3rd annual

Waste to Wonder


Call is now closed 

 3nd annual "Waste to Wonder" exhibition is in the works, and we are looking for artist to be part of it! While our GalleRE space is all about featuring artwork with reused materials, for our open calls we like any artist regardless of past experience with upcycled materials to apply. We just ask that they be open to working with alternative materials for this particular show. You never know you may love it! We will ask accepted artists to explore our Materials Marketplace, and be inspired by our variety of normal and unusual donations to make a work of art out of. 

This show will be juried to have about 15-25 artists. After being accepted to participate, Resource Depot will provide all the artists with a Reuser Pass (10 bins or shopping experiences) to our Materials Marketplace for sourcing of their materials.  This show had a wonderful and diverse mix of artist and artwork last year, we hope to have the same experience this year. Please read through the requirements to apply below. Be sure to check out last years show in Past Exhibitions

Call to Create


  • Deadline for artist to apply Monday, November 30 by 12am

  • Artist will be notified about participation by Wednesday, December 2nd 

  • Artist explore Resource Depot materials  December 3 & 5 (when we are open)

  • Artist submit written/drawn ideas for artwork, or photos of progress and other requested information by December 21   

  • Work drop off January 7, 8, & 9 (when we are open)

  • Show opens Friday, January 22, 5-7pm (uncertain about how opening reception will go) 

  • Last Day the Show is open Thursday, March 12 - 11am-5pm

  • Pick up of Work Friday, March 12 - 9am-5pm (or will schedule with each artists) 


Entry Requirements:  

  • New or established local artist with quality artwork.

  • Completed application with samples of artwork and resume/artist CV 

  • Openness to reused materials 


No restriction in the type of media used for artwork, we only ask that w
ork must incorporate 70% or more reusable/repurposed/recycled/reclaimed content. You may use items that did not come from Resource Depot as well.


Work Size: 
No size restriction as long as it fits in our space. Remember this is a group show. 



 ​While we are open to artistic expression, we serve families and are a multi-use space & must make our GalleRe content suitable for that environment.  Resource Depot reserves the right to not display any work unsuitable for a younger audience.


Selection Process: 
Our judges will be looking for artist that have quality artwork. We will seek variety in the type of artist we select. 


A commission of 40% of the selling price will be retained for any item sold from any exhibition sponsored by Resource Depot. This includes those sold within 30 days of the close of the exhibit.  Price work accordingly.  Checks will be released for any sales within 7-10 business days of exhibition closing dates to the attention of artist at the address provided.

Our Space:

Our GalleRE is about 20’ X 20’ with movable gallery walls, so the size does flex from one show to the next. The space has three

6' x 6' windows, which provide excellent natural light as well as a wonderful space to exhibit in. Our GalleRE has two white concert walls and three movable drywall walls (8' x 8' each). For the concert walls and the window spaces we have a track system for hanging, which just requires artwork to have two high positioned D-rings on the back for hanging. We have raw grey concrete floors to act as a blank canvas for emerging artists. Our Space is open air to a warehouse ceiling that is 19'. For less color interference, the GalleRE track lighting has daylight LED bulbs. 

We have glass double doors that measure 82" x 69" to enter our building, so items must fit through them. Outside our building we have a ramp allowing for easy unloading/loading of larger artwork, the ramp width is 4'. 


Send any question to:

Chelsea Odum Education & Artist Relations Coordinator at education@resourcedepot.org


GalleRE Hours:*

Tuesdays & Thursdays:  11 am - 5 pm  |  Wednesdays:  11 am - 7 pm  |  Saturdays:  9 am- 2 pm


*Also open during special events.


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