The submission deadline has been extended to April 7, 2017
Entries will be accepted March 1 through April 7, 2017 for the third annual Word & Image project, a summer exhibit at the Hoffman Center for the Arts pairing artists and writers to create original work, each in response to the other’s.
Here’s how it works: 12 selected artists and writers will be randomly paired at a Hoffman Center gathering on June 2. Each will be given printed copies of the other’s submitted work. Then each writer and each artist will create new work in response to one of the three pieces submitted by their partner. A writer might create a new poem in response to a watercolor, for example. A photographer might make a new image in response to a prose piece.
The artwork will be exhibited at a Hoffman Center event on August 26, where the writers will also read their new work. The paired work will be printed on broadsides which will hang in the HCA gallery as well as published in a book. Both will be available for sale.
The Hoffman Center’s Word & Image project is open to artists and writers who live on the north Oregon coast or have a strong connection to the area. In order to provide opportunities for new contributors, those who participated in both the 2015 and 2016 projects are not eligible to submit to this year’s project.
Here’s one of our favorites: Debra Simmons submitted her poem “Good Intentions” and Karen Gale painted “Sunday Dinner” in response.
March 1 – April 7: Initial submissions due from writers and artists
May 1: Participants announced
June 2: Selected artists and writers paired at a kick-off gathering
July 15: New (response) work for the Word & Image exhibit due from each artist and writer
August 26: Opening reception and reading at the Hoffman Center for the Arts
Participants will be selected by a judging team of past participants.