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Call For Artists * Icicle Prize * Recycled Materials

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Well, you've read in previous blogs about the upcoming Icicle Prize and how all submissions are to be made of recycled material. Well here it is. It is official:

Icicle Arts has announced the 2011 Icicle Arts Festival, featuring the Icicle Prize in Recycled Art, sponsored by the Icicle Fund.

This juried exhibition will be installed by Icicle Arts on the grounds of Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort and Barn Beach Reserve in Leavenworth, Washington. Eligible artwork must be made entirely or mostly of materials from the trash. Eligible artists must live in Chelan, Douglas, Grant or Okanogan County.

Entry forms are available at or by calling (509) 548-2278. Artists of all ages may submit artwork in the following categories: 2-dimensional (grand prize $250, second prize $100), 3-dimensional (grand prize $250, second prize $100), installation (grand prize $250), wearable (grand prize $250, second prize$100, third prize $50), senior student: age 11-18 (grand prize$50, second prize $25), junior student: age 10 and under (grand prize$50, second prize $25). Guest judges are regional professional artists who use recycled materials as their primary art medium, not residing in the four counties.

Confirmed judges include Marita Dingus (represented by the Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle), Maria Ruano (of Bedrock Industries Seattle), and Diane Kurzyna aka Ruby Re-Usable (Olympia). Other judges will be announced soon.

The deadline to enter artwork is August 15; artwork will be installed August 26 and 27 and remain on display through the month of September.

Icicle Arts is also inviting portfolio submissions from photographers residing in the four counties who are interested in photographing the exhibit for a $500 stipend. Photographs will be published in a full-color exhibit book, available for purchase at the festival, and on print/web media, with credit to the photographer.

Application materials are available at or by calling (509) 548-2278 and applications will be accepted until August 15.

Icicle Arts Festival dates are September 2-11, 2011 and events include a special exhibit of guest judge artwork at Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center with an opening on September 2 during Wenatchee First Friday, an art walk and reception at Sleeping Lady on Friday, September 9, workshops by guest judges at Barn Beach Reserve in Leavenworth on Saturday, September 10, a Songwriters’ Showcase performance featuring 2010 Icicle Prize grand prize winner Beth Whitney along with Icicle Prize second and third place winners Brian McMahon and Sandy Vaughn on Saturday, September 10 at Icicle Creek Music Center’s Canyon Wren Recital Hall at 7PM, and the Main Stage Event: “Trash to Fash” Runway & Awards Show at Icicle Creek Music Center’s Canyon Wren Recital Hall on Sunday, September 11, at 4pm.

Tickets to the Showcase and Main Stage shows are available through and are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. There is a special $10 rate for students and seniors 65 and over (in advance and at the door). Seating is limited at the venue, and advance purchase is recommended. For more information on Icicle Arts Festival visit or call (509) 548-2278.

Well, that does it. Now I really need to get out there and finish that 2.5d recycled art project. Hope you get yours in too.

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