ReArt Festival features artists all over the pacific northwest who
everything from jewelry to furniture. These creatives understand that
what some people consider waste is both an artistic opportunity, as well
Browse last year's ReArt Festival Artists below.
If you would like to apply to showcase your art click here
Elizabeth Havens is a long-time thrift and junk hoarding make-do maven with a current
interest in repurposing discarded neckties and other unwanted objects.
At the ReArt Festival, you will find re-usable coffee cuffs made of neckties (replaces the paper sleeve you
get on many to-go coffee cups), flower brooches made of neckties, small
animal sculptures made of neckties and pincushions made of a variety of
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Julia Garretson tries not to throw anything away. She makes bike tires
into jewelry and junk mail into lampshades. Using skill with metal and paper-making Julia transforms trash into useful, beautiful, and
re-purposed items. Handmade paper from T-shirts, onion skins, paper towel tubes, and receipts, can be written on, scrapbooked, and photocopied - as well as made into books, light switch plate covers,
Since High School, Shane
has enjoyed Sculpture, working with Clay &
Mixed Media Art. He developed his welding skills under the instruction of
Mark Holloway & Ed Hume at Lane Community College. His current Art line started in the
late 90’s after he was commissioned to create several flowers. Shane went on to live in Grants Pass, where he expanded his skills, and arranged to have numerous pieces of art exhibited at Club Northwest. Soon, he started traveling the Festival/Fine Art
circuit in the northwest. Shane still shows at about a dozen events yearly and
is regularly at the Eugene Saturday Market.
Celeste Le Blanc and Eric Daws are long time local recycling artists; recently featured in the June 2010 "Bits and Pieces show" at MECCA. Last December 2009 Celeste was juried into the "Cutting Edge" show in Coos Bay. Eric Daws was a long time Saturday market vendor selling shrines and altered guitars; all recycled.
Coho Custom Cabinetry's specialties include bamboo, custom curved casework, natural finishes and SSC certified hardwoods. They can assist you with cabinet hardware and cabinets. They build sustainable cabinetry solutions while bringing wood's natural beauty to life.
Hubcaps, bottle caps, and eighties jewelry; nothing is safe from being re-purposed into funky art for these three women who enjoy thinking outside the frame. Reesikle will be bringing roadside wind chimes, angel brooches, bottle cap necklaces, scrapbook frames, fused framed art, fixed furniture to this year's ReArt Festival.
A broken dish or plate lives on in one of a kind artisan jewelry, created by melding jewelry making with stained glass creation techniques. Tonya has been working in broken china jewelry for the last seven years, making something out of less than nothing has become a habit that is hard to break.
Lap of Luxury Lap Desks creates handmade lap desks here in Eugene. They will be expanding their business with a new glass branch. Lap of Luxury will be bringing custom recycled glass sculptures to the ReArt Festival.
Jason Pickering loved art as a kid and always knew he would be an artist. In 1995 Jason picked up "Another Roadside Attraction" by Tom Robbins and got the idea for the mummies and plastered Ken dolls he now makes. From there, the process evolved and soon he was wrapping up Ken dolls day and night, and buying up all the wire armatures he could find at thrift stores and yard-sales. In 1999 Jason moved to Philadelphia where he discovered there were many flea markets and other venues where he found more figures to use. Larger sized dolls and other plastic animals were then added to the mix.
Marilyn Kent, the face behind Figments, has been creating art with recycled materials since 2005. She uses
thrift stores, M.E.C.C.A, the street and garage sales as sources for items to convert into her art. She is fond of toys and bright colors and likes to combine them with metal
and objects of technology. She likes the contrasts of rough and polished,
industrial and whimsical, text and painted surfaces, and feminine/girly versus
hard-edged/masculine. She primarily works with mixed media collage and assemblage
and have recently begun repurposing clothing and making found object jewelry. She
looks for treasure everywhere and encourages her viewers to do the same.
At the ReArt Festival Marilyn will feature her Altoid tin shrines, found object jewelry, and her metal/found object birds. Come visit her on August 8th, 2010 between 10 AM and 6 PM in the Downtown Eugene Park Blocks.