Lyndon House Arts Center and guest curator Lizzie Zucker Saltz seeks artists who transform industrial byproducts into artworks or craft objects, creating artworks that save materials from the landfill or rescue raw materials from the fate of becoming environmental pollutants. We encourage artists whose practice involves the use of environmentally conscious processes and materials —including but not limited to fabric art, jewelry, woodworking, metalworks, installation or multi-media constructions – to apply for the exhibition titled Rescue: Waste and Redemption, to be on view April 6 to June 1, 2024. Submit artwork images HERE by the September 20, 2023 deadline. There is no entry fee. Artists selected for exhibition are responsible for all shipping/transportation.
Lizzie Zucker Saltz is the guest curator for Rescue: Waste and Redemption. Zucker Saltz earned her B.A. from Barnard College—Columbia University, NY, and her M.F.A. in Spatial Arts from San Jose State, CA. She is the founder of ATHICA, which she directed from 2001 through 2012, curating 25 exhibits and overseeing 45, working with hundreds of local and national artists, performers and young curators. She mounted many thematic exhibits, such as Nurture about breastfeeding, as well as exhibits with environmental themes, such as Running on Empty about the fuel crisis and Upcycle, which featured recycled art. Her reviews and features have been published in Art Papers and Flagpole Magazine. Zucker Saltz has worked for numerous non-profit arts organizations and several environmental non-profits such as The Athens Land Trust and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. In 2022 she launched Sugar Und Salt Designs, a small business devoted to transforming and diverting clothing, home goods and footwear on their way to the landfill.