Renata Spiazzi, La Jolla, a fractal design, The Light
- 2nd place: Wesley Hartman, Mission Valley, a photo, La Jolla Seascape 1
- 3rd place: Jill Rowe, Clairemont, a digital painting, Beau Monde #2
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.
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.