This exhibit is a focal point of all Art Works’ openings. It is a juried show with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The show is open to all artists and all mediums.
The theme for this month is recycled art. Artists incorporate cast-away items and create art. Artists submit their entries through our online form.
1st Place Plastic Pandemic by Alexandra Slusher
Alexandra used a variety of colorful plastic material and manipulated them to depict ocean waves and the movement of sea organisms impacted by plastic in the environment.
2nd Place Re-Construct by Cathy Cazares
Cathy used discarded paper products, metal and organic fibers in this mixed media piece. Her use of materials to suggest lines, layers and texture and her use of a limited palette resulted in a sophisticated piece.
3rd Place I can’t breathe by Justin Ingram
Justin used shipping material for a flat-screen TV to produce this portrait of George Floyd. The cardboard color of the box resembled tinted paper. The portrait was masterfully rendered, and the large scale was impressive.
Honorable Mention Good Ole Days by Libby Clark
Libby successfully captured an era, a place and time. The materials resemble a bronze memorial in this well constructed composition.
Click here to see a list of the artwork accepted in the show: Recycle Me Art Show 2021
Read the Juror’s statement: Recycle Me Art Show 2021 Juror Statement