Incredibly, we received 87 applications for the 2017 program! For comparison, the average for the last 6 was 53.
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!
GLEAN is accepting applications for 2017 from artists residing in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.
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.