SCRAP - Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program

The Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program (SCRAP) offers selected artists access to the waste stream at the City’s Resource Recovery Facility on Dimeo Lane with the mission of highlighting our growing landfill problem and culture of waste. The City has a goal of 75% waste diversion goal by 2020 and SCRAP is just one way the City is encouraging people to think differently about their own trash.

Our SCRAP artists spend 4 months gleaning metal, wood, paper, and just about everything imaginable to make art out of. The finished art is then displayed in a month-long gallery exhibit. SCRAP has quickly gained brand recognition. Our selected artists enjoy media attention as well as the opportunity to exhibit in a gallery setting.

In fitting with the mission of SCRAP, education and outreach are key. Outreach includes "crafternoons" at the Museum of Art and History in Abbott Square, tours of the dump with local elementary school children who get to talk with artists and learn about recycling.


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Gallery

The Optimist Cheryl Moreno
California Chariot Lucas Elmer & Chris Cravey
Undulation #3 Lucas Elmer & Chris Cravey
Weighting Line Lucas Elmer & Chris Cravey
untitled Vicki Assegued
untitled Vicki Assegued
untitled Vicki Assegued
untitled Vicki Assegued
The History of Us Lynne Todaro
Solo Flight Su Evers
Post No Bills Su Evers
Mourning Orchard Su Evers
Fight for Me Su Evers
Deserted Playa Su Evers
At Rest Down Below Su Evers
Talk About Lead Balloons Leslie Morgan
On Dimeo Lane Tauna Coulson
Circles on Circles Janet Silverglate
Allegory of Spring Lisa Hochstein
Topography of Things X Lauren Ringelman
untitled Su Evers
untitled Tra Bouscaren
Watching You People Leslie Morgan
untitled Danielle Peters
Benny Tauna Coulson
Spirals Janet Silverglate
untitled Leslie Morgan
On the Tightrope Janet Silverglate
Topography of Things VII Lauren Ringelman
Gone Fishing Tauna Coulson
Get Your Shite Together Leslie Morgan
The great Dimeo Baking Show Tauna Coulson
untitled Danielle Peters
No Confinment Janet Silverglate
Ithaka Lisa Hochstein
Pay Attention Tauna Coulson
untitled Su Evers
Slippery Slope Leslie Morgan
Articulated Way Janet Silverglate
Just Another Day Tauna Coulson
untitled Tra Bouscaren
Wave Alarm Leslie Morgan
untitled Su Evers
Prairie Schools Lisa Hochstein
I Prefer Cuban Trash Tauna Coulson
untitled Danielle Peters
Topography of Things I Lauren Ringelman
Around the Bend Janet Silverglate
August Lights Lisa Hochstein
A Fish in Hand is Better Than...Bush Leslie Morgan
Pray We Pay More Attention Tauna Coulson
untitled Danielle Peters
Topography of Things III Lauren Ringelman
Contained Chaos Janet Silverglate
Time for Coffee Tauna Coulson
untitled Su Evers
Disruptor-1 Lisa Hochstein
Refuse Lyre Janet Silverglate
The Mess We Make Leslie Morgan
Pancakes & Tequilla Tauna Coulson
untitled Janet Silverglate
Topography of Things VIII Lauren Ringelman

Past Artists

Ann  Altstatt

Ann Altstatt

Vicki Assegued

Vicki Assegued

Tra Bouscaren

Tra Bouscaren

Lucas Elmer & Chris Cravey

Lucas Elmer & Chris Cravey

Tauna  Coulson

Tauna Coulson

Dina El Dessouky- writer

Dina El Dessouky- writer

Su Evers

Su Evers

Lisa Hochstein

Lisa Hochstein

Alexander Khah

Alexander Khah

Cheryl Moreno

Cheryl Moreno

Leslie Morgan

Leslie Morgan

Lisa Ortiz-writer

Lisa Ortiz-writer

Melody Overstreet-writer

Melody Overstreet-writer

Danielle Peters

Danielle Peters

Dustin Raphael

Dustin Raphael

Lauren  Ringelman

Lauren Ringelman

Janet Silverglate

Janet Silverglate

Rachel Maryam Smith

Rachel Maryam Smith

Lynne Todaro

Lynne Todaro