The Painted Words!
In honor of Susan deWardt

An annual event challenging writers of all ages to share stories inspired by the exhibition at the Steamboat Art Museum.

The Steamboat Art Museum congratulates the winners of
The Painted Words! An Ekphrasis Event, 2018.   

1st place: Kathleen Guler “The Last Light”  

Painting: “Out of the Rain” 

Artist: Michele Kondos






Honorable Mention:  
Jennifer Paquette “Bison Eyes”         

Painting: Resilience 

Artist: Cindy Baron OPA











Nancie McCormish  “Flickers”  

Painting: Last One Up  

Artist: Lyn Boyer













Young Writer award
Carsen Gerstell   

Painting: Preparation  

Artist: Andrea Clague











Special thanks to the 25 artists who participated. 


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*Ekphrasis (a word relatively new to dictionaries) is the use of words to comment on a piece of visual art. One of the earliest and most commonly cited forms of ekphrasis occurs in The Iliad, where Homer provides a long and discursive account of the elaborate scenes embossed on the shield of Achilles.

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