Monday, April 20, 2015

We need your help!

A previous work by artist Julie Schenkelberg.

We have a unique opportunity that would allow your own items to become part of a new work at the Mattress Factory!

Julie Schenkelberg, an artist who has been chosen to present work in our upcoming Factory Installed exhibition in the museum's 1414 Monterey Street gallery, is in the process of collecting materials for her installation. Though our exhibitions team has been searching high and low for the materials she has requested, we need a lot more. If you have any of the items below that you've been meaning to discard, please consider donating them to this project. Items cannot be returned and might be altered or damaged in the making of the artwork.

The following have been requested:

-“Cut-glass” style stemware, dishes, etc or any type
-White porcelain items, either plain or with gold, silver or blue decoration
-Blue or green porcelain items, plain or decorated. Light blues and mint greens are especially in demand!
-Vintage vanity items
-Metal butter knives
-Old wooden chairs, tables etc. Broken is okay!
-Cotton batting
-White blankets
-Sheer fabrics in white, light blue and gold
-Scraps and broken pieces of white marble

This list may grow! Check back for additional requests.

Donations can be dropped off at the Mattress Factory Admissions Desk during regular museum hours. If you have a large collection of items that need picked up, please contact Exhibitions Manager Owen Smith directly.

Thank you. and we hope to see you (and your things) for the opening May 15!

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