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)
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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

Art & Words 2016!

I’m thrilled to announce that all the Art & Words participants for 2016 have been chosen! We received an awesome amount of great work, but guest editor Jennifer Aglio and I chose a final 12 in each category.

The Art & Words Show will be on Saturday, October 1, 2016 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.

2016 Participants

Writers

Katharyn Howd Machan
Shane Halbach
Courtney Marie
Leah Tieger
Joe Milazzo
Shawna Borman
Karen Bovenmyer
Lisa Shininger
Laura Madeline Wiseman
Layla Al-Bedawi
Carrie Cuinn
Matthew Pitt

Artists/Art

Todd Ford--Ravenous
Todd FordRavenous
Suedabeh Ewing--Revelation
Suedabeh EwingRevelation
Stacy Tompkins--Dysbarism
Stacy TompkinsDysbarism
Sherry Abbasi--Untitled
Sherry AbbasiUntitled
Kamilah_Campbell--Colonus Gentilis Exemplar
Kamilah Campbell–Colonus Gentilis Exemplar
Jennifer Stufflebeam--Diving--48 x 48
Jennifer StufflebeamDiving
James Rosin--Self Proclaimed Kings
James Rosin–Self Proclaimed Kings
Jackson Zorn--Brer Rabbit's Hooch
Jackson ZornBrer Rabbit’s Hooch
Faisal Warsani--Hanalei Bay
Faisal WarsaniHanalei Bay
Elise Techentine--Night Ride
Elise TechentineNight Ride
Bang Dang--SCRIBBLES ON BLUE
Bang Dang–Scribbles on Blue
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Nickolai LanierFoundation

Strange Monsters on Kickstarter

Peter and I are collaborating on an album of music and words titled Strange Monsters, up on Kickstarter for the month of July. The album will feature my stories read by actors and accompanied by Peter’s compositions, which will be played by musicians in our home studio.

The first track is available to listen to for free on the Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stufflebeam/strange-monsters-a-music-and-words-collaboration

Please donate and/or spread the word! Thanks!

Audio reprint, Clarkesworld Year Seven, and “Doors” illustration

I just returned from a week-long camping retreat with fellow writers Julie Day and Michael DeLuca. We viewed the Marfa lights, walked in the Big Bend hot sun, seared vegan marshmallows, and half-slept in a haunted tent. I returned sunburnt, exhausted, but inspired.

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While away, a few writing bits filled my inbox.

  • My story “An Exodus of Wings,” which originally appeared in Daily Science Fiction, has been reprinted in the audio magazine The Drabblecast. Listen to it here.
Art by Melissa McClanahan
Art by Melissa McClanahan

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  • I saw a first glimpse of the art for my forthcoming story “Doors” from Interzone. I’m thrilled to see the whole issue.
Art by Richard Wagner
Art by Richard Wagner

Art & Words Selections

I’m thrilled to announce that all the Art & Words participants have been chosen. We received an awesome amount of great work, but due to space constraints in Art on the Boulevard’s new gallery space (4919B Camp Bowie in Fort Worth), I limited myself to a strict ten. It was a difficult choice, but I’m excited to see the final show.

The Art & Words Show will be on Saturday, September 26, 2015 and will start at 6:30 PM with the reading at 7:30 PM. Drinks and light snacks will be served. I hope to see you there.

2015 Participants

Writers/Writing

Logen Cure — “Illumination”
Laura Madeline Wiseman“Crossing the Fairy Threshold” (published in Silver Blade)
Cole Dalton — “Michael the Dragonrider”
Camille Griep“Man in the Moon” (published in cahoodaloodaling)
Karen Bovenmyer“What the Dollhouse Said” (published in Devilfish Review)
Sean Robinson — “From Cala Lily and Celadon”
Holly Schofield“Off-Campus Housing” (published in AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, reprinted in Quarterreads and Meduspod)
Matthew Pitt“Those Menacing Invites” (published in Hobart)
David Sklar“Medusa Panties” (published in Cold Reads)
Katharyn Howd Machan — “Botany for Beginners” (3rd place winner of the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Poetry Contest)

Artists/Art

From the Body Farm Series by Kris Goto
From the Body Farm Series by Kris Goto
Hover by Todd Ford
Hover by Todd Ford
Encroach by Stacy Tompkins
Encroach by Stacy Tompkins
A Fall from Grace by Lauren Rinaldi
A Fall from Grace by Lauren Rinaldi
Alambre by Maria Ruiz
Alambre by Maria Ruiz
Skull by James Rosin
Skull by James Rosin
Lady of Gold by Jackson Zorn
Lady of Gold by Jackson Zorn
Stare by Gale Johnston
Stare by Gale Johnston
She Was a Flower by Courtney Kenny Porto
She Was a Flower by Courtney Kenny Porto
Walkin' After Midnight by Cameron Cox
Walkin’ After Midnight by Cameron Cox