Missed the opening? There’s still time to see the great art.

Thanks to everyone who attended the GLEAN 2017 opening reception on the 4th!  It was a hot one for sure, but a fun time for those who braved the barometric intensity.

There’s still time to come see the incredible art.  Gallery hours are noon to 5:00 pm, Friday – Sunday through the 26th.

Christian Barrios entertaining everyone with his art stories.

Caroline Borucki inspires with her mycology-themed work.

Closer inspection of Latifa Medjdoub’s thoughtful work.

The human trunk to Tyler Corbett’s Natural Splendor.

“Fearless girl”?

5 Reasons You Should Attend the GLEAN Opening Reception Aug 4th

ONE – Christian Barrios is applying “lightning” to add literal visual energy to his woodwork – something you’ll have to see to believe.

TWO – Caroline Borucki is channeling the mysterious world of mycology through textiles.

THREE – Tyler Corbett is reinterpreting the entire European Renaissance painting canon, among other things…

FOUR – Latifa Medjdoub is going to make you seriously consider how fiber can be used to translate nature’s energy and rhythmical order.

FIVE – Danielle Schlunegger is using an archaeological lens to allow us to contemplate our mercurial relationship to “artifacts”.

So get it on your calendar!

Opening Reception

August 4th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Bison building

421 NE 10th Ave., Portland

Show run

August 4th – 26th

Fri-Sun, noon – 5:00 pm


87 applications or 2017 – Wow!

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!

Accepting applications for 2017 January 1st

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.

For more information, contact Amy Wilson at nowaste@comcast.net.

Exhibition Opening coming soon!

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

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