• Artist Spotlight

Meet the artists that help make Recycled Arts Festival the trash-to-treasure event of the year!

Artist Spotlight: Beyond Caricature

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Beyond Caricature is coming to Vancouver, WA to draw faces at the Recycled Arts Festival this June. And with a festival that has around 40,000 visitors each year, we're sure to keep them busy! Joseph Brady and Lisa Dubitsky are the artists behind Beyond Caricature, and they draw live caricatures and portraits on their uniquely upcycled illustration paper.

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Artist Spotlight: Sculpture Garden Contestant Kay Sims of Peony Ranch Art

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​Each year at the Recycled Arts Festival, artists are invited to submit a piece for the Sculpture Garden contest. The Sculpture Garden is a display on the brick pavilion at the Festival where visitors can vote for their favorite. We recently interviewed Kay Sims of Peony Ranch Art about her entry for this year's Sculpture Garden. ​Recycled Art...
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RAF Artist Spotlight: Scott and Jen Poverud

RAF Artist Spotlight: Scott and Jen Poverud
Scott Poverud has worked for Waste Connections for six years as a recycle driver for multifamily housing complexes, mostly in downtown Vancouver. Seeing all of the pallets getting chipped as hog fuel and burned for energy, he was inspired to save that material and make it into something that can be enjoyed by all. What started out as a few custom d...
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Wayne Deaton – Metal Creations

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Standing in a garage cluttered with buckets of iron rods, piles of rotary blades, and a vast array of rusty scrap metal, Wayne Deaton picks up a large metal wrench and says, "This will be a grasshopper." Pointing to tight coils of wire, he says, "Those are Wiener dogs." He pulls a handheld scythe out of a bucket and says, "What is this?" Running hi...
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