Religious American Art

Recurring Religious Theme Exhibitions


(above: William Henry von Herwig, Old Mission, 1924, oil on burlap, 34 x 30 inches. Private Collection.)

Baptismal font is shown temporarily relocated from present location while conservation underway in Serra Chapel, Mission San Juan Capistrano.


Art for God's Sake at St. Anastasia Roman Catholic Church in Troy, MI is a "...3-day, multi-faceted exhibition includes an elegant opening-night gala, interactive art demos, and educational opportunities for all! It also showcases the non-juried artwork of well-known artists and local clergy and religious." Accessed 11/29/13.

Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California hosted an interfaith art exhibit May, 2013 in Oakland, CA, curated by members of Christian, Jewish and Islamic groups, according to an article published May 9, 2013 by the San Jose Mercury News. The show is also featured in an article published on the website of Montclair Presbyterian Church. An article published April 29, 2015 in the Contra Costa Times covers the 2015 show. as well as an article published September 13, 2011 in Accessed June, 2021

Sacred Art Show and Sale is a juried exhibition held at Blessed John XXIII Diocesan Center, Lincoln, NE. Accessed 1/20/14.

Springville Museum of Art Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah Exhibition is a decades-long tradition of the Museum featuring Utah-based artists. Multi-faith artworks in the exhibition are eligible for cash awards and are offered for sale. Workshops and discussions accompany the exhibitions.

Why a Spiritual Art Show? by Nicholas P. Heille describes the juried 11th Annual Northeast Minneapolis Spiritual Art Show, held at John Paul II School's Kolbe Center, "...grown to where over 9,000 visitors attend its six-day event..." The article is posted in the SPARGEX - Spiritual Art Guild Exchange website. Accessed 1/20/14.



(above:  John Gadsby Chapman, Service of Mass on the Campagna,1878, oil on panel, High Museum of Art. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)


(above: John Gadsby Chapman, Woman and Donkey by a Roadside Shrine, 1870, oil on cardboard (artist board), 10 x 14 inches, Birmingham Museum of Art, museum purchase by the Friends of American Art with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Ehney A. Camp, III; Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Goings, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. William C. Hulsey; and Mr. and Mrs. Lathrop W. Smith, Jr., 2008.17, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)


(above: Marsden Hartley, The Virgin of Guadalupe, c. 1918-19, oil and charcoal on paperboard, 31 7/8 x 23 7/8 inches, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alfred Stieglitz Collection 1949,  Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)


(above:  Marsden Hartley, El Santo, 1919, oil on canvas, New Mexico Museum of Art. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

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