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Art show in Keremeos aims to turn trash into treasure

An artist’s exhibition taking place in on April 12 13 will provide illustration to the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
Keremeos and District Arts Council representative Judy Chisholm displays an example of art using recycled materials. Her two canvasses were partly created using onion skin

An artist’s exhibition taking place on April 12 and 13 promises to provide illustration to  the old saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

The Trash - Formation Art Show, hosted by the Keremeos and District Arts Council, is currently seeking artists working in two and three dimension formats for the themed exhibition, which will celebrate the creation of art and upcycled items made by recycling materials.

“The exhibition ties in nicely with Earth Day, which takes place this  year on Tuesday, April 22,” said KADAC member Judy Chisholm, who is assisting in the organization of the event.

The exhibition hopes to feature artists who have found inspiration from industrial, consumer, found or everyday materials that are no longer  desired, needed or able to  fulfill their original purpose.

Submissions must include a completed registration form, available from Judy Chisholm (250-499-6034) or at the KADAC website (

Submissions should also include a description of the art piece,  including title, size, medium and price (if for sale).

All hanging art must have a wire attached for hanging. A bio of the artist that also describes the piece, including process and methodology, should be included on standard 8-1/2 by 11 binder paper.

Ballots for best entry in two categories - “Art” and “Repurposed” -  will be awarded on Saturday, April 27 after 3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27.

Chisholm said the exhibit will be the first of its kind in Keremeos. She got the idea after seeing a similar event in Hawaii.

“The idea behind the show is to encourage re-use in a creative way,” she said.