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Press Release | April 03, 2017

Recology CleanScapes’ 2017 Artist in Residence Program


April 3, 2017                                                                                                                              
Danielle Gambogi
(206) 519-9630 Cell


Recology CleanScapes' 2017 Artist in Residence Program

Make Art Not Landfilll

Seattle, WA– There is a saying that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.  In the case of two King County artists this is literally true. Thanks to a unique program offered by solid waste and recycling hauler, Recology CleanScapes, these artists will access the materials at the company’s south Seattle recycling facility in order to create art.

This innovative outlet for artists is an extension of the award-winning Artist in Residence Program developed by Recology in San Francisco 27 years ago.  After a successful inaugural program in 2015, Recology CleanScapes continues to support artists and engage communities using artistic expression as a vehicle for education. 

During their residency, artists work in a studio on site at Recology CleanScapes’ Seattle recycling facility and scavenge for discarded materials they can use to make works of art.  Artists engage tour groups at the facility, speaking to the public about the experience working with recycled materials.

Two artists, Max Cleary and Meg Hartwig, were awarded the 2017 residency after an application process that determined their work could showcase the value of discarded materials and provide insight into the larger conversation on consumption and waste reduction.

By supporting artists who work with recycled materials, Recology CleanScapes hopes to encourage people to conserve natural resources and promote new ways of thinking about art and the environment.  At the conclusion of the residency, Recology CleanScapes will host a public exhibition and reception for the artists to feature their work, scheduled for September 2017.

More information on Recology CleanScapes’ AIR program can be found at




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