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Thank you everyone for an amazing show this year!

The 19th Annual crackedpots Reuse Art Show took place on the lovely grounds of McMenamins Edgefield on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 14th and 15th, 2018. Ninety three artists participated, including visiting Dutch artist Diederick Kraaijeveld. Over forty of these artists showed at the event for the first time. Artist worked in various mediums:  metal, textiles, jewelry, assemblage, wood and collage. All art was made of at least 80% reused, reclaimed or recycled materials.

This show was a fabulous event, and diverted over 20 tons of materials from the landfill. Show sales were the highest in our history. We heard many compliments from the public that the "art was the best ever". This year’s Artist Challenge  where members of the public were invited to submit pieces created around the theme of “treasure” attracted stellar participation and the public voted for their favorite piece. And, for the first time, we included two vendors whose businesses are models of sustainability. 

Special thanks to these stars who made the show a stunner:  

· phenomenal support from McMenamins Edgefield staff

· grant support from the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and the City of Troutdale, Community Enhancement Grant program

· raffle gift baskets from Garden Fever and Portland Nursery

· over 70 volunteers who made the show hum

· art raffle donations from artists Nely Johnson, Jane Kearns and Jim Simmons

· the remarkable 93 participating artists

· the staff and volunteers of our ReClaim It! store pop-up

We are already dreaming about next year, which will be our 20th Anniversary show at Edgefield. We have asked our artists for creative ways to kick off the celebration. Keep checking in here to find out how the dreams are developing for 2019! You are welcome to add your own ideas to the mix!


With special thanks to: 

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Sam Fortner

I have participated in this event for 16 years, and each year the show grows and gains more support from the community. The event is startling in its imagination, beauty and scope. I can’t wait to see what they’ve come up with this year.

- Sam Fortner

Director of Catering Operations
McMenamins Edgefield

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Diederick Kraaijeveld

I consider joining the crackedpots reuse show an extremely good reason to come back in Portland after my amazing visit last year. I very very much liked the atmosphere, the people, the mindset and all the other great things of the makers and and builders and salvagers and reclaimers in and around Portland. This time I will be back and bring my lovely wife Aulia to show her everything that I loved so much last year.

- Diederick Kraaijeveld Oudhout.Com

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Shawn Wood

The City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is proud to help sponsor this year’s Crackedpots Reuse Art Show. Showcasing salvaged material in art shines light on an important and fundamental component of sustainability. We hope the artists’ work inspires others to embrace reuse in not only their creativity but everyday choices.

- Shawn Wood

Construction Waste Specialist
City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

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