2020 Diocesan Art Exhibition

2020 Diocesan Art Exhibition

Call to Artists: Episcopal Diocese of Oregon art exhibition 2020 on the theme ‘Ascension’

A gathering of artistic expressions from Episcopal Churches of Western Oregon

The Details:

  • All submitted art will be displayed May 10-July 5  at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland.
  • An opening 9am Forum with artists and 11am reception is planned Sunday May 10.
  • Approximately 30 juried pieces will be selected for this show.
  • Digital entries deadline April 15, 2020.
  • Artwork suggested not to exceed 36” in any dimension.
  • Due to space restrictions, we are only able to display a maximum of 4, 3-dimensional objects.

To Submit:      

  • Each artist will submit, in digital format, one piece to be included in the show
  • Indicate Dimensions, Medium, Title, (and description if you wish)
  • Send files as high-quality JPEG files (1800 pixels on longest dimension) to jontamez56@gmail.com no later than April 15, 2020
  • There is a $25 registration fee. The fee is payable during art check-in by check or credit card on Tuesday May 5 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • For further information visit www.trinity-episcopal.org/arts

Congregation Close-up: St. Aidan’s, Gresham

Set amid beautiful sprawling grounds next to Nadaka Nature Park, St. Aidan’s is embracing its identity by loving God and loving neighbor, and by living into the Celtic ethos of spreading the Good News of the Gospel through compassionate outreach, generosity of spirit, beauty in nature, music and the arts. St. Aidan’s is growing into a vision for the future, taking on new ministries that hold promise in our current environment and letting go of ministries that no longer serve that vision. Among these are:

  • The Great thou Art Camp, a children’s art camp for those children whose economic circumstances would not allow them access to professional artists and a camp experience. St. Aidan’s is seeding money to ensure the success of the camp and the church has received a grant for $1,500 from the City of Gresham to support its effort to bring the arts to those less economically secure.
  • Music and Meditation is an hour of music and poetry with St. Aidan’s musicians and friends, with open-mic time for others who would like to bring their own poetry or music. Music and Meditation is held five times a year, in celebration of the changing seasons, and is open to and embraces all faith traditions, cultures, and expressions of the seasons.
  • St. Aidan’s Celtic Festival Day and Mass on the Grass. Our celebration of St. Aidan’s Day includes a Celtic Mass, home-made pies, jewelry, art, music and more.
  • The Cuthbert Community is an on-going study of The Rule of Benedict, proving that at St. Aidan’s the words contemplative and lively belong together.
  • A very small but active Youth Group who have formed their own church and play their own music: The Church of Rock (Hard C. o. R.). They are “led from behind” by adult musicians experienced with Episcopalian theology and rock bands! It is our hope that through music, and a safe place to express themselves, the Church of Rock will attract other young people to explore a relationship with God.
  • Beautification of our sanctuary and our grounds. The new Garden Design Committee is working to create a destination of beauty in our grounds. A sub-committee is working on a new labyrinth design to be installed on the campus grounds in 2018.

The congregation of St. Aidan’s is steadfast in its welcome, loyal to its past and bold in its determination to grow into the needs of the community it serves.