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Upcycle Art Challenge

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Reimagine your discards as a work of art.

The Art League of Baytown wants to reward your creative recycling, reworking
and repurposing of materials to create new art with cash prizes in its
Upcycle Art Challenge, which is accepting submissions through Sept. 17.

The exhibit of upcycled artwork, which is co-sponsored by Chevron Phillips
Chemical, opens Oct. 15 with a reception at the ALB gallery, 110 W. Texas
Ave. Prizes range from $50 to $500. The best of show winner will get $700.

“The Art League of Baytown is excited to host, and participate in, the
Upcycle Art Challenge sponsored by Chevron Phillips. We share the goal with
our sponsor of raising environmental awareness through upcycling,” said
Kay Lynn Whitcomb, ALB president.

The competition is open to residents of Baytown, La Porte, Mont Belvieu,
Dayton, Crosby and Deer Park plus members of the Art League of Baytown.

“One of Chevron Phillips Chemical’s core values is environmental
stewardship and the company has been making significant investment in
Advanced Recycling technology. Recycling plastics and chemicals back into
feedstocks will reduce waste and allow for the reuse of these valuable
resources,” said Heather Betancourth, community relations representative,
Chevron Phillips Chemical. “We’re committed to supporting and promoting
the individuals and communities where we work, which is why we are proud to
sponsor Baytown’s first Upcycle Challenge.”

Individuals or teams (clubs, families) can enter. Art can be 2D or 3D, but
each piece must feature 80 percent material recycled from some previous use.

There are two categories: decorative and functional. All works must be safe
to handle, fit through a standard doorway and weigh less than 50 pounds. All
3-D work must be easily moved by two people and not exceed 30 by 30 by 72
inches. All 2D work must be wired and/or ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers.

It is a juried competition with a $20 entry fee. Entries will be judged on
visual impact, creativity/originality, composition/design, craftsmanship and
material usage.

For details and to enter: