Paint, wood, stone, clay, metal, paper, and rattan were among the artistic media used by more than 500 Latter-day Saint artists entering the 1994 Third International Art Competition sponsored by the Museum of Church History and Art.
Latter-day Saints throughout the world were invited to express their faith and commitment to the gospel through art. The artists, both professional and amateur, sought to express the competition theme of “Living the Gospel in a Worldwide Church” through reference to their various cultures.
Working within the theme, they depicted such gospel-related topics as family unity, tithing, missionary work, scripture study, temple work, family history, and the eternal family.
Of the 500 entries, 200 were selected for exhibition at the museum this past spring and summer. A number of these works of art were purchased with donated funds for the museum’s permanent collection; no Church funds were used.
Samples of the exhibits are shown on the following pages.