Show update NEW! New Entry due date is June 1st!
We will be having our Recycled Show, "Rings and Things” at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown in June! Please get your entry forms to the Art Alliance office via email or snail mail by June 1st!
In line with our current situation, however, we will hang this show at the gallery but the gallery will be closed. The walls will be lit up so passers by can see the work from the windows.
Additionally, photographer and Art Alliance board member, Stacie Bird, will photograph the pieces and we will post them on our website and social media for a Virtual Show.
The Recycled Show is one of our longest running and most popular shows so we want you to continue working on your entries. It will help our planning if you send in your entry form by June 1st so that when we are ready to schedule new dates we will know how many pieces we have.
Please turn in your entries and payment to the office in Lemont by NOON, June 1st.
- Fill in Entry Form
-- click here for a PDF file to
print out and mail to: PO Box 811, Lemont, PA 16851 or
e-fill and email to [email protected]
-- fill out the online form (right or below)
-- click here to pay for the show ONLINE
-- mail your payment with your form
Recycled Show Details
The Annual Exhibition
The Recycled Art Show is in its twenty-sixth year of inspiring environmental and artistic goals for Central Pennsylvania artists. Entry to the show is not juried and is open to artists of all ages. This is an opportunity for artists to express their concern for the environment and the importance of recycling programs like the one we are fortunate to have in Centre County. For the third time this show will be in our Gallery Downtown, attracting a larger audience and open for most of the month of April. We invite you to look in your garage, basement, and attic and find some interesting materials to recycle into an entry for this exciting show!
All works must be made primarily from recycled or repurposed materials and adhere to the theme, Rings and Things. Materials found in nature (i.e. rocks, grass, etc.) may be included but may not comprise the majority of materials used. Collaborations are welcome.
Entry Process & Fee
Entry forms must be received at the Art Alliance by Thursday, March 26 by NOON. This deadline will be strictly enforced. The non-refundable entry fee is $30. For youth (18 and under) the entry fee is waived. You may enter up to two pieces of artwork.
Show Dates, Hours & Location
The exhibit will open with a reception from 5–8pm on Friday, April 3 at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, 123 S. Fraser Street, State College, and will run through April 26. The Gallery Downtown will be open Thursdays–Saturdays, 12–6pm and Sundays, 12–4pm. Sitters are needed during these times and we will contact you by email to sign up.
The opening reception will be held Friday, April 3, from 5–8pm at the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, 123 S. Fraser Street, State College, PA. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 6:30pm. The public is invited and attendees are encouraged to dress or accessorize according to the show’s theme.
On Sunday, April 5, at 2pm the gallery will host several local poets reading their own work and that of others. On Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, from noon-1pm Jennifer Kane will give a talk "Earth Day: Past, Present and Future" These events are open to the public and free to attend.
Dropping Off and and Retrieving Work
Work must be delivered to the Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, 123 S. Fraser Street, State College, on Sunday, March 29 from 4–6pm. All entries must be pre-registered, no on-site entries permitted. All artwork must be picked up on Sunday, April 26, 4–6pm unless you are participating in the extended show (see below). If you cannot make the pickup date please arrange for someone to pick up for you.
The juror will select from wall-hung and tabletop pieces to be included in an extended show, displayed inside wall cases at the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority, 253 Transfer Road. Dates are April 28 - August 26, giving us a generous 4 months of exposure to the public. If you do not want your piece considered please indicate this on the entry form.