Every thrift store is full of mass-produced artwork that once proudly adorned the walls of someone’s home. Some of it is charming, but most of it is alarming…ly bad.
But add a little paint, a little creativity and voila: you’ve recreating old art!
There’s a name for that…
The process of recreating art by adding new elements was coined “redirecting” by Canadian artist David Irvine. The pop culture twists Irvine puts on tired old thrift store art is the inspiration for the ReStore’s third annual art show: Double Take.
Donated by David Irvine for Double Take 2015
Art Submission Date
Again this year, the ReStore encourages local folks to get creative and participate in Double Take Art Show!
Those interested in participating in Double Take should submit their redirected art to the Charleston or Teays Valley ReStore by Saturday September 16, 2017.
“Tres Toreros” by Brenda Pinnell
We are taking the show on the road this year.
Double Take 2017 will be on display at the Teays Valley ReStore, located in Mid-Valley Square Shopping Plaza at 3554 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane, WV.
Tuesday, September 19 – Sunday, October 8, 2017
The exhibit can be viewed during normal Teays Valley ReStore hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00.
Click here to join the Facebook Event for reminders and updates.
You Determine the Winner!
Double Take visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite piece in the exhibit. The Community Choice Award, along with $100, will go to the artist that receives the most votes.
The winner will be announced on our Facebook pages on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
Clever Redirected Art by Shawn Means
Important Information for Participating Artists
- Participants are NOT required to purchase art from the ReStore for reuse. Use what you already own or shop another local thrift store.
- Participants may submit as many pieces as they like, but every piece must have an attached Submission Form. We will have these forms available on site, but feel free to print and prepare ahead of time.
- All participants will receive one $10 off coupon that will be available for pickup at the Teays Valley ReStore the day the show opens – Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – through the close of the show.
- All submitted art is considered a donation to Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam (thank you!) and cannot be returned.
- Money raised from the sale of Double Take art – just like all ReStore proceeds – will fund the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam County.
- There will not be a silent auction this year, but all art will be available for purchase – first come, first serve – after the winner has been announced on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
Looking for a little inspiration? Click here to check out past Double Take entries.