Calling All Artists: “In the Flesh and Beyond” – Spring 2017

In Spring of 2017, Berkeley Community Church (Denver) will host an art show, “In the Flesh and Beyond,” and invite all artists to consider submitting their work! Read on for more details, and view/download/print the show flier here.



Artists Contemplate Their Own Vision of Jesus
An art show sponsored by Berkeley Community Church UCC

Most of us, whether we consider ourselves religious or not, have a fixed mental image of Jesus Christ drawn from historic depictions. The majority of such renderings are subjective, based on cultural stereotypes, political circumstance, or theological interpretation. However, many suggest that a racial or gender specific depiction of Jesus is limiting: As in life, his aim was to banish racial, social, and class distinctions—he is, symbolically, “all in all”—everyman, everyperson.

Whether a personified human image or metaphor, what is your impression of Jesus? Berkeley Community Church (United Church of Christ) invites artists to use their chosen media to address their perspective.


  • Show Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
  • Entry Deadline: March 18, 2017
  • Entrance Fee: $25 per piece
  • Total Awards: $250
  • Jurors: Jill Carstens, Kellie Coughlin, Jenna Williams

Secular submissions are welcome and encouraged. Chosen art will be displayed for one year. Artists may sell the art while it is on display, but purchaser must allow art to be displayed for the full year before actual possession.

Mark Your Calendar—More Info Available Soon. Questions? Email Jill Carstens at