About ECVA

Languages of Art
Words by The Most Reverend Frank T. Griswold
Graphics by Mel Ahlborn

The mission of Episcopal Church and Visual Arts (ECVA) is to encourage artists and organizations to engage the visual arts in the spiritual life of the church. ECVA values the significance of visual imagery in spiritual formation and the development of faith, and encourages those who are engaged in using the visual arts in spiritual life.

Episcopal Church and Visual Arts (ECVA) strives to encourage:

- visual artists in our church to use their creative gifts for the glory of God;

- individuals to explore the opportunities visual arts offer in their spiritual journeys;

- parishes and cathedrals to incorporate visual arts in their total programs; and

- conversations and research in issues related to the visual arts, theology, and culture.

An Historic Birth...

ECVA began as a conversation among a few artists and supporters who sensed that this was a moment for an historic rebirth for visual arts in the Episcopal Church. From that beginning in the Spring of 2000, ECVA has developed into a national visual arts community.

A Vibrant Program...

To fulfill its mission to the broadest community possible, ECVA produces and maintains an online resource center at www.ecva.org that is open to all visitors. Its many offerings include curated art exhibitions and
The Artists Registry, a community of  individuals and groups who work at the intersections of art and faith. Registry members include artists, clergy, musicians, cathedrals, and congregational art groups. An e-newsletter provides news of calls and exhibitions.

Some Further Details...

Episcopal Church and Visual Arts is an organization that is open to all artists regardless of skill level, artist media, nationality or religious affiliation;

Episcopal Church and Visual Arts is a virtual organization (not located on Second Avenue in New York City);

Episcopal Church and Visual Arts is a 501c3 charitable corporation that is not affiliated with The Episcopal Church (TEC); and,

The rights to all text and images that appear at http://ecva.org
or its related web pages belong to the original authors and artists and not to Episcopal Church and Visual Arts; permission must be obtained from those original authors and artists before using content that appears at either http://ecva.org or its related web pages.


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