Ekphrasis Awards & Reading Reception
With Support From Steamboat Magazine and Off the Beaten Path Bookstore
The Steamboat Art Museum is pleased to present the 4th annual “Ekphrasis 2021; A Visual Writing Event” that celebrates the collaboration of the written word and the visual arts. Writers of all ages are invited to create a piece motivated by a painting in the current exhibition. This year, “Four Directions – Common Paths: Oberg, Smith,
Whitcomb, Young” celebrates the work of four of the country’s preeminent landscape/plein air painters and their 30 years of friendship painting throughout the West and beyond. Their paintings range from expansive vistas to intimate vignettes.The competition challenges writers, adults, and youth, to submit work (maximum 750 words, poetry or prose) inspired by one of the paintings. The entries are judged by an independent panel including members of Steamboat Magazine, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore and the previous year’s competition winner.
The Awards Reception and Readings on July 20th at SAM includes an evening of celebrating the winners, all writers and enjoying selected readings by celebrity readers. Awards include cash and gift certificates. All submissions are published in the Ekphrasis 2021 Anthology available at the museum.
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges including representatives from Off the Beaten Path and Steamboat Magazine
- 1st Prize: $100 Cash in honor of Susan deWardt, $50 Gift Certificate for Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, subscription to Steamboat Magazine.
- Honorable Mention (2): $50 cash from Steamboat Magazine, $50 Gift Certificate from Off the Beaten Path Book Store, subscription to Steamboat Magazine.
- Youth award: $50 cash from Steamboat Magazine, $25 Gift Certificate from Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, subscription to Steamboat Magazine.
- Publication of winning entries in Steamboat Magazine online magazine.