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ReStore accepting submissions for annual ReUse Contest | WLOS

Photo credit: Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

The 7th annual ReStore ReUse Contest is an amazing showcase of innovative building projects constructed predominantly of used building materials. Past projects Past projects have run the gamut from small tabletop items and wall décor to artist studios and tiny homes. The majority are medium sized and include furniture, yard art, planters, chicken coops, little free libraries, sheds and more.

Source: ReStore accepting submissions for annual ReUse Contest | WLOS

ReUse-apalooza offers new life for ‘junk,’ new jobs for workers, and new challenges for tinkerers – Insider – Story

David Rueve finished creating a new cabinet for the hi-fi and modernizing it more than a week before the ReUse-apalooza deadline. (Photo provided by David Rueve)

“It was a mess when I found it,” Rueve said of the hi-end RCA Victor cabinet hi-fi he recycled. “And it took some work. But now everything works — AM/FM/AFC, phono, tape (which is now set up for iPod, etc.), lights, all tone controls, all eight speakers,” Rueve said. “It sounds amazing. I mean really good.”

Source: ReUse-apalooza offers new life for ‘junk,’ new jobs for workers, and new challenges for tinkerers – Insider – Story

An Absolutely Brilliant Chandelier Made From Sparkling Clean Toilet Bowls

Well it was a truly amazing Saturday at Construction Junction in Pittsburgh. To contribute my ideas and vision and energies in the arena of creative repurposing or applied deconstruction was an honor.

Rodney Allen Trice

Source: An Absolutely Brilliant Chandelier Made From Sparkling Clean Toilet Bowls

This bar may not be art, but it is an inspiring reuse | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A closeup view of the maple top of a bar that Dave Matline and Dave Baldonieri made from an old bowling alley. It was a special award winner in the Reuse Inspiration Contest.

Knowing that Mr. Baldonieri had once used bowling alley wood to make a work bench, Mr. Matlin was delighted to find pieces of maple lanes for sale at Construction Junction, a nonprofit retailer of salvaged and surplus building materials in Point Breeze. But none were quite right for the project. Then he discovered more damaged sections on the loading dock — for free! “We started hacking and whacking,” Mr. Matlin said. “It worked out better than I thought it would.”

Source: This bar may not be art, but it is an inspiring reuse | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sept. 1 is deadline for Reuse Inspiration Contest | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ronald Robertson and Richard Prescott of East Liberty were winners in the 2015 Reuse Inspiration Contest for this 8-by-10-foot wall hanging made from old tin ceiling tiles.

Sept. 1 is the entry deadline for the sixth annual contest co-sponsored by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Construction Junction. There are two categories: • Home renovation — creative re-use of one or more items in renovation of one room or an entire building. • Art — creative re-use of one or more items in a two- or three-dimensional work of art.

Source: Sept. 1 is deadline for Reuse Inspiration Contest | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Recycled Art Contest | Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

ReStore’s 7th Annual Recycled Art Contest shines a light on some of Milwaukee’s resourceful repurposers. The contest challenges the public to create works primarily using the donated product found at ReStore. From artwork to repurposed furniture, the only rule of the contest is the majority of materials must be purchased at ReStore.

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With 34 entries to choose from, the works are judged by the public with polling stations in store and online HERE. The top five vote getters will receive ReStore shopping sprees. As for the artists, they range from professionals like Debby Koenig of Earthfire Artistry (entry 20) to group art classes from the Milwaukee Center for Independence.

Winners will be revealed during the Third Ward’s Gallery Night, April 15th at ReStore East (5pm-9pm). The entire exhibit will be featured in the Historic Third Ward’s Gallery Night & Day, April 15th & 16th at Restore East (420 S 1st, Milwaukee), with many of the works for sale to the public.

 

Source: Recycled Art Contest | Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

Local salvage shop to host fourth annual salvage show – The Daily Beacon: Arts And Culture

The Salvage Show

The Salvage Shop is hosting its fourth annual Salvage Show, a silent auction benefiting Knox Heritage. The Salvage Shop and Knox Heritage work together to preserve Knoxville’s history through various programs and fundraising efforts, one of their largest collaborations being the shop.

via Local salvage shop to host fourth annual salvage show – The Daily Beacon: Arts And Culture.

