There's No Place Like Home

So said Dorothy Gale, famously, in The Wizard of Oz. Nothing could be truer.

No matter the address, from mansion to humble dwelling - urban to rural, it’s more about individuality, determination and soul. In The Art of the Shack, we explore and celebrate the concept of home inspired by the work of American artist Beverly Buchanan (1940-2015) who was influenced by the sharecropper shacks she experienced in the Deep South and the do-it-yourself builders and architects around the globe.

Developed by the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery and the Coachella Valley Art Center, The Art of the Shack showcases work incorporating reused and recycled materials.

We want to see how your shack stacks up? Create a shack and we will exhibit your work at one of these two locations - Shack East at CVAC  in Indio and Shack West at S.C.R.A.P. in Cathedral City.


Student artist submission deadline is June 7, 2019.

Professional artist submission deadline is July 4, 2019

Size limit — no larger than 12” x 12”

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