The Islip Art Museum on Long Island is holding an open call for their exhibit highlighting creative reuse, The Garbage Barge Revisited: Art from Dross. The deadline for submission is May 15. The show will run from June 13 – September 1, with an opening reception on July 29 from 1-4 pm. Here is some info on the show:
In 1987, Islip Town became infamous when a barge containing tons of commercial trash from the town was forced to sail along the Atlantic coast for 3 months in search of a landfill for the waste. As a result, Islip Town paved the way for the nation to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
This exhibition, our annual Open Call, invites artists to consider alternate ways to repurpose cast-offs, which might otherwise be waste.
Just like our own gallery, this exhibition is a wonderful way for individuals and organizations to display their creativity and inventiveness with repurposed materials. As MFTA recipients are seasoned reusers, this is a great opportunity for their work to reach a new audience in Long Island.
Please note that if you are unable or unwilling to submit your artwork highlighting creative reuse for this exhibition, we are always accepting proposals for the next installation of MFTA Gallery. If interested, please send Education Director John Kaiser an email.