Deadline Extended for Earth Day Exhibit

Deadline Extended for Earth Day Exhibit 2Have you discovered a new way to use an old object? Do you gather or otherwise source your art supplies from nature? Or find ways to create work utilizing sustainable or biodegradable products?

The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley (FACNRV) will open a new exhibit, Recycled, Repurposed, Reimagined, on Friday, April 21—just in time for Earth Day—that will highlight creative reuse through a display of works created with found, reclaimed, or natural objects and supplies. The deadline to submit works has been extended until March 12.

“We are asking area crafters, artists, and other makers to get creative with this theme,” said Becky Lattuca, executive director of the FACNRV. “Did you buy a painting at a thrift shop to paint a new picture on the canvas? Or maybe create a functioning lamp out of a bunch of old pipes? Or glue flower petals to an old textbook page to create a new painting? We want to see it,” she said. “Even if you answered no to these questions, but then thought, “maybe I could…?” we encourage you to take that challenge then show us what you did with it!”

Recycled, Repurposed, Reimagined is open to all artists of the New River Valley who are 18 years or older. Entered works must be original, hand-crafted, and ready for display. Apply by submitting a digital image of each work. Works in progress are eligible. Apply with information about the current state of the piece and the planned outcome.

Artists may submit up to five pieces for consideration. The entry fee is $5 per work, paid through our online shop, or by check via mail or in person at the center by 5 p.m. Monday, March 12. Fee waivers are available upon request. FACNRV members may enter for free.
The application form, additional descriptive suggestions about possible entries, and more information about the show are at:

For more information or to request help with the online application process and/or digital images, contact Becky Lattuca at 540-980-7363 or

For more information about exhibits; classes; or local, handmade gifts; visit the Center’s website at, email at, or call 540-980-7363.

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