SEEN Journal is CIVA’s semiannual publication, included as a perk of CIVA membership. It contains critical essays, evocative art, poetry, personal stories, book reviews, and resources. Within you’ll find broad coverage of religious and cultural issues encompassing visual arts, ethics, education, science, and an ecumenical dialogue of the church.

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SEEN Journal is CIVA’s twice-annual publication which has a broad readership including

  • artists and designers working in all forms of media
  • art department faculty, graduate schools, and seminaries
  • pastors and arts ministry leaders
  • curators, collectors, critics, and historians
  • prospective college and M.F.A. students
  • churches and other arts organizations

Upcoming Issues

The Summer’s SEEN Journal will focus on the theme of “Commission” in both its theological and artistic meanings. In addition to the usual terrific articles on art and faith, this special edition will include a space for CIVA artists who are seeking commissions to create custom works of art.

Current and Past Issues

Again + Again


Voices 2020

SightSEEN Cover -Sight

House and Home





Street LevelSEEN Street Level Cover

The Sustainable LifeSEEN Journal (XV.2) - The Sustainable Life


Come to the Table

Unsettled Ground

False RivalsSEEN Journal XIII.2 - False Rivals

JUSTartSEEN Journal XIII.1 - JUSTart

Like a ChildSEEN Journal (XII.2) - Like a Child

Face to FaceSEEN Journal XII.1 - Face to Face

Matter + SpiritSEEN Journal XI - Making It

Making ItSEEN Journal X.2 Making It

*Not pictured: SEEN Journal X.1 – East West