What is HopeArts?

HopeArts is the art ministry of Hope Chapel. HopeArts represents a diverse collection of artists, from professional artists to beginners, encompassing a wide range of artistic forms and expressions. We all have in common the desire to bring glory to God through creative endeavor. Each year we hang 3-5 visual exhibits on Hope's walls. Learn more about HopeArts ›

Within our community, we have small groups of various focuses that meet regularly.

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Additionally, we organize various creative arts activities, including workshops, seminars, and work-in-progress open mic nights, called 8 Minutes Max. Check out our upcoming events and latest posts for more info.

Our Desire:

To facilitate the art of living well as followers of Christ both in our community and beyond.


Latest Updates

  1. Arts Update 04/30 “BIG ASKS”

    So We will be meeting this Wednesday, for our last family night meeting of the semester, HOWEVER (and this is the FIRST BIG ASK), we need all art hands on deck to help move the supplies from the Studio to the Attic. This is the first step in our big studio remodel, and needs being done. This is light work,

    Just come to Family Dinner night at 5:30 pm Wednesday, and then meet at studio at 6:30 to move paints and brushes and so forth to the attic.

    SECOND BIG ASK:

    Folks, I need artists willing to be artists-for-others at our tent for the Violet Crown Festival.

    It is THIS SATURDAY. MAY 4th. Park across from Hope Chapel. 9am-5pm. (2 1/2 hour shifts preferred but you do what you can)

    What does that mean? It means you sit in the tent, being willing to write/draw/paint on the spot, praying on the spot, or displaying artwork. It means being prepared to discuss art and faith on the spot.

    There will be NO ABSOLUTELY NO selling of art at this event.

  2. Open Call for Artwork

    This is an open call for artwork for the upcoming themed gallery show entitled “Desire & Design”.

     

    This show seeks to explore the the interplay of the elements of desire and design, ultimately suggesting God’s desire(s) through His design and grand meta-narrative.

    Submission protocolswhich must be adhered to — can be found on our Gallery section of HopeArts.org.

    Written and Digital Photographic Submissions (poetry, flash-fiction, essay/reflection) for our in-house art magazine (i.e. not as part of the hung gallery show) must still fill out the form before sending — the form provides / enables contact options.

    FORM DEADLINE: MAY 21ST, NOON. (Pieces must be delivered to Hope Chapel’s pastor office/Debbie Bjork by Noon, May 28th.)

    ll artists are encouraged to attend the catered gallery reception, Saturday June 1st, from 6:30 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

    Show Details : These “desires” may include (but aren’t limited to): those desires for His Son, to see Jesus exalted; Our desire(s) for security, safety, freedom, connection, rest, community, being heard and seen; God’s desire to see Humanity redeemed (or what redemption may “look like”); His and / or our desires for social justice; for fruit of the Spirit to be made manifest (fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, self-control); desires for the meek to inherit the earth, for the merciful to be shown mercy; His desires for the hearts of fathers and sons to be turned towards one another; desires for Holiness and a Holy People of every tongue, tribe, nation; His desires for complete unity of faith, hope, love.


    The design(s) can include (but aren’t limited to) : examples from biology, science, linguistics, mathematics, geometry; graphic and computer design; architecture.


    A good source text from scripture to consider would be the New Testament book of Hebrews, for instance.

    Entry form – Fill out the form below, scroll to the bottom and click “Submit”

    Gallery Show Submissions Form

    Gallery Show Submissions Form
    • Name of show you are entering.
    • Phone
    • Email
    • Medium / Type of Submission
    • Description -- briefly describe your piece, its concept, dimensions, special requirements (this shall used for artist card signage). Include any artist statement that goes along with piece (as it will be taken directly from this form). JPEGs to be emailed directly to Director or Gallery Manager.
    • Have you read Submissions Guidelines on http://www.hopearts.org/gallery-shows-entry-form.html
    • Opening and Panel Discussion Question -- If you plan to attend gallery opening, you would be willing to ...

  3. Arts Update 04/22

    The Wednesday Night Arts Group is meeting in the studio this week, 04/24. Dinner in Family Room at Hope Chapel @ 5:30 P.M., Group time @ 6:30 P.M.

    HopeArts NEEDS VOLUNTEERS for the HopeArts Booth @ Violet Crown Festival, May 4th in the Brentwood Park — next to Brentwood Elementary and across the street from Hope Chapel. Contact Art Ministry Director for more information, or / and watch the HopeArts Blog. The current plan is display(only, not sell) our art, to perform spontaneous pieces when requested, and to “Pray Art” over all who come by. A mash-up between the open house ministry presentation and what I call an “Art-Bless(ing) of others.

    Lastly, and since there will be no Art Salon until June, I would encourage all artists / performers to sign-up for the May Gifts Night (hosted by Hope Chapel as part of its Community Life Ministry, and not a HopeArts event). Details can be found in the Community Updates section of Hope.Org.

  4. “Holy Week” Arts Update 04/15

    Hey Art Cats, this week of Holy Week we are NOT meeting on Wednesday Night. There is however a Good Friday service at Hope at 7PM.

    Regular Wednesday Night meetings will resume on the 24th.

Current Exhibit:


Imagine Art: Where every life is a work of art. Learn more ›

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