Art at St. John’s

Over the coming year we invite you to express yourself in artistic ways. Each season we will provide a theme as inspiration based on a Bible verse, in hopes that people will reflect on the theme and create art that is inspired by it. Various media of art are welcome, so whether you are someone who loves to draw, or someone who loves to paint, or someone who loves to sculpt, or someone who loves to knit, the possibilities are endless!

As always, members of the community are invited to participate, since this is a place where “All Are Welcome”. We will display the art in the vicinity of Highland Hall, so that all who come to our building can experience the work that has been offered. Then, on an advertised Sunday we will have an open house in the morning where we will invite all of our artists to be present to have conversation with those who come to see it so that they can gain a better understanding of how the artist sees the theme reflected in their work.

We hope that this art series will be a reminder that we can express our faith in many and various ways, and that our artistic expressions can be edifying to those who experience them!

  • Season 1 (on display in early winter): “The Beginning,” based on John 1:1-5
  • Season 2 (on display in late winter): “A Time for Everything,” based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
  • Season 3 (on display in spring): “Do Not Worry,” based on Matthew 6:25-34
  • Season 4 (on display in summer): “Love Is,” based on 1 Corinthians 13

More Info on Our Upcoming Theme

The theme for Season 2 is “A Time for Everything” and it is based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 which states:

“For everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.”

Submissions can be dropped off at the church from Friday, February 4 through Sunday, February 17. Please call the church at 412-364-1606 before bringing in your artwork. The art display will be set up on Tuesday, February 19. All artists who have art on display are welcome to participate in an open house on Sunday, March 3, beginning at 9:15 am.

To Submit Your Work

Please fill out our online submission form:

Online Submission Form

If you have any questions regarding submissions, please direct them to: sjlutheran@verizon.net or by calling the church office 412-364-1606.

DISCLAIMER: St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland reserves sole discretion to determine if artwork submitted for display is appropriate for display within the church. The church will not permit any works of art to be displayed within the church that are deemed by the church to be inappropriate for any reason.
In addition, those who seek to display works of art recognize that St. John’s does not provide security for art work. Therefore, those submitting art work for display agree to hold St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland harmless in the event of theft, damage to, or destruction of art work displayed within the church.