This is a question asked regularly by artists who are Christians, so here are the answers- hopefully!
Criteria for work being added to the Veritasse collection- updated October 2021
The artist must have a cohesive body of work to display on the Veritasse website (Note for artists- work must be cohesive to start with but artists are encouraged to progress in their style, so new work does not have to be the same.)
The work must complement other artists’ work on the Veritasse website.
Art work must have a clear Christian theme. The title must be specific, clear and relate directly to a Biblical theme or scripture.
Work must be of a high technical standard and well composed. (Note to artists- This might include good proportion of figures and objects, use of colour etc.)
An image must be the original work of the artist and must not infringe the copyright of others, including through the use of source photos.
The picture must be attractive to the viewer and something they would want to hang on their wall. The subject needs to be understandable without the need to read about it first. Pieces with text may be accepted, but not where the text is dominant.
Veritasse artwork is inspirational. The picture must engage the viewer. It must be uplifting and hopeful. It must draw the viewer into the picture in order to ponder the spiritual message and create an emotional response.
The criteria above mean that we do not accept pictures that are purely abstract or negative in tone.
How it works for artists
Veritasse artists are invited to submit new artworks for an online exhibition and private viewing in October and April each year. These can be of any shape and size. A few months after the exhibition, some images are added to the print collection. For printing purposes, images are required to be either square or the same proportions as an A3 piece of paper. Other shapes would need to be digitally cropped, which may make them unsuitable for the print collection
Artists are required to have a clear pricing policy for their work across all sales platforms. This means that pictures need to have the same price at a local art show, on an artist’s own website and in a physical art gallery. The reason for this is to establish confidence for customers in the value of the artwork and to avoid unfair competition with galleries displaying an artist’s work. Sue is happy to discuss this in more detail.
There is an expectation that artists will support each other when they are able. This will include attending monthly online meetings wherever possible.
When new artists come to Veritasse, we prefer to add 3 or 4 works by them at the same time, as this gives a better representation of their work.
If you think your artwork maybe suitable for the Veritasse collection, please send 4-6 examples to