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6th Annual
Waste to Wonder
Exhibition 2024

Exhibition Dates

January 19, 2024 - March 2, 2024


Application Deadline Sunday November 5, 2023

The 6th Annual Waste to Wonder Exhibition is in the works and we are looking for artists to be part of it! Our GalleRE space is all about featuring artwork incorporating reused materials and we encourage any artist regardless of past experience with upcycled materials to apply. Applicants to Waste to Wonder may either submit existing pieces for consideration or be open to working with alternative materials to create new work for this particular show. Accepted artists will have an opportunity to explore our Materials Marketplace to be inspired by our variety of normal and unusual donations to incorporate into their work.

This show will be juried to have about 15 - 20 artists. After being accepted to participate, Resource Depot will provide all the artists with 2 complimentary bins/shopping experiences in our Materials Marketplace for the sourcing of their materials.  Each year, this annual show has a wonderful and diverse mix of artists and artwork and we hope to have the same variety of pieces again this year.


Please read through the requirements to apply below before submitting the application at the bottom of this page.

It is strongly encouraged to check past exhibitions before you complete your application.

Call to Create:


  • Deadline for artist to apply Sunday, November 5th by 12pm EST

  • Artist will be notified about participation by Thursday, November 9th 

  • Artist explores Resource Depot materials starting Saturday, November 11th* 

  • Artist submits written/drawn ideas for artwork, or photos of progress and other requested information by November 30th   

  • Artwork drop off January 5th, & 6th*

  • Show opens Friday, January 19th, 5-7pm

  • Adult Workshop Saturday, January 27th (Open for an artist from exhibition to lead)

  • Family Workshop Saturday, February 3rd (Open for an artist from exhibition to lead)

  • Last Day the show is open Saturday, March 2nd* 

  • Pick up of Work Monday, March 4th between 9am-5pm (or will schedule individually with artist) 


*Open Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 11am - 5pm & Saturday 9am - 2pm (Closed Sunday, Monday, Friday)

Entry Requirements:  

  • New or established local artist with quality artwork

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

  • Openness to reused materials 

  • Demonstration of quality craftsmanship

  • Submitted work must be prepared for display/hanging


No restriction in the type of media used for artwork, we only ask that work must incorporate 70% or more reusable, repurposed, recycled, and/or 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, so be considerate of space.
(please refer to "Our Space" section below).  



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: 
All applications will be reviewed by a panel of 4-5 judges who are local artists and/or art professionals that are familiar with our mission. This jury will be looking to select artists that will add quality and variety as they curate the exhibition.

A commission of 40% of the sellin
g 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. 
Artist may opt to have the entirety of the sale be donated. To learn more about what we do:

Our Space:

Our GalleRE is about 20’ X 20’ with 3 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 concrete walls and two movable drywall walls (8' x 8' each). For the concrete 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. A selection of white pedestals are available for 3D works.  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'. 

Apply Today for W2W!
Have you been to Resource Depot?
Do you reuse within your art already?
Are you willing to make a piece with reused material for this show even if you have never done that before?
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Deadline has been reached, no longer taking applications.

For questions contact Chelsea Odum, Director of Education & Artist Relations - 

For questions contact Chelsea Odum, Director of Education & Artist Relations - 

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GalleRE Hours:

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

*Also open during special events*

The GalleRE at Resource Depot supports and exhibits local and regional artists that incorporate the reuse of materials into various art forms, elevating creative reuse and upcycling as a relevant art medium. Our GalleRE Program educates and engages our community while promoting new ways of thinking about art and the environment through educational stARTer program kits, workshops and discussions.

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