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17th Annual CSWD Creative ReUse Showcase Announces Awards

This year a stylish — and practical! — table incorporating old Christmas tree stands and wine bottle corks edged out 28 other entries to win the Best In Show award in the 17th Annual CSWD Creative ReUse Showcase. Overall, the competition creatively starved Vermont’s landfills of cassette tapes, fabric scraps, broken headphones, bottle caps, light bulbs and much more “waste” that instead became art in the hands of 43 students from seven high schools.

The public is invited to an Open House at Adams Farm Market in Williston from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 16 to check out the inventive Showcase entries, meet the artists, and enjoy free munchies and hot cider. Plus, you can vote for your favorite creation to win the People’s Choice Award!

All of the art will be moving to Frog Hollow, Vermont State Craft Gallery, on Church Street in Burlington for the month of March. People’s Choice voting will continue for the duration of the Frog Hollow show. All awards will be distributed at the closing ceremony on Thursday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Frog Hollow Gallery in Burlington.

Here are the 2013 winners:

Best in Show winner  

Best-In-Show: sponsored by NRG Systems ($200 cash prize) “Put A Cork On It,” a table made from wine corks, discarded PVC pipe and old Christmas tree stands, by Sarah Ferry and Alex Groen of South Burlington High School.

2-D Awesome Art winner  

2-D Awesome Art: sponsored by Boutilier’s Art Center ($100 gift card prize) “Breakfast at Tape-any’s,” a portrait of Audrey Hepburn rendered in cassette tape on poster board, framed by the cassette tapes, by Sarina Cannizzaro of South Burlington High School.


3-D Awesome Art: sponsored by Burlington City Arts ($100 gift card prize) “Nostalgia Trip,” a steam locomotive constructed using coffee stirrers, cassette tapes, and floppy disks, by Olivia Hern of Champlain Valley Union High School.


Fabulous Fashion: sponsored by Battery Street Jeans ($100 gift card prize) “The Flight of the Recycled Printer Paper,” a dress stitched from fabric scraps and a Goodwill skirt, adorned with origami cranes folded from classmates’ papers and school printer scraps, by Rose Watts of Champlain Valley Union High School.


Jammin’ Junk: sponsored by  Advance Music Center ($100 gift card prize) “Punk Rock,” an audio speaker incorporating a paper mache mask, leather scraps and a variety of broken audio and electronic waste, by Victoria Southwick of South Burlington High School.


Perfectly Practical: sponsored by  Outdoor Gear Exchange ($100 gift card prize)  “Computer Chip Chess,” a giant chess board made from computer chips, driftwood, corks, cups, caps and other scrap, by Jack Barron and Kyra Fay of South Burlington High School.


Strongest Statement: sponsored by Bolton Valley Ski Resort (four lift tickets for the 2014 season) “Ungainly Beauty,” a pelican with its prey constructed from discarded fabric, broken glass, and scrap metals by Leah Dell of Colchester High School.

Techno Totems: sponsored by ReSOURCE ($100 gift card prize) “Jewel of the Computer,” jewelry made from computer data chips, circuit wires and keyboards by Jonathon Pearce and Lance Perry of Mount Mansfield Union High School.

True Trash: sponsored by Casella Waste ($100 cash prize) “Light Bulb Terrarium,” a terrarium crafted from construction-waste plexiglass and burned out, eviscerated incandescent light bulbs, by Nash Krywka, Christopher Cobler and Spencer Dodds of Mount Mansfield Union High School.

? People’s Choice: sponsored by Frog Hollow – Come to the Open House or Frog Hollow Gallery and vote for the artist YOU want to win the $100 gift card!

Congratulations to all the students who participated, and a big “Thank You!” to all the terrific sponsors, including Adams Farm Market in Williston for their generous donation of time and space.

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