Art at the Dump Newsletter

This is the first installment of the Artist in Residence Program newsletter, an email update we will send out three times a year to provide news and announcements. If you’re like us, you receive a lot of email (sometimes too much). We think three additional messages are probably not too overwhelming, but if you would prefer to only receive our exhibition announcements, please let us know.

New Resident Artists


We are happy to welcome artists Lauren DiCioccio and Abel Rodriguez to Recology. They began their residencies on June 1st, and have already had an incredibly productive first few weeks. We’re also fortunate to have student artist, Kaiya Rainbolt working here in the shipping container studio behind the Environmental Learning Center. All three artists will have their culminating exhibition/reception on September 23rd and 24th, so mark your calendars!

Habitat Restoration Project

img_7904.jpgThe Artist in Residence Program has worked with volunteers from the Garden for the Environment to replant the area in front of the Environmental Learning Center with Bay Area native plants. Many of the plants are indigenous to nearby San Bruno Mountain, and the garden design reflects different local habitat zones. Compost and mulch have come from our composting facility, and we’ve even incorporated recycled rocks into the design. A celebration of the completion of the garden will be part of the September 24th/25th art exhibition. An enormous thanks to Maria Acosta, Opal Essence, Nick Gardner, Garden for the Environment , Rana Creek Nursery, and Save the Bay for making this project possible.


Call for Artists

We are now accepting applications for 2012 residencies. Applications are due September 2nd, and are downloadable from our website: . Application requirements and procedures are also provided there. All applicants must first take a tour of our facility, so please note that monthly third Saturday tours will take place July 16th and August 20th.

Off-Site Exhibitions

We are pleased to be working with Intersection for the Arts to present artwork from our permanent collection in the Chronicle Building Café. The Café is open from 7am to 5pm and is at 100 5th Street. On your next visit to Intersection, take a little detour around the corner and see what’s happening in the Café!


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recreate, an exhibition of more than thirty works from the Recology permanent collection, will run until November 4th at San Francisco City College’s Rosenberg Library. For directions and hours:

Artwork is also on exhibition at the San Francisco EPA offices, and starting July 5th we will have a four-month-long exhibition of artwork in the lobby of the Philip Burton Federal Building. Work is viewable during normal business hours.

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