Keller UMC Art Exhibit/Contest Rules and Guidelines

The intention of the contest is to celebrate the creativity and talent of those associated with KUMC and to utilize an additional method to explore the themes of worship. This is a part of the Music and Worship Arts Strategic Initiative.

  1. One entry per artist. Each entry must have a title and statement about how the artwork relates to the theme.
  2. All artwork must have original sources. Artists must create the artwork from observation, imagination, experience or from a photograph taken by the artist.
  3. If a photograph is used as a source for any part of the artwork, the photo must be attached to the back with a note that says the artist took the photo and where it was taken.
  4. Tracing from any photograph or non-original sources is prohibited.
  5. Only 2D artworks are allowed. Two-dimensional artwork must be no larger than 24” X 36”, including mat or mount, and may not exceed 10 pounds.
  6. Canvas paintings do not require mats. All other 2D artworks must be matted or mounted with sturdy black mat board. No frames or coverings are allowed.
  7. Artwork may be drawing, painting, computer-generated, collage or photography. Collage may have elements from non-original sources such as magazines and newspapers as long as the elements are used to create a completely new and different work or art.
  8. Artists of all ages are welcome to enter the contest. There is no requirement to be a member of KUMC.
  9. A worship and fine arts committee will choose semi-finalists and those works will be displayed. Church members and others affiliated with KUMC will be encouraged to vote to choose a winner among the semi-finalists.
  10. Nominal prizes will be awarded. 

The first Art Exhibit/Contest is:

Vinyl TheologyAugust 12-September 17
Deadline for submission is August 12. Based on the sermon series.

Sermon title, scripture and song selection for each week are as follows: 

August 19/20
Imagine (John Lennon)
Matthew 6:24-34

August 26/27
24 Frames (Jason Isbell)
Luke 12:29-34

September 2/3
A Change is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke)
Isaiah 43:19-21

September 9/10
Be Love (Satsang)
1 Corinthians 16:13-14

September 16/17
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Psalm 115

Contact Trey West for more information.