Opens: June 4th • 6pm
Closes: June 24th • 3pm
General Admission: $1 entry donation
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Juried Art Show
Submission Fee: $30 for up to 3 pieces
Submission Deadline: May 24th
Waste: a material, substance, or byproduct eliminated or discarded as no longer useful or required after the completion of a process.
For thousands of years, waste was a term that didn’t apply to our planet. What was discarded by one creature, it was a resource for another, until humans came along. Now waste is a major problem for our survival and the survival of the planet. We have become very good at hiding it so the problem seems not very impending.
The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of plastic and other solid waste a day, 10 times the amount a century ago. The U.S. is the king of trash, producing a world-leading 250 million tons a year—roughly 4.4 pounds of trash per person per day.
This year’s challenge for our annual juried exhibition is focused on “recapturing” that waste and turning it into a desirable piece of art.
Glass bottles, plastic bags and other waste that would end up filling landfills or floating in the sea have, in the hands of some artists, become a form of sustainable art that highlights the degradation of the planet and surprises with its originality. The possibilities stretch as far as the imagination.
Today’s society generates an enormous amount of waste. As a result, recycling has become an essential action to protect the environment. Within this area, two approaches have emerged, downcycling and upcycling. In the former, the destructive cycle is slowed down but the resulting objects lose quality as a result of the process, while in the latter they acquire value thanks to the creative intervention.
Just like us, our waste also deserves a second chance and upcycling has led to the emergence of an artistic movement known as recycled art — upcycled art or upcycling art — that is currently inspiring many artists around the world with its critical message regarding excessive consumption and environmental pollution. This type of art seeks to transform waste such as paper, cardboard, wood, glass, plastics, metals and rubber into works of art. The concept, therefore, goes beyond the conventional recycling of materials by creating objects that exceed the economic, cultural and social value of the original product.
$500 Best in Show
$250 SBDAC Staff pick
$250 People’s choice
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