SCRAP - Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program

The Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program (SCRAP) offers selected artists access to the waste stream at the City’s Resource Recovery Facility on Dimeo Lane with the mission of highlighting our growing landfill problem and culture of waste. The City has a goal of 75% waste diversion goal by 2020 and SCRAP is just one way the City is encouraging people to think differently about their own trash.

Our SCRAP artists spend 4 months gleaning metal, wood, paper, and just about everything imaginable to make art out of. The finished art is then displayed in a month-long gallery exhibit. SCRAP has quickly gained brand recognition. Our selected artists enjoy media attention as well as the opportunity to exhibit in a gallery setting.

In fitting with the mission of SCRAP, education and outreach are key. Outreach includes "crafternoons" at the Museum of Art and History in Abbott Square, tours of the dump with local elementary school children who get to talk with artists and learn about recycling, and new this year - a summer children's recycled art program in partnership with Cabrillo College Extension Community Classes program.

The 2018 show will be returning to the esteemed R. Blitzer Gallery, opening on February 2, 2018.

SCRAP began in the fall of 2016. This well-received program does a call for entries yearly for it's gallery shows. Please keep in touch as we grow and watch the video below!

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2018 Artists

Ann  Altstatt

Ann Altstatt

Vicki Assegued

Vicki Assegued

Lucas Elmer & Chris Cravey

Lucas Elmer & Chris Cravey

Cheryl Moreno

Cheryl Moreno

Lynne Todaro

Lynne Todaro

Melody Overstreet-writer

Melody Overstreet-writer

Dina El Dessouky- writer

Dina El Dessouky- writer

Lisa Ortiz-writer

Lisa Ortiz-writer

Past Artists

Tra Bouscaren

Tra Bouscaren

Tauna  Coulson

Tauna Coulson

Su Evers

Su Evers

Lisa Hochstein

Lisa Hochstein

Alexander Khah

Alexander Khah

Leslie Morgan

Leslie Morgan

Danielle Peters

Danielle Peters

Dustin Raphael

Dustin Raphael

Lauren  Ringelman

Lauren Ringelman

Janet Silverglate

Janet Silverglate

Rachel Maryam Smith

Rachel Maryam Smith