Call for artwork at MWC Assembly

Worship Art banner displayed at the MWC Assembly in Paraguay in 2009. Photo by Christine Fehrle
Release date: 
Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Bogotá, Colombia – Are you an artist? Do you know an Anabaptist artist? Mennonite World Conference is calling for artwork to be displayed at Assembly Gathered, 21-26 July 2015 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania USA.

At the Assembly there will be a central gallery, which will feature representative contemporary artwork by artists of all ages and traditions. While there is no theme for the exhibition itself, the MWC Assembly theme is “Walking with God.” Artists are encouraged to create new artwork or submit existing work for this global Assembly.

Artists must be associated with one of the over 100 MWC member or associate member churches. Artwork to be considered for this show can be from a wide variety of media, subject matter, and ethnic or national origins. All artwork must be original.

For more information on submitting artwork for this gallery, click here.

Call for Worship Arts

Another gallery at Assembly Gathered will display worship art from our churches around the world. Mennonite World Conference is calling for banners and tapestries from MWC-affiliated congregations.

This gallery will show case worship arts banners and visual art pieces created by and for the worship spaces of the many thousands of different congregations represented. If your community has commissioned or created unique tapestries, banners or visual art that is available to share, we’d love to hang these banners and images in one of the busiest spaces in the complex.

For more information on submitting worship arts, including banners, tapestries and visual art pieces, click here.

In addition to these two exhibitions, there will be galleries located throughout the complex with children’s artwork, historical art, and resources.

MWC Release



I recently found Duane K Friesen's book called "Artists, Citizens and philosophers" it's right along the lines of thinking as mine.

Art for social change is my focus. I'm looking forward to assembly this year. I've spent my
Life working on understanding how the arts principles apply to ordinary lives to generate peace and power.

I,m an artist in Zimbabwe specializing on crafts, can i bring my work for displays and will these art facts be sold at the conference. I,m attending the conference.


Please read the PDF documents linked to in this article. They contain information about who to contact with your questions.


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