call for Art From Detritus

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Date: February 24, 2015 — March 14, 2015
Categories: Conferences & Lectures
Location: Viridian Artists, 548 W 28th Street suite 632, NYC, NY 10001, USA
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The economy is in trouble & we still have too much garbage!
If you Upcycle trash into art, your art could be part of the solution!!!

It’s happening again! The exhibit “Art of Detritus: Recycling with Imagination” features fine art from cast-off materials created by professional artists from throughout the world. The heart of this exhibit is the message of the three R’s: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle & UPCYCLE!

The 2015 Art From Detritus Exhibition is a juried competition for dynamic, inventive and provocative work created from a multitude of materials that would have been discarded INTO OUR ENVIRONMENT if not rescued for artmaking.

The exhibit will occur February 24- March 14, 2015 at Viridian Artists in Chelsea.

This exhibit will be curated by Vernita Nemec, artist/curator, founder of Art from Detritus, former director of Artists Talk On Art in New York City, currently Director of Viridian Artists and an artist as well.

Nemec curated the first Detritus Exhibition in 1993 receiving funding from The Puffin Foundation, the Kaufmann Foundation and the National Recycling Coalition. Since then, there have been more than a dozen Detritus exhibitions throughout the U.S. in Pittsburgh, Kansas City, MO, Phoenix AZ & NYC. See images of and information on past Detritus shows at

There will also be a Detritus fashion show of garments & jewelry made from throw aways & trash !

Submit your best work now!

Email 3-6 jpegs of work no larger than 500 dpi in either direction. Include in your email an Artwork List with size, materials used, title & date, plus an artist bio & statement.
The deadline is January 1, 2015 but because the gallery is not large we will be accepting fewer artworks, so the earlier you apply, the bigger chance you have of being accepted.
Please send info & images to:

There is no submission fee, but accepted artists will be asked to pay an installation/show fee. Artists who have been in previous Detritus shows are asked to pay $75 and artists who have not been in previous Detritus shows are asked to pay $100 to participate. Scholarships available.