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The Ekphrastic Review is an online journal of "writing and art on art and writing."
We have attracted and inspired incredible writing prompted by visual art.
We also feature art "on writing" and have showcased paintings based on literature including classical and religious mythology; art with text; and art that literally shows people reading.
Art history is a wealth of visual work illustrating and interpreting literature, and art in every culture around the world is naturally based on stories of mythology and spirituality.
We are committed to showcasing living artists. One direction we want to grow in is to exhibit work from and engage deeper with practicing artists.
We encourage submissions from contemporary artists. So far we have received very few and want this to change!
Guidelines for Art Submissions to The Ekphrastic Review
Attach one to five small jpegs clearly titled, or supply links directly to the work being submitted.
All artwork featured in Ekphrastic must be "art on writing."
This can mean:
-a literal illustration of a book, play, scene from a story
-an abstract interpretation, interrogation, or impression of a story or a literary theme
-an artwork about a writer
-art inspired by a poem
-art inspired by or interpreting a lyric or the whole song
-artwork that is inspired by classical mythology and any mythologies from any culture around the world
-artwork showing scenes from or inspired by sacred stories: Judeo-Christian themes are the backbone of art history in western civilization and we encourage contemporary interpretations to add to this rich legacy, and we are also interested in artwork inspired by the sacred stories of other cultures
-artwork that features words, or text, or letters, or writing
-artwork that shows books or people reading
-artwork that interprets "writing" in any way not explicitly mentioned
-painting, sculpture, photography, collage, installation, drawing, pastels, mixed media- any visual artform is welcome
-we want to see diverse styles: abstract, still life, expressionist, impressionist, figurative, illustration, photography, cartoon, graphic poem, comic- there are no limits if the work fits the required subject matter
-we encourage submissions from all artists, anywhere in the world
Please include a brief write up, from a sentence or two to a few paragraphs at most, about how the piece or your work in general are informed and inspired by text, writing, literature, or religious and mythological stories.
Please include a brief biography.
Lorette at firstname.lastname@example.org
Surrealisms series- Lorette C. Luzajic
Eerie, strange, irreverent, poetic- this series of more than 100 surreal vignettes is now available in limited edition 5x7" prints. Prints come matted with 8x10" acid free archival quality matte in black or white, your choice, with foamboard backing.
You can display them as is, or conveniently pop them into 8x10" frame.
Choose one for $30 or five for $100.
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Click this link for one print.
Click this link for one print.
Introducing The Luzaijc Variations by Bill Waters, in collaboration with Lorette C. Luzajic.
There are only 32 copies of this limited edition chapbook, featuring poems by Ekphrastic contributor Bill Waters and the paintings that inspired them.
Available for $10, includes shipping.
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Wine and Art
I write a column at Good Food Revolution on wine and art. In may 2014, I was fortunate enough to view a special collection of works, including Leonard Cohen's art, during a wine tasting. Click here to read about it.
We Need to Talk About Heaven
I shift awake to insomniac moon
of cat's eye apatite
keeping its lonesome vigil.
Fire opal shimmer of dawn
punctuates the night.
Loosely scribbled letters in
black ink urge We need to talk.
Her Sunday School watercolour
called Heaven remains on the fridge--
a black cross entrance to remembrance blue,
streaks of butter cookie yellow
glimmering glow of angels,
dollops of slipper pink the good souls
carried away like wildflower blossoms
on the wind.
We meet under a barren camperdown elm,
the blackbirds startled into flight.
Unable to find words,
I take her photo from my coat pocket.
The elm contorts, it's broken silhouette
bent over us, weeping,
as if a crucifix redeeming us,
as if to keep us from being
Rebecca Weigold's poems are forthcoming or have appeared in BlazeVOX, The Tishman Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, The Ekphrastic Review, Winamop, The Skinny Poetry Journal, and others. In 1987, she founded and published The Cincinnati Poets' Collective, which featured the work of national and international poets for nearly a decade. Her writer's page can be found on Facebook at Rebecca Weigold--Poet.
Archie Proudfoot to Ekphrastic: "I like to think of my work as isolating language from the network of signs it represents and explore the emotional response that comes from that."
Visit him at www.archieproudfoot.com.
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Meghan Rose Allen
Mary Jo Balistreri
B. Elizabeth Beck
Karen G. Berry
Susan P. Blevins
Rose Mary Boehm
Charles M. Boyer
Catherine A. Brereton
Charles W. Brice
David C. Brydges
Mary Lou Buschi
Danielle Nicole Byington
Wendy Taylor Carlisle
Fern G. Z. Carr
Tricia Marcella Cimera
SuzAnne C. Cole
John Scott Dewey
Suzanne E. Edison
Kurt Cole Eidsvig
Tara A. Elliott
Alexis Rhone Fancher
Ariel Rainer Fintushel
Edward H. Garcia
Adam J. Gellings
Grace Marie Grafton
Emily Reid Green
Rebeca Ladrón de Guevara
A. J. Huffman
Pat Snyder Hurley
Arya F. Jenkins
Brandon D. Johnson
Olivia J. Kiers
Loretta Collins Klobah
Kim Peter Kovac
Jean L. Kreiling
Stuart A. Kurtz
Tanmoy Das Lala
John R. Lee
Gregory E. Lucas
Lorette C. Luzajic
M. L. Lyons
Ariel S. Maloney
John C. Mannone
Mary C. McCarthy
Megan Denese Mealor
Patrick G. Metoyer
David P. Miller
Stacy Boe Miller
Mark J. Mitchell
Mark A. Murphy
S. Jagathsimhan Nair
Heather M. Nelson
James B. Nicola
Bruce W. Niedt
Kim Patrice Nunez
M. N. O'Brien
Pravat Kumar Padhy
Daniel J. Pizappi
Melissa Reeser Poulin
Rhonda C. Poynter
Marcia J. Pradzinski
Anita S. Pulier
Ralph La Rosa
Mary Kay Rummell
Janet St. John
Lisa St. John
Christy Sheffield Sanford
Janice D. Soderling
Mary Ellen Talley
Liza Nash Taylor
Janine Pommy Vega
Sue Brannan Walker
Martin Willitts Jr
William Carlos Williams
Morgan Grayce Willow
Shannon Connor Winward
William Butler Yeats
All works of art or literature are used with permission of the creator or publisher, OR under public domain, OR under fair use. If any works have been used or credited incorrectly, please alert us so we can fix it!