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Jeannette gallery to host ‘recycled and reused’ art competition

Shirley McMarlin
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
You Are Here art center and gallery in Jeannette has announced “Upcycle Challenge ‘19,” in which participants will receive used materials to create a work of art. Here, gallery team members (from left) Dan Overdorff, Mary Briggs, Jen Costello and Phoebe Walczak are seen at the gallery’s “Stitches” fiber art exhibition on Jan. 12, 2019.

Jeannette’s You Are Here art center and gallery has announced “Upcycle Challenge ‘19,” a competition in which participants will create a piece of artwork from recycled and reused materials.

Much like the Food Network’s “Chopped” chefs must make culinary masterpieces from unlikely ingredients, participants in this competition will “receive a package of miscellaneous materials from the Oh, Scrap! reuse center, all of which must be used to create a single, magnificent work of art,” the gallery says.

Oh, Scrap! is a thrift shop housed at You Are Here, offering low-cost donated art materials and other items with creative reuse potential.

”Individuals are free to add additional materials to their creation, but it is mandatory to employ ALL of the items from the Oh, Scrap! package. Entries will be carefully examined in this regard and incomplete entries will not be considered for the award,” the gallery says.

Registration for the upcycle challenge opens Sept. 29, when interested parties can visit the art space at 406 Clay Ave. to pick up a materials package. Entry fee is $10.

Finished works must be delivered to You Are Here by Dec. 1.

Entries will be displayed in the gallery’s “Off The Wall” exhibition opening Dec. 6. The winner, to be determined by the popular vote of gallery visitors, will be announced Dec. 21 and will receive $50 and an Oh, Scrap! gift basket.

Details: 724-578-3332 or

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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