Contest winners prove anything can be reused | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

wall hanging from antique tin ceiling tiles Ronald Robertson and Richard Prescott of East Liberty made a wall hanging from antique tin ceiling tiles after stripping several layers of paint. They change the colored strip with the seasons.Ronald Robertson and Richard Prescott of East Liberty made a wall hanging from antique tin ceiling tiles after stripping several layers of paint. They change the colored strip with the seasons.

After stripping off several layers of paint to reveal a gray patina with black, silver and rust tones, they attached them to a poplar frame to create a striking 10- by 6-foot piece of wall art for their dining room. To keep it fresh, they added a strip of wood whose color changes with the seasons.

via Contest winners prove anything can be reused | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Knox Heritage accepting proposals for salvage show – News Sentinel Story

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Knox Heritage is accepting proposals for its annual silent auction fundraiser, the Salvage Show, through Sept. 2.The show will highlight how architectural salvage can be used in art and design while benefiting Knox Heritage.Submitted work for the show can be either artwork or functional design such as lighting, cabinets and doorknobs.The Salvage Show is scheduled for First Friday on Oct. 2 in downtown Knoxville.

via Knox Heritage accepting proposals for salvage show – News Sentinel Story.

Seeking Inspired Art Made With Recycled/Repurposed Materials – CARTM

EARLY, EARLY, EARLY CALL FOR ENTRIES

Seeking Inspired Art Made With Recycled/Repurposed Materials

17th Annual Trash Art Show, May 1-3, 2015 at the NCRD Gallery

Ticketed Opening (with the artists) Friday, May 1, 5-8 pm

Open to the public May 2, 10 am to 4 pm, and May 3, 10 am to 1 pm

ART INTAKE DATE:  April 29, 1 – 5 pm

 

Maggie Rudy’s 100% trash sturgeon.

Nehalem, Manzanita, Wheeler, North Coast, SW Washington, Portland, etc.

It’s never too soon to start. Get out your cool junk—it’s time to make trash art. CARTMs annual Trash Art Show is all about working with that irresistibly interesting stuff you’ve been collecting and wanting to create something with.

All the rules are made to be broken when creating trash art. From beautiful mosaics made from broken dishes, to kinetic sculpture created with broken lawn mower parts to—everything is fair game.

The Trash Art Show is a unique local tradition and creative fundraiser for CARTM. This year’s event, our seventeenth, will be at the Gallery at NCRD, the show’s new permanent location in Nehalem, with lots of open and well lit space for your art, and plenty of parking for art lovers.

Artists may submit up to three pieces of work for the show.   There is no entry fee and the only stipulations are that all artwork must be created with recycled, repurposed or reused materials and must fit through a standard size door.   The work must be for sale. Sales receipts are split evenly between the artist(s) and CARTM.

All work needs to be submitted to the Gallery at the NCRD on April 29 between 1 and 5 pm. Each submitted piece must have a title and be ready with appropriate hardware for hanging or display.

CARTM, www.cartm.org, is a 501c(3) non-profit organization and is a registered partner with the Oregon Cultural Trust.

For more information contact: Carl Vandervoort (carlvandervoort@mac.com)

via EARLY, EARLY, EARLY CALL FOR ENTRIES – CARTM.

Hatch 2015 Trashion Show seeks designers for February 27th event : SPlog : Smile Politely

“There’s almost no limit to the materials that can be used to create clothing and accessory designs that can be modeled at the Hatch Trashion Show,” Rost said. Designers can enter in categories ranging from “Unconventional Materials” to “Altered Clothing”; both require that 60 percent of the materials used are repurposed or recycled. New this year: the “Paper” category, in which source material can be any type of paper product (with an 85 percent repurposed/recycled requirement); and a division just for accessories.

via Hatch 2015 Trashion Show seeks designers for February 27th event : SPlog : Smile Politely.

Upcycling makes the old look brand new – The Park Record

Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch counties recently held a contest to see who could best upcycle used furniture. A bench made from an old

Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch counties recently held a contest to see who could best upcycle used furniture. A bench made from an old headboard was the winning piece, submitted by Joli Pichot, of Ogden. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity)

via Upcycling makes the old look brand new – The Park Record.

Winners of Reuse Inspiration Contest go creative with castoffs – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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But the six winners of the 2014 Reuse Inspiration Contest are alike in one way: They all like a creative challenge. Oh, and free beer.

