BENEDICTINE CENTER
Seeing God: Art and Spirituality

sustaining and expanding the spiritual imagination,

deepening a sense of awe

Current Exhibit
Cultural Incarnation as Proclamation

open 9a-6p daily now thru Apr. 30

St. Paul's Monastery Gallery

Over the centuries, Benedictines have encouraged women and men who use color, form, sound, and word to express the beauty one experiences in the encounter with God’s own creativity.

Their work contributes to keeping us mindful of God’s abiding presence. Seeing God seeks ways to cultivate the sacramental sense that infuses religiously-themed art and to deepen the role of art as a formative part of Christian life and discipleship.

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Seeing God
A Juried Exhibit of Sacred Art
at St. Paul's Monastery Gallery

Sacred art contributes to keeping us mindful of God’s abiding presence. This exhibit features contemporary artists who work in that spirit.

The Benedictine Center of St. Paul's Monastery is continuing the pioneering work of Nick and Rosemary Heille, who founded and led The Northeast Minneapolis Spiritual Art Show  for eleven years.

Goals

  • To encourage artists in their gifts to interpret and give form to God’s revelation in human life, nature, and the cosmos.
  • To demonstrate how the arts can expand one’s capacity to encounter God.

Call for Artists

The Art and Spirituality Team of St. Paul's Monastery invites all artists to submit sacred art for the 2017 Seeing God juried exhibit. Entry Rules and an Entry Form are below. We seek works of art that:

(1) are rooted in themes drawn from religious traditions, Scripture, nature, the human journey, and/or an interpretation of the mystery of life.

(2) show how art reveals a deeper sense of wonder.

(3) are appropriate for the environment that greets the Sisters and guests daily.

2018 Key Dates

(Exhibit is open 9a-6p daily from Jan. 31 thru Mar. 2, 2018)

   
1/17/18 Submissions Due
1/24/18 Acceptance Notification
1/27/18 Delivery of Art Work
1/31/17 Opening Reception
3/2/17 Exhibit Closes
3/3/18 Pick-up of Art Work

 

Download Entry Rules
Download Entry Form (Word)
Download Entry Form (PDF)

 

Please address questions to Artist/Coordinator Kathy Fleming at 612.839.4439

Submit entries to benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org

 

Submit an Exhibit Proposal


Artists are encouraged to submit proposals to the Benedictine Center any time prior to Feb. 15.


A letter of acknowledgement will be sent to the artist.


Between Feb. 15 and Mar. 15 of every year, the Art and Spirituality Team will review proposals and select four exhibits for at least the next 12 months.


By Mar. 31, a letter of acceptance will be sent to the artists who were accepted and a letter of regret to those artists who were not accepted for the coming cycle.

A complete proposal will include:

(1) Artist's name and contact information

(2) A statement of up to 150 words describing the artist's overall work.

(3) A proposal of up to 300 words describing how the proposed theme and medium will fulfill these exhibit criteria:

  • The exhibit is rooted in themes drawn from religious traditions, Scripture, nature, the human journey, and/or an interpretation of the mystery of life.
  • The exhibit will show how art reveals a deeper sense of wonder.
  • The exhibit is appropriate for the environment that greets the Sisters and guests daily.

(4) At least one example of the works to be included. A link to an online gallery is preferred.

Submit proposals to

benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org

Upcoming Exhibits

May 5- Jul. 1 Mia and Lisa

Jul. 7- Sept. 1 Elizabeth Erickson

Sept. 6 – Nov. 1 Kelly Kruse

Nov. 6-Jan. 19 Kathy Fleming

 

 

For more information

Email the Benedictine Center or call 651.777.7251

Permanent Exhibit

Once Lost, Now Found

a visual reflection on forgiveness in the Benedicta Riepp Room.


Past Exhibits    

2017 Seeing God Juried Exhibit

 

The Place Where Possibility Is Born: Paintings by Kirk Sklar

Movement = Life: Paintings by Lara Hanson

 

On Community: A Collaboration of Women Artists

Co-Workers in the Vineyard: Words and Images for Ministry

 

Celebrating God Given Talents: Art by Students of Hill-Murray School

 

2016 Seeing God Juried Exhibit of Sacred Art

 

Superior Light: Pastel Paintings by Rita Corrigan

Beneath the Surface by Peg + Chuck Hoffman

 

The Emerging Textile Artist by Maggie Thompson

Submitting to Natural Beauty by Fred Somers

 

Seeing God: 2015 Juried Exhibit of Sacred Art

Seeking The Face Of Christ: The Way Of An Iconographer by Debra Korluka

 

Atmosphere: As High As The Heavens Are Above The Earth by Karen Kurka Jensen

Strong Women
by Rev. Peggy Thompson

 

Love Cannot Wait

by S. Mary Ann Osborne SSND

Seeing God:
2014 Juried Exhibit of Sacred Art

 

The Word Became Flesh and Dwelt Among Us
by DeAnne Parks

Wisdom and Prophets

 

Seeing With the Eyes of the Heart
by S. Virginia Matter OSB

Heaven of the Heart: Art as an Act of Reconciliation by Chuck Carlson + Peg Carlson Hoffman

 

Seeing God: 2013 Juried Exhibit of Sacred Art

The Art of Healing:
Fiber Art by Kimber Olson

 

Transformation:
The Cross Series by James Quentin Young

The Prodigal Son Series: Collection of Jerry Evenrud, housed at Luther Seminary, St. Paul

 

Seeing God: 2012 Juried Exhibit of Sacred Art

Psalms: A New Rendering

by Frank Rivas

 

The Strength Within: A Contemplative Interpretation of the Inner Journey by Ashley Dull

Vision Inspiring Beauty:
A Franciscan Legacy
The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls

 

Journey With St. Paul

by Chillon Leach

New Testament Images
by Kirsten Malcolm Berry

 
Illuminating the Scriptures: The Saint John's Bible

An Experience of Color and Spirit: Retrospective Exhibit of Art
by S. Sarah Voss OSB

 

The Fruitful Season: Prayers for the Autumn of Life

Cathy Whiteman and David Whiteman

Seasoned Voice

Margaret Carroll & Ardie Medina

 

Seeing the Sacred Text

Joan Bohlig

New Directions

Joan Bohlig

 

Community of the Soul
Ken Green

Season of Hope

 

Art of the Incarnation

Faces of Vietnam

Pat Connolly

 

Word and Image

Clem and Elizabeth Nagel

Capturing Inspired Energy

Chillon Leach

 

The Benedictine As Artist

The Icon Perspective

Mark Roberts

 

Seeing God: Suzanne Runte,

High School artists, Sisters of SPM

The Art of Peter Lupori

 

The Green Exhibit

Margaret Carroll (Peggy Thompson)

Art of St. Paul's Monastery Mixed Media

 

Come and See: A Photojournalist's Journey

Into the World of Mother Teresa

Linda Schaefer

Perceptible Signs of God's Presence

Kirsten Malcolm Berry

 

Faces of Madagascar:

A Habitat for Humanity Photojournal  

Pat Connolly

Energies of Change

Elisabeth Horst

 

Learning from the Divine Potter

Virginia Matter OSB

Contact the artist to commission a piece

 

For more information

Email the Benedictine Center or call 651.777.7251

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