Thursday, November 12, 2009

Green Art, Recycled Art Shows : One man's trash may be an artist's treasure

Have you attended a Recycled Art Show lately? Have you submitted a piece to a show? 

Does the current economy have artists rethinking what materials you use or re-use?

It seems we're seeing more and more Recycled Art and Fashion/Trashion Shows. It's all good. Maybe you'd like to attend one, donate to the cause or hold your own. Looks like it's a trend with schools and social groups.

In April around Earth Day, I had a post listing some of the Recycled Fashion Shows that were held earlier in the year. I'm mostly hearing about US shows and would love to be able to mention some in other parts of the world.

Let us know of any more art or fashion shows that we can add to the list. Recycled art means different things to different people, and that can make for an interesting variety, but it all comes down to the same ethic of saving our resources and changing our habits. Just think, Etsy considers 20-year-old items to be vintage. *A few of the links below are flyers of brochures in PDF form.

Nov. 10: Recycled - An Art Show at The Times Square. The Mezzanine Gallery in New York, NY. Runs through Jan. 29, 2010.

Nov. 12: final day: A Recycled Art & Auction will be held in Baton Rouge, LA. Proceeds supporting the construction of affordable housing.

Nov. 13: Steven Dobbin's latest series, Reclamation is in response to the increasing costs of materials typically used to create artworks. The show is at Causey Contemporary in Brooklyn, NY.

Nov. 13-15: The Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival in its eleventh year. "In cooperation with Keep Santa Fe Beautiful and their recycling efforts surrounding America Recycles 2009 and New Mexico Recycling Awareness Month, Recycle Santa Fe is one of the hippest, eco-conscious art markets and juried art events of its time." 

Nov. 13-15: Upper Arkansas Area Recycling Art Show. A non-juried art exhibit showing how art & inspiration can bring new life to trash.
Nov. 14: The fourth annual Junk to Funk Recycled Fashion Show Contest “Trashion Edutainment for the Masses” will be held in Portland, OR's Crystal Ballroom.

Nov. 16: Away and Back Again-Community Recycle Art Project.  "Join us as we utilize recycled detritus, trash to create beautiful artwork." Visitors are encouraged to participate in the creation of a large mandala with the use of recycled materials on the floor of the FedEx Global Education Center Peacock Atrium. Through Dec. 18, Chapel Hill, NC. (image above)

11/20: Charles County’s got Talent in the Arts Show and Recycle Art Contest. Indian Head, MD. Come & show them what you've got!

12/01: Ivy Tech Community College will present its third annual Recycled Art Show. Terre Haute, Indiana. Anyone wanting more information about the show may call 812-298-2227.

12/01-02: Recycled Materials Art Show #2. Re-Art Gallery in Ann Arbor, MI.

12/01-12/31: Recycled Seconds Art Show: Carson City, NV, at the Capital City Arts Initiative Courthouse Gallery 

12/11/2009-01/29/2010: ReVisions, New Creations from Scrap : San Francisco, CA.

For one source of information and inspiration, keep your eye on the Olympia Dumpster Divers Blog. "This ReUsable Life: recycled art in Olympia, the Pacific Northwest, the USA and around the world."

August, October 2010: The Artist in Residence Program at the San Francisco Dump is accepting applications through the end of August 2010. Only artists living in San Francisco may apply.

2nd Annual Recycled Art Contest: The Virginia Beach SPCA will be hosting our 2nd Annual Once is Not Enough Art Contest to promote the creative reuse of materials. Interested artists should review the rules and  submit their entry no later than October 1st.

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