Climate Justice Art Show

April 15th through May 31st

We’re hosting a juried art show of a variety of media, based on the theme of climate justice. The show will run from April 15th through May 31st.


We will hold a virtual reception on Friday, April 16th (7:00-8:00pm), and all are invited! Featured artwork will include the best in show, first, second, and third place winners, and a discussion of their work as it pertains to climate justice.


Be sure to register for the reception if you plan to attend!


Letters to the Editor

2021-02-24 Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA) – Opinion/Letter: UN report must spur action to aid climate

2021-02-17 Virginian Pilot Newspaper (Norfolk, VA) – Not Enough

2021-02-15 Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA)Letter: Fight for coal communities, not coal

2021-02-14 The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA)Time is ripe for action on climate change

2021-02-13 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA)Superior technology can aid clean energy

2021-02-09 The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA)California’s climate woes are ours, too

2021-02-09 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA)Climate Change critic? Then offer alternatives

2021-02-07 Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA)We all benefit from civic participation

2021-02-06 Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA)Promising Help For Southwest VA

2021-02-05 The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA)Business leaders now accept climate risk

2021-02-03 The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA)Biden’s Climate Plan will Benefit Virginia

2021-01-28 Charlottesville Tomorrow (Charlottesville, VA)Extreme weather patterns affect our economy, security

2021-01-27 Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA) – It’s the Right Thing To Do

2021-01-15 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA)Boyer shows weathers’ impact on local areas

2021-01-09 Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Reject Mob rule, use American Way

2021-01-01 Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Use New Year wishes to aid environment

2020-12-22 The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA) – Climate science is fact, must be accepted

2020-12-21 Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Lifestyle changes aid energy, climate changes

2020-12-21 Virginian Pilot newspaper (Norfolk, VA) – It’s not partisan

2020-12-11 The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA) – The way is open to combat climate change

2020-12-03 The Central Virginian (LOUISA, VA) – Bill will help slow climate change

2020-12-03 Free Lance Star (Fredericksburg, VA) – Climate Protections will only succeed with GOP support

2020-12-02 Virginian Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – Carbon Pricing

2020-11-30 Winchester Star (Winchester, VA) – Time for everyone to come to climate table

2020-11-25 Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA) – Severe Storms Underscore Urgency to Rein in Climate Change

2020-11-20 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Bipartisan resolution an affordable solution

2020-11-19 Richmond Free Press (Richmond, VA) – President-Elect Biden needs Senate for Climate Change Legislation

2020-11-10 Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA) – Letter: Humourous? Or maliciously deceptive?

2020-11-05 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Support needed for coastal resilience plan

2020-10-23 The Winchester Star (Winchester, VA) – These measures could cut back sharply on use of carbon-based fuels

2020-10-23 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Put health of planet above party ideology

2020-10-22 Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Address Problems instead of denying they exist

2020-10-17 The Winchester Star (Winchester, VA) – Regardless of how this election turns out

2020-10-04 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Encourage lawmakers to support carbon act

2020-10-02 Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA) – Letter: A bipartisan climate proposal

2020-09-28 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Business support needed to lower carbon emissions

2020-09-26 Winchester Star (Winchester, VA) – If you want to change the world…

2020-09-16 Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA) – Solutions are plentiful, just poorly embraced.

2020-09-13 The Virginian Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – Climate Crisis.

2020-09-06 The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) – Farmers can help.

2020-08-31 Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA) – Summers of 2100.

2020-08-31 The News & Advance (Lynchburg, VA)Limit methane emissions key for livable planet.

2020-08-20 The Washington Post (Washington, DC)The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is our collective heritage.

2020-08-14 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Avenue green space could be monument to hope, unity

2020-08-11 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Writer: Civil discourse on climate appreciated

2020-08-09 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Carbon tax a powerful tool to reduce fossil fuel use

2020-08-03 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Carbon Dividend Act a needed climate solution

2020-08-03 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Act now to stave off coming climate disaster

2020-08-03 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Extreme hot weather puts animals at risk

2020-07-27 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Bipartisan program might help ease global warming

2020-07-24 The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA) – Woes facing us are no fiction

2020-07-11 The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA) – Kudos to members for working across the aisle

2020-07-01 Culpeper Star Exponent (Culpeper, VA) – Conservation isn’t a partisan issue

2020-06-30 The Winchester Star (Winchester, VA) – Federal bill shows promise in addressing climate change

2020-06-01 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Invasive species, climate change pose real threats

2020-05-26 Free Lance Star (Fredericksburg, VA) – Look to Congress for climate change solutions

2020-05-26 Winchester Star newspaper (Winchester, VA) – Time to impose fees on fossil fuel industry

2020-05-08 The Daily Progress (Charlotteseville, VA) – Work Together on Carbon Tax

2020-04-23 The Winchester Star (Winchester, VA) – We must use ‘every tool in the box’ against pandemic, climate change

2020-04-22 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Lessons from Tolkien apply to climate policy

2020-04-13 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Lessons from pandemic apply to climate crisis

2020-04-10 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Electric co-op concept a model for the future

2020-03-22 Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA) – Plain facts about climate change

2020-03-15 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Reader puzzled by Ware’s lack of emissions plan

2020-03-05 Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA) – Letter: Congress should pass the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

2020-02-24 Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) – Burning Fossil Fuels impacts health, economy

2020-02-23 Fauquier Times (Warