6th Annual Poetry and Art

 
This year, we are introducing an exciting reversal to the Poetry & Art exhibit process: forty original, unpublished poems will be selected based upon this year's theme. The poems will then be assigned to 40 selected artists who will push their artistic vision by creating original works of art, inspired by these poems. Artists will be chosen based upon three images of their artwork that best represents their style and medium (artists do not need to submit art images based on a theme). Artists and poets are both juried anonymously. Artwork and poems will hang side by side in our gallery for a month-long exhibit, starting with an exciting opening reception and poetry readings in September at which artists and poets will meet each other for the first time. 
A limited-edition, full color, professionally designed book cataloging the exhibit will be published. Thrilling news is that the 5 previous Poetry & Art books have been accepted into The Poets House library in New York City, one of the premiere poetry libraries in the country and the 2018 book will be a part of their library collection as well!
Questions? Please contact the Poetry & Art Committee at wickford.poetryandart@gmail.com

September 14 to October 14, 2018

Reception: Friday, September 14, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
An evening of poetry readings, new friendships and inspired art!
Free and open to the public.

The 2018 Poetry & Art theme is based upon the mission statement of Wickford Art Association
"educate, encourage and inspire"

The "Call for Artists" and "Call for Poets" are now CLOSED.
Thank you to everyone who submitted work!

 Accepted artists and poets
may refer to the calls below for reference.
 Artists - reminder: an image of your artwork must be emailed to the Poetry & Art committee by July 1st along with your artist statement. 

 

Purchase your own copy of the 6th Annual Poetry & Art book, available for pickup at Wickford Art Association after September 14, 2018

$25.00

Postage for mailing your book is an additional $10. Please include your mailing address at checkout. Book will be mailed after September 14, 2018.

$10.00