Call to Artists

The 18th Annual crackedpots Upcycled Art Show at McMenamins Edgefield 2017


Crackedpots invites you to apply to exhibit in our 18th Annual Upcycled Art Show at McMenamins Edgefield.

This is the oldest running recycled art show in the Portland region.

Show dates:  August 1st & 2nd, 2017 (Tu/Wed)  Set-up day:  July 31st, 2017 (Mon)

We seek artists of all mediums who make handmade art from 80% upcycled* materials.

*That means we seek out artist hand making  art from recycled materials or items that have been discarded. 

For detailed information to see if your work qualifies check out our criteria and the FAQ’s


  • It’s free to apply
  • If you are juried into the show, crackedpots charges a $50 booth fee
  • Crackedpots takes a 20% commission on art sold at the show.  There is a reduced commission for art sold over a certain dollar threshold, details to follow.

Show publicity and Artists’ Benefits:

We plan to widely publicize the Edgefield 2017 show. Promotional ideas include:

  • Mini-shows of selected artists work at our ReClaimIt!  (RCI) store in North Portland in June and July to build Edgefield show momentum; possible outdoor mini-show in the RCI neighborhood in June or July.
  • Feature articles on artists, particularly those new to the show, in print media
  • Strong and creative social media promotion
  • Edgefield show postcards, both printed and electronic, disseminated to artists and to our large mailing list
  • Artists gallery on the crackedpots website to enable the public to contact artists directly for additional art sales
  • Ongoing referrals to galleries and groups who contact us seeking artists
  • Extensive outreach and publicity focused on the Portland Metro including Troutdale and East Multnomah County

To apply:

 Fill out this form and send photos. 

  • Please then send 3 high-quality photos of your art (good enough to represent your work on a website) to:
  • Please put your name and business name in the subject line. I recommend saving your photo files in your name as well.

Deadline for entries:  March 22nd, 2017 at midnight.

If you have questions or comments, please e-mail Chelsea at