ECVA values the significance of visual imagery in spiritual formation and the development of faith, and creates programs to support those who are engaged in using the visual arts in spiritual life.
The Episcopal Church and Visual Arts (ECVA) was founded to encourage artists, individuals, congregations and scholars to engage the visual arts in the spiritual life of the Church. There is a significance of visual imagery in spiritual formation and the development of faith, and religion - Christianity especially - has always influenced and supported great art.
While ECVA is a national organization, with a national artists' registry, we have a local chapter in the Diocese of Texas so that we can encourage people in our 150 congregations in their gifts, whatever media. We gather periodically to hear speakers, we have diocesan-wide shows and sales, support congregations in local efforts and have an enews letter that shares information on events and calls for art that might be of interest to our members. Please join us and subscribe to our enews by sending an email to Nancy Denmark.
We hope this community of artists who work at the intersections of art and faith will continue to grow and that our network serves to enhance our ministry of showing the divine spark in each offering.
ECVA...”encouraging visual arts in the life of the Episcopal Church.”