Art & Words Selections

After a week of seriously sifting through Art & Words submissions, I’ve finally whittled down the writer participants for this year’s show, with the help of readers Michael Barry and Emily Temple Swartz. I received a large amount of really great submissions, but ultimately, due to the space of the gallery, was forced to choose only these thirteen. I’m excited about this year’s show, and am looking forward to seeing what all the writers come up:

Poetry

Prose

And Rachel Halpern will be paired with composer and jazz trumpeter (and my husband) Peter Brewer!

 

These are the visual works that will appear in the 2014 Art & Words Show:

 

Ghost Story by James Rosin
Ghost Story by James Rosin

 

margarita y lluvia by Maria Ruiz
margarita y lluvia by Maria Ruiz

 

There Goes the Neighborhood by Gale Johnston
There Goes the Neighborhood by Gale Johnston

 

Alive by Jake Garcia
Alive by Jake Garcia

 

Round Midnight on the Night Train, Porter's on the Tracks by Katy Cauker
Round Midnight on the Night Train, Porter’s on the Tracks by Katy Cauker

 

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Sugar Coated Nightmare by Todd Ford

 

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Milagritos by Jeremy Burnett

 

It's a Circus Stufflebeam
It’s a Circus by Jennifer Stufflebeam

 

Stephen Daly TheWheel
The Wheel by Stephen Daly

 

Syncopated Rhythm Stacy Tompkins
Syncopated Rhythm by Stacy Tompkins

 

Tuscan Women Pam Stern
Tuscany Women by Pam Stern

 

Sally Deskins
Tidy Up the Castle by Sally Deskins

 

In Your Future I See a Fish Bob Crow
In Your Future I See a Fish by Bob Crow

 

All this art is from my mom!

Up there in that slideshow of features story publications, I’ve used a lot of abstract art as the background. All of this art is work by my mom, Jennifer Stufflebeam. I’ve always been heartily impressed by her huge, abstract paintings, and I figure some of you might be, too. (She also owns an art gallery cooperative in Texas; here’s her artist page at the gallery website.)

And here are some of her complete works that I’ve used as backgrounds somewhere or another:

"Graffiti"
“Graffiti”
"The Edge"
“The Edge”

"Love and Kisses"
“Love and Kisses”
"Trees on the Horizon"
“Trees on the Horizon”
"Rabbit Rehab"
“Rabbit Rehab”
"The Wanderers"
“The Wanderers”