Seeing God 2021 Virtual Exhibit: Fritz, Johnson, and Walchuk

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.


Healing the Collective Heart

Healing the Collective Heart flowed out of my brush as an inner wisdom illustration for our world. In the layers of the painting, there is a codex of what I know about healing. Inclusion, self-knowledge, connection, illumination, healing trauma, healing worry, and healing the masculine and feminine was the framework for healing that came to me as I prayed in dots while I painted. The women in this painting are from every continent on Earth and they are connected through their ancestors and the future people of our planet. They are all held by the Mother. As they hum and sing together, they calm their bodies and are able to connect and heal together through a love for all of humankind.

Artist Elizabeth Fritz
Acrylic on Canvas   84 x 60

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Lift Up Each Other

Where is kindness? On one hand, the world is full of meanness, rooted in division, racial disparity, lies, bullying. On the other, the world has never witnessed such loving, selfless compassion. How can humanity be so polarized in how it treats each other? Oh God, may we Lift Up Each Other this year!

This painting was inspired by artist/instructor Tara Sweeney. Look deeply and you may see the stylized letters of Lift Up Each Other.

Artist Sheryl Johnson
Ink & Inktense Blocks   11 x 14

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Then Sings My Soul

The last year has been a tough one. It has been so easy to lose hope and let the sadness, worry, and loneliness become overwhelming. But then I step outside, see the abundance of God’s gifts all around, and my soul sings. I spent many hours creating this drawing, reflecting on the blessings in my life. And hope returned.

Artist Mary Walchuk
Colored pencil on watercolor paper   13 x 19

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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.

5 Responses

  1. These are awesome!! Gorgeous and powerful!
  2. Very powerful!!!
  3. What delightful works!
  4. I am SO moved by this art and the reflections of the artists! It’s quite profound. This is what we need right now! Thank you so much for making this a virtual exhibit. I love how we can stop and take time to gaze at the paintings, as if we are right there in the gallery!
  5. Colleen Crowley
    Great article, just what I wanted to find.

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