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 2018 Writer’s Eye competition exhibits began October 4 and run until November 17, 2018. Writers are invited to take a self-guided tour during our gallery hours, or schedule a FREE group tour. Deadline to submit final written works is Saturday, January 12, 2019 by 2pm.
Guidelines and Entry Form: 2018 Writers Eye Entry Form
AWARDS CEREMONY: MARCH 8, 2019 at 6pm
The awards ceremony for the 2018 Writer’s Eye Competition will take place Friday, March 8, 2019 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 Exhibits
In the Kerlin Gallery
RENDEZVOUS: ANDREA COLLINS, LESLIE JONES, JOSH WEBER
Works by three regional artists featuring a varied range of mediums and subjects including printmaking, laser-engraver manipulation, visual storytelling, the natural world, text as art, and mixed media.
In The Project Space
SANZI KERMES: BRIDES REVISITED
Brides Revisited is an installation and exhibition of refashioned and reclaimed wedding dresses from various eras of style. The title of the exhibition is a veiled reference to Evelyn Waugh’s book of similar title, Brideshead Revisited. Waugh’s story has been studied and parsed since its publication in 1945. One motif debated is whether the central figure is a gay man. Sanzi is broadly referencing gay pride in this installation by printing in series like the rainbow flag that has become synonymous with gay pride outreach. Each wedding dress and formal wear item chosen and installed will be in series (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple). The titles will be names of the main characters in the novel. Included in this are a theatre costume reminiscent of late 1890s wear, a 1960 wedding gown of simple elegance and fabric, and some more modern dresses that have been reinterpreted and printed with Sanzi’s signature Scrabble patterns.