RevealedThe concept of an “illustrated Bible” conjures, for some, soft-focused feathery-winged angels, perfect pairs of well-behaved animals peeking out the ark’s windows, or baby Jesus snuggled into his pint-sized Jenny Lind manger. These cozy images often belie the earthy realism of the Bible’s contents. Revealed, CIVA’s newest traveling exhibit, shows the Bible in all its raw, violent, and beautiful glory. As J. Mark Bertrand attests, “Revealed sets out to crush any notion that the Bible is a safe, inspirational read. Instead the artwork here . . . takes a warts-and-all approach to even the most troubling passages, trading well-meaning elision for unvarnished truth.”

Revealed features twenty-three works from the new book, Revealed: A Storybook Bible for Grown-Ups. This collection of contemporary works, many created by CIVA member artists, features various printmaking techniques and covers the entire story of Redemption—from the Fall in Genesis through the New Creation promised in Revelation. Curated by CIVA graphic designer and creator of Square Halo Books, Ned Bustard, the exhibit includes art by Margaret and Ned Bustard, Tanja Butler, Matthew L. Clark, Wayne L. Forte, Craig Hawkins, David Busch Johnson, Diego Jourdan Pereira, Edward Knippers, Kevin Lindholm, Steve Prince, Mark T. Smith, Justin Sorensen, Ryan Stander, and Kreg Yingst.

The four-week rental fee for this exhibit is $500 plus additional costs for shipping. CIVA member organizations and institutions receive a $50 discount. Each rental will be accompanied by a complimentary copy of Revealed: A Storybook Bible for Grown-Ups for the host site. To learn more about renting this show, please contact CIVA Exhibits Coordinator, Kate Austin. See the schedule below for available dates. For a complete list of other exhibits see CIVA Traveling Exhibits.

Read related articles and more: An interview with The Gospel Coalition about the bookHeart & Minds Bookstore awarded Revealed: A Storybook Bible for Grown-Ups the Best Art Book of 2015 and also wrote a nice review. (CIVA recommends buying your copy through Hearts & Minds). An article about Revealed on ArtWay. blog post about Revealed including more links.

Travel Schedule

February 3 – April 29, 2020
Central Presbyterian Church
201 Washington St. S.W.,
Atlanta, GA 30303
Contact: Vicky Fey

May, 2018 – February, 2020
In Storage

November 1 – December 30, 2019

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church
1150 Bristol Road
Southampton, PA 19866
Contact: Mark Rudolph 

April 15 – May 13, 2018
Park Street Arts | Park Street Church
One Park Street
Boston, MA 02108
617.523.3383 x402
Contact: Christopher Sherwood

February 14 – April 1, 2018
All Saints Presbyterian Church
7808 Rialto Boulevard
Austin, TX 78735
Church Office: 512.732.8383
Contact: David Lutes

December 11, 2017—February 16, 2018
Church at Charlotte
2500 Carmel Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
Contact: Carrie Givens

October 10—December 3, 2017
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
1741 Sayles Boulevard
Abilene, TX 79605
Contact: Jessica Watson

June 1—September 30, 2017 
In storage

March 1—May 24, 2017
Fine Arts Gallery | First Presbyterian Church of Flint 
746 South Saginaw Street
Flint, MI 48502-1508
Contact: Edwin Bradley

January 9—February 6, 2017
James Gallery | Wilshire Baptist Church
4316 Abrams Road
Dallas, TX 75214
Contact: Mark Wingfield

December 2016
First Presbyterian Church
140 East Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

October 1—November 4, 2016 
Trinity Christian School of Fairfax
11204 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Contact: Steven McCollum
703.273.8787 x133

June—September 2016
Square Halo Gallery
37 North Market Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Contact: Ned Bustard