In case you missed it, we recently announced the poet – artist selections for our 2019 Poster Series! As you may recall, for this year’s event, we reached out to independent artists from throughout the community to help create our haiku posters. A record 34 artists responded!
Responding artists selected haiku from hundreds of poems submitted by new and former contributors. A total of 15 posters were finally decided upon by a panel of five judges. This blind selection included awarding a first-, second-, and third-place poster–also new this year! And, because we received such a wealth of good work, our Board selected two additional haiku posters–“board picks”–bumping the 2019 Series to 18 posters, up from our usual 16!
You may not be aware of this, but in addition to each year’s call for haiku and securing the artists to illustrate these wonderful poems, we also engage a local advertising and marketing firm to help us. This year, we are very pleased to announce that the Syracuse office of Mower has joined us with their support, including a one-of-a-kind contribution by one of its Creative Supervisors, Steven Peters.
Our annual unveiling event for the 2019 Series is tentatively scheduled for the evening of Thursday, April 18. Mark your calendars and help us celebrate this wonderful union of art, haiku and community!
Thanks again to our judges, board members, contributors, sponsors and supporters! And, Congratulations to the poets and artists of our 2019 Series!
Listed below are the 2019 poet-artist pairs, ordered by poet’s name first. Former, contributing poets or artists are bolded; by clicking on their name, a link will take you to their previous work with us.
Peter Allen & Aaron Lee
Dianne Apter & Kathleen O’Dell
Mary Jane BeVard & Erin Nowak
Laura Braaten & Dani Pendergast
Sherry Chayat & Steven Peters
David Harper & Eva Hunter
Shari Hemsley & Alexandra Grant
Perri Hogan & Daniel Shanahan
Kyle Johnson & Hall Groat Sr.
Diane Lansing & Jill Pierce Long
Michele Madonna & Alyssa Dearborn
Elina Park & Anne Lathrop
Carolyn Senft & Jamie Santos
Marilyn Shelton & Marianne Dalton
Erin Stepowany & Jamie Ashlaw
James & Barbara Yonai & Paul Lilly