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

Art & Words Show Success

The third annual Art & Words Show Reception, which I created and now coordinate, took place on Saturday, September 27, 2014, with the written and visual work from 13 writers and 13 artists. Each artist created a painting or sculpture in response to a story or poem. Each writer created a new story or poem in response to a visual work. This silent collaboration culminated in 52 original works of art & words, which will be on display until October 4 at Art on the Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas. (With enough interest, Art on the Boulevard may extend the show one week.)

For rights’ sake, we can’t show you all of the written work, but to view the visual works from the show and read the work that was previously published online, take a look at the public PDF document: Art & Words 2014 — public document. It also has links to the writers’ websites.

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At the reception, a live jazz band (Peter Brewer, Jake Dester, and Bruce Bond) also performed three literary-written collaborative compositions. It was a great night.

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For more pictures from the event, visit my Facebook album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10202706558974481.1073741832.1514160413&type=1&l=5ade1b2c45

For information on how to submit to next year’s show, visit the Art & Words page of this site: https://bonniejostufflebeam.com/art-words-show/

 

Art & Words in Poets & Writers

There’s an article in the March/April Poets & Writers Magazine about my Art & Words Show; they interviewed me for the article and put it the mention together as part of their News and Trends section. Check it out: http://www.pw.org/content/arts_words_inspires_writers_artists!

Submissions for the show open March 1st. I receive a lot of fiction but am always in need of more poetry, so if please pass the word on to any poets you may know.