GLEAN is a juried art program that seeks to inspire people to think about their consumption habits, the waste they generate, and the resources they throw away by tapping into the creativity of artists from the Portland metro region.
Five GLEAN artists will be given access to the Metro Central transfer station (“the dump”) for five months to glean materials to make art. The program culminates in a formal exhibition in the fall. Artists will be paid a $2,000 stipend and receive 80% commission from the sale of their art at the exhibition.
Source: GLEANings | Musings from artists working with trash
CHAMPAIGN — The I.D.E.A. Store is seeking artists to submit work for its 2014 Hatch art festival.
After a successful inaugural event in March, the Hatch Creative-Reuse Art Festival will be back Feb. 28-March 15, 2014, in Champaign.
Produced by The I.D.E.A. Store, Champaign’s creative-reuse marketplace and an earned-income enterprise of the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation, Hatch is again expected to draw artists, art appreciators and shoppers from central Illinois and beyond.
The festival will feature work by local, regional and national artists who are known for creating whimsical and sometimes functional work from discarded materials that might otherwise be headed for the trash heap.
Festival organizers seek artists to apply to Hatch’s juried art exhibition and/or juried art fair. Artist information and applications are available at http://www.abouthatch.org. The deadline for applying for entry is Nov. 15.
via Artists sought for 2014 Hatch festival | News-Gazette.com.
On September 21, the 10-year-old nonprofit Planting Hope is holding a ReUse Fair in Montpelier and is seeking artists and crafters to show and sell their wares.
The Vermont-based Planting Hope “promotes educational opportunities, supports grassroots community development and fosters cultural exchange in Nicaragua and the United States,” explains Staples. During the fair, he hopes to collect donations of used educational materials and household items to send to its programs in Nicaragua.
Artists interested in participating in the ReUse Fair can contact Staples at firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-0344.
via Calling All Artists … to the ReUse Fair | Live Culture: Vermont Arts News and Views.