TRASHEDart Contest

Remake, Reuse and Renew the items you would recycle or throw in the trash into something unique and beautiful and rethink the usefulness of garbage. The contest celebrates Earth Day by encouraging patrons to turn ordinary trash into extraordinary art. Held annually in April.

14th Annual (2023) Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the TrashedArt 2023 Contest this year. We had a record number of votes for the People’s Choice awards – 787 votes! 20 local artists submitted beautiful pieces of artwork, and as one patron wrote:

“[It was] impossible to choose [one piece of art] – they are all unique and beautiful!”

1st Place Winner and the People’s Choice Winner – “Quiet Confidence” by Helene
2nd Place Winner – “Recycled Garden” by Danielle
3rd Place Winner – “Yeah, It’s Complicated” by Barry
1st Place Student and Virtual Branch People’s Choice Winner – “Life on the Farm” by Caroline

To view past virtual galleries, please see the following videos and blog posts:

Sponsored By

Friends of the Library Ewing Branch
Friends of the Library Hopewell Branch
Friends of the Lawrence Library
The Friends of the West Windsor Library are composed of neighborhood volunteers who work to promote and strengthen their local branch library by raising awareness about the group, the library and by raising funds for the benefit of the local library.