Art & Words 2019

We’ve chosen the participants for this year’s Art & Words show, and it’s going to be such a beautiful show. I’m psyched as all hell.

For more info on how the show works, visit this page, but basically: eleven visual artists and eleven writers will use one another’s work as inspiration. All forty-four works (22 pairs!) of art & words will be on display at Art on the Boulevard from September 21 to September 27, with a reception and reading from 6-9PM on Saturday the 21st!

Below, I present to you the writers and artists who will be part of 2019!

Writers

Artists

Art: surreal image of a ballerina with an open face placing a rose inside her head

Art & Words Announcement 2018

I’m thrilled to announce that all the Art & Words participants for 2018 have been chosen! We received about 200 submissions, more than we’ve received in any other year. In the end, my readers and I whittled it down to a mix of writers and artists from near and far, new to Art & Words and old pros at the process.

The Art & Words Show will be on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Art on the Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas. I hope to see you there.

For updates on the show and other projects, please subscribe to my monthly email StuffleLetter here: http://eepurl.com/bjbsLj.

2018 Participants

Writers

William Ledbetter
Sean Robinson
Holly Lyn Walrath
Karen Bovenmyer
Oluwaseun Fakoyede
Deborah L. Davitt
Shane Halbach
Renee Hall
Raina Joines
Leah Tieger
Nadia Wolnisty

Artists

Art: sculpture featuring fabric stretched over red "eye"-type balls, growing out of a grey bowl
Stacy TompkinsPolyplasmic Lingam

Art: yellow and blue pastel abstract
Gloria SeppMotherhood

Art: mass of dark grey and black faces rising out of the earth
James RosinStrange Fruit

Art: woman with ram horns holds a staff and a lantern
James KurellaThe Hermit

Art: watercolor of tree roots
Gale Johnston–Roots

Art: wooden sculpture with wires stretching over it
Etienne IllyBound

Art: trees blowing in a wind
Laura HuntPrevailing Winds

Art: sculpture of a papier mache face with sun-like eyes holding a red telephone
Kimmie Hamm–The Call

Art: collage of woman in pink dress walking into a sunset with a tiger perched on top of a circle
Isabel CrespoInto the Yellow Room

Art: surreal image of a ballerina with an open face placing a rose inside her head
Marco Zavala–Naia

Art: full image and close-up of coral bean, and upon the bean there is an image of building
Elizabeth R. WilsonCoral Bean

Art & Words 2017

I’m thrilled to announce that all the Art & Words participants for 2017 have been chosen! We received a huge number of submissions, most of them great, most of them (surprisingly) poetry (which is fine with me!). In the end, guest Editor Isabel Crespo and I whittled it down to 12, with a significant focus on local writers.

The Art & Words Show will be on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Art on the Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas. I hope to see you there.

For updates on the show and other projects, please subscribe to my monthly email StuffleLetter here: http://eepurl.com/bjbsLj.

2017 Participants

Writers
Courtney Marie
Logen Cure
Layla Al-Bedawi
Gayle Reaves-King
William Ledbetter
Michelle Muenzler
Cassandra Rose Clarke
Nyri Bakkalian
Holly Lyn Walrath
Jean Roelke
T.D. Walker
Jose Trejo Maya

Artists

Kimmie Hamm--nameless re take
Kimmie HammNameless Re-take

Laura Hunt--Birds On A Wet Lawn
Laura HuntBirds on a Wet Lawn

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Stacy TompkinsArchiteuthis

Etienne Illy--Separation Anxiety
Etienne Illy–Separation Anxiety

Emilee Koehler--Desolate
Emilee KoehlerDesolate

James Rosin--Paradise Lost
James RosinParadise Lost

Jackson Zorn--April Got No Light
Jackson ZornApril Got No Light

Paul Wolff--Debitum Naturae
Paul WolffDebitum Naturae (Nature’s Debt)

TheMagician(smaller)
Allester VinteersThe Magician

Alex Stock--Realms of the Fourth Eye Deer
Alex StockRealms of the Fourth Eye

Gabe Hales--Looking In
Gabe HalesLooking In

The following artist’s work will be included in the show; we are still awaiting permission to post photos of their pieces:

Megan Najera

Articles, Everywhere

Today’s been a happy day; I’ve been in the Dallas Morning News and Art & Seek for my Nebula nomination (along with my fellow DFW-area friend William Ledbetter).

Also, Layla Al-Bedawi wrote a lovely article about Art & Words for ArtHouston that was recently posted online. Submissions open tomorrow, and I am thrilled to see this write-up.