KVMR & NCArts - Tin Art in the Garden

KVMR and Nevada County Arts Council invite artists to participate in our “Tin Art in the Garden” celebration–a fundraiser, party, auction and competition involving the creation of art for the garden utilizing recycled tin from the old Bridge Street building where KVMR now stands. Participants keep 30% of the auction sales price of their piece(s).



Requirements for Submissions:

  1. Artists and makers can submit a sketch for any 3-dimensional piece that can be used as Garden Art.

  2. Artists & makers may submit more than one piece. At least one piece must contain recycled tin from our old building.

  3. The first piece can be made of any material (recycled materials are encouraged), but must be constructed of at least 10% or 6 inches x 6 inches (whichever is greater) of recycled tin from the old Bridge St. Building; additional garden art pieces are not required to contain recycled tin. Each piece must weigh no more than 200 pounds and be no larger than 6'x6'x4' to be easily moveable by 2-4 people and fit into the back of a full size pick up bed.

  4. Applications/submission materials can be obtained at KVMR (120 Bridge St., Nevada City), or online at kvmr.org/events and click on "Call to Artists".

  5. For more information, please contact Diane McIntire at diane.mcintire@kvmr.org or 916-337-4688.


This is a juried art show. Judges and Peoples Choice Awards will be awarded to the artists and makers whose works are deemed exceptional by the judges and public.


November through January 2019

Call to Artists and Makers

January 31, 2019

Contest application due (includes artist and maker statement/bio and picture, sketch/rendering, or photos of proposed art; with approximate dimensions and suggested price).

From November

Recycled tin made available (free) for the artists and makers to pick up for project (mostly in 2’ x 8’ corrugated sheets). Contact Diane at diane.mcintire@kvmr.org.

February 28, 2019

Photos of progress

Eliza Tudor