Norton Center invites literary submissions for new art exhibit

Posted by Centre News in News, Norton Center 04 Jan 2016

EATCentre College’s Norton Center for the Arts invites submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction for EAT: A Literature + Photography Installation. Pieces can be about eating in all configurations: literal, figurative, experimental, dark, nostalgic, satirical or others including edible products or that simply include memorable scenes connected to the exhibit theme. The Norton Center will exhibit selected works in 2016 alongside a photographic interpretation of each piece by noted Kentucky photographer Sarah Jane Sanders.

Literary works, such as poems, prose poems, short stories, micro-stories and essays will be considered; entries must be fewer than 3,000 words. Previously published works are permitted, but writers are asked to disclose previous publication and/or simultaneous submission information; special consideration will be given to submissions by Kentucky residents. Kentucky Affrilachian poet Bianca Spriggs and Centre College Assistant Professor of English Azita Osanloo will serve on the jury panel, with additional jurors to be named.

The deadline for submission is Feb. 5, 2016. Decisions will be made by March and the exhibit will be unveiled in mid-May. Complete details and submission guidelines can be found here. 

About Sarah Jane Sanders
Sarah Jane Sanders is a food and editorial photographer who is particularly drawn to the full circle of food as a lens for focusing on culture. From origin, to processing, to the table, Sanders believes food is a universal language that bridges cultural boundaries. She is compelled to make photographs that tell stories, answer questions and express beauty, and she aims to produce photographs that spark connections, build and recall memories, and celebrate daily life.

SARAH JANE SANDERS-PORTFOLIO022Sanders work has illuminated the pages of many publications and blogs nationwide, including Cake & WhiskeyThe Local PalateEating Well and Chevy Chaser. The Lexington-based photographer has also collaborated with many female Kentucky authors, helping them develop their published story visually: Nora Rose Moosnick (Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky: Stories of Accommodation and Audacity, University Press of Kentucky, 2012); Stella Parks (Sweet Truth, Norton, forthcoming); Rona Roberts (Classic Kentucky Meals: Stories, Ingredients, & Recipes from the Traditional Bluegrass Kitchen, The History Press, 2014); and Maggie Green (A Taste of Kentucky, Far Country Press, forthcoming.)

Learn more about Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports EAT: A Literature + Photo Installation with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

submitted by Norton Center for the Arts
January 4, 2015