Call for Artists
Artists Needed for Trinity UMC Lent
Trinity United Methodist Church is seeking local artists to interpret the Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross (more information below) and display this work at the church during Lent, March 6 - April 21. Trinity hopes to find multiple visual artists who can create pieces inspired by the Last Word and overall theme as listed below. One artwork for each of the seven words are needed.
The work will be on display in the sanctuary and parlor throughout the Lenten season and featured prominently during Trinity Fusion on Monday, April 15 at 6 pm. We ask that artists commit to one of the seven words and deliver the work to the church to install by Thursday, February 28 (or make other arrangements). 

We are open to all mediums including painting, photography, sculpture, pottery, textiles, and other 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional forms. Interested artists should contact Ruth Smith by February 15 with a brief bio, image(s) of work(s) to submit, and the Word/Theme that you would like to represent (listed below). 

  • Word 1: “Into your hands I commend my spirit.”
  • Theme: Trust, faithfulness, reliability
  • Word 2: “It is finished.”
  • Theme: Perfection in timing, completion
  • Word 3: “Father, forgive them.”
  • Theme: Forgiveness and Grace
  • Word 4: “Woman, behold your son.”
  • Theme: Family, inclusive community
  • Word 5: “Today, you will be with me in paradise.”
  • Theme: life/death, beauty/suffering, beginnings/endings
  • Word 6: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
  • Theme: Forsakenness, barrenness, questioning
  • Word 7: “I thirst.”
  • Theme: thirst, water, emptiness

Any questions should be directed to Ruth Smith at . We will notify artists of our selection by February 21.
About Trinity United Methodist Church
Trinity United Methodist Church is a cornerstone of the historic Centennial Neighborhood in Lafayette. Their vision is to "grow in love and service through relationships with God and others." 2019 is the 150th anniversary of their church building.
About the Tippecanoe Arts Federation
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for 14 counties. TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved and at-risk youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region wide. Established in 1976, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation serves as a model for arts advocacy by promoting the role of the arts within our region. More information is available at
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