Seeing God 2021 Virtual Exhibit: Jacqueline Bergan

Seeing God: An Exhibit of Sacred Art 2021

Enjoy this year's virtual exhibit! We invite you to pause with each image as if you were walking our Gallery at St. Paul’s Monastery and read the artist’s statement about their piece. The rest of the exhibit will be posted on the blog throughout February and March. Please check back regularly to experience the entire Seeing God 2021 Virtual Exhibit. VIEW ALL CURRENTLY PUBLISHED EXHIBIT POSTS.



The painting of this rose emerged from gratitude.

In January of 2019, I experienced a severe and debilitating spinal cord injury. During the fearful intensity and complexities of my two-year recovery, I felt the light and presence of the Spirit; calming my fears, strengthening, and comforting me. The symbol of the rose speaks of my healing and profound gratitude.nThe poet Hafiz expresses this reality:

How did the rose ever open its heart and
give to this world all of its beauty?
It felt the encouragement of light against its being,
Otherwise, we all remain too frightened.

Artist Jacqueline Bergan
Oil on Canvas   36 x 36

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About this Exhibit

Seeing God: An Exhibit of Sacred Art is virtual for 2021. To continue this important, long-standing exhibit, we are moving it online this year. While the Gallery at St. Paul’s Monastery is not physically open to hang this exhibit, we still need art, especially now. Artists' work will speak to the following questions: What challenges and what blessings are you experiencing as you live and make art now? How are you Seeing God during this unprecedented time? Where are you Seeing God? During this pause in the Benedictine Center programming, this exhibit will provide a much-needed source of inspiration to those who would otherwise come to the monastery. Entries will be posted online throughout February and March. VIEW ALL SEEING GOD 2021 POSTS.

If you are interested in purchasing a work from this exhibit contact Kathy Fleming.

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