First Lutheran Church

130 West Holland Street, San Marcos, Texas 78666 Rev. Tim Bauerkemper, Pastor

Call For Entries: First Lutheran Lent Art Exhibit “River of Life”

What: A juried exhibition of 2D works.
When: Exhibition opens Feb. 28, 2017 and closes on Easter Sunday, April 16. Where: First Lutheran Church, 130 W. Holland Street, San Marcos, TX

First Lutheran Church of San Marcos (FLC) is accepting entries for an art exhibit to be displayed during the season of Lent 2017. Selected pieces will be incorporated into our Wednesday evening Lenten worship series “River of Life.” During the series, we will read, explore, and study Scriptural references to water. Because we believe that art inherently reflects God’s presence in creation, submissions need not have a specific scriptural reference or be traditionally ‘religious.’ We seek water-inspired imagery to explore the spiritual themes connected to rivers, streams, oceans, and other waters.

ENTRY RULES: Open to all Texas artists; 2D works, ready to hang, and weighing no more than 15 lbs. All works, including non-denominational and non-sectarian, that address the exhibition theme of “River of Life” will be considered. Submissions will be juried to accommodate the space available as well as suitability for the setting and theme. All entry forms and digital images must be received by February 13, 2017 to be considered. Artists will be notified by February 20th of the Jurors’ selections. All works selected for the exhibition are to be hand- delivered on Monday, Feb. 27 between 10 am and 5 pm, or by arrangement with the church office. Works exhibited must be collected on Tuesday April 18, 2017, or by arrangement with the church office. We will not accept shipped works. FLC reserves the right to publish digital images of exhibited works in FLC documents, websites, and social media through December 31, 2017. Insurance will not be provided on work exhibited. Every reasonable precaution will be taken in the handling, exhibition, and security of the works. Artists may want to obtain their own insurance coverage.

Submission Process: Online submission of the entry form at is preferred. Digital images for jurying must be emailed to An artist statement (emailed with the digital image) is welcomed and encouraged, but not required.

Show Dates: The exhibit will open with a pancake supper and jazz ensemble performance on Mardi Gras / Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 28th. The exhibit will be available during normal church office operating hours, as well as on Sundays, through Easter Sunday, April 16th.

Sales: Any inquiries regarding sales will be referred directly to the artist. Prices will not be displayed with the piece; Instead, a single sign will be posted in the exhibit area announcing the availability of artist contact information for sales inquiry. FLC will not take any commissions and will not be party to sales in any way. We only ask that all art remain in the exhibit for the duration of the show.

Questions: Contact Pastor Tim Bauerkemper at 512-392-2064 or

Phone-512-392-2064 Fax-512-392-2207

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