CALLING ALL ARTISTS! The courage to create is a power to be respected. There is great beauty in things discarded, overlooked, and unappreciated. Yet, opinions and judgments can alter a fragile spirit.

In conjunction with the theatrical production Zoe Comes Home, the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) and the Community Tapestry Project are welcoming submissions for A Piece of Garbage, an assemblage of recyclables and found objects which will serve as the set for the world premiere of Zoe Comes Home, produced and presented by DVAA, at the Tusten Theatre in Narrowsburg, NY.

Each ARTIST contributed “little” sculpture will be added to the “BIG” sculpture, creating a community vision.  Pieces once considered garbage, will be reconstructed and when joined together and evolve into something new and beautiful. The tapestry will be a grand statement on ART & ENVIRONMENT.

The call will be open from September 1st – 30th. The drop-off location will be a designated publicly marked area located between DVAA and USPO on Main Street in Narrowsburg.

All participating artists will receive one complimentary ticket to a performance of Zoe Comes Home.

About the play
Zoe Comes Home, written by Melissa Bell and directed by Laurie A. Guzda will receive its world premiere at the Tusten Theatre – October 7 & 8, 2022, 7pm. It features Jess Beveridge, Susan Mendoza, Thomas Cambridge, and R. Scott Porter.


Zoe Comes Home is a story about mothers and daughters. It’s about an aging woman artist who has been discounted, discarded, and overlooked. It asks how the opinion of one critic who deems her work as “garbage” can alter and affect not just the artist but those closest to her. It celebrates the courage to create with belief in your vision against the haunting demons of doubt can only thrive through the healing power of love.

Tickets for Zoe Comes Home will go on sale starting September 5, 2022.

Community Tapestry – A Piece of Garbage is sponsored by DVAA and Pocono Secrets.

Contact Laurie A. Guzda at laurie@laguzda.com or 570-335-6824

Submission Guidelines

  • Pieces cannot weigh more than 35lbs.
  • Pieces should be constructed from recycled and/or found objects.
  • Pieces need to be durable to withstand the elements and being moved as they will be on display outdoors prior to the production.
  • Be mindful of sharp edges!
  • DO NOT MOVE another person’s piece without consent.

Each artist must completely fill out the entry form.
The form must accompany your artwork when dropped off.

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