KVMR and NCArts invite artists to participate in our “Animal House – Revisit-TIN” celebration – a fundraiser, party, auction and competition involving the creation of shelters for creatures utilizing recycled tin from the old Bridge Street building where KVMR now stands. Participants keep 30% of the auction sales price of their piece.

Artists and makers will first submit a sketch for any 3-dimensional piece that can be used as a habitat for an animal (dog house, bird house, rabbit hutch, chicken coop, etc.) and then create the structure by using at least 10% recycled tin from the Bridge building along with other recycled materials.

Submission Schedule:

December 2, 2016

  • Contest application
  • Artist and maker statement/bio and picture
  • Sketch/rendering of proposed shelter with approximate dimensions & suggested price

November 7 – December 16, 2016

  • Notification of acceptance into contest

November 15 – December 23, 2016

  • Recycled tin (free) available for pickup for project (mostly in 2′ x 8′ corrugated sheets)

February 3, 2017

  • Shelters due to KVMR building

March 26, 2017

  • Live Auction & Exhibit Party at Miners Foundry

Artists and makers may submit more than one piece. 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.

Download Registration form here, or pick up along with materials at KVMR building at 120 Bridge St. in Nevada City. For more information, contact  Diane McIntire diane.mcintire@kvmr.org or 916-337-4688.