One Read Art Exhibit: Call for Submissions

A One Read Art Exhibit

Inspired by the folk myths and mysteries in this year’s One Read selection, Mid-Missouri artists 16 and older are invited to contribute work that plays with the ideas of storytelling, personal myth-making, exaggeration, secrets and superstitions. Cash prizes will be awarded for three winners, courtesy of Columbia’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The first place winner will receive $125, the second place winner will receive $75 and the third place winner will receive $50. Art will be displayed September 2-15 at Orr Street Studios with an artist reception, awards and storyteller performance on Tuesday, September 11.

Submission Details

  • Artists must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Artists may submit one work in any visual medium.
  • Pieces should be ready for display (with secure hanging wire if applicable).
  • Work should be labeled on the back with your name, phone number or email, title of the work and medium used.
  • Submit artwork to Orr Street Studios (106 Orr Street, Columbia).
  • Submission dates (updated!) are:
    • Monday, August 27, noon-3 p.m.
    • Tuesday, August 28, noon-3 p.m.
    • Wednesday, August 29, noon-3 p.m.
    • Thursday, August 30, noon-6:30 p.m.
    • Friday, August 31, noon-3 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 1, noon-3 p.m.
    • Sunday, September 2, 9 a.m.-noon
  • After the exhibit, artists can pick up their artwork Saturday, September 15th between noon and 3 p.m. or Sunday, September 16 between noon and 3 p.m.

Questions? Contact Lauren Williams at 573-443-3161 or by e-mail.

Special thanks to Orr Street Studios and Columbia’s Office of Cultural Affairs for their support!


“In Balkan culture, there’s almost a knowledge that reality will eventually become myth.” An Interview With Téa Obreht

The Tiger's Wife by Tea ObrehtAt the end of last year, Jennifer Egan, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “A Visit From the Goon Squad,” interviewed Téa Obreht about her debut work and this year’s One Read, “The Tiger’s Wife.” The two discuss the uniqueness of the grandparent-grandchild relationship, humans’ relationships to animals and the myth-making culture of the Balkans, as well as Obreht’s writing process. You can read an excerpt of this interview on Random House’s website, or enjoy reading the entire transcript (pdf).