Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Call to Artists: Speaking in Tongues

Speaking in Tongues: The Spirit Unleashed
The gallery at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Kenmore, WA
invites you to submit 2 dimensional artwork


Deadline: June 8th, 2007

Call to Artists

To many of us, the phrase "speaking in tongues" is strange, even frightening. And yet, artists speak in tongues all the time. As Paul says in his first letter to the Corinthians, "…we speak of these things in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual things in spiritual language." Artists describe reality in ways that are distinct from everyday language.

The artwork in "Speaking in Tongues: The Spirit Unleashed" will explore the theme of the divine Spirit, the Spirit unleashed in the world, and the gifts bestowed by the Spirit. Site links for resources and inspiration at listed at the end of this post.

Where: Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 6211 NE 182nd Street, Kenmore, Washington

When: July 8 - September 7, 2007

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 12th, 2007, 6 - 8 PM

How: Submit jpegs via e-mail to redeemer.arts@gmail.com. Please include your name and a few words about your work. Also include title, medium and framed dimensions of each image submitted. Submission deadline is midnight, June 8th. The work will then be juried and acceptance notifications will be sent out via e-mail by June 15th. All work must be dropped off or shipped to arrive at the gallery by July 3, 2007. All shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist. Specific instructions will be sent out with the acceptance notifications.

Cost: $15 (USD) entry fee, for up to 3 images, payable via PayPal.




Artwork can be for sale. The gallery will direct buyers directly to the artists and take no commission.

The gallery will take care of advertising and publicity, and artists with accepted work will receive postcard announcements to distribute themselves. Please have high quality digital images available for possible use in publications and postcards.

In addition to being displayed in the nave gallery, accepted works will also be featured on the church’s website.

For ease of transport, and so we get to meet you, we are especially seeking artists in the the area of the Puget Sound, but this call is open to all artists over 18.


If you have any questions, please comment to this post or e-mail me at redeemer.arts@gmail.com.


Some Resources and inspiration:

The Holy Spirit (Wikipedia)

Pentecost (Wikipedia)

Matthew 3:11-17 ("He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.")

Luke 1:30-35
("The angel said to her, 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God.")

Luke 4:18 ("The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.")

John 3:3-13 ("The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.")

Acts 2:6-12 ("And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.")

Romans 12:6-8 ("We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us...")

1 Corinthians 2:7-3:1 ("But we speak God's wisdom, secret and hidden, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.")

1 Corinthians 12:8-14 ("To one is given by the Spirit the utterance of wisdom...")

Stained glass window at St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican (wide view)

Holy Spirit tattoos at Religious Tattoos

2 comments:

Peter said...

What a GREAT subject for a show!!! And also, a great interpretation of 'speaking in tongues'.

bridgette said...

hi angela,
Thanks for your comment you left on my blog and for bringing this call for art to my attention. I will look into it. Thanks again.