CALL FOR ARTISTS!
Treecycle is a hands-on community art project and exhibition held in Warwick, New York. Produced by Wickham Works, it is in its 4th year. Orange County artists and community groups are invited to create tree sculptures from material intercepted from the waste stream. These sculptures are displayed at Earth Fest Warwick and other arts events around the county. In 2017 & 2018 Treecycle received funding from the Orange County Arts Council’s Community Arts Grant, providing a stipend for guest artists.
If you would like to be considered as a Treecycle artist for 2019, please submit a short paragraph describing your project idea to Melissa Shaw-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline, February 15th.
TREECYCLE ARTIST GUIDELINES FOR 2019
Theme: Forest of the Future
• Create a “Tree” sculpture from repurposed material to be installed and exhibited on Saturday, May 4th at Earth Fest Warwick, 10AM-4PM. Sculptures may have an interactive component for viewers.
• Keep a storyboard diary of the project as it evolves, to be displayed alongside you Tree – could be photos, drawings, video, journal etc.
• Be available on Saturday, May 4th to attend Treecycle at Earth Fest.
• Either, help out with one hands-on making workshop with area youth groups between February and April 2019 OR help out at Build-a-Bot at Treecycle, a hands-on making session with Treecycle visitors, using repurposed material.
Creative Director, Wickham Works
More about Earth Fest . . .
Earth Fest Warwick, Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th, 2019, 10-4PM at Stanley Deming Park, Warwick, 10990.
The two day event celebrating re-use, repair, and re-creating in our community will feature Too Good to Toss, the third annual free community swap, and Treecycle the fourth hands-on, family friendly, arts day using repurposed material.
Too Good To Toss: Warwick town residents may drop off gently used items from a list of acceptable goods to the basketball court on Friday, May 3rd, 5-7PM, and Saturday, May 4th 10AM-4PM. The public is invited to shop for free on Sunday, May 5th, 10AM-4PM.
Treecycle: Saturday, May 4, 10AM-4PM. Hosted by local artists and makers, events include a Bike Repair Café – come get a spring tune-up, upcycled craft demonstrations, a kids Take-apart table and Build-a-bot station, cardboard maze, scavenger hunt, and an exhibition of sculpture “trees” made by local artists and youth groups. There will be a local makers market selling environmentally friendly products, information tables, and food vendors. Local musicians and performers will entertain.