Show: Encore!!Art

Encore!!Art has been happening since 2009. Created to show our community that "trash" isn't always "useless," we aim to encourage people to recycle, reuse, and rethink cast off materials. Repurposing "stuff" has been something folks have always done. Sometimes the results are humorous, sometimes down right goregous, and always creative.

Join us on an adventure! Everyone is welcome to make a piece! Need inspiration? We have three photo albums on our Facebook Page: Encore!!Art 2015Encore!!Art 2016, and Encore!!Art 2017

Bring your work to the Sauk County Earth Day Celebration either the Saturday afternoon before or the Sunday morning of the show. We check you in, and set your work up for display. If you have a piece that is "awkward" to handle, we'll ask you to stay and help guide us. 

During the course of the day, we'll have a judge look at your work. Categories are: Originality, Most whimsical, Craftsmanship, & People’s choice.

At the end of the day on Sunday, pieces which will not go into the traveling show, should be picked up and taken home. The rest of the pieces will be transported over to the gallery to be installed. If your work is one of these, it could be on display for one or two months before you can take it home! And for the actual date of the show, Sauk County Earth Day Celebration is scheduled for the Sunday closest to Earth Day (April 22) that is NOT Easter! The show that comes out of this event will almost always be on display during May.

For specific details about the upcoming show, specific requirements, to see what's been done before, or to get encouragement, you are invited to wander around this page and check out the articles, links, and photos you find here!


Enjoy our show!

Thinking about plastic drinking straw ideas.

My mind turned gluing straws into little houses,                  MY mind turned toward gluing together a straw castle for an old

some little pig figures found at ST Vincent's, a wolf              "Barbie" type doll to put out in my side garden.  Maybe one of  

made from something ( incorporating a small fan?)               my garbage bag chickens providing some drama????


It has been a bit harder to find enough "distressed straws for my Parking Lot Findings collage. 

So far I will need to use other neat found objects.  I have photos of several compositions.

No background surface has been chosen.  Folks are much neater than I thought. 

Trash is noticed and better remembered as "OH that is NASTY!" 

But when one is intentionally looking for  Nifty & Neat trash.  I am thinking "WHERE IS IT?"