FWMoA invites writers of all ages to craft a poem inspired by an artwork in our Glass Wing. Ekphrastic poetry describes, responds to, and expands upon a work of visual art. Choose the artwork below that most inspires you, and get writing! Then, join us in celebrating National Poetry Month during April’s Second Thursday with readings and an awards ceremony.

Read more about ekphrasis here.

Contest details:

Poems should be no longer than 50 lines.
Three youth (under 18) and three adult poems will receive special prizes and be featured in the galleries.
Entries must be received by March 15, and winning poets will be notified by March 29.

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Latchezar Boyadjiev, Embrace
Robin Grebe, Germination
Marta Klonowska, The Tailor
Markow & Norris, Spring Dawn Kimono
Benjamin Moore, Pala Set
Ginny Ruffner, Urnscape
Paul Stankard, Botanical and Earth Spirit Upright Weight
Therman Statom, Doce Pasos (Twelve Steps)
Caterina Urrata Weintraub, Fragile Finger Monsters
Bertil Vallien, Untitled (Kosta Boda Unique 1363590043)

FULL LABEL INFO IF NEEDED

Latchezar Boyadjiev
American, b. Bulgaria 1959
Embrace
Cast glass, 2019
Purchase with funds provided by donors to the Embrace Fund: Linda and Bill Becker, John and Mary Brandt, Fort Wayne Art League, Elizabeth and Robert Keen, Dr. Jerry L. Mackel, Miller Family Fund, Michael and Kathryn Parrott, Dorothy L. and Paul E. Shaffer, 2022.174

Robin Grebe
American, b. 1957
Germination
Cast glass and paint, 2003
Gift from the Collection of Carl and Stephanie Beling, 2021.278.a & .b

Marta Klonowska
Polish, b. 1964
The Tailor
Glass and metal; inkjet print, 2012
Gift from the Collection of Carl and Stephanie Beling, 2021.254.1-.7

Markow & Norris
American, b. 1970; American, b. 1966
Spring Dawn Kimono
Woven glass, gold and silver foil, applied glass beads, wooden and fabric geta shoes, 2012
Gift of Patricia Schaefer, 2023.83

Benjamin Moore
American, 1952-2021
Pala Set
Blown glass, 1997
Purchase, 2015.12.a & .b

Ginny Ruffner
American, b. 1952
Urnscape
Flameworked glass & mixed-media, 1993
Gift of Ian and Mimi Rolland, 1997.19

Paul Stankard
American, b. 1940
Botanical and Earth Spirit Upright Weight
Lamp worked and encased glass, 1989
Purchase made possible by the Dorothy L. and Paul E. Shaffer Fund for Master Glass Artist Paul Stankard, 2023.92.

Therman Statom
American, b. 1953
Doce Pasos (Twelve Steps)
Fabricated glass with mixed media, ca. 1999
Purchase with funds provided by the June E. Enoch Collection Fund, 2020.163

Caterina Urrata Weintraub
American, b. 1983
Fragile Finger Monsters
Flameworked glass, 2020
Purchase with funds provided by the June E. Enoch Collection Fund, 2021.18

Bertil Vallien
Swedish, b. 1938
Untitled (Kosta Boda Unique 13635890043)
Blown and engraved glass, ca. 1990
Gift from the Collection of Carl and Stephanie Beling, 2021.20

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