Thursday, April 23, 2015

National Corvette Museum Announces Car Part Art Exhibit, Solicits Entries

In an effort to promote recycling and reuse, the National Corvette Museum is hosting a special "Car Part Art" exhibit September 18, 2015 through January 8, 2016 featuring works created from recycled car parts. Applications to exhibit are now being accepted with a $20 fee. Artists have until July 31 to apply to participate, and finished works will be accepted August 1 until August 31. Schools, businesses, non-profits, teams and individual artists are invited to submit ideas for consideration.

"We have seen a number of cool pieces of art made from everything from hub caps to tires and thought that doing our own exhibit would be a great way to not only convert trash to treasure, but also create an amazing display in our Exhibit Hall," said Katie Frassinelli, Museum Marketing & Communications Manager.

The Museum is working with guest curator Andee Rudloff to secure artists and develop the exhibit. "The response to this exhibit from the arts community has been great! I think visitors will be impressed with the caliber of works on display," Rudloff added.

Rudloff will also be working to secure around ten featured artists for the exhibit. Sponsorships are available for the featured pieces, and the sponsor businesses have the option to display the piece after the Museum's exhibit closes in January.

Artists and businesses interested in getting involved can visit to view and download information and registration forms.

In addition to the contest and featured works, the Museum has partnered with Michelin, the Official Tire of the National Corvette Museum and NCM Motorsports Park, to display several entries from the InTIREnational Art Contest. The contest, held in Upstate, South Carolina, near Michelin’s headquarters in Greenville, challenged schools, businesses and nonprofits to convert ordinary, scrap tires into extraordinary works of art. Michelin awarded $10,000 to two local charities on behalf of the winning artworks. The works to be displayed include an Eiffel Tower, dragon, Nelson Mandela sculpture and more.

The National Corvette Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is located at 350 Corvette Drive in Bowling Green, KY just off I-65 exit 28 and is open daily, 8am to 5pm CT. Learn more about the Museum at