Are you an artist?

We are currently looking for submissions from anyone who considers themselves to be Christian and proficient in their respective medium. Visual Art, Three-Dimensional Art, Photography, Songs, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction and Theological Articles are all being accepted. We will compile the Visual Art, Three-Dimensional Art and Photography into our traveling art gallery, and will be featured and available for purchase at churches around Chicagoland. We will place the Songs into our first compilation album, available for free download online. And we will place the Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction and Theological Articles into our first journal, available for free at our gallery events. All pieces are required to adhere to our annual theme, "Who Is The Church?". 

For more information on our annual theme, click here. For more details on our submission guidelines, click here. To email us with submissions or any other questions you may have, click here, or email us at qara.shem.gallery@gmail.com. We will get back to you within 1 business day.


Are you a Pastor, Worship Leader or Aesthetic Pastor?

We are looking for churches in the Chicagoland area to tour through. We would love to work with you in order to make traveling art gallery fit your space and your church body in an effective, meaningful, and worshipful way. 

For more details on hosting Qara' Shem, visit our FAQ. For more information on our annual theme, click here. To email us with inquiries on hosting or any other questions you may have, click here, or email us at qara.shem.gallery@gmail.com. We will get back to you within 1 business day.


Are you a Patron of the Arts?

We are looking for donations from those who believe in the importance of the involvement of the arts in the Christian life. With regard to supplies, we very much need large, heavy duty 3M hooks and adhesive. They are currently the best way to mount art pieces without damaging the drywall of churches. We also have a need for presentation easels, or really any easel that large pieces of Visual Art can sit on comfortably. And, of course, we very much need monetary donations. You have heard it said in many other places, but it is absolutely true that every dollar counts, and any contribution, no matter what size it is, will help us immensely in bringing the beauty of fine art to the churches we tour through. 

If you have supplies that you would like to donate, please email us here or at qara.shem.gallery@gmail.com. We will get back to you within 1 business day.

If you feel compelled to donate financially, you can click here to donate or email us here or at qara.shem.gallery@gmail.com to explore different avenues through which you can give monetarily. We will get back to you within 1 business day.

If you just want to keep up with our goings-on, you can subscribe to our email list here. We will email you monthly with the goings-on of creating Qara' Shem and updates on artists, locations, and more!