Student Art


Each year we invite all Santa Fe area students to participate in the Recycle Art Exhibit and /or Trash Fashion & Costume Show.  This is a great way to teach students about recycling in a fun and creative way that ties to larger City, State and National activities.

Every year more schools participate in this imaginative and educational event, we are always delighted by the creativity and ingenuity of our young artist and fashion designers!

Join us for Student Juried Art Exhibit as part of the 18th annual Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival, scheduled for December 2-4, 2016.  There are so many ways to participate!  

  • Classrooms or individuals can enter items into the student juried art exhibit for free, but they need to register.  Learn more and register online by November 25th HERE  Winners announced on Friday night during the Trash Fashion Show.  NO Registration fee for youth art entries.  Due to the popularity of the show only Santa Fe area youth and teens will be allowed to participate.
  • Create an outfit for the Trash Fashion Show to get your chance for fun on the catwalk.  All winning pieces and select, juried additional outfits will be invited to participate in a curated trash fashion exhibit on December 9-10 at Winterowd Fine Art on Canyon Road.  This is a chance to build your “trash fashion” art portfolio!  It’s free to enter and you could even win a cash prize.   Click HERE to learn more and register by November 25th online HERE.
  • Attend the 2016 festival – December 2-4, 2016.  There is no charge to attend on Saturday or Sunday and Make and Take art activities will be set up so everyone can make their own recycled art!
  • Participate in the New Emerging Artist Program – See below.


2016 Emerging Artist Program

The country’s largest and oldest recycled art market, Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival, is expanding its program this year to support youth artists. The emerging artist program links youth with established festival artists to mentor their artistry with guidance on the use of recycled materials, exhibiting best practices and art sales skills. The program seeks to offer up to three complimentary youth artist booths to the selected artists (middle school and older). By working with youth, Recycle Santa Fe expands the economic development aspects of the art market, while supporting the cultivation and growth of these artists.  Learn more HERE

Are you 18 or under and interested in turning your art into recycled material art or learning how to market and sell your recycled material art?  If so, apply for our 2016 Emerging Artists program and we’ll help you learn about recycled-art as a business, and give you a free shared booth for this year’s festival.  Online applications are HERE.

To see the 2015 winners please click here

To see the 2014 winners please click here.

To see the 2013 winners please click here.

For more information or to volunteer for the Student Art Exhibition, please contact us.