Jason Matukaitis makes industrial/Asian-style furniture from reclaimed wood and steel. This live-edge coffee table features an inlaid keystone.

via Winners of Reuse Inspiration Contest go creative with castoffs – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

ReSpace Competition – challenge ReSpace Porch

PLACE. CULTURE.COMMUNITY.

The challenge: design a small, outdoor community gathering space which exhibits exemplary design using reuse materials.

This year the competition combines issues of program, culture and context to the challenge of designing with reuse materials. We are asking you to design a space that will allow Hope House (a non-profit outreach program for the inner-city of Wake Forest, NC) to continue growing by moving some of its programs outside.  This will solve their need for space and increase their connection to the neighborhood.

We selected “Porch” as the theme for our 2014 ReSpace competition because porches are a key element of the southern vernacular.  They are central to southern culture.  They are a primary place where neighbors gather, socialize and become a community.

“We hope to use this space to help our community…to provide a comfortable outdoor space for our seniors to sit and be a part our annual events…a place for seating and a screen for outdoor moviesstorage for our clothing giveaway, we get clothes year round and are forced to donate them to other charities because we don’t enough room to store them… to expand our Read and Feed program that provides books, food, and tutors to children who need them...” – Norma J. Bennekin, Hope House Community Projects Assistant

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ReSpace Competition – challenge.

{ diy design } philadelphia home show upcycle challenge | DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS: { diy design } philadelphia home show upcycle challenge

Scott and I are participating a local upcycle project called the Unhinged Challenge. It’s hosted by the Philadelphia Home Show and Habitat for Humanity and we’re super excited to share what we’ve been working on!  We were asked to source and repurpose a door from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and turn it into a functional item or hand painted pieces of art. Here are the details…

We visited the Philadelphia Restore and choose this beautiful lightweight bifold door. It looks brand new and we could see it would create a great box shape! So we tossed around a few ideas… we wanted to create something visually beautiful, modern and useful. Then we came up with the Garden Bento Box.

If you like this design vote for them here!

via { diy design } philadelphia home show upcycle challenge | DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS: { diy design } philadelphia home show upcycle challenge.

Please remember to LIKE our page! YOU DECIDE:… – Re-Use Consulting

YOU DECIDE: Championship Round: 2013 Re-Use Bowl

Best of 2013 Project Playoffs –

VOTE BY COMMENTING

1 for the DETROIT HOMELESS VETS

or 2 for STANWOOD MEMORIAL BARN

(vote until 10pm EST 1/9/14)

Please vote on the project you think is best and that image/project will be the Champion (and win a hundred bucks)!

via Please remember to LIKE our page! YOU DECIDE:… – Re-Use Consulting.

Toronto Fall Home Show – Habitat for Humanity Unhinged

Celebrating 25 years, both The Toronto Fall Home Show & Habitat for Humanity are inviting the participation of 25 Celebrity Experts and emerging style, décor and DIY bloggers in the 2nd annual Upcycle Challenge: Unhinged.  They will source and repurpose a door from a Habitat for Humanity Toronto ReStore location.  All items will be on display at the show.

via Fall Home Show.

Artists sought for 2014 Hatch festival | News-Gazette.com

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.

Building the Culture of Reuse: Pittsburgh ReuseFest Centralizes Donation Process | Sue Kerr

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This four-hour event is a relatively simple concept — you pull up your vehicle with all of your stuff, volunteers unload and sort it among the nine organizations. You don’t even have to sort! And off you go after completing a very short form.

The first event in 2012 drew nearly 200 carloads and generated a lot of donations including:

30 bikes for Free Ride Pittsburgh plus assorted parts and tools

1,000 pounds of building material for Construction Junction

Over 400 reusable tote bags for the region’s food pantries

Over 100 pounds of reusable medical supplies + 50 devices for Global Links

via Building the Culture of Reuse: Pittsburgh ReuseFest Centralizes Donation Process | Sue Kerr.

KC startup ‘PlanetReuse’ helps environment, you | fox4kc.com

Hey Folks, lets help Planet Reuse win the Wall Street Journal’s “Start Up of the Year” contest.

Winning would be a great way to bring more awareness to building material reuse. Go vote for them here (click the “View All” to find them)!

The business is now one of 24 start-up companies in a competition sponsored by the Wall  Street Journal. PlanetReuse Marketplace is representing the metro and the midwest.

