The Recycled Rain Project

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


This year we are excited to welcome two new faces to the Recycled Rain Project. Jessica Lathem and Lindsay Kretchun are the owners of Duplex Gallery and their expertise in curation is allowing us to expand this year! Duplex is assisting in curation of our Featured Artist’s portion of the show. These Featured artists are working artists in the Portland Area that have demonstrated a dedication to the environment as well as their profession. Featured Artists will be announced soon!

For the open call portion of the show a juried panel will select a group of artists that will get 45 days to collect rainwater and create one piece for the show. The open call portion is how this show originated and we love our roots. And speaking of roots, the curator for this portion of the show will be Sara McCormick, who has been with the project since the beginning!


ssjol_headshotSara Sjol / Founder, Curator, Graphic Designer

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.

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 / PR, Social Media, 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.


lindsayLindsay Jordan Kretchun / Graphic Designer, Featured Artist Curator 

Lindsay Jordan Kretchun is an artist-designer on a steady diet of beauty and good design. The intersections of color, folklore, and humor continually motivate her. A badass watercolorist, Lindsay graduated with a BFA from Oregon State University and a MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Together, Jessica and Lindsay run Duplex Collective.

The Third Annual Recycled Rain Project artists will receive a portion of sales and 20% will go to a water-based charity which will be announced in March. There is no entrance fee. This is a juried show.