This Art is Garbage

This Art is Garbage is a group exhibition that gives artists the opportunity to redirect items that would normally be thrown away into works of art.   Environmental issues like global warming and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch can be stressful and overwhelming.  In this exhibition, we shift the focus to waste as a medium for creativity.

Opening Reception
Go Art (Oliver’s Gallery Room)
201 East Main Street, Batavia NY 14020
Thursday Feb. 15, 2024 5-8PM
Exhibition on view from Feb. 14th- March 30th


This exhibition is open to artists of all skill levels and we are actively seeking submissions from both students, emerging artists, and professionals.  Garbage is a theme that connects us all and we hope to showcase a wide variety of skill levels and perspectives.

Works of art may include:  a component of garbage in the finished piece, garbage may be used in the art making process (for example, creating texture and pattern), or garbage as the subject of the piece (for example, creative photography of discarded objects). “Upcycled” items, such as painted furniture, are not accepted.

Maximum size for artwork is 36”x36”.

There is no fee to enter and each artist may submit up to two works.  Artwork must be wired and ready to hang.  Please submit your info on the google form below.  Artwork may be priced for sale. There is a 20% commission on sales so please be aware of that when pricing your work.

Artwork drop off dates: Feb 7 – 10, 2024, 11am – 6pm

About Us

This exhibition is organized by Leigh LeFevre and Rebecca LeFevre.  Feel free to contact us with any questions or follow on instagram for updates.

Leigh: @takeastepback_podcast