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SCRAP-DC Call for Entries: “Making Meaning: Remember • Repurpose • Restore” at the Tubman-Mahan Gallery

9/11 Project SCRAP Tubman Mahan Gallery Call for Entries DC area on East City Art

9/11 Project SCRAP Tubman Mahan Gallery Call for Entries DC area on East City Art | CALL FOR ENTRIES |



SCRAP-DC has partnered with The Center for Green Urbanism and The 9/11 Arts Project for an exhibition of work titled “Making Meaning: Remember • Repurpose • Restore” to coincide with the 10th anniversary of 9/11. We’re looking to combine the thought and spirit behind the 9/11 Arts Project with SCRAP’s mission to promote creative reuse. Pieces will be selected based on how well the work fits the theme, “making meaning,” with jurors paying attention to two aspects:

1) interpretation of the following (to see full quote, click here and scroll down):
“The truth is, that in the face of destruction, we are impelled to create. Upheaval begets both crises and opportunity. […] In the face of the unfathomable, the senseless, the cruel, the devastating, we roll up our sleeves and get down to the business of making meaning.”
– William Cleveland, Art an Upheaval: Artists on the World’s Frontlines


2) reflection on making meaning out of found or reclaimed objects; constructing something meaningful from items that others discard.

Exhibition Location
Center for Green Urbanism – Tubman-Mahan Gallery
3938 Benning Road NE Washington DC 20019


  • Apply by Monday August 1
  • Artists notified week of August 8
  • Drop off work Saturday August 27, 11am-2pm
  • Show  runs September 9 though September 24
  • Opening reception Saturday September 10, 4-7 pm
  • Pick up work Sunday September 25, 11am-2pm

$20 for up to 3 entries. Fees are non-refundable and due with each submission, or the work will not be considered. Payment can be made  by check made payable to SCRAP-DC and sent to:

643 G St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Artists who live or work in DC, Maryland, or Virginia are invited to submit .jpg or .tif files (no larger than 8MB each) of their artwork for this juried show. Fine art and fine crafts are acceptable, provided they consist of at least 75% reclaimed material.
• Both 2- and 3-D submissions will be considered, though most of the space available is for wall-hung art. Artists provide their own pedestals if needed. Wall height is 11’ at themaximum. If your work is larger than 5’ in any dimension, we’d still love to work with you! Please contact us and we’ll gladly discuss options with you, including the possibility of an outdoor installation.

Acceptable Entries:

  • Have been created by the artist/s named on the application
  • Contain no copyrighted material or prints belonging to another party
  • Have not appeared before in a DC-area exhibition
  • Have no overt sexual, violent, or religious content

9/11 Project SCRAP Tubman Mahan Gallery Call for Entries DC area on East City Art

A view of the Tubman Mahan Gallery at the Center for Green Urbanism. Photo courtesy Center for Green Urbanism


  • All work must be made available for sale, with artists determining the prices. Commissions from any sales will be split with SCRAP-DC and The Center for Green Urbanism – Tubman-Mahan Gallery such that the artist will retain 65%.
  • Unless noted otherwise, all accepted works must remain for the entirety of the show.
  • Artists understand that their work is to be covered by their own insurance policies or are placed in the show “at risk.”
  • All pieces must be ready for installation with proper hanging devices if required (NO sawtooth or clip-on hardware accepted) and instructions where necessary. • The Gallery reserves the right to photograph accepted works for publicity and educational purposes.
  • The Gallery reserves the right to reject work that is not, in fact, made with a minimum of 75% reused/recycled materials; differs from or is inferior to the submitted images; is not properly framed and ready to hang or is unstable or otherwise dangerous.
  • Items left after the pick-up date following the close of the exhibition are not the Gallery’s responsibility. There is a $10 storage fee per day for pieces left after this time. After one month, the art becomes the property of the Gallery.
  • Submission of an entry constitutes understanding and agreement with all the conditions set forth here.

All of the work accepted into the show will be promoted on one or more of the websites affiliated with the hosting organizations. In addition, the items will be mentioned and possibly shown in a program that will be created for the show. The program will be made available in print and for electronic download.

Direct all questions or comments to:
[email protected] or 301.830.8690
[email protected] or 703.300.4057