To promote recycling and celebrate “Earth Day” (April 22), the York County Solid Waste Authority is sponsoring their fourth annual Recycled Art Contest for York County High School students. Artwork entries will be on display at the Creative York West Gallery at 118 West Philadelphia Street in York from April 15 through April 22, 2018. A public reception will be held at the gallery on Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 at which time the winners of the contest will be announced. Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries as determined by the judges. $600 in art supply gift certificates, split evenly between artist(s) and school, will be awarded for first place, $400, split, for second place and $200, split, for third place.
Participating schools this year include Central York High School, Kennard-Dale High School, Northern York County High School, Red Land High School, Red Lion Area Senior High School, South Western High School, Susquehannock High School and York Suburban High School. Forty-eight students are participating.
York County businesses, Refindings and LifePath Christian Ministries, have generously offered to donate materials for the students to use in their creations. A “Picker Day” event for contest entrants was held at Refindings, 465 Prospect Street in York, on Saturday, February 24, 2018. During Picker Day, contest participants were invited to search through salvaged treasures for items they could repurpose and include in their recycled art pieces.
Below are some photos from the 2018 “Picker Day” at Refindings.