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It’s all going pair shaped in Manzanita

Published on March 14, 2017 12:50PM

Entries are now being accepted for the Word & Image project, a summer exhibit at Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts that pairs artists and writers to create original work together.

Now in its third year, the project is open to artists and writers who live on the North Oregon Coast or have a strong connection to the area.

A judging team of past participants will review the entries and select 12 writers and 12 artists who will be randomly paired at a Hoffman Center gathering on June 2. Each will be given printed copies of the other’s submitted work and tasked with creating new work in response. A writer might create a new poem in response to a watercolor, while a photographer might make a new image in response to a prose piece. The resulting new works will be due July 15.

The artwork will be exhibited at a Hoffman Center event on August 26, where the writers will also read their new work. The paired work will be printed on broadsides, which will hang in the gallery as well as published in a souvenir book. Both will be available for sale.

Entries will be accepted through March 31. Detailed submission guidelines are available at http://hoffmanblog.org/word-image.

In order to provide opportunities for new contributors, those who participated in both the 2015 and 2016 projects are not eligible to submit to this year’s project.

For more information, go to hoffmanblog.org or email Emily Ransdell at emily_ransdell@yahoo.com.

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