7th Annual Poetry & Art

Wickford Art Association is continuing the process of ekphrasis - writing inspired by art - in the 7th Annual Poetry & Art. An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. This exhibit will showcase 40 works of art and 40 original poems inspired by those works of art. A limited edition book cataloging the exhibit will be published and available for sale.

Forty pieces of fine art will be selected by juror TBA for this exhibit. Poets are invited to submit poems which will also be juried. Each accepted poet will create an original poem in response to the assigned piece of artwork. Fine art and poems will be displayed side by side in the gallery during the exhibit.

A limited-edition, full color, professionally designed book cataloging the exhibit will be published. Thrilling news is that the 6 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 2019 book will be a part of their library collection as well! The 2019 book will be on special display at the Poets House too.

Poets and artists will not meet until just prior to the opening, heightening the excitement for this annual exhibit at the Wickford Art Association. All poems will be read during the opening reception on Friday September 13, 2019 with artwork digitally displayed under the tent located by Narragansett Bay. The opening reception is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you!

7th Annual Poetry & Art Committee


September 13 to October 6, 2019

Reception: Friday, September 13, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
An evening of poetry readings, new friendships and inspired art!
Free and open to the public.

The 7th Annual Poetry & Art theme is


The Call for Art and Call for Poets is now open ~ applications are due April 15, 2019.

Call for Art        Artist Application

Call for Poets        Poet Application

Call for Art - Deadline April 15th

Call for Art - $45
Enter up to 3 pieces of fine art (see call).
Fee due at time of submission.


Purchase the 7th Annual Poetry & Art book, not available until September 13, 2019. 

Books picked up in gallery - $25


Books can be shipped - $35
($25 + $10 shipping)
Please include your full mailing address at checkout.