In today’s fast paced, consumer driven world, how can we as artists, slow down and show others how to look at things differently?

JPG@The Bank will host an art exhibit featuring re-purposed and up-cycled material that has been given new life. Maybe it’s motor parts made into a figure or an abstract sculpture. It could be textiles used to create a cozy installation. Whatever it is, it makes us wonder and draws us closer.

We are asking you to dig deep and create beauty from detritus (sometimes detritus can be beautiful).

There is room for an installation and 3D work – room for hanging work from the ceiling.

Up-cycling is the process of turning waste, often of the sort that is usually considered “un-recyclable”, into something that is useful or of value. A popular form of up-cycling involves creating art with items of waste, and the results can be spectacular!

Artist must be local enough to deliver work to gallery by hand to 3525 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, CA.

  • Images submitted must be at least 300 DPI

  • Non refundable fee of $10 per artist submission

  • Submit no more than three images

  • Deadlines for entry is the 18th of February, 2020

  • Exhibit Opens March 26 and closes April 11, 2020

  • Delivery Sunday, March 22nd 2020, 12-4PM

  • Pick up of all art April 12th, 12-4PM

Submission guidelines: Artwork must be constructed out of at least 60% used material. All sizes will be considered. Installations must come with instructions, layout and sketches or photos for proper assembly. JPG reserves the right to reject any work at time of delivery.

How to submit:

  1. Pay securely through Paypal

  2. Retain your invoice or receipt number (automatically sent by email)

  3. Email receipt number and images to

       Artists will be notified on acceptance by Feb. 25, 2020

How Many Artworks?

Some of our favorite places to go for materials:

Restore in Concord

East Bay Center for Creative Re-use, Oakland

what else? auto shops, plumbing stores/ lumber yards?

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