Call For Entries and Submission Information

EXHIBIT NAME: “Trashion Show”
For Earth Day, in conjunction with Pomfret School Gallery, Silver Circle Art Center presents "Trashion Show" at The Inner Circle Gallery within Silver Circle Gallery.


Artists are often on the cutting edge and see things a bit differently than others. For instance there is now a very large movement using items we discard on a daily basis to create something entirely different and novel by “upcycling”, transforming everyday trash into treasure troves of creativity.  In celebration of Earth Day, we are looking for small-scale art pieces exhibiting a sophisticated level of craftsmanship with a theme of clothing and/or accessories, or 2 D work that is fashion-inspired.  Sculpture, mosaic, wearable art, etc. can be made from recycled paper or plastic bags, rubber bands, dried paint chips, recycled bottles, cans, bike parts, shoes, etc.. We are looking for pieces that are made from discarded items, and please do not submit perishable items like food. Think Andy Warhol and soup can art, El Anatsui and liquor bottle curtains, DeCordova Museum and ball gowns from pull tabs and computer keyboards, buttons, beer caps or other cool detritus. Think street cred, and cool not cutsie and cluttered. Got it? Make it and send us your best shot. Bring on the gussied up garbage!

Rules for the show:
Works can be 2D or 3D
Pieces should be original to the artist
The pieces created must be related to or reference textile, fashion/wearable art, or be figurative pieces, i.e. dolls.
Wall pieces must be wired and/or ready to hang.
Weigh no more than 20 lbs.
No more than 24" in any direction
Made from recycled or found materials
Pieces must be well crafted - not falling apart
No toxic materials
No toxic fumes
No fire hazard
No sharp objects i.e. broken glass, razor blades, needles
No perishable material, i.e. fresh food


Gallery Owner Carly Martin, Gallery Curator Audrey Mucci, Gallery Consultant Karen Reid


  • Submission Due Date: Sunday March 31
  • Email Notification of Acceptance: Sunday April 8th
  • Exhibit Dates: April 21 to May 27, 2018
  • Artist Reception: Saturday April 21, 2018
  • Drop Off: Saturday April 14, 11am-5pm & Sunday April 15, 12-4pm
  • Pick Up: Sunday, May 27, 12-4pm

Nonrefundable fee of $15 first submission; $10 per additional submission-up to 3 pieces may be submitted.  SCS retains 40% of gallery sales. 

number of entries

Provide the following information by due date to

1. Submit Emailed Requirements as attachments:
a. Digital images of works for consideration no larger than 3 MB with Title, Media, Size, Retail Price in the email. Images to be labeled as lastname_title.jpg to
b. Brief artist statement addressing individual images and/or body of work in a separate document
c. Artist CV and Bio in a separate document

d. Any other digital articles, pictures, etc. for promotion purposes

2. Download completed submission form here and email to

Direct additional questions to Gallery Curator Audrey Mucci at
You will be notified via email of acceptance status by date noted above. 
We reserve the right to reject incomplete submissions.