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Art Embraces Words
Art Embraces Words
Please join us for Art Embraces Words, a recurring Webinar series. The program features emerging authors reading excerpts of their work, and artists displaying their visual art in a slideshow, and a Q&A with audience members.
Click HERE to view a recording of our July 19, 2020 Art Embraces Words event.
Sunday August 30, 2020, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
LIVE ZOOM SESSION for
WRITERS and ARTISTS alike
and AUDIENCE viewing.
Click HERE to register as an audience member for our August 30, 2020 Art Embraces Words event.
For more information, contact us here.
Who Should Apply to Read
Adult emerging writers 18 years of age or older (non-published or newly published). Residence or place of work is in Lafayette, Moraga or Orinda. We prioritize applicants who live or work in Lafayette, Moraga or Orinda but will consider all writers. Unless you are Danielle Steele or James Patterson you are an emerging writer.
Call for Writing Entries
We request submission of up to 1250 words from emerging writers, newly published and non-published writers, to read from their work. Each writer will be given up to 10 minutes to read including transition time.
Type of Writing
All creative writing, fiction and non-fiction, will be considered. All content must be G-rated and appropriate for audiences of all ages.
Criteria for Selection
Applicants will be juried by Professional Writers. Criteria sought after include strong writing skills, a fresh and/or unique voice, and a compelling story.
NOT APPLICABLE BECAUSE OF CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
For Visual Artists
Who Should Apply to Exhibit
Visual artists who live or work in Lafayette, Moraga or Orinda. Content must be G-rated and appropriate for audiences of all ages. Artwork will be displayed as video feed in our Zoom Webinar.
Preparation of Art
Artwork can be displayed two different ways:
- A Zoom Virtual Background with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a minimum resolution of 1920 x 960 pixels. Artwork to be displayed as a virtual background must be submitted for review 48 hours to make sure it conforms before the start of the Zoom Webinar.
- Artwork may be displayed in studio in line of sight of the camera for the Zoom video feed. The artist may also be viewed as well during the session. Artist must send images of artwork 48 hours before the start of the seminar.
The following information must be accompanied with the artwork image submission: the artist’s name, contact information, title of artwork, media, and size. The work will be promoted in various media and on the Lamorinda Arts Council's social media platforms.
The Lamorinda Arts Council requests a 20 percent commission from the sale of any artwork connected with Art Embraces Words. Commissions can be paid online here, or via check to PO Box 121, Orinda, CA 94563.
The artist(s) must have a webcam (a camera on their computer) or jpg image of their art to display on the video feed.