ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Artist in Residence (AIR) Program at Recology is a unique art and education program that provides King County artists with access to discarded materials at the Recology recycling facility and Seattle Transfer Stations, a Stipend, and a gallery show. Modeled after the Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco, Recology hopes to encourage people to conserve natural resources and promote new ways of thinking about art and the environment, by supporting artists who work with recycled materials.
During their residency, which runs from May through September, artists have scavenging privileges at the Recology MRF. Artists may speak to school classes and adult tour groups about the experience of working with recycled materials. At the conclusion of their residency, Recology hosts a public exhibition and reception for the artists featuring the artwork made during their residency. When the residency ends, artists contribute artwork to the program’s permanent collection.
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