2018 Entries:

Congratulations to Mark Winter and his “Ball-o-Junk” (Entry 80) for taking home first prize in the 9th Annual Recycled Art Contest!!!

Congratulations to all of our winners! With a record 116 entries, it was stiff competition this year, with tons of amazing pieces to choose from. Thanks to all of our talented artists and everyone who voted!
2nd Prize – Marcel Suliman – “Desk Lamp” #24
3rd Prize- Andrew Gundrum – “Charlie” #25
4th Prize- Sienna Hill – “PVC Drums” #56

5th Prize- Hannah Zilm – “Betula Papyrifera” #20

ReStore’s 9th Annual Recycled Art Contest shines a light on some of Milwaukee’s resourceful repurposers. The contest challenges the public to create works primarily using the donated product found at ReStore. From artwork to repurposed furniture, the only rule of the contest is the majority of materials must be purchased at ReStore. The winners are determined by your vote!

1ST PRIZE – $250
2ND PRIZE – $150
3RD PRIZE – $100
4TH PRIZE – $75
5TH PRIZE – $50
(Awarded in the form of ReStore Gift Certificates)

– Art was be displayed at ReStore East from 4/13 – 4/21 and featured in Third Ward’s Gallery Night
– Art was voted on by the public, online (on this page) and in store. Voting ended at 6pm on Thursday, April 19th.
– Buyers of artwork may pick up purchased works April 24th – April 28th at ReStore East.

– Artists retain ownership of their works and may sell the works if they so choose. If art is sold, 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Milwaukee Habitat.
– Artists may pickup unsold works during normal store hours April 24th – May 7th at ReStore East. Items not picked up will be be sold.
– At least 50% of the materials used for your entry must have been purchased at ReStore.
Limit 3 entries per person.

Jake Brandt, Marketing Director, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
jbrandt@milwaukeerestore.org or 414-316-5621

Recycled Art Contest