St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral is seeking submissions of visual art for its upcoming exhibition, Water of Life.
Water and Life
Water is not so much a resource as it is the source and cornerstone to the web of life. Access to clean water is a growing issue in many places around the world. The global water system connects people across cultures, political identities, and economic structures.
Recently, this has opened conversations among scientists, theologians, and scholars, each group exploring how we can protect the environment and sustain life on earth.
Many religious leaders advocate for the ethical value of environmental sustainability of water resources. The Episcopal Church is committed to the care of creation, as a living sign of our devotion to God. What are the practical implications of sustainable living in terms of justice and equitable access? In what way can regular people participate in the transformation of our environment into a healthy system?
Who We Are
We are a collaborative group of artists and community leaders, who want to support the development of more diverse images of Jesus.
What is this about?
This juried exhibit invites submissions of visual arts portraying bodies of living water and their connection to human life.
Why is this happening?
We want to use the visual arts to advance the conversation connecting care for our water resources with human well-being.
When and where will this exhibit happen?
The Riverfront Gallery at the Cathedral Church of Saint Stephen (Episcopal) in Harrisburg PA is the site of this exhibit.
The exhibit will run from September 4 through November 20, 2022.
What sort of art media and artists?
All two-dimensional media are welcome: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, encaustic art, mixed media, stained glass, prints
and graphic art, drawing, photography, and digital media.
We invite artists from all backgrounds and levels of experience. We particularly encourage artists from under-represented groups, especially emerging and outsider artists, to apply.
There will be prizes, awarded by the jury.
• Best in Show
• The Cathedral Award
The Peoples’ Choice prize will be awarded by the people who attend the exhibit.
Travis DiNicola, Penn Future
Katie Jane, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake
Mack Granderson Past Director, PA Arts in Education Program
Sandy Strauss, PA Council of Churches
Carrie Wissler- Thomas, Art Association of Harrisburg
Applications are due by June 15, 2022. Submissions are currently being accepted and will be acknowledged by email within a week of submission. The jury will convene in early July to select items for the exhibition. Artists will be notified by email by July 16 if their submission has been accepted.
Please complete the Application Form and review the Call for Submissions and Checklist for Submissions when submitting your work. If you have questions, please contact the church office.