Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Water Resources Program]

One Barrel at a Time Co-op 2012

About the Program
The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program is coordinating the “One Barrel at a Time Co-op,” where artists beautify rain barrels to be auctioned off to the public.

The goal of the “One Barrel at a Time Co-op” is to help the environment by having residents bid on beautiful rain barrels that help save water and reduce rain water from entering the storm drain system, thereby preventing flooding and pollution from entering New Jersey’s lakes and streams. By engaging local artists, we hope to make rain barrels more appealing to the general public while bringing local art to a wider audience.

A rain barrel is a 55-gallon recycled food-grade container that is placed at the downspout of a roof to collect rain water.  Rain barrels can also be a canvas for artists to create beautiful works of art. Through the “One Barrel at a Time Co-op,” Rutgers will partner with New Jersey artists that apply and are selected to paint rain barrels. Once rain barrels are painted and returned, they will be displayed at Rutgers Day, at Duke Farms and on the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program web site. The barrels will then be auctioned off to the highest bidder with the profit going back to the artist.

Barrels on Display

The following barrels will be on display at Rutgers Day on April 28th, at the Duke Farms Grand Opening on May 19th, and on eBay® for auction on May 13th until May 20th:

Artist Information
Completed Barrel
Karen Lynn Anderson
Anderson
Rachel Asarnow
Asarnow
Sara Bennet
Bennet
Christine Boyajian
Boyajian
Irene Burgos
Burgos
Patricia Florio Colrick
Colrick
Caroljean Feinstein
Feinstein
Amy Frankel
Frankel
Denise Galiano
Galiano
Helen Haniffy

Rutgers Day People's Choice Award - 1st Place
Haniffy
Joan M. Horn
Horn
Virginia Lamb
Lamb
The Lara Family
Lara
Lisa F. Lucariello


Rutgers Day People's Choice Award - 3rd Place
Lucariello
Giancarla Macaluso
Macaluso
Edwin W. Messey, MD


Rutgers Day People's Choice Award - 2nd Place
Messey
Abby Miranda
Miranda
Ryan Rusinski
Rusinski
Bonnie Stanislaw
Stanislaw
Bruce Toth
Toth

 

The One Barrel at a Time Co-op 2012 Program Schedule:

  • Application and a sample of your artwork are due on or before March 9th
  • Pick up barrel and turn in biography by March 23rd
  • Return barrel back to Rutgers by April 16th
  • Barrels will be displayed at Rutgers Day on April 28th and at the Duke Farms Grand Opening on May 19th

    • eBay® barrel bidding begins May 13th and
      will close May 20th

Flyer ~ Calling all Artists

Rain Barrel Rules and Guidelines

Painting Instructions

Application

Artist Contract

Contact Cheryl Burdick at rutgersrainbarrels@yahoo.com with
any questions about the One Barrel at a Time Co-op 2012.

  


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