“In a broken world, the artist comes along our side and invites us to slow down. They can help us to see, despite the chaos and destruction, and in turn reveal beauty. Art is able to display before us not only an honest glimpse of our world; it can even challenge and upend our marred vision reminding us of the promise of hope, of a world restored.”
“You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds,
God our Savior,
the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas,
who formed the mountains by your power,
having armed yourself with strength,
who stilled the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
and the turmoil of the nations.
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;
where morning dawns, where evening fades,
you call forth songs of joy.” Psalms 65:5-8
Everyone gets overwhelmed. Whether it’s simply the demands of balancing work and home, or the burden of sinful decisions, or the crush of chronic illness, we are easily overtaken by feelings of hopelessness. The good news is that we are not alone and God is greater than all we face. This fall, our sermon series will be exploring the Psalms and various biblical ideas of being overwhelmed. When overwhelmed by sin, he overwhelms us with grace, when overwhelmed by suffering, he overwhelms us with comfort, when overwhelmed by stress, he overwhelms us with his peace, and when overwhelmed by temptation he overwhelms us with his power.
Join us in making and engaging with art that explores the topic, “Overwhelmed”.
DATES AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Friday, August 17 – 5:00pm: Submission deadline for all art
-For initial curating, submit a digital copy or photograph of your art to Matt Marron at GEBC, firstname.lastname@example.org
-All submissions must include a written explanation of your piece as it relates to the theme. Please include dimensions and artistic medium for the artwork.
-For music or video submissions, please contact Matt Marron for submission details
Thursday, August 23 – 12:00pm: Selected artwork due
– Artists will be notified by Sunday, January 7 if their art is selected for the gallery
– Art must be delivered to the church ready to hang
Sunday, September 2 – 8:00a: Gallery Opens
THIS WILL BE A CURATED GALLERY
Final selections for the gallery will be chosen by a team of curators. Pieces will be considered based on how well they explore the topic, but also how they all work together to create a cohesive gallery.