In the Toilet - An Exhibition of Function Meets Art

Toilet Seat Painting Competition

To go with the toilets, we also need toilet seats.  Go to your local hardware store and buy your "canvas."  You may paint, decorate, or otherwise embellish the piece in any way you wish.  However, the piece must still be usable as a toilet seat.  Have fun, Get creative!


Send us the actual piece.  From these submissions, we will choose approximately 20.  You may paint or decorate in any way you wish, using any materials you wish; however, the piece must still be usable for the originally intended purpose as a plumbing fixture.

To be considered, please send the following by May 20, 2002:

1.       Your finished piece.

2.      A description of your process and materials used.

3.      Anything else you want to tell us about yourself as to why you think we should select your entry.

4.      A check for $20 made out to How Original!



There will be cash prizes given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.  Your entry will also be displayed in the gallery for the entire month of the exhibit.


The finished pieces will be offered to the public for sale through a silent auction for the month that the pieces are displayed.  Half of the final auction price will be paid to the artist.  A portion of the remaining proceeds will go to the Surfrider Foundation.

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