Is Your Fridge A Work Of Art?

As a follow up to our Save $100 Per Year With A New Fridge article a few weeks ago (which highlighted the US Department of Energy’s Recycle My Fridge campaign), they now have an Art Fridge competition.

Ben Franklin painting a fridge

There will be a National Fridge Art Exhibition and celebration event at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C USA, from August 25th to September 2nd, 2008. Organizations and people actively participating in the campaign are encouraged to decorate their recycled refrigerators and submit images for consideration for the exhibit at the National Building Museum.

Submit high-resolution digital photos of a decorated refrigerator or refrigerator door (like the one pictured where for some reason Ben Franklin is doing a spot of painting), as well as a 250-word project and program description, including artists’ names and materials by July 15th, 2008 to Dana Schallheim at dschallheim [at] drintl [dot] com. Refrigerators can be decorated using any visual medium, and incorporation of recycled art materials is encouraged. Entries will be selected by a distinguished judging panel based on photos and submitted descriptions. Award categories include: Coolest, Best Use of Recycled Materials, and “Best Portrayal of the Campaign Theme, “The Time is Right.” Up to three winners will be awarded a trip for two to Washington, D.C.

For people who aren’t interested in exhibiting but would like to check out the “cool” exhibit (very funny), mark your calendars and make plans to visit the National Building Museum in Washington D.C, USA between August 25th and September 2nd 2008. For more info, and a video from Ben Franklin, check out the Recycle My Old Fridge website.

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