Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Current Artist Opportunities at The Scrap Exchange

Call for Artists!
The Scrap Exchange is seeking artists for a variety of opportunities.  See the details below for more information.

Instructors Needed for Fall Art and Creative Reuse Classes

The Scrap Exchange is currently accepting applications for instructors for our fall series of creative reuse classes! The Scrap offers a variety of one day or continuing sessions led by local artists in their field of expertise. All classes are held at our new home at 923 Franklin St. in the Golden Belt district of Durham and should be designed to offer community members the chance to learn skills and techniques to create usable functional or decorative items from reclaimed materials. Classes are led by local artists and artisans interested in sharing their skills, knowledge, and experience. Classes should be built around the use of reused or reclaimed materials, ideally materials that can be found at The Scrap Exchange! Past classes have included instruction for bottle cap jewelry making, home screen-printing, quilting fabric postcards, mosaics, t-shirt quilts, mixed media totems, and more!

If you are interested in teaching a class in our upcoming session please review our guidelines and application for teaching artists at: http://www.scrapexchange.org/pdfs/TeacherGuidelines_2010.pdf
Then fill out the application and turn in a copy to Rowan Martell at The Scrap Exchange Programs Office or email a copy to events@scrapexchange.org. For more information, call Rowan at 919-682-2751.  The deadline for applications is August 1st.

Artists Needed for Our Expanding Artist Marketplace!

One of the benefits of moving to our new location at 923 Franklin Street, is that we now have more room to display and sell local art.  And the public is responding well to our artists and our new space; we are happy to announce that Artist Marketplace sales are increasing!

More space and better sales means we need MORE artists!  The Scrap Exchange is actively looking for artists to sell creative reuse artworks and/or environmentally friendly products through the Artists' Marketplace in our retail store. We are especially seeking out furniture, clothing, jewelry and sculpture. The more creative the use of material, the better! 

By the way, did you notice in that list above that we are looking for... furniture???  The Scrap Exchange is excited to now have space indoors and outdoors to display and sell repurposed furniture from local furniture artists and craftsmen.  Outdoor furniture will be displayed outdoors on the open, elevated patio space next to our main entrance.  (Outdoor furniture will be exposed to the elements and we will be asking artists to sign a release form.)

All sales are made on consignment with a 60/40 commission split and the artwork must be preapproved. Artwork must contain mostly repurposed materials or an environmentally friendly component.  If you are interested, please call Julia at 919-688-6960 email store@scrapexchange.org to set up an appointment.

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