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Thank you for taking the time to participate and vote in our first ever 2021 SPRING Recycle Art Competition. Getting to know the artists and see their fun pieces was so much fun! I know you are ready to see who the winners are, but first I would love for you to help me pick the winning voters.

 
CLICK HERE TO HELP PICK THE SUPER FANS
 
 
 

AWARDS!!!!!

  • 1st Place:

    • $50 gift card to Amazon

    • Featured Artist at the top portion of the recycle2art page for the month of May

  • 2nd Place:

    • $25 gift card to Amazon

  • 3rd Place:

    • $5 gift card to Amazon

  • SUPER FAN Awards - to be selected this evening:

    • $?

    • Gifts?

And the Winners Are:

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First Place

Art Piece Name: Spring Blossoms Necklace

By Artist: Penny Lighthall

Materials: Upcycled Plastic Bottle Caps and Diabetic Lancet Tips; and recycled ribbon.

Story: I have diabetes and am horrified by the amount of plastic this condition creates so I found a way to upcycle some of it into things useful and beautiful. I create a lot of different jewelry with the same technique: pendants, brooches, buttons, and earrings.

Follow Penny:

FaceBook - https://www.facebook.com/pennytextileartist

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/pennylighthall/

 
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Second Place

Art Piece: “Spring Sprang and then Sprung: My little literal GEM of a take on gardening this year..."


By Artist: Christina Helferich-Polosky

Medium: Created entirely from the pages of the following specific vintage Tiffany &amp; Co. catalog editions dated: 1976-77, 1984-85, 1986 Fall Selections, 1990 Holiday Selections, 1990 Winter Selections, 1990 Fall Selections, 1990 Spring Selections, 1991 Holiday Selections, 1991 Fall Selections, and 1991 Summer Selections (The technically ‘non-recycled’ parts of this piece are: the 5”x7” sheet of 140lb cold pressed water color paper I used as the base of my collage, but I already had this on hand as part of an old pad of paper, and an 8”x10” frame I got last year in a clearance bin for under $5); 5”x7” Mixed Media Collage on 140lb Cold Pressed Paper, 8”x10” Framed; Additional pictures (detailed close ups) available upon request

Follow Christina:

 
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Third Place

Art Piece is: SHOE-FLY

By Artist: REFORMiTee (Norine LeClair)

Story: composition piece featuring an antique wooden shoe last, barbed wire made from a hanger and bird made from a vintage Pendleton wool shirt. Original design.

Follow her on Facebook - @ReFormItee

Make sure to cast your VOTE for your favorite 2021 SPRING Recycle Art Piece

 

Coming Soon:

Recycle Challenges

More Competitions

Recycle Art Think Tank

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Art Piece: “Spring Sprang and then Sprung: My little literal GEM of a take on gardening this year..."


By Artist: Christina Helferich-Polosky

Medium: Created entirely from the pages of the following specific vintage Tiffany &amp; Co. catalog editions dated: 1976-77, 1984-85, 1986 Fall Selections, 1990 Holiday Selections, 1990 Winter Selections, 1990 Fall Selections, 1990 Spring Selections, 1991 Holiday Selections, 1991 Fall Selections, and 1991 Summer Selections (The technically ‘non-recycled’ parts of this piece are: the 5”x7” sheet of 140lb cold pressed water color paper I used as the base of my collage, but I already had this on hand as part of an old pad of paper, and an 8”x10” frame I got last year in a clearance bin for under $5); 5”x7” Mixed Media Collage on 140lb Cold Pressed Paper, 8”x10” Framed; Additional pictures (detailed close ups) available upon request

Follow Christina: 

Last Call - Get out and VOTE today!

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Art Piece Name: Spring Blossoms Necklace

By Artist: Penny Lighthall

Materials: Upcycled Plastic Bottle Caps and Diabetic Lancet Tips; and recycled ribbon. Story: I have diabetes and am horrified by the amount of plastic this condition creates so I found a way to upcycle some of it into things useful and beautiful.

Story: I create a lot of different jewerly with the same technique: pendants, brooches, buttons, and earrings.

Follow Penny: 

FaceBook - https://www.facebook.com/pennytextileartist

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/pennylighthall/

Make sure to cast your VOTE for your favorite 2021 SPRING Recycle Art Piece

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

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Day 5's Art Piece is: Son of a Beach

By Artisit: John Bassett

Materials: all recycled bottle glass and wood from old shelves.

Size: 20"h x 17"w x 1"

Story: When we guys lie in the sun at the beach there's only a very little of us that doesn't get tan :-)

Connect with John at: https://www.basglas.com

 

Make sure to cast your VOTE for your favorite 2021 SPRING Recycle Art Piece

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Day 6's Art Piece is: SHOE-FLY

By Artist:  REFORMiTee (Norine LeClair)

Story: composition piece featuring an antique wooden shoe last, barbed wire made from a hanger and bird made from a vintage Pendleton wool shirt. Original design.

Follow her on Facebook - @ReFormItee

Make sure to cast your VOTE for your favorite 2021 SPRING Recycle Art Piece

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Kaleidoscope Coat

 A group of butterflies is called a Kaleidoscope.  The butterflies float up the back to the shoulder and a few have made it to the front.  This jacket is made from recycled jeans and scraps of lace and tapestry, then the butterflies were applied. The lining is new materials, and it is inner lined with fall-off pieces of drapery flannel inner lining. 

I like doing these coats so much I am planning to do a whole series. Until my stash of recyclable fabrics runs out.

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So much stuff.

I own RARE Resotoration in Brookline Village, and there are always interesting bits and pieces left over from projects... metal, glass, china, wood, electrical components, etc. There used to be various places where buckets of raw art-material could be donated, but now the only plce we know irf is Gateway Arts and we have more than they can handle. I wonder, when I have piles of things that ought not be recycled, but rather re-purposed, would this be a good place to post about it? For example: right now I have 5000+ discarded lamp scockets, plugs and switches just waiting for an artist with a vision. I fequently have mountains of small-bits scrap metal that could be turned into mini-droids or tee-pees or Aztek wariors, there's miles of wire, antique furniture components, door knobs, scrapwood etc. Let me know! 

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Pillows

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The collection of pillows for sale in my studio are made from the fall off and leftover scraps of home decor manufacturing. They are always unique in color and design, and being an upcycled product, in limited supply. This bohemian collection pictured features a variety of textures, colors and patterns. You can follow me on facebook @smithology.wearable.art

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Urban Garden Coat

8540610886?profile=RESIZE_710xThe model is my art studio neighbor, Gina. I made this coat from old, worn out, and stained jeans. The floral on the back and collar are the fall of from making curtains. Manufacturing soft good for interior designers creates a lot of waste fabric. I keep that waste and create new things with it. This coat is one example,  I also make "Market Bags", a medium size, lined tote bag. I love the challenge of working with scraps. My studio name is Smithology.

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