Art Show at the PFAC

Woodside French Artists


theme of the poem: “ les yeux des pauvres” by Charles Baudelaire.


“The Museum of Paris hosts the Artists de Paris 2014 Juried Exhibition in Paris from from March 20 to May 07, 2014. The exhibition is open to artists living in Newport News, VA and working in any media.

Awards: € 2000 in total cash awards including a €1000 best in Show, € 700 second place and € 300 third place

Juror: Professor St Clair currently teaches at the College of William and Mary. He specialized in 19 century French art and poetry.

Eligibility: Artists age 16 and up living in Paris may submit one original work completed within this year at Woodside High School. All media, styles, techniques and subject matter are eligible.

Entry Requirements:

The form of the painting:

Two dimensional entries must be framed and ready for hanging with hook eyes and wire. Frames, mats, and glass or plexiglass should be clean and presented in a professional manner. Neither saw tooth hangers nor will wet paint be accepted. Works should not exceed 60” in any direction including frame and 150 lbs maximum weight. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the show. The Museum of Paris reserves the right to refuse entry to works with unusual installation requirements or otherwise judged unsuitable. No substitutions or extractions will be allowed once work is selected.

The content/substance of the painting:

To be selected to compete, artists need to transcribe the poem “ les yeux des pauvres” into a painting. The words of the poem need to be reflected in the images painted by the artist.

To be eligible: artist need to include a holistic understanding or a detailed part of the poem. The artist need to include at least:

- 3 elements/concepts from the poem that are related to the Haussmanization of Paris

- 3 references to the consecutive art periods in the 19th century France

- 1 additional concept found in the poem (mythology, feminism, egocentrism)

- 1 reference to the concept of “eye”

- Create and send a biography of the poet (Baudelaire)

- Selected artists are requested to provide a brief artist’s statement about their selected entries. They need to tell why they chose the poem and how their painting relates to the text.

Application and Fees: Applications must be received at The Museum of Paris by Sunday, March 2, 5:00 pm. Each application must be accompanied by the entry fee and 1 digital image of the submitted artwork.

Delivery and pick up of work: Selected, hand-delivered artworks will be accepted at the Museum of Paris on Sunday, March 02 from 1:00-5:00. Identification labels must be affixed to the back of the work with tape or other removable method, and each piece should also have a permanent identification on the back with the artist’s name and title of the piece. Works selected should be picked up promptly on Sunday, May 08 , 5:00-6:00 pm or Monday, September 8, 10:00-6:00. Work not retrieved by June 14, 5:00 pm will become the property of Le Musee de Paris.

Sales Commission: The sale price on your entries should be included in your label. Works may be NFS. Insurance: Artworks will be insured for the sales price from the time of delivery until the end of designated pick up dates.”

Transcription of a poem into a painting

Interdisciplinary Project where Math, Modern Languages, Art and Poetry interconnect