The pandemic and other calamities that we faced may have put the world on hold but never “Artist on a Mission” Kristine Lim and those who stood and walked with her.
Kristine, after going on a 10-year hiatus from the art scene, came back transformed and renewed. Surpassing her failures, battles with her mental health issues, and challenges such as being clinically diagnosed with Paranoid Personality Disorder, and the death of her son, John, Kristine Lim is now a celebrated Missionary Visual Artist armed with a mission to evangelize through her works and all her projects and programs, as well as to champion sustainable living.
Kristine has been doing mission and charity work since she was in high school and has been teaching art workshops to orphans and marginalized sectors of the community. She founded and spearheaded the Artists on a Mission workshop and with the guidance and direction of NGOs like, Christian + Collective, JKL Foundation, Operation Mobilization Philippines and Sustainable PH, Artists on a Mission Workshop moves around the Philippines and even in other parts of the globe to teach new generations of artists by sharing the gospel and conducting art workshops.
The project is also dedicated to creating art centers in partnership with the local communities and churches.
“We are here so we can leave a legacy for generations beyond our own through artists who make art that’s able to do something beyond art, beyond their canvas,” says Kristine.
Artists on a Mission Workshop is using Art to do Trauma Debriefing Seminars for children and families who got devastated by the recent typhoons, and those who are experiencing challenges brought by the pandemic.
Kristine, though has been described by the art community to be ahead of her contemporaries, remains focused on what she believes her mission as an artist is. With consecutive sold-out shows, she uses the proceeds from her exhibit and masterpieces to support and sustain small community churches, missionaries, like herself, and NGOs in the country who have been moving with her to different centers, marginalized communities, tribes, in and outside the country. She believes that any philanthropic, charity, and mission work must be sustainable.
“It should not just be a one-time event but rather a continuous, intentional, and well-planned program.”
Kristine is also currently serving as the Director of Culture & Arts for Sustainable PH, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability and becomes the forefront of greenovation in the Philippines. Lim is also one of the founders and the Vice President for External Affairs of Christian + Collective. Her works can be found in the lobby of national agencies such as the Department of Labor and Employment and the Department of Public Works and Highways, to name a few. Her works are also officially part of the National Archives of the Philippines, the Presidential Museum and Library, and the Malacanan Palace collections.
To extend help and any form of support to help them mobilize, you may support any of Kristine Lim’s solo and group art shows and exhibits. You may also extend assistance through the NGO’s mobilizing Artists on a Mission Workshops or through Teacher Celine Tojos / Lita Teodosio at +63 917 530 8847 / +63 925 546 4637 / +63 935 031 9931.