Call For Entry: UPCYCLE. 17

Program type: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00am to Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:00pm

To enter works to the UPCYCLE. 17 show, please enter them here: Entry Deadline: 10/10/17 

Please Note for UPCYCLE.17: After the October 10th CaFE deadline closes- We will extend the submission deadline to October 24th for all BIG ISLAND RESIDENTS ONLY with a discounted entry fee *EHCC membership NOT required for discount price*

You will be charged based on acceptance of $15 per entry or $25 for 3 entries  -

To enter- send jpegs, artist statements, and dimensions of work to

All accepted works from the extended entries must be dropped off on Saturday 10-4PM or Sunday 10-12PM.


“As humans we live in a world full of “things.” There are so many objects surrounding us that overshadow our sense of uniqueness and our ability to marvel at the world as it vanishes in our everyday routine….“The extraordinary happens, if only we commit ourselves to see it through.” 

-Upcycle.17 juror Mariana Acosta Contreras

The speed of modern culture perpetuates mindless consumption and waste, unless  the perception of these ordinary objects is  extraordinarily reinvented. The over-abundance of things obstructs perception of the distinctive quality of objects and any sustained potential value they may have. This tendency poses a threat to ecosystems and cultural systems. The inquiry of the upcycle artist juxtaposes  consumer waste and social value.

Upcycle.17 invites you to look around and alter your perceptions, to provoke a new value system, to question the impact of consumerism, and to reassemble waste into a purpose.

This year’s exhibit includes three categories: Aesthetical, Functional, and Conceptual.  Works in 2D, 3D, and installation will be accepted on CaFE, along with an artist statement, on October 10. All accepted works must be on site at the East Hawaii Cultural Center by October 28 and 29 from 10 am - 4 pm.  

Exhibition Opening is on Friday November 3 and the duration of the show is until November 25

Please note: Applications close at 11:59PM Mountain Time Zone on deadline date which is 7:59PM in the State of Hawai'i on deadline date. 


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