Earth Day Art Contest

2016

11th Anniversary Celebration

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To register and pay, first select your category:

Congratulations Winners

Juried

First Place:

  • “Sending a Little Sunshine Your Way!” by Rene Rodriguez of Valparaiso
  • “Penelope the Peacock” by Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc. of Valparaiso
  • “Life's Dream” by Tyler Hill of Hebron
  • “Over the Rainbow” by South Haven Elementary 5th Graders


Second Place:

  • “Duck” by Ed Wantuch of Schererville
  • “WHOOOO Recycles?” by Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc.
  • “Circular Sprial” by Alexis Orange of Porter
  • “The Tree that Changed the World!” by Flint Lake Curators of Valparaiso.


Third Place:

  • “Solace in the Madness” by Rae Benson of Valparaiso
  • “Golden Bottles” by Andrew Jimenez of Chesterton
  • “Recycle City” by the Young Artists of Liberty Intermediate School

 

People's Choice

First Place:

  • “Quantum Illumination of P.A. Moldauer Recycled” by Patricia Beauchamp-Pol of Valparaiso
  • “Penelope the Peacock” by Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc.
  • “Life's Dream” by Tyler Hill
  • “The Tree that Changed the World!” by Flint Lake Curators


Second Place:

  • “Sending a Little Sunshine Your Way!” by Rene Rodriguez
  • “WHOOOO Recycles?” by Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc
  • “One Shot Squirrel” by Tyler Hill
  • “The Universe” by the Young Artists of Liberty Intermediate School


Third Place:

  • “Chicago Skyline” by Douglas Rogge of Merrillville
  • “Jeffery” by Tabitha Broering of Porter
  • “A Wonderland” by the Young Artists of Liberty Intermediate School

INDIVIDUALS

  • Young Adult (15-18) Re-Think Art Competition & Exhibition
  • Adult Re-Think Art Competition & Exhibition

GROUPS

  • Youth (6-14)
  • Young Adult (ages 15-18)
  • Adult

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Purpose
Inspiring everyone to appreciate the beauty of the “stuff” we discard every day.  Artists are encouraged to re-think their vision of art and submit works made from 100% recycled materials – reclaimed, reused, recovered, second-hand, salvaged – anything un-new! The primary focus in a traditional art show is the visual appeal of the piece.  Re-Think Art   takes it a step further by including a criterion for the creativity demonstrated in transforming “stuff” into something new and original.
Categories
  • Young Adult - artists age 15 thru 18
  • Adult – artists age 19 and over
  • Group Project Youth – 3 or more artists age 6 thru 14
  • Group Project Young Adult – 3 or more artists age 15 thru 18
  • Group Project Adult – 3 or more artists age 19 and over

Awards
Awards will be announced Saturday, April 16, 2016, at 3:30 pm prior to the conclusion of the Earth Day Celebration.

Juried - per category:

  • 1st place - $250
  • 2nd place - $30 gift cards
  • 3rd place - $20 gift cards

Popular completion - overall:

  • 1st place - $30 gift cards
  • 2nd place - $20 gift cards
  • 3rd place - $10 gift cards

Exhibition Dates & Locations
The Recycling & Waste Reduction District presents a juried recycled art exhibit in conjunction with the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration, April 16, 2016.  Selected works will be reviewed by a juried panel prior to the Earth Day event.  Selected works will be on final display for a one-day popular competition at the Porter County Expo Center on April 16 during the Earth Day Celebration, 9 am till 4 pm. 

Exhibition Application Procedure

  1. Register and pay using the links above.
  2. Submit photos: 1 – 3 digital photos of each entry must be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Digital images should be at least 400x600 pixels, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.  Only .jpg and .jpeg file formats are accepted; each file must be less than 2 MB.  Additional photos may be requested at the discretion of the jury.  The District retains the right to reproduce images for its own archival records and/or to publicize and promote this competition/exhibition
  3. Please read these prior to registration:

Entry fee schedule:

  • Young Adult: $5 per artwork
  • Adult: $10 per artwork
  • Group Project Youth: $5 per artwork
  • Group Project Young Adult: $5 per artwork
  • Group Project Adult: $10 per artwork

Deadline for Submissions is March 19, 2016
Entrants will be notified of acceptance into the Re-Think Art Competition and Exhibition.

Media and Submission Guidelines
•    Functional art may be considered at the discretion of the jury.
•    All submitted work must be original.
•    All work must be created from 100% recycled and/or scrap materials, including found and scavenged objects, with the exception of new adhesives, paint and/or hanging hardware.  
•    2-D work must have attached hardware for hanging.
•    2-D work must be no wider that 4’ (four feet).
•    3-D sculptural work must be freestanding and stable, and installation ready: pedestals not provided.
•    3-D sculptural work must take up a foot print of no larger than 2’ x 2’ (two feet by two feet).
•    All work submitted for inclusion in the exhibition must fit through a 31” x 80” doorway.
•    Brief description (not to exceed one side of 8” x 11” paper) of approach, philosophy or aim of your work. Include in this statement why you choose the materials that would have been discarded to make art.

Sales
Sales are encouraged! If you choose to sell your artwork please indicate it on the application form.  A donation of 15% of sales goes to charity of Re-Think Art Competition and Exhibition committee choice.

Delivery and Pickup
Earth Day Celebration Display - All work accepted in the exhibit must be delivered by the artist to the Porter County Expo Center on Friday, April 15, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.  You must take your work at 4:00 pm Saturday, April 16, 2016, the end of the Earth Day Celebration. The District will not be held responsible for work not removed by 4:00 pm Saturday, April 16, 2016, and such abandoned work will become the property of the District.

Liability
The District, the Re-Think Art Competition and Exhibition committee, and the Porter County Expo are not responsible for any loss or damage to artwork that is submitted.  Applicants agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the District  the Re-Think Art Competition and Exhibition committee, and  the Porter County Expo Center and any and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives from and against any and all liability, loss, costs, causes of actions, demands, attorneys’ fees, expenses, claims, suits and judgments of whatsoever kind and character, including without limitation, all possible costs or responding to demands, in whatever form that they may take, with respect to any claim made against the District  the Re-Think Art Competition and Exhibition committee, and  the Porter County Expo Center that arise solely from an act, failure or omission on the part of the artist or any of artist’s directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives in carrying out the terms of participation. Applicants agree to the recording, broadcast, and/or photographing of artwork at the Re-Think Art Competition and Exhibition for public information, promotion and fundraising purposes. Applicants agree to the use of their name, likeness and biography for the above purposes.

Have a great Earth Day!

NIRPC's Splash and Glen the Garbologist

"We can't wait!"

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