Call to Artists: “Saved from the Landfill: art made from re-purposed materials”

CALL to ARTISTS:  

Saved from the Landfill: Art Made from Re-Purposed Materials

Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council (WACC)

DEADLINE:  April 2, 2022      

NO SUBMISSION FEE (submit up to 3 pieces)

SPECIAL GUEST JUROR:  Robert R. Dozono

MAY & JUNE 2022 EXHIBITION

INFO:  https://www.wilsonvillearts.org/calls-for-art

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: 

Saved from the Landfill: art made from re-purposed materials” 

is a juried, thematic group exhibition of visual works aimed to raise awareness about our society’s waste culture.  The dilemma of excess packaging and single-use plastics, and our limited capacity to authentically recycle the materials we put into recycle bins, have impacted our environment in ways that we can no longer ignore.

Each artist may submit up to three works for consideration. The majority of each work must be created from materials that have been saved from the landfill.  Works may be augmented with paint and/or other art media, and there is leeway for allowing works to be built upon traditional substrates.

To adapt to the pandemic, WACC present a hybrid exhibition that can be experienced virtually, accessible on our website from May 1 – June 30, 2022, and will also feature a selection of works at physical locations in Wilsonville, Oregon. 

Artists selected for the physical exhibits will receive special instructions about delivery of physical works, or WACC will print and frame high resolution reproductions of selected works for these gallery spaces.

ABOUT THE SPECIAL GUEST JUROR:

Robert R. Dozono is a prominent Pacific Northwest artist and professor emeritus of painting and drawing. Dozono’s “garbage paintings” are particularly noteworthy, for their optical effects and, moreover, for the environmental philosophy and personal conviction that drive their creation. “I grew up in the world when no one wasted anything,” Dozono writes. The artist has not had regular garbage service in 30 years!  In that time, after recycling or composting as much as possible, Dozono creatively incorporates whatever remains into his paintings.  The results are both jarring and beautiful, as he masterfully integrates garbage with paint to depict tranquil scenes of rivers or gardens.

EXHIBITION DETAILS:  All accepted artworks will be featured in a virtual exhibition on the website of Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council (www.wilsonvillearts.org) from May 1 through June 30, 2022.  Selected works to appear in physical locations in Wilsonville, OR and as part of the Wilsonville Festival of Arts “This Moment on Earth” June 2 to 4.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.