Climate Justice Art Call

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Virginia Presents: A Climate Justice Art Show | Submission Deadline: March 31, 2021

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  • Show Dates:  April 14 – May 31, 2021
  • Virtual reception date: TBD
  • Eligibility: All artists in Virginia

About

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Virginia is organizing our first ever art competition and we want your art! For this competition, both 2D and 3D Virginia artists are invited to submit their art based on the theme of climate justice. Regardless of experience, all artists are encouraged to submit their best work.

Juried work will be shown on the Virginia Citizens’ Climate Lobby website and sponsored social media. Best in Show, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be interviewed and featured prominently in our blog and other social media. Artists will be responsible for their own sales.

Climate justice is a term to acknowledge that climate change can have different social, economic, health, and other adverse impacts on underprivileged and marginalized populations. Climate change is happening to everyone, but, because of inequitable social and environmental conditions, those who contribute the least to the problems are often those who are affected the most. In Virginia, those living in marginalized communities are more likely to experience the negative effects of air pollution, flooding in their communities, and storm damage. 

Citizen’s Climate Lobby empowers everyday people to work towards climate change solutions for a more livable world. Our supporters are located in more than 600 local chapters across the United States. Together we’re building support in Congress for a national bi-partisan solution to climate change.

Juror: Nancy Ramsey 

Nancy Ramsey, is an abstract painter who values exploring the natural world and often references nature and the human form within her abstract art. She exhibits widely, particularly in the mid-Atlantic and West Coast. She currently maintains a studio in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.

Submission requirements

The show is virtual, with images of the art displayed on Virginia Citizens’ Climate Lobby website and social media accounts.

There is no fee, and artists can submit up to two submissions. Art work may be 2D or 3D. Unfortunately, we cannot accept videos, animation, audio, or other multimedia at this time. All images must be sized under 10MB with a minimum of 960 px on the shortest side. Images must be labeled as follows: lastname.title.jpg. Please submit work and information via our google form and provide:

  • your name
  • address
  • title of work
  • size of work
  • media

If you do not include this information, we will not be able to consider your work for the show. If you have an issue or questions, please contact us at artshow.cclva@gmail.com.

Student Submissions

There is a separate eligibility category for students ages 13 and up. Work submitted under this category will be juried and selected, but not placed.

Sales and jury process

Work will not be sold through the show. Artists may price their work and provide contact information for personal sales transactions. Pricing contact information will be displayed with work selected for the show. Work will be juried into the show by Nancy Ramsey. Artists will receive notice of acceptance/rejection within one week of the close of submissions. 

Copyright

All artists are responsible for ensuring their subject matter does not include any copyright infringements. The artist waives CCL-VA of all legal responsibility if an artist’s work is challenged by another party for copyright infringement. By submitting images of your art you are confirming you have secured any required releases and are not in violation of any laws.

Media and promotional consent

By submitting their work, all accepted artists consent to showing their work on the CCL-VA website and the use of their images for event marketing, advertising, and social media promos. Title and name of artist will accompany all work that is shown.