Recology Western Oregon (RWO) and Astoria Visual Arts (AVA) are pleased to continue to offer the Coastal Oregon Artist Residency Program. RWO and AVA aim to support the creation of art from recycled, repurposed and discarded materials recovered from the Recology Astoria Recycling Depot and Transfer Station. The Residency provides two selected artists with access to discarded materials, a stipend of $1,000 per month, studio space at RWO’s Warrenton-based facility and, at the close of the residency, a public exhibition in downtown Astoria.
By supporting artists who work with recycled materials, RWO and AVA hope to encourage the public to conserve natural resources and promote new ways of thinking about art and the environment.
The Coastal Oregon Artists Residency is open to local, career-level artists living in Clatsop and Tillamook Counties in Oregon and Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties in Washington who are working in any style or medium. Applications are not accepted from artists who reside a driving distance of more than one hour from the RWO Astoria Transfer Station. Previous COAR participants are not eligible to apply.