We all had a great time visiting each other’s studios and seeing the first formulations of the work shaping up. And then you just gotta get silly with some of the gleanings…
Our jury panel will be meeting Feb 9th to select 8 finalists. These artists will then be interviewed on the 13th to determine the final 5 participants. After attending an intensive orientation and safety training on the 24th, the artists will be free to begin gleaning at the transfer station. Then the real fun begins!
New this year. We are dedicating one residency position for a student currently enrolled in an art program at a local college or university. Student applications will be considered separately from other artist applications.
GLEAN seeks to hear from artists with a broad range of experiences and cultural perspectives from the diverse communities in the Portland area.
GLEAN is a juried art program that seeks to inspire people to think about their consumption habits, the waste they generate, and the resources they throw away by tapping into the creativity of artists from the Portland metro region.
Five GLEAN artists will be given access to the Metro Central transfer station (“the dump”) for five months to glean materials to make art. The program culminates in a formal exhibition in August. Artists will be paid a $2,000 stipend and receive 80% commission from the sale of their art at the exhibition.
GLEAN is a partnership between Recology, an employee-owned integrated resource recovery and recycling company; Metro, the regional government that manages the Portland area’s garbage and recycling system; and crackedpots, an environmental arts non-profit.
To apply, go to www.callforentry.org and click on How To Apply. Applications will be accepted beginning January 1, 2017 with a deadline of January 31, 2017.
For more information, contact Amy Wilson at email@example.com.
Check out this year’s GLEAN video by Deb Rodney, make sure you catch the reaction when Dan shows off his pig.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the exhibition such an fantastic success!
More images here
The show is up until the 27th, so if you haven’t seen it, swing on by!
FURTHERMORE Gallery – 421 NE 10th Ave, Portland
Come meet the artists and see the results of five months of reimagining materials reclaimed from the transfer station!
All five artists have created an impressive and unique body of work that will challenge any notion of the potential for discarded materials.
Opening Reception August 11, 2016 – 6:00 – 9:00 pm PNCA/OCAC Bison Building 421 NE 10th Ave., Portland
If you’ve ever wondered what happens out at the transfer station (the “dump”) when you drop things off, check out this short article from Metro.