The 4th Annual ReClaim Madison Upcycle Art Auction!

ReClaim Madison Salvage & Thrift announces our 4th Upcycle Art Auction, a popular community-driven fundraiser event to benefit the Community Housing Coalition (CHC) of Madison County, NC. Hosted for the first time by the Madison County Arts Council in its prominent arts-based venue, the exhibit and silent auction will bring the people of Madison County and beyond together at the intersection of reuse, creativity, and heart.

The auction will feature an intentionally curated exhibit of 35 works created and contributed by professional artists/makers from Madison County and beyond. In addition, a selection of upcycled creations contributed by community members of all skill levels, will be available ready to buy at set prices in the lobby of the exhibit.

Experience the Exhibit! Participate in the Silent Auction! 

If you haven’t had the excitement of bidding on your favorite upcycled art project at a ReClaim Madison Upcycle Art Auction, let this be the year you join in this community-led fundraising exhibit and silent auction event!

Viewing and bidding on Upcycle Art Auction pieces will take place during April, which is Creative Reuse Month at ReClaim! And if you can’t make it to Downtown Marshall to see and bid on the items in person, you’ll be able to see them all online and place your bids remotely!


Exhibit and Auction Details: When and Where 

  • Madison County Arts Council, 90 S. Main Street, Marshall, NC

  • Exhibit Opening and Reception for Artists – Thursday, April 18th 5-8 pm (Public invited)

  • Daily Viewing and Bidding April 18-27th, Mon-Fri 10-5 pm | Sat 10-3 pm

  • Online* viewing will be available by April 19th and bids taken online April 24-27th

* Stay tuned for access details.

For Participating Artists and Makers!

Featured artists/makers will be notified of selection and announced on MONDAY, 4/10 by 8 pm.

Artworks for the juried auction will be selected for the exhibit based on:

* Quality and craftsmanship

* Aesthetic appeal

* Originality of the artwork

* Variety and balance of materials used and forms of artwork for the entire show

* Professionalism of presentation

* Creative use of upcycled/recycled materials

The Creative Selection Committee is comprised of the following small local group of Madison County Artists/Makers, Gallery owners, and curators:

  • Anne Rawson – Anne Rawson brings abundant experience to the Board of Directors of Trillium Arts, an artists’ residency center located in Mars Hill. She is a former Executive Director of the Madison County Arts Council and has served on non-profit boards in Western North Carolina including NC Stage Company, Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre and NC Arts.
  • Joe Bruneau – Joe has been making handwoven baskets for almost 40 years. He received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Warren Wilson College and brings experience as a seasoned studio artist and teacher. With 20 years of arts retail management experience with Number 7 Arts in Brevard before moving here, we are excited to have Joe be a part of this process.
  • Miryam Rojas – Miryam Rojas is the founder/Gallery Director of Mars Landing Galleries in Mars Hill. She earned a B.A. with a Dual Major in Art History and in Fine Arts. Miryam is also a board member with the Madison County Arts Council.
  • Phillip Solomon – Phillip Solomon, a resident of Hot Springs NC, is co-owner and curator of Artisun Gallery & Café (in Hot Springs). The Artisun Gallery strives to feature top quality local artists and creators in a wide variety of mediums. Phillip is proud to be a part of the vibrant Madison Co. Arts community and comes from a long career as performing artist and producer in the fields of theatre, music and circus arts. 

The Upcycled Art Auction has become a special tradition for us. We look forward to participating each year because it offers a unique way to exercise our design process. The community has shown amazing support for our small studio and the auction allows us to give back on a much more personal level.
- Nik & Emily

Studio Anyware

A Word of Thanks 

Before going any further, please share our gratitude for the many creative ideas and critical insights provided during our first three years of this event. Without them, we would not be able to offer this very exciting 4th Upcycle Art Auction to  our community! Our gratitude goes to… 

Jaana Mattson, Dannie Pipes, All the past and present ReClaim Staff (Jen, Ben, Callis, Khasper, & Charlie), Vasanto, Savanna, and all of our past participants and bidders, of course, who have contributed to 3 years of successful fundraisers for our important work here at CHC and ReClaim Madison.


Thank you to Our Sponsors and Supporters! 

ReClaim Madison is grateful for the support of funding and other resources from these organizations and individuals…