Of Virginia Art Museum Begins 2001 Writers Eye Competition
18, 2001-- The 15th annual Writers
Eye competition will begin Thursday, Oct. 4 at the University of
Virginia Art Museum. Art works selected to provide inspiration for
submitted poems or short stories will be on view through Nov. 16.
All entries must be received by 5 p.m. Nov. 30.
by museum docents, the Writers Eye is open to students and
adults. All ages are encouraged to submit original compositions
inspired by the selected works of art on view at the museum.
will be judged in the prose and poetry categories according to age
group: elementary, grade 3 and up; middle school; high school; and
adult/university. Awards are given for first, second, and third
places, along with honorable mention. The Newcomers Club of
greater Charlottesville funded this years competition.
year docent tours are given to more than 1,000 individuals who view
and select a work of art to use as the inspiration for their submissions.
This years art will be pre-selected primarily from the "Masquerades"
and "Singular Visions: Folk Art from Charlottesville Collections"
exhibits. "Masquerades," held in conjunction with the 14th
Virginia Film Festival, presents works that feature characters whose
identities are performances. "Singular Visions" explores the work
of folk artists. Works from the museum's permanent collection also
will be among those selected for Writers Eye.
elementary and middle school judges are community and University
University of Virginia Art Museum is open without charge Tuesday
through Sunday, 1-5 p.m. On Oct. 4, museum docents will begin conducting
Writers Eye tours identifying featured works for the competition.
Tours may be arranged, on a first-come-first-serve basis, by calling
the Museum Education office at (434) 924-7458.
more information about the Writers Eye competition, call the
Museum Education office or visit the museums Web site at http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.
Entry forms and instructions are also available at the University
of Virginia Art Museum on Rugby Road.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298