The Writer’s Eye Literary Competition links the inspiration of writers to the creative vision of artists. Participants are invited to visit Creative York and write a poem or short story in response to a featured exhibit. This annual competition is open to students grades 4 through 12, college students, and adults. First, second, and third-place ribbons are awarded in each of four age categories and winning works are published in the Writer’s Eye booklet.
The 2019 Writer’s Eye Competition exhibits begin October 3 and run until November 16, 2019. Participants are invited to take a self-guided tour during our gallery hours, and school teachers can call to schedule a FREE group tour for classes (no more than 30 students per tour). Deadline to submit final written works is Saturday, January 11, 2020 by 2pm.
Guidelines and Entry Form: 2019 Writers Eye Entry Form
AWARDS CEREMONY: MARCH 13, 2020 at 6pm
The awards ceremony for the 2019 Writer’s Eye Competition will take place Friday, March 13, 2020 at 6pm in the Kerlin Gallery at Creative York (10 N Beaver St). First, second, and third-place ribbons will be awarded in each of four age categories, and each winner will receive a copy of The Writer’s Eye booklet featuring their winning piece. Additional booklets will be available at the Awards Ceremony. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
About the Juror
Barbara DeCesare is a graduate of the Goddard College MFA-W program. She is the author of jigsaweyesore (Anti-Man Press), Adrift (Seventh Wave), and Silent Type (Paper Kite Press). Barbara curated The Prufrock Project, an art exhibit based on the T. S. Eliot poem, cast audience members to perform in her series of small plays You’re Soaking In It, and took the title in the 2019 Fear No Lit Literary Page Match automatic writing competition. Her poems and short fiction have been published in Folio, Poetry, Alaska Quarterly, Tarpaulin Sky and many others.
About the Exhibits
October 3 – November 16, 2019
In the Kerlin Gallery
YORKFEST ADULT JURIED ART EXHIBITION
Creative York is very proud to partner with York City Special Events for the 2019 Yorkfest Adult Juried Art Exhibition. This year’s juried artists include: Pamela J. Black (Dillsburg, PA), Ashley Moog Bowlsbey (Windsor, PA), Lauren Delk (Mechanicsburg, PA), Ellen Engdahl Ehlenbeck (York, PA), Paul Gallo (Middletown, PA), Judeth Pekala Hawkins (Airville, PA), Christine Mercer-Vernon (York, PA), Mary Moores (Abbottstown, PA), Carol Oldenburg (York, PA), Cynthia R. Owens (York, PA), Troy Patterson (York, PA), Elaina Posey (Lancaster, PA), Doug Puller (Red Lion, PA), Suzanne Rende (York, PA), Julie Riker (Camp Hill, PA), Clifton Santiago (York, PA), Patricia Tomes (Dover, PA), Gerald S. Van Scyoc (Steubenville, OH), Autumn Wright (Hellam, PA).
Sponsored by Glatfelter Insurance
In The Project Space
DEARKEYSTONE: FRACTURED LANDSCAPES
Utilizing wooden mixed media panels as well as natural and man-made materials, this installation by the artists of DearKeystone will be exploring the loss of open space, how it changes our collective existence and how the intersection of human and wild landscapes impacts not only us but the creatures that must adapt to life in less than natural habitats.
To see images of the works in these exhibits, click HERE.
For more information on this program, please call 717-848-3200 or e-mail the Director of Education & Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.