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University Of Virginia Art Museum Begins 2001 Writer’s Eye Competition Oct. 4

September 18, 2001-- The 15th annual Writer’s 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.

Organized by museum docents, the Writer’s 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.

Entries 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 Newcomer’s Club of greater Charlottesville funded this year’s competition.

Each 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 year’s 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 Writer’s Eye.

The elementary and middle school judges are community and University educators.

The University of Virginia Art Museum is open without charge Tuesday through Sunday, 1-5 p.m. On Oct. 4, museum docents will begin conducting Writer’s 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.

For more information about the Writer’s Eye competition, call the Museum Education office or visit the museum’s 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.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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