Archive for March, 2011
Over the last week or so, juries in both Seattle and Bellingham have been feverishly deliberating over all the amazing submissions we’ve received for Recycled Arts, Functional Art & Trash Fashions shows. Many great pieces, and lots of talented folks – makes us wish we had unlimited space to accept everything into the shows! But, alas, our job was a difficult one, and the competition fierce. Thanks so much to all that entered, and all that juried! We’ve made our final decisions – and it looks like we will have some great shows – so mark your calendars!
Saturday April 9th, 6p at Blowing Sands Gallery – Recycled Arts & Funtional Arts gallery opening. Show through May 8th.
Saturday April 16th, 7p & 9:30p at New York Fashion Academy – Trash Fashion Shows. Ticket on sale through Brown Paper Tickets, and at the store (coming soon!).
Saturday April 1st, 6p at Allied Arts Gallery – Recycled Arts gallery Opening. Show through April 30th.
The RE Store – Bellingham will feature a Functional Design gallery for the month of April as well.
Saturday April 23rd, 7p & 9:30p at WWU’s Viking Union Multi-Purpose room – Trash Fashions Shows. Tickets on sale through WWU’s box office.
Special thanks to our gallery partners and the jury members in both cities: Robin Worley, Diane Kurzyna aka “Ruby Reusable”, Steve Jensen, David Smith, Katy Borden, Bray Hayden and Jason Darling
Photo credits: Allie Terrill, Andrew LaFarge Hamill, Briana Knight, Carl Youngmann, Cheri Kopp, Chris Burton, Daniel Kenworthy & Tiana Charron, Graham Schodda, Jessie Wixom & Carson Massie, Julia Haack, and Miriam Gray
Project Title: Nani Paape’s Fireplace Face Lift for a Craftsman Cottage
Project Description: The brick surround and existing mantel were demolished and the limestone slab hearth was removed. Then the firebox was repainted with high-heat Rustoleum. Face and hearth were tiled (my first real tiling job!), and the oak surround was hand sanded. Carpenter Jeremy Hanson provided demolition, tiling prep, and carpentry to retrofit surround, making its legs longer and its mantel depth shallower. He also custom-fit the oak trim. I finish sanded the oak and applied in a beeswax, canuba oil and orange oil, rubbing it to a soft matte finish.
Salvage Materials Used: Vintage 1920s solid oak fireplace surround from the Seattle ReStore
Instructions or Advice: What part of your find can you re-use? We were able to re-use pieces of wood that came with the surround as part of the retrofit. A friend donated the tile backing board, and we didn’t have to buy a single piece of new wood to complete the project.
Do you have a RE Store-inspired project to be proud of? Please, show off & share your story!