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Add Bible Scripture to your artwork. That is the main message of Worldwide Evangelism Christian Artist Network (WeCAN). They admonish every Christian visual artist worldwide to donate art to various organization, charities and entities ( such as orphanages, hospitals and care homes). By adding Bible Scripture to each peice of art donated, it becomes a tool for evangelism to encourage, enlighten and inspire those receiving it.

  

Basically, you can add Bible Scripture to your canvas, the frames around the images, the base of sculpture or include it mixed media peices. Visit the website to see how God has already used  the talents of visual artists to make impact in the lives of children using scripture in artwork. This is a great way begin or develop an art ministry. Its a wonderful idea for you to do on your own or with a group of your fellow artists.

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Art Therapy plays an important role in the treatment, development and enrichment of patients and is a great way to use your talents to minster to others.

Corn Woman by Brenda Elliott, Art Therapist, for Art Therapy Journal

If you would like to become an art therapist check out The American Art Therapy Association for some useful information. 

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“Send letter, greeting cards, artwork or any message of positive support” is the request of Letters From Home on behalf of US troops worldwide. Letters From Home is a non-profit coporation dedicated to supporting troops stationed away from home. The rapidly growing group is run by dedicated volunteers.

           

Basically, if you’re an artist or part of a visual art group interested in participating, simply create some wonderful, positive atwork and send it to them for distribution overseas. Upcoming campaigns are listed on their website. This is a great way to use your creativity to inspire others.

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OM Artslink, is a missions trip organization specifically designed for visual artists. It is part of a larger global effort known as Operation Mobilization. OM Artslink gives visual artists and art ministry groups the opportunity to travel globally of short term missions trips to evangelize people in nations around the world. “OM Artslink has a passion to see visual artists get involved in the great commission”

Basically, if you or your visual arts group would like to impact the world for Christ through your talents, creativity and love for others, this is a great opportunity for you. They plan several trips each year. Contact them through their website, and sign up with the Yahoo group for periodic announcements.

There is also a wonderful opportunity for artists to provide art trading cards to be distibuted to others overseas. This is a great ministry and a wonderful tool to share the gospel using your talents!

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An online exhibition and sale of visual art to benefit autism awareness and research is the goal of Art Now. The project, started by Claudine Intner, an artist and mother, submits 100% of the proceeds raised to the charity Autism Speaks.

  Picture Novel by Mimi Shapiro        

Basically all family friendly art is welcome in a variety of categories including – collage, painting, drawing, photography and book art.

And if you’re really creative they are also looking for artistic interpretations using their puzzle peice symbol in the form of a wearable pin.  This is a great idea for a group minstry.

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Easter Seals‘ annual art contest gives visual artits an opportunity to help this charity raise funds to provide programs and services for people with disabilities; founded in 1919, the organization provides programs and services to help these individuals find independence.

Pink Stargazer Lilies by Marilyn Wear for Easter Seals        Red and White Amaryllis by Debbie Venglar for Easter Seals      Lilies by Maurice Mahler for Easter Seals

Basically, all artists are welcome to participate and you would simply create as many drawings or paintings of a lilly  as you wish, in any of 5 categories (drawing, painting, pastels, colored pencil and computer generated art). Finalists are selected from amongst the submitted entries. This is a great way to use your talents to help others.

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“Young artists do not often fit in well with church sponsored youth programs that emphasize physical recreation. To close the gap, Masterpiece Ministries was founded in 1995 to help young people identify and develop their gifts in the arts and to encourage them to become whole hearted followers of Jesus Christ”. This is the mission and vision of this wonderful visual arts ministry.

Masterpiece Ministries

Basically if you are a visual artist and would like to develop or host a program for young talented artists at your church you can contact them on ideas to get started.

They also need creative visual artists (drawing, painting, sculpture etc) with a strong commitment to Christ to teach young people about Christ and the arts. If you have a heart for sharing Christ and art with youth, this is a good program to get involved in!

 

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