Criteria for Upcycled Art

I. CRITERIA for showing art with crackedpots

All art shown with crackedpots must fit the following criteria.

1. Art must be handmade by the artists, not manufactured by a subcontractor.

2. Art must be created from a minimum of 80% materials which:

  • have had a manufactured (human-made) past life,
  • have been retired from that life,
  • have been re-purposed to a new life,
  • you have not purchased new, and
  • are not leftover from pieces from a new purchase.

2. Each piece of art must be accompanied by a detailed story tag which explains the materials past life.We want to send the consistent message “Once was, now is…

II. GUIDELINES for Acceptance and Showing of Art with crackedpots

1. The primary goal of a crackedpots Art Show is to promote art made from materials that otherwise would have gone to the landfill or a recycling processor. We include diversion from recycling processing because reusing a material in art prevents the pollution and energy use needed to convert it back into new materials. For example, most metal is now routinely diverted for recycling, so it’s not at risk for ending up in the landfill, but it is still better to reuse it.

2. Art must be recognizable as having had a past life that has been transformed to a new life.

3. A story tag is required for each piece of art as an important educational tool for the public and is designed to tell its “transformation” story.

4. Selling raw materials or supplies used to make art is not allowed. Materials may be provided for free when used as part of a demonstration with prior approval from crackedpots.

Artist: Beth Grimsrud

Artist: Beth Grimsrud