4th Annual Word & Image Project

Submissions Period Open: April 1 – April 30, 2018

The 4th Annual Word & Image project will be accepting entries from April 1 through April 30, 2018. This Hoffman Center program pairs artists and writers to create original work, each in response to the other’s.

Writers submit three pieces of writing and artists submit three pieces of art. From the submissions, twelve writers and twelve artists will be selected by a judging team of past participants. Detailed submission guidelines and a link for submissions can be found on the Word & Image page.

The twelve selected artists and writers will be randomly paired at a Hoffman Center gathering on June 29.  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 resulting new works will be due August 8.

The artwork will be exhibited at the Word & Image event on October 6, where the writers will also read their new work.  The paired work will be printed on broadsides, which will hang in the Hoffman 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.

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