Fireside Room Art


Upcoming Exhibits

Save the Date

FINE ART MONTAGE by David & Joyce Landsverk

This summer, we welcome church members David and Joyce Landsverk to exhibit some of their original works, which will include photographs and watercolors.

Exhibit opens Sunday, August 4 at 11 a.m.


The 3rd annual animal art show is in the works for this fall. Our theme this year is Take Flight. Show us your version of God’s flying creatures, big and small.

Exhibit opens Saturday, October 5 – immediately after the annual Blessing of the Animals in the Courtyard.

FILL OUT THE ARTIST SUBMISSION FORM.

The deadline for art submissions is Friday, September 20. Due to space, not all submissions can be accepted. Please submit early!

Questions may be sent to Shalimar Carducci s.carducci@santamonicaumc.org.


Past Exhibits

Carl Greenwood Paintings

A selection of paintings by Carl Greenwood hung in the Fireside Room during the 2019 Lenten season. Spanning over several decades, the paintings include imagery of California missions, modern abstractions, and a depiction of the labyrinth floor design painted in the early 2000’s.  

Carol Greenwood (seated) spoke about her late husband’s paintings on March 31, 2019 in the Fireside Room. Proceeds from sales were donated to the church.


The Art of John August Swanson – Advent Art Exhibit 

First UMC was pleased to display the works of John August Swanson
during this 2018 Advent season.


Big & small: Creatures of the Sea 2018

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leaderboard view photos

View the exhibit program.



KNOW, LOVE, DO
Changing Nature and Us

By artist Christian Kasperkovitz (aka Elkpen)

A Los Angeles-based artist, Elkpen looks for novel ways to talk about nature to a wide audience. 

Part of my elkology practice is an engagement with the question of ….if you can name something does that lead to caring for something and does that lead to doing something? – Elkpen

@Elkpen on Instagram or visit her website www.elkpen.com


James He Qi in the Fireside Room

On Sunday May 22, 2016, after worship in the Fireside Room, artist James He Qi (pronounced “Chi”) gave a moving account of his artwork and life. He described growing up during the Cultural Revolution in China and the path that led to his becoming an artist. He explained that his primary goal as a Christian artist is to “reflect peace and hope in his work.”

James is currently an artist-in-residence at Claremont School of Theology for a 2-year stay. He has exhibited extensively world-wide. We thank James for the opportunity to display his beautiful works of art here on campus


First UMC hosts a variety of artists’ work in the Fireside Room on a seasonal basis.  To find out what is currently on exhibit check out the monthly Sentinel newsletter. 


Get to know the community and join the Fireside Room Art committee!

Contact Shalimar Carducci (310) 393-8258 ext. 113 or s.carducci@santamonicaumc.org.