CARTM Joins with Hoffman Center to Produce 14th Annual Trash Art Show

14th Annual Trash Art Show sign created by Nehalem artist John Freethy.

CARTM’s beloved Trash Art Show lives on with new life in a new space. CARTM joined forces with Hoffman Center and held the show at their Manzanita venue over the 2012 4th of July weekend.

47 artists produced new, lively, work for the show which showcases art made with recycled materials.  Featured artist was Jeff Wallen showing his “Bots.”  Wallen creates kinetic creatures, or “bots” from used photocopier parts.  His installation of multiple kinetic bots was in a black lit room to show off the unique painting of his super sci-fi bots.

Locating the show in downtown Manzanita attracted holiday visitors to the three-day event—many of whom were new to CARTM and its zero waste mission.   One such person was 9-year-old Mary who attended the show with her father. Mary, a resident of  the Tacoma, Washington area told her father that she had “found her tribe and must be part of CARTM’s Trashion in October.

CARTM’s partnership with Hoffman Center proved to be a winning combination of two local non-profits sharing the work and the success of the Trash Art Show.

Reigning Queen of Green Carole Newman

Carol Newman of Brownsmead models Patty Thurlby's "Reigning Queen of Green" trash art piece. The crown is made from recycled window screen, old jewelry, moss and very old silk flowers. Hundreds of locals and 4th of July vacationers attended the 14th Annual Trash Art Show, held at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita. Photo by Lorraine Ortiz.