Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Trash 2 Art Registration Begins -- Sign Up Here

Trash to Treasure Creativie Reuse Center PRESENTS:

Trash 2 ART 2011

An art exhibition celebrating the creativity of re-purposed materials

Call For Entries begins NOW...

Excitement is building for Fort Lauderdale's Trash to Treasure Creative Reuse Center annual exhibit and competition, aptly called "Trash 2 Art", hosted at ArtServe's JM Family Enterprise Gallery beginning September 10th.

To enter, participants must register, donate a modest entry fee of only $25 per person, for up to three entries each, and bring his/her piece to the gallery on Saturday, Sept.10th, between 10am - 2pm. Space is limited, so register early. And this year, thanks to a generous grant from an anonymous source, the first 20 children to register will be free of charge.

Theme: Trash-2-Art promotes the creative reuse of materials such as fabric, tile, Styrofoam, scrap plastic, and wire and other “scrap materials that are not generally targeted in mainstream recycling programs. These materials exemplify the potential of art of interest, education and beauty while teaching the community to rethink what we have in our own backyard. Honoring all resources and using our imagination is the goal.

These materials are available to Trash 2ART participants at Trash to Treasure, Broward County’s own non-profit creative reuse center, but participants may gather their own materials from any location.

Artwork must contain at least 75% of materials that are considered “residual”, “scrap” and typically are not recyclable in mainstream programs.( E.G, we discourage the use of aluminum cans and plastic bottles #1 or #2 for art projects as these are highly reclaimable with superior environmental benefit. Exceptions will be considered.)

Registration is available in 5 categories:

Student K -5
Student 6 - 8
Student 9 - 12
Adult - Amateur
Adult - Professional

To Reserve Your Spot please pay your $25 entry fee here:

Artists may submit up to 3 pieces totaling no more than approximately forty square feet.

Artwork to be hung must be prewired for hanging. No saw-toothed hangers will be accepted.

Trash to Treasure Creative Reuse Center will host an Opening Reception & Awards Presentation on Thursday, September 15, 2010, 6–8 pm at the JM Family Enterprises Gallery at ArtServe, 1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. In addition to all exhibitors, friends and family, the public is welcome to come enjoy this evening of celebration sponsored by: Citrix, Emerald Isle Recycling, Choice Environmental, Whole Foods Market, Le Bistro, Rehrig Pacific Company and Edge Logistics.

Artwork will be judged on the most creative reuse of materials, as well as elegance, message, humor, and craftsmanship.

Cash prizes will be awarded:
$50 in each Student category
$100 Adult Amateur
$200 Adult Professional

Participants must deliver their entries to ArtServe on Sat. Sept. 10, 2011. To ensure your space, advance registration is available here, through the PayPal links provided on this page, or at the Center. The exhibition runs from Saturday, Sept 12 – Saturday, Oct 1, 2011, with the opening celebration scheduled for Thursday, September 15th from 6p - 8p.

To reserve your spot today, pay your $25 entry fee here:

Or mail a check to:
Trash to Treasure
1100 NW 53rd Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

We now accept major credit cards at the center, too!

Sales: Artwork may be listed “for sale” during the show. Artists are responsible for providing us with the price for your piece. You may state “Not For Sale” if you do not wish to sell your art. All sales prices will include a 30% commission to Trash to Treasure. Pieces must remain on display for the entire length of the show. Trash to Treasure reserves the right to decline artwork for the show.


Intake date/location: Saturday, Sept 10, 2011: 10-2pm

ArtServe, 1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale,

Advanced and Sept 10 Intake registration ~ $25.00 entry fee.
Advanced Payment guarantees your spot. Space is Limited.

For more information/directions/hours, see
or call 888.828.8242

Can't wait to see you there!

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