The D.I.G.Through Art Show
Dialogue: an Interaction for Growth
We at The Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville are planning a spring art show during
the church season of Lent called The D.I.G.Through Art Show (Dialogue:an Interaction for Growth).
The D.I.G.show began in 1998 as an extension of our artists-in-residency program and has explored a
different theme each year during lent. Previous themes have included “Icons and Idols”,“Incarnation
and Risk”,“Human Sacrifice” and others.
Lent is the church season of 40 days (not including feast days) before Easter.Lent begins on
Ash Wednesday,Feb.25th and ends on Easter Sunday,April 12th. It is symbolic of both the 40 years of
Israel’s wandering in the desert and the 40 days Jesus spent fasting and being tempted in the wild. We
feel this is an appropriate season to invite artists from our community to join us in wrestling with the
challenges of our faith. We are asking you to participate by submitting a piece of your art.
This year’s theme is “Embodiment”. Alongside the art show,the church will be hosting a film
series on the same theme with a light meal provided before and opportunities for discussion after
Artists are welcomed to submit one work in any medium. There is a $15.00 entry fee.
Paintings and other 2-D work cannot exceed 6 x 10 feet. Work must be delivered on or by
Wednesday,Feb 25th. 2-D works must be dry,framed and ready to hang with wire. Sculpture must
be easily moveable and installations must be approved for space reasons. Artists will be accepted on
a first to respond basis.
There will be a preview opening at NOON after our 11:00 AM worship on Sunday,March 1st
2009. The grand opening reception and presentation of the purchase award will be on Saturday,
March 7th 2009 from 6:00-9:00 PM and will coincide with the 1st Saturday Gallery Crawl and the
church’s monthly Art-Luck Potluck dinner and art reception.
There are no restrictions on work except that the content be suitable to all ages,since it will
be on display to our entire church body and the downtown community young and old. The church
reserves the right to not show any work
Thanks from the resident artists of The Downtown Presbyterian Church:
Beth Gilmore,Richard Feaster,Jodi Hays,Sarah Shearer,Elizabeth Streight,Tasha French & Tom Wills.
Limit : 2 pieces per artist
Entry Fee : $15.00 per artist
(Checks Payable to: Downtown Presbyterian Church)
This is a first come first serve show. Your entry fee
reserves your space in the show. Send it in a.s.a.p. to
reserve your space using the form below.
For more info contact : Beth Gilmore email@example.com
Art Drop OffDate: Wednesday, Feb. 25th (3 PM to 7 PM)
Preview Opening: Sunday, March 1st at 12:00 Noon
Grand Opening: Saturday, March 7th 6 PM to 9 PM
End ofShow Date: Easter Sunday April 12th
Pick Up works: Monday April 13th
Yes! I would like to participate in
the 2009 DIGThrough Art Show.
Please enclose a check for $15.00 made out to “The Downtown Presbyterian Church” and send to:
The Downtown Presbyterian Church
154 5th Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37219