The Recycled Rain Project

an annual art show creating works made with rain water to raise awareness of water issues



ssjol_headshotSara Sjol / Marketing + Creative, Board President

Since Sara began producing art again in 2010 she has always used rainwater whenever available. In 2012 she founded The Recycled Rain Project. The first Recycled Rain Project took place at LaunchPad Gallery in June, 2012 with just nine artists.

For the Second Recycled Rain Project the show was expanded to the Olympic Mills building and the artists jumped from 9 to 28. With this additional space it was even possible to add the RAINDROPS children’s gallery!

Outside of RR Sara is a local artist with Gallery 903 and the owner of Something Clever Creative Services. She is also the cover artist of the 2014/2015 edition of Artslandia magazine.

Headshot-for-SaraJennifer Porter / Development, Board Secretary
J.M. Porter is a Portland based artist-curator. She has served on the Annual CAP Art Auction committee for four years and has curated several exhibitions in Portland Metro Area. Porter’s work and interests in water quality, environmental protection and water conservation spans over several years as a team member of BCI Contracting Inc, a habitat restoration group in Portland.

smSara McCormick / Open Call Curator, Show Organizer

Sara McCormick is an artist and designer, specializing in Fractal Art. Since graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005, she has been in numerous solo & group shows in the Portland area & elsewhere. She helped run Launch Pad Gallery, (the site of the first Recycled Rain Project) from 2006 to 2012.

Sara’s work has also been featured in museum shops such as the Smithsonian Institute and the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry. She currently spends her time running her own business (Infinite Creature Designs), designing websites & playing with her two cats.


jessicaJessica Breedlove Latham / Featured Artist Curator
Jessica Breedlove Latham is an artist-curator with strong ties to community based artistic outlets. She is moved by line and color and is in a constant pursuit of an artful life. Jessica received her BFA from Oregon State University and her MA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University in New York. Jessica is owner and co-founder of Duplex Collective.