Jan 31: Call for Artists, Make Art not Landfill

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Date: July 25, 2024
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Pacific Northwest Art Program

a Recology and Cracked Pots partnership

Call for Artists

Make Art not Landfill


Recology, an employee-owned resource recovery company with a solid commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable practices in partnership with Cracked Pots, Inc., an environmental arts non-profit based in Portland, Oregon, are excited to announce a new initiative, the Pacific Northwest Art Program (PNAP).


PNAP seeks to inspire and educate the public on recycling and resource conservation by promoting innovative and sustainable art made by local artists who have diverted material from the landfill.


This juried program will provide five local (Portland) artists with access to the Metro Central transfer station to allow materials to be gleaned for the purpose of creating art.  Selected artists will be paid a one-time stipend and receive a percentage of the sales generated from a public art exhibition to be held on September 15, 2011.


Program Elements

· Each Artist will be paid a $1,000 stipend upon the successful completion of the six-month program.

· Each Artist will receive 80 percent commission from the sale of their art purchased at the September 15, 2011 public art exhibition.

· Each Artist will be required to create a minimum of 10 pieces of art to be sold during the exhibition.

· Ninety (90) percent of each art piece must be created from materials gleaned from Metro Central transfer station.

· Recology, in collaboration with the artist, will retain two pieces of art as part of a permanent company collection on display at Recology facilities in Oregon.

· The five artists selected for PNAP are required to sign an Artist Agreement which details specific aspects of the program.

Application Requirements

1) Print out and complete a formal application form from the Cracked Pots website at www.crackedpots.org.


2) Along with the application form, submit a CD (labeled with your name and contact information) with the following items:

  • Four (4) JPEG images (maximum) with 300 dpi resolution at 12″x18″ large-scale format

o Label each JPEG file with the following format: lastname_title.jpg

o For detailed images, use the following format: lastname_title-detail.jpg

  • MS Word document to include:
    • Artist statement and bio
    • Image list to include the following:  image title, description of work, medium, dimensions (with and without base), and weight
    • For promotional purposes and image usage, please sign and include the following statement:  “I, (your name), own the rights to these works and images and give permission for their reproduction for purposes of publicity.”


Send CD and application to:

Amy Wilson

814 NE Going Street

Portland, OR  97211

*If you would like your CD returned, please include a stamped self-addressed envelope (with proper postage).


Application Deadline

Application must be received no later than January 31, 2011.

Program Calendar

December 31, 2010                         Program announcement

January 1 – 30, 2011                        Accepting program application

January 31, 2011                               Deadline – Last day to submit program application

February 18, 2011                            Jury selection of five artists

February 22, 2011                            Selected artists to be announced

March 1, 2011                                    Deadline – Contracts from artists

March 1 – Sept 2011                        Artist gleaning from transfer station and creation of fabulous art

September 15, 2011                        Art exhibition (location to be determined)