Of Virginia Art Museum Begins 2002 Writer’s Eye Competition
September 18, 2002--
Writer’s Eye: 16th Annual Poetry and Prose Competition
Monday, Oct. 7, through Friday, Nov. 22
U.Va. Art Museum, Rugby Road, Charlottesville, Va.
University of Virginia Art Museum’s 16th annual Writer’s
Eye competition will begin Oct. 7.
middle, high school and University students, as well as adults,
are invited to view and select one of the 19 designated works of
art to inspire an original prose or poetry composition. This year’s
art has been selected from two exhibitions, “The Orchid Pavilion
Gathering” and “Imagination on Edge,” and from
the museum’s permanent collection.
due in the museum by Nov. 22, and will be judged in prose and poetry
categories according to age groups: elementary school, middle school,
high school and adult/University. Awards in each category will be
given for first, second and third place along with honorable mention.
Local teachers, and writers will judge the entries.
elementary school judges are: Bobbie Platts-Mills, Beverly Van Hook,
Susan Washko and Nura Yingling. Judges for middle school are: Heather
Burns, Mark Collins, Suzanne Freeman, Wendy Gavin, Michele Kellerman
and Parke Muth. The high school and University/adult entries will
be judged by Susan Tyler Hitchcock and Stephen Cushman.
U.Va. Art Museum
docents will begin conducting Writer’s Eye tours on Oct. 7.
To arrange tours, which are booked on a first-come first-served
basis, call (434) 924-7458. Details are available on the museum’s
Web site: www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.
A program of
the museum’s docents, this year’s competition is co-chaired
by Rosemarie Koch and Janis Chevalier. For more information about
the Writer’s Eye program, call Koch at (434) 974-7737, Chevalier
at (434) 295-1575, or the museum’s Education Office at (434)
of Virginia Art Museum is open without charge Tuesday through Sunday,
1 to 5 p.m. Limited parking is available behind the museum, which
is on Rugby Road. The museum is wheelchair accessible.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298