September 14 to October 14, 2018
Reception: Friday, Sept 14, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
The 6th Annual Poetry & Art "Call for Artists" and "Call for Poets" will open on February 8th with entries for both calls due by April 8, 2018.
Both calls will be available for download here on February 8th.
The 2018 Poetry & Art theme will be based upon the mission statement of Wickford Art Association
"educate, encourage and inspire"
Download Call for Poets - submissions due April 8, 2018
Download Call for Artists - submissions and jury fee ($45) due April 8, 2018
Artist Jury Fee $45
This year, we are introducing an exciting reversal to the exhibit process. First, 40 original, unpublished poems will be selected based upon the theme. The poems will then be assigned to selected artists who will create original works of art, inspired by these poems. A limited-edition book cataloging the exhibit will be published and artists and poets will meet each other at the opening reception in September. Another change this year is the jurying of artwork: participating artists will be chosen based upon a portfolio of their work. Artists and poets are juried anonymously.
Thrilling news is that the 5 previous Poetry & Art books have been accepted into The Poets House library in New York City, and the 2018 book will be a part of their library collection as well! The Poets House is one of the premiere poetry libraries in the country.