Word & Image

The 2020 Word & Image Project


Please review the submission guidelines and instructions. All submissions must be made electronically.

What Is Word & Image?

How It Works

Word & Image takes the Greek tradition of Ekphrasis — which is writing in response to art, and turns the tables to include art in response to writing. The combinations of word and image that result often reveal surprising new layers of meaning, and give both artists and writers the rare opportunity to see their art reflected in the work of another’s.


This Year’s Word & Image Project Was Unveiled on October 2nd

The Hoffman Center hosted an exhibit and reading for our popular Word & Image project on Friday, October 2, 2020. Just having completed its fifth year, Word & Image is a dialog between writers and artists that results in each participant creating original work in response to their partner’s.

The 24 participants selected for 2020 include North Coast writers and artists with connections to the North Oregon Coast. Their results was shared in an online event on October 2, 2020.  Paired work was printed on broadsides and exhibited in the Hoffman Gallery for the month of October, as well as published in a keepsake book. You can purchase the book in the Gallery or online.

Word & Image Broadsides

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