Jan 24 - 26 2019
Call for Entries: Word Art | Works Inspired By Text presented by Cottonwood Center for the Arts at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs CO

Call for Entries: Word Art | Works Inspired By Tex...

Presented by Cottonwood Center for the Arts at Cottonwood Center for the Arts

Word art describes a category of text-based, postmodernist art practiced by several contemporary artists since the 1950s. This type of artmaking encompasses work that includes words or phrases as its primary artistic component. In fact, text-based imagery featuring words and phrases has appeared as a featured element in a variety of different media for centuries including painting, sculpture, lithography, and screenprinting.

Many artists use text to explore a feeling or idea with a word, a word’s phonetic breakdown, a phrase, grammatical structure, or utilize automatic writing styles in posters, books, journals, minimalism and more. In many ways, word art changed the spectrum of art making evolving from absurdist literature into a highly admired practice of contemporary art.

Artists’ works for this call for entries must integrate at least one word into the piece. All media will be considered.

Admission Info

$10 per piece for up to three pieces.

Phone: (719) 520-1899

Dates & Times

2019/01/24 - 2019/01/26

Location Info

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

427 E Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Parking Info

Free parking on the east side of our building.