The Journal is keeping the specifics quiet, but Benjamin said the most important part of the competition right now is votes.

“What we would love is for everybody to go to our page, vote for us and hopefully allow us to make the cut along the way and ultimately become ‘Startup of the Year.’”

via KC startup ‘PlanetReuse’ helps environment, you | fox4kc.com.

Build from trash, win a prize at 2013 National Reuse Contest Building Competition – Your Houston News: Living

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWD) Reuse Warehouse is coordinating Houston’s participation in the 2013 National Reuse Contest, sponsored by The Reuse People (TRP). Projects built primarily of used building materials and completed within the year are eligible for submission. TRP will award gift certificates of $1,000, $500 and $250 to the first, second and third place winners of the National Contest, redeemable at a local reuse store to be determined, and will display annotated photos of the winning entries at various green building shows and expositions throughout the year.

Houston entries, received by the August 31, 2013 deadline, will be judged by Mayor Annise Parker, businessman and philanthropist Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale and Dan Phillips of the Phoenix Commotion. The three winners, announced September 30, 2013, will automatically be entered in the national contest. TRP will select the national first, second and third place winners on October 30, 2013.

via Build from trash, win a prize at 2013 National Reuse Contest Building Competition – Your Houston News: Living.

Missoula’s Home ReSource getting new leadership

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The transition should go smoothly. Since starting in a garage 10 years ago, Home ReSource now employs 20 workers and provides a vital resource to the local housing industry.

“It’s a one-stop shop for reclaimed items,” real estate broker Pat McCormick said. “In that aspect, there’s nowhere else to go. I have to restrain myself quite a bit actually from buying bureaus and claw-foot tubs.”

After Deuel settles in, all eyes will turn toward September when Home ReSource hosts its signature event, Spontaneous Construction. Builders have full run of the store, piecing together whatever Frankenstein-like creations they can in six hours.

“Missoula has a festival every weekend all summer long,” Schmetterling said. “But there’s nothing like Spontaneous Construction.”

via Missoula’s Home ReSource getting new leadership.

The RE Store’s 12th Annual Recycled Arts Show – April 2013

The RE Store’s 12th Annual

Art piece - Jubilee by Julia HaackRecycled Arts Show

Our Annual Recycled Arts Show in April and early May of 2013 will showcase three galleries in two cities, participatory art in action and other surprises that are still in the works.

Check out the CALL FOR ART AND FUNCTIONAL DESIGNS

Seattle Call for Art and Functional Designs

Bellingham Call for Art and Functional Designs

The RE Store has been highlighting creative reuse, art and functional pieces made from reclaimed and found materials for a dozen years now. Our partners include galleries, non-profit organizations and a wide spectrum of artists from greater Cascadia (the Pacific NW and BC):

We will be partnering with the North Sound Bay Keeper and the Surfrider Foundation again this year. View our blog story about the Beach Litter Art Installation from last year.

recycled art trio by westfall and lovett

via The RE Store’s 12th Annual Recycled Arts Show – April 2013.

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity: ReStore

The Milwaukee Habitat ReStore is now conducting the 2013 Recycled Art Contest! This is the fourth annual contest challenging community members to take repurposed material (adhesives excluded) from the ReStore and turn it into recycled art. Upon submission, all approved entries will receive a $25 ReStore certificate to compensate for materials.

Entries must be submitted to ReStore East (420 S. 1st St, Milwaukee) by Tuesday, March 5, 2013. They will be put on display in the store and voted on by customers. Winners will be announced the week of April 13, as part of the kickoff to our Earth Week Celebration.

Prizes will be in form of a ReStore shopping spree!

1st place is a $250 ReStore shopping spree

2nd place is a $150 ReStore shopping spree

3rd place is a $100 ReStore shopping spree

4th place is a $75 ReStore shopping spree

5th place is a $50 ReStore shopping spree

For more information, please contact Jake Brandt at 414-257-9078 x13.

via Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity: ReStore.

Vancouver’s Ultimate Upcycling Challenge

The Ultimate Upcycling Challenge has a two-prong goal. The first being to challenge people to think twice about items they already have and how they can repurpose them. The second goal is to increase awareness of Habitat for Humanity and it’s ReStore. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore has branches across Canada and sells building supplies and furniture donated by local businesses and residents. Proceeds raised are used to fund Habitat for Humanity’s homebuilding projects for affordable housing.

