Get your art submitted to the 2012 Trash Art Show which runs July 5 through July 8 at the Hoffman Center. There are two submission dates: June 29th and 30th. Read the flyer linked below for all the specific details. Okay, did that, and now better get back to work on your project!
Local artist Kathleen Larson is a master at turning trash (recycled and reclaimed materials) into art. Her whimsical mosaics regularly sell at the annual Trash Art Show and in local galleries. Migrating from pottery shards to scraps of paper, Kathleen has perfected the paper mosaic technique and she is offering to teach others in her upcoming workshop: “Paper Mosaics” on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hoffman Center.
Kathleen will teach the basics of paper mosaic and participants will leave with a picture frame or decorated box. She will provide all of the materials and encourages participants to also bring their own. Participants can either choose to retain their works of art or enter them in the upcoming 14th Annual Trash Art Show—a fundraiser for CARTM and Hoffman Center.
The workshop is limited to 10 and tuition is $25 which includes materials. All proceeds from the workshop benefit CARTM and Hoffman Center. To save a space, call 503-368-4772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get out your cool junk—it’s time to make trash art. The Trash Art Show is all about working with that irresistibly interesting stuff you’ve been collecting just waiting to be made into art!
All the rules are made to be broken when creating trash art. From breaking dishes into shards and reforming them into beautiful mosaics, to using broken lawn mower parts to make a kinetic sculpture—everything is fair game.
The 14th annual Trash Art Show is a unique local tradition and creative fundraiser. This year’s show will benefit CARTM and Hoffman Center.
Two dates and times have been scheduled to deliver Trash Art for the show. Friday, June 29, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 30, from 10:00 a.m. until Noon. No late entries will be accepted.
Artists may submit up to three pieces of work for the show, which this year will be held at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita. There is no entry fee and the only stipulation is that all artwork must be made with recycled, repurposed or reused materials and must fit through a standard size door. The work must be for sale with the split being 50 percent to the artist and 50 percent donated to CARTM and Hoffman Center.
Each submitted piece must have a title and be ready with appropriate hardware for hanging or display.
For more information contact Lorraine Ortiz at 503-368-7160 or email@example.com.
CARTM, www.cartm.org, and Hoffman Center, hoffmanblog.org, are both 501c(3) non-profit organizations and are both registered partners with the Oregon Cultural Trust.
The show must go on and go on it will—the Trash Art Show that is. The Hoffman Center stepped up with an offer to collaborate with CARTM and host the show at their venue and share in the work of production and marketing of the show, and the proceeds. Both organizations see this as a win for both as well as a big win for the community.
The Trash Art Show which is scheduled for July 6, 7, and 8 will be the 14th annual show which was birthed in 1997 by Susan Walsh and Lorraine Ortiz. Through the ensuing years the show has produced a whole new cadre of local artists specializing in the making of this art-form which relies solely on recycled materials as its medium.
“The Hoffman Center sees this partnership as the perfect fit to let the show go on without impacting CARTM’s operations or current desire to focus its attention on its mission,” said John Freethy, Hoffman Center board member. “We are an art center so it was natural to have the show move to our venue to carry on this local tradition.”
The show will be a fundraiser for the two organizations and the plans for the event this year include a ticketed pre-opening night event for those wishing to support the organizations above and beyond purchasing the art. There will be a limited number of tickets sold to the pre-opening which are expected to go on sale in early May.
“All of us at CARTM are overjoyed at the partnership proposed by Hoffman Center,” said Jan Hamilton, CARTM Executive Director. “We all want to see trash art continue to thrive in our community because it is one of the ways our community expresses itself creatively, and as as art-form it inspires creative re-use of materials which is ultimately at the heart of everything we do at CARTM.”
Plans are also underway for a series of Trash Art workshops to be held in April and May in anticipation of the show. The organizers of the 14th Annual Trash Art Show encourage anyone who has ever wanted to enter something in the show to do it this year.