Reclaimed, a juried art exhibition kicks off celebrations for the Bay Area's original creative reuse depot.
In honor of its fortieth year, SCRAP is excited to present Reclaimed: Elevating the art of reuse, a juried art exhibition that will run from October 1 through October 23 at the San Francisco Arts Education Project (SFArtsED) gallery, located in the Minnesota Street Project. An artist’s reception, open to the public, will be held on Saturday, October 8th from 1pm-4pm at the SFArtsEd gallery.
With a panel of jurors including Deborah Munk, manager of the long-standing Recology Artist-in-Residence program, Andres Guerrero of the Guerrero Gallery, and Dianne Platner, Chair of the SCRAP Art Show, Reclaimed elevates the art of reuse by displaying a wide range of artworks from kinetic sculpture and video to paintings, assemblage, and textile constructions. Nearly 200 artists submitted works to the show, however, only 43 Bay Area artists were accepted including Leah Virsik, Mansur Nurullah, Nemo Gould, Glenn Carter, and Emiko Oye.
Accompanying the group of artists selected by jury will be works from established artists renowned for their use of reclaimed materials. These artists who show internationally, in galleries, and major museums loaned pieces to Reclaimed in support of SCRAP.
Mildred Howard, Square Meal. Represented by Anglim Gilbert, Mildred is known primarily for her sculptural installation and mixed-media assemblages.
Peter Gutkin, Atlas. Recognized for its aesthetics and functionality, Peter’s work is exhibited internationally and major museums
Craig Baldwin, Bulletin. A filmmaker and curator whose interests lie in archival retrieval and recombinatory forms of cinema.
Robert Hudson, a wildly colorful, fanciful assemblage on loan from the Brian Gross Fine Art Gallery.
On the closing day of Reclaimed, SCRAP will host a Community Day in partnership with Minnesota Street Project and SFArtsEd. From 11am to 4pm on October 23rd, the public will be invited into 1275 Minnesota Street to view special installations relating to food waste, listen to live performances of music made from recycled materials, and participate in family-friendly creative reuse workshops. This will be a free event.
SCRAP, founded in 1976 by Ann Marie Theilen, was formed as a solution to a lack of affordable supplies for artists teaching within the San Francisco Unified School District. Single handedly, Ann Marie began sourcing supplies from local businesses who were discarding items they could not use. Anything from paper with the wrong logo to fabric samples was diverted from the landfill stream into art classes at San Francisco schools.
Since its inception SCRAP has diverted more than 10 million pounds of materials from the landfill, supplied free and cheap resources to over 500 teachers and 50,000 students annually, and created a haven for artists, families, and makers in the creative reuse community.
SCRAP40: I love that place! - October 20th | 7:30-10:00pm
Coupled with the Reclaimed exhibition, SCRAP will also host SCRAP40, an evening gala celebrating the history of SCRAP and its commitment to the arts, education, and the environment. This celebration will be held at the newly renovated, historic, Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third Street, San Francisco. Tickets: $25-$200, available at www.scrap-sf.org.
For questions about the SCRAP40 Gala or sponsorship opportunities please contact: Ben Delaney at BDelaney@SCRAP-SF.org.