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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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Artists for Amnesty is a division of Amnesty International. Artist for Amnesty is “a group of committed artists (including visual artists) who take action to stop human rights abuses worldwide. Together with Amnesty International they play the roles of artist-activist providing invaluable inspiration to others and help to deliver a global message.

Cartoon by artist Raeside for Amnesty International Canada 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you or your visual arts ministry team would like to participate in this heroic global effort, visit their website above for more informtion.

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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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Calling all artists living in the San Francisco Bay Area! Heroes And Hearts is a wonderful opportunity (held annually) for you to use your talents to create one-of-a-kind decorated hearts which benefit the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. This Foundation funds projects to enhance patient care.

                                  By Sidnea D\'Amico

        By Emily and David Broom for Heroes and HeartsBy Susan Posey Tibbon for Heroes and HeartsBy David Fullarton for Heroes and HeartsBy Tina Lauren Veitmier for Heroes and HeartsBy Jud Bergeron for Heroes and Hearts

Basically, you’d simply submit samples of your artwork during the ‘call for submissions’. Artist’s are selected from among the entries received and the selected artists are then given the wonderful opportunity to design creative hearts to be displayed throughout the city and later sold at auction.

Its a terrific way to use your artistic talents to help others get healthcare!

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An organization called Blind Art is doing just that. A charitable organization based in the UK, they’re dedicated to bringing the joyful experience of visual art to visually impaired individuals.

They have sponsored a number of well-attended shows, wonderful exhibitions, and great competitions around the world.


Basically if you’re an artist looking for venues to help others experience the joys of art here’s a good one to consider. You can donate a piece to their permanent collection. They’re open to all and accept art donations on an ongoing basis. This can also be an awesome project for your group or visual arts ministry. I think this is a great effort and an awesome idea.

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