Word of Art 3D

If you attended the I AM IN PRINT Five Year Anniversary Celebration last March, then you know our big news… If not, drum roll please–

Word of Art 3D has been invited by the Burpee Museum of Natural History to participate in their 75th Anniversary celebration!

Festivities for Burpee will cover several months of features and activities and the Word of Art 3D reception will be held late winter/early spring of 2017.

We are so excited about this opportunity to further expand our creative collabortion. The Burpee Museum of Natural History is located at 737 North Main Street Rockford, IL, on the banks of the Rock River along the newly renovated Riverwalk. We hope you will check out Burpee, it’s histories, exhibits, and all it has to offer. It is the museum’s goal to “inspire all people to engage in a lifetime of discovery and learning about the natural world, through preservation and interpretation.” We encourage you to use this statement as inspiration for your submissions.

We will be collecting stories this fall, stay tuned for details and deadlines! Also, a reminder that this year we will be open to dimensional art. Ceramics, mosaics, jewelry, etc…

Congratulations to past participants who assisted in making this opportunity happen!

(I am so excited!)

Thank you,
Mary Lamphere
Word of Art 3D Chairperson

Word of Artist 2 Guideline Reminder

Artist Guidelines:

* Any medium is acceptable but it must be on the 16×20 canvas provided by In Print.

* Stories are open to interpretation, but please nothing of a graphic nature.

* Finish the sides of the canvas.

* The title of the artwork will be the same as that of the selected written piece.

* Some portion of the words of the story must be included in the artwork as well as the author’s name. Please sign your work.

* If your canvas will contain dimensional art, we ask that you add the hardware before you begin work. D-links with wire work well with our hanging system.

* Artwork must be dropped off by July 11 to be included in the book.

* For your convenience, completed art may be brought to the In Print meetings on June 13 or July 11, 1-3 pm, at the East State Branch of the Rockford Public Library.

* Artwork dropped off after July 11 can still be in the gallery exhibition, but will not be in the book.

If you have any questions or need to make arrangements for drop-off, contact Mary Lamphere at WordofArt@inprintwriters.com

A WORD of ART 2 Reception, in Cooperation with the Center for the Arts and Spirituality and Art@Emmanuel, will be held Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 from 5-8 pm with the program running 6-7:30. It will again be at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Avenue Rockford, Illinois 61104.
Word and Art will be displayed, authors will read their work and artists will talk about their inspiration.
Books will be for sale.
This event is free and open to the public.


Word of Art – The Art Part

We successfully collected 114 story and poem submissions! Now it’s time to READ.  Beginning March 29, requests for titles will be accepted. Due to the Word of Art book publication, space is limited!

Artists, please read through the rules below:

  • This project is free and open to the public.
  • Written submissions will be posted for Artist selection March 17 through May 5, 2014.  Artists are encouraged to read through ALL of the stories listed here.
  • Send a request for your selected story to WordOfArt@inprintwriters.com beginning March 29
    Include contact info and a brief bio in third person.
  • Any medium is acceptable but it must be on the 16×20 canvas provided by In Print.  Canvases can be picked up at an In Print meeting April 12, May 10, or by arrangement.  To see more about upcoming In Print meetings, click here.
  • Stories are open to interpretation, but please, nothing of a graphic nature.
  • Finish the sides of the canvas.
  • Some of the words of the story/poem must be included in the artwork as well as the author’s name.
  • You may select two stories, create two canvases, but no one person shall be published more than three times (2 as author/1 as artist, 2 as artist/1 as author)
  • You may NOT select your own story.
  • Artwork can be dropped off at In Print meetings June 14, July 12, or by arrangement no later than July 19.  Art provided after July 19 may still be in the reception but will NOT be published.
  • Space is limited to 30 for the publication. We will have up to an additional 5 selections to fill in as needed for the publication.
  • These “honorable mention” artists will participate in the gallery show but may not make it in the book.

The Word of Art Author/Artist Reception will be held Friday, September 5, 2014 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Gallery, 920 Third Avenue, Rockford.
The reception will feature readings, art work and books for sale and signing.  In Print will take responsibility for hanging art.  Sale of art is at the discretion of the artist. Gallery commissions will apply.  Artwork pick-up will be arranged following the show date. If you have any questions about Word of Art, submit them to Mary Lamphere at WordofArt@inprintwriters.com.

In Print is proud to sponsor the Word of Art Author/Artist collaboration! Thank you for helping to bring the arts together.