World Art Day Writing Contest

World Art Day Writing Contest

Extract. Sorg. VIII 2009 DSCF8382
Cavaillon, France (2009)
Digital Photography, Limited Edition (# 1/3)

Downtown Art Walk: Art & Literature Month

World Art Day Writing Contest
Open to professional and amateur writers residing in the greater Los Angeles area.
#worldartday #downtownartwalk
In collaboration with IAA-UNESCO and in celebration of World Art Day (WAD) on April 15th, the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is requesting entries by local writers as a response to artwork by French artist and World Art Day representative Marie-Pierre. 
Write up to 500 words in a genre of your choice (poetry, short story, prose, etc.) as a response to the featured artwork. Written work should be inspired by the art, and can explore gut reactions, emotions and/or thought processes evoked by the piece. Time is of the essence, so enter now! 
Submission guidelines: 
  • All forms of writing are accepted, including all forms of poetry, not exceeding 500 words, in response to viewing the featured artwork. 
  • Please submit your original compositions by e-mail to on or before Sunday, April 12th, 2015 at 12:00 midnight
  • Written pieces must be submitted in Word or PDF format as an attachment. Please include your name and contact information, including an e-mail address and website (if applicable). 
  • Submissions will be juried by Marie-Pierre through a “blind” process, where writing samples are numbered (no author names or personal information will be revealed to preserve the judge’s impartiality). Winners will be announced on World Art Day, April 15th, 2015
  • By participating in this contest, you agree to the terms listed here: 
  • If selected, participants agree that their submissions may be published on the Downtown Art Walk and World Art Day Facebook pages, websites and/or other electronic media (with attribution to the author). 
  • Artists must reside in L.A. County and able to travel to Downtown Los Angeles to pick up their prizes at an informal ceremony (date and location TBD). This event may be photographed and/or documented on video, and may be shared on Art Walk and World Art Day Facebook pages, websites, and/or other electronic media (with attribution to the author). 
    • FIRST PRIZE: The first prize winner will receive the featured artwork by Marie-Pierre (Extract. Sorg. VIII 2009 DSCF8382, limited-edition print, #2/3, 7 7/8″ x 10 5/8″) plus four VIP Passes to the Downtown Art Walk’s Annual Gala on April 18th, and a one-year membership to the Downtown Art Walk.
    • SECOND PRIZE: The second prize winner will receive a limited-edition print by artist Marie Pierre (Extract. Sorg. VII 2008 DSCF8232, limited-edition print, #2/3, 7 7/8″ x 10 5/8″), plus two VIP Passes to the Downtown Art Walk’s Annual Gala.
    • THIRD PRIZE: The third prize winner will receive a limited-edition print by artist Marie Pierre (Extract. NZ 2007 DSCF6881, limited-edition print, #2/3, 7 7/8″ x 10 5/8″).


About Marie-Pierre: 
MARIE-PIERRE’s Abstract Photos are like keys that open to the world of imaginary travels. No computer needed to compose them; only her fortunate eye extracts her art from nature. After Albrecht Dürer’s Philosophy: “Art is within Nature, we have to extract it”, all her photos are representations of the reality, the testimony of discoveries made in nature and at random, thanks to the purely artistic eye of a painter which guides the artist and interpolates lines and colors, forms and materials, lighting and composition. It is a work of research suggestive of New Realism, and the outcome, Surrealism which virtually brings the spectator to the edge of a “new Automatic Writing”.
Member of IAA-UNESCO, MARIE-PIERRE has a Degree in Art History (Honors) from the University of Lille 3, Charles de Gaulle, France, and been featured in 34 solo exhibitions and 20 group exhibitions worldwide. |


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