GLEAN is a collaboration between Recology, an employee-owned company that owns and operates resource recovery facilities,
crackedpots, an environmental arts organization, and Metro, the regional governmental agency that guides the region's garbage and recycling systems.
Taking its inspiration from the
Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco, GLEAN's mission is to prompt people to think about their consumption habits, inspire creative reuse and initiate larger conversations about the waste we generate.
In February of 2016, a jury of arts and
environmental professionals chose five artists from the Portland area to
participate in the program. Erinn Kathryn, Hilary Pfeifer, Dan Pillers, Amanda
Triplett and Austin Turley will have access to the Metro Central transfer
station (aka, the dump) for six months to glean materials to use to create
art. The program culminates in a formal exhibition in the fall.
Artists will have the opportunity to glean materials from Metro Central transfer station for six months.
Ninety-five percent of each piece must be created from materials gleaned from the transfer station.
Each artist will be required to create a minimum of eight pieces available for sale at the exhibition.
Each artist will receive 80% commission from the sale of their art at the 2016 exhibition.
Recology and Metro will each retain one piece from each artist for public exhibition.
The 2016 application cycle is closed. The GLEAN program will begin accepting
applications from artists residing in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas
counties in January 2017.
Contact Amy Wilson if you would like to be added to the list for future Call for Artists and/or exhibition notices at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 278-0725.