Tess Senay Raynovich Art & Earth Fund

Supporting artists and Eco-art 


Tess Senay Eco-Art Prize:

A Juried Exhibition in the

Creative Reuse Gallery

Sponsored by TSR Art & Earth Fund

Announcing an exciting new art opportunity - the ​Tess Senay Eco-Art Prize: A Juried Exhibition. Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse​ has partnered with ​TSR Art & Earth Fund​, an organization that

supports artists and eco-art in memory of the artist Tess Senay.

Six artists will be selected to create new work for a two month gallery show in the Creative Reuse Gallery from April-June 2019. Each artist will be awarded $50 of materials from Creative Reuse, and one artist will receive the ​Tess Senay Eco-Art Prize​ in the amount of $500. The ​Tess Senay Eco-Art Prize winner will hold a hands-on art making workshop at Creative Reuse in May 2019.

Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for artists who make high-quality artwork that represents the concept of creative reuse and environmentalism through the use of reclaimed materials. Artists must reside in Allegheny County, be at least 18 years of age, and have a history of solo/group show participation. Professional artists, emerging artists, and students are welcome to apply. Artists from marginalized communities, especially Black and Brown, LGBTQ+, women, differently-abled, refugee, and immigrant, are encouraged to apply.

Selection Process

A team of Creative Reuse staff members with professional art experience, a representative from the TSR Art & Earth Fund, and two Pittsburgh-based arts professionals will collaboratively review applications. A rubric which scores applicants by artistic skill/talent, concepts behind artwork, and passion for the health of the environment will be used to determine the finalists.

Project Timeline

  • ●  January 31st, 2019 at 11:59pm: application due

  • ●  February 18: finalists announced

  • ●  February 18-April 15: finalists create work for the exhibition

  • ●  April 15-16: finalists drop off completed work

  • ●  April 18, 6-8pm: opening reception, grand prize winner announced

  • ●  May: grand prize winner leads workshop at Creative Reuse

  • ●  June 30: last day of exhibition

  • ●  July 1-7: artists pick up artwork

    How to Apply
    Please email all parts of your application to ​info@pccr.org ​by January 31st, 2019 at 11:59 pm. No late applications will be accepted. There is no fee to apply.

  1. Please list your name and website (if any), along with a paragraph or two about how the natural environment impacts your art.

  2. Attach 5 photos of past work. If desired, briefly list any information you’d like the jurors to know about your work (such as titles or materials used) in the body of your email.

  3. Attach an art resume or CV if you have one, or list your participation in past art exhibitions in the body of the email.

Questions? Contact us:

info@pccr.org 412-473-0100


Tess believed everyone in their own way can impact the world for good and practiced this belief in so many concrete ways while she was with us. We honor Tess, her concern for our natural resources, her own endless gift for helping others and love of the visual arts by transforming our sorrow into a living memorial to this unique young woman, tragically taken from us just as she was beginning on her path. L​ earn more at www.tesssenay.org

Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse is a non-profit that inspires creativity, conservation, and community engagement through reuse. We see reuse as a vehicle for boosting self-confidence, learning new skills, and creating opportunity for all. L​ earn more at www.pccr.org