5th Annual RiPPLe Art Project – Calling Repurposed artists

Aug 26, 2013 by

5th Annual RiPPLe Art Project – Calling Repurposed artists

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE OFFICIAL CALL TO ARTISTS
Applications are due, Friday, September 6th at 6pm.

The RiPPLe Effect works in conjunction with We Love Clean Rivers to inspire conscious consumerism through art and education by re-purposing waste pulled from our rivers and turning it into art. It is an annual event that showcases local artists and their work made from trash collected from the Clackamas River during the Down the River Clean-up.

The RiPPLe Art program began in 2008 when We Love Clean Rivers volunteer, Jenn Reilly, founded the RiPPLe Effect—to inspire people to make sustainable lifestyle choices through art. RiPPLe Effect originally consisted of one event, the RiPPle Art Auction, where Jenn put together a team of local artists and had them sort through trash collected out of the Clackamas River during the annual Down the River Clean Up event. The artists then had one month to turn their trashy findings into art to be displayed and auctioned off at the Auction. The event was a huge hit and has since become not only an annual fundraiser and educational celebration, but also an on-going awareness program aimed at promoting sustainability, stewardship, recreation, FUN, and reuse through art!

This year the RiPPLe Effect  will be showcased in Oregon City with a live art demonstration at the Willamette Falls Festival, October 4th-6th.

Want to Participate in the RiPPLe Art Project and the Willamette Falls Festival?

Please read the official call to artists at this webpage and submit an application to andy@welovecleanrivers.org by Friday, September 6th.

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