Eye 2004 Begins Sept. 27
September 10, 2004 --
Writer’s Eye, an annual prose and poetry
competition held at the University of Virginia Art Museum, begins
goal of Writer’s Eye, organized by the docents
at the museum, is to encourage a diverse and active response
to the visual
arts through prose and poetry. The contest is open to students
in grades 3 through 12, University students and adults.
works on view at the museum are eligible for selection by contestants,
as well as the community at large. On display through
are the exhibits: “The Museum: Conditions and Spaces,” “The
Odyssey: Watercolors by Karen Shea,” “Paradise
Lost: Landscape Photographs by Sally Mann” and “Emmet
Gowin: Photographs.” Beginning Oct. 23, participants
also may choose works from three new exhibits: “Lifelines:
Movement and Time in Prints, Drawings and Photographs from
the Collection,” “Whiteness:
A Wayward Construction” and “Bill Viola: Six Heads.”
of the exhibits will be given through Friday, Nov. 12. In
addition, museum docents will hold two informational sessions
to answer questions and help spark
the creative writing process. The open houses will take place on Sunday,
Oct. 10 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 2 to
entries for the contest are due at the museum by Friday, Nov.19
at 5 p.m. They will be divided into four age categories
for judging: Grades 3
5, 6 through 8, 9 through 12 and University/Adult. Local writers and
public and private schools will serve as judges for the two younger groups.
Ted Genoways, editor of the “Virginia Quarterly Review,” will
be the final poetry judge, and Paul Barolsky, Commonwealth Professor
in the U.Va. Art
History Department and author of numerous publications on Michelangelo,
will be the final prose judge.
reception and awards ceremony featuring readings by the winners
and comments by the judges will be held in early
February. An anthology of
entries and the artwork selected will be published and available for
sale in the spring.
more information or to schedule a tour, call Deryn Goodwin, the
tour coordinator, at (434) 924-7458.