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. For this exhibit, forty pieces of fine art will be selected by juror Berge Zobian of Gallery Z. Deadline to submit art and poetry is April 15, 2019.
Artists may submit up to 3 pieces of artwork with the theme of "Harmony". Juror Berge Zobian will select 40 piece of fine art which will then be assigned to accepted poets.
Poets are invited to submit poems. Submitted poems are a poet's "portfolio, which will be juried. Accepted poets will be asked to create a new, original poem inspired by your assigned piece of artwork. Fine art and original poetry 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 (2013 to 2017) have been accepted into The Poets House library in New York City, one of the premiere poetry libraries in the country. The 2019 book will be a part of their library collection as well and will be on special display at the Poets House in the fall.

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


Congratulations to the 2019 Poetry & Art People's Choice winners!

Ann Cody Joyce for her oil painting "Storm Coming In"
Andrew Dooley for his poem "swimming for keeps"
Winners receive signed copies of the 7th edition.

Poetry and Art, Ann Cody Joyce, Andrew Dooley, Wickford Art Association
Poetry and Art, Ann Cody Joyce, Andrew Dooley, Wickford Art Association

Exhibit: September 13 to October 6
Reception: Friday, September 13, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Artwork and poetry pickup: Tuesday October 8th, 11 am to 6 pm.
Please note that the gallery is closed Wednesday October 9th and will reopen Tuesday October 15th at 11 am.

An evening of poetry readings, new friendships and inspired art!
Free and open to the public.

The 7th Annual Poetry & Art theme is


"Call for Art" and "Call for Poets" is now closed. Thank you to the many talented artist and poets for sharing your work with the committees!

Call for Art (Call & Application)

Call for Poets (Call & Application)

Purchase the 7th Annual Poetry & Art book, only 26 copies left for purchase! 

Books picked up in gallery - $25


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

Poetry and Art, Wickford Art Association, Poetry, Ekphrasis, Harmony

Call for Art - CLOSED

Call for Art - $45


Accepted Poets Registration Fee  -  CLOSED

Accepted Poets
Please submit your payment by May 15, 2019