Many art techniques involve the use of chemicals that can pose risks to human health and the environment if mishandled. The objective of the Art Hazards Project, a project of the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, is to protect artists’ health and the natural environment in King County from the risks posed by hazardous chemicals in art supplies.
The project team collaborates with artists, art colleges, cooperatives, museums, galleries and suppliers to help artists and art educators understand risks, reduce potential exposures to chemical hazards, and ensure hazardous art materials are properly recycled or disposed when no longer needed.
This month, the program has kicked off a contest to develop a new name and logo for the Art Hazards Project. The artist who proposes the best new logo and/or new name will win $100 or a gift card to Pratt Fine Arts Center.
Click here to learn more about the contest to rename the Art Hazards Project. Entries must be submitted by midnight on September 10, 2010. There is no limit to the number of submissions that any one person may make.