Third Annual Word & Image project

When:
April 7, 2017 all-day
2017-04-07T00:00:00-07:00
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Where:
Hoffman Center for the Arts

Hoffman Center for the Arts opens submissions for the Third Annual Word & Image project, with a submission deadline of April 7.

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. 

Word & Image for Hoffman

  • Submission Guidelines

    Submission Guidelines

    Word & Image Submission Guidelines

    Submission Deadline Extended:  April 7, 2017

    Full Submission Rules:

    All work must be submitted electronically via the ‘submit’ button on the Word & Image page between March 1 and midnight on April 7, 2017.

    Writing guidelines

    Writers must submit three pieces for consideration. Maximum length for poetry is 30 lines, and the maximum length for prose is 250 words. (Yes, we know — this is not very many words!)  Our goal is to be able to pair the writing and art on the printed broadsides in a way that is readable and aesthetically pleasing. Excerpts from longer works are welcome. Previously published work is acceptable.

    Submissions must be a Word document, in 12 pt font and with one inch margins.

    Please submit all three entries in ONE FILE with page breaks separating the pieces.

    Please use the title of the first piece as the file name. Do not include your name and contact information in the document or file name. Judges read submissions blind to ensure their decisions are based on the work, not the person. The editorial team takes no responsibility for correcting spelling or grammar, so please proof your work before submission. Too many errors may disqualify the piece.

    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.

     

    Art guidelines

    Artists must submit digital representations of three separate pieces for consideration. These may be in any medium (including 3-dimensional) and may have been previously published or sold. Each must be submitted separately. Judges view submissions blind to ensure their decisions are based on the work, rather than the person.

    To ensure high quality reproduction, photographs (and photographs of art) should be in jpg or jpeg format, with at least 300 dpi in resolution; line drawings should be scanned at 300 dpi resolution.  Higher resolution is even better.

    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.
    Judges will be looking for a wide variety of subject matter, not limited to beach themes.

     

    Submission Process

    All work must be submitted electronically via the ‘submit’ button on the Word & Image page of the hoffmanblog.org, March 1-April 7. The system will prompt for submission category and title, allow uploads, and ask for a bio no longer than 50 words, which must include the author/artist’s connection to the north Oregon coast area.

    You will receive the following responses to your submissions: an automatic acknowledgement that your submission was received and another acknowledgement that your files are in good order or one describing corrections needed.

    A final notification of your submission’s status will be sent by May 1.

Hoffman

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.

Hoffman

Key Dates:

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.

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