Vancouver Home + Design show manager and upcycler Jill Kivet says, “Finding a castoff and not just reusing it, but turning it into something better, takes recycling to the next level.” Bloggers had to commit to using 80% upcycled content from the ReStore and had a $100 budget to work with.

All upcycled entries will be on display this weekend at the Home + Design Show at B.C. Place stadium. The competition winner will be crowned via popular vote. The upcycled items will be sold via silent auction with the proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity. Users can vote for their favourite entry here.

via Vancouver’s Ultimate Upcycling Challenge.

24hr Upcycle Design Challenge by Phil Brauchle at Coroflot.com

24hr recycle design challenge 2011: “Furniture designers Hendzel & Hunt call on London’s creatives for their first 24 hour challenge: to design and produce a machine capable of playing a record within the set 24 hour period. Only found and reclaimed materials in London’s Peckham neighborhood should be used.” The results where presented at London Design week in Sept. 2011. More here http://vimeo.com/24272687 and here: http://pbdlondon.tumblr.com/post/9253295327/2011-phil-was-taking-part-in-the-24hr-recycle

via 24hr Upcycle Design Challenge by Phil Brauchle at Coroflot.com.

Good as new: Upcycling items doesn’t need to be challenging – even for novices – Winnipeg Free Press

A mantle created and finished by Shannon and Dean Acheson is seen in this undated handout photo. The couple created the mantle last fall with odds and ends of wood from some pine skirts from an old table, leftover baseboard and trim, along with a couple of new pieces of wood just to complete the piece, which they painted, aged and waxed.

“That was the first piece I think that we really went: ‘Wow, we can do this, and really change how something is, and really make something out of what someone else might think of as nothing or impossible,'” recalls Shannon, who partners with Dean on the design blog AKA Design.

The Achesons are among the participants in the Ultimate Upcycle Challenge taking place during the Toronto Fall Home Show, which runs from Sept. 20 to 23 at the Better Living Centre. Bids can be placed on the restored works at www.torontohabitat.ca until Sept. 25 with proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity Toronto.

Catch the whole article via Good as new: Upcycling items doesn’t need to be challenging – even for novices – Winnipeg Free Press.

CARTM adds a “Re-Think” Raffle to its fundraising mix – North Coast Citizen: News

As our community recycles more and throws away less, CARTM’s board of directors is continually looking for new ways to raise money to offset loss of trash revenue. Creative fundraisers are one of the ways the board keeps the dynamic spirit and CARTM’s zero waste message sparking in the community while the work goes on at the main facility.

1st prize is an electric golf cart

The latest fundraiser is a “Re-Think” Raffle currently underway at CARTM, featuring three eco-friendly prizes: First Prize: an all-electric golf cart (now street legal in Manzanita) valued at $1500, Second Prize: a full-share from Re-Evolution Gardens Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), valued at $800, and Third Prize: a home composter valued at $45. The odds are great as only 450 tickets will be sold and can be purchased at CARTM for $15 each or three for $40. The drawing will be held at the final fundraising event for the year—The Trashion Show & Upcycle Party on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in Nehalem.

“With the rise in popularity of the golf-cart as an eco-transportation solution in Manzanita, we’re happy to be a part of that trend,” said Jan Hamilton, CARTM’s Executive Director. “Imagine six hours of driving on a single charge—that’s a lot of trips to the post office, grocery store, library and other local errands.”

“We’ve dubbed this great little vehicle the “eco-cart,” which comes equipped with a full cover making it usable year-round,” said Hamilton. “For those who don’t live in Manzanita, we’re also offering a full-share CSA which also fits nicely with our zero waste mission. Buying organic and local is the way to go with produce!”

Save the October 13 date for the popular Trashion Show aspect of the famed Trash Bash. The show will be held in the NCRD auditorium complete with runway and featuring 24 models sporting fabulous fashions created with recycled materials. Tickets go on sale September 10 for the event which includes an Upcycle Party where guests will be able to mingle with the models, enjoy tasty foods and beverages, music and, as typical with all CARTM events, be treated to some surprises.

For more information about the “Re-think” raffle or the Trashion Show & Upcycle party call 503-368-7764.

via CARTM adds a “Re-Think” Raffle to its fundraising mix – North Coast Citizen: News.