Recycled Show Call for Entries!

Mar 23, 2022 | Art Alliance, Call for Entries, Exhibitions, Latest News

About the Show

The Recycled Art Show is in its 28th year of inspiring environmental and artistic goals for Central Pennsylvania artists. Entry 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. We invite you to search your garage, basement, and attic and find interesting materials to create an entry for this exciting show!

Entry Process and Fee

Each artist may submit two pieces. The entry form and non-refundable fee are due by Thursday, April 14, 2022. To the enter the show:

  1. Fill out the online form and
  2. Pay the entry fee through our registration system

Alternatively, paper forms and checks may be mailed to the Art Alliance office. Credit cards are accepted by phone only if a printed entry form is mailed to the office.

Eligible Work

All works must be made primarily from recycled or repurposed materials and adhere to the theme “Signposts: In which direction will your imagination take you?” Materials found in nature (i.e. rocks, grass, etc.)may be included but may not comprise the majority of materials used. Artists should include a short statement about how their works align with the show’s theme. Collaborations are welcome.

Sales and Conditions

The Art Alliance charges a 20% commission of the selling price for work sold at the show. The Art Alliance is not responsible for lost or damaged artwork.

Peter Frantz, Juror

Peter Frantz attended the University of Notre Dame studying engineering before matriculating at Goddard College, earning a degree in design and social ecology/sustainability. He attained his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He has been a professional artist, writer, and educator his entire adult life. As a practicing artist, his three-dimensional art employs multiple man-made and natural materials in combination with video, light, and sound. He uses art as means of discovery of the authenticity of personal identity, the stories and myths that surround it, and our ability to use art in the cause of social justice.


Cash prizes, generously sponsored by Joe Krentzman & Son, for 1st ($200), 2nd ($150), and 3rd ($100) place will be awarded at the Opening Reception Friday, April 22. Honorable Mention awards will be given to other notable works.

There will also be a popular vote. Visitors may cast a virtual or in-person ballot for their favorite entry. The artist whose work receives the most votes will be awarded $100.

Artwork Drop Off & Pick Up

Artists are expected to deliver their work to the Art Alliance on April 20 between 4–6pm. Fill out and attach the labels to your artwork (see reverse side of this page). Prior to April 20 please email a high resolution image of your artwork to for a virtual show on our website. Artwork pickup is April 24 between 4–6pm. The Art Alliance does not have room to store artwork.

Sitting for the Show

To make our shows open to the public, participating artists “sit” with the exhibit during Gallery Hours. Please sign up for a time slot when you receive the Sign Up Genius email invite.

Extended Show

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 and Refuse Authority. Dates TBA. If you do not want your piece considered please indicate this on the entry form.


Please contact Show Chair Anni Matsick at; or the Art Alliance at (814) 234-2740 or

Or, download a print Entry Form and mail it to the Art Alliance office at 818 Pike St Box 811 Lemont, PA 16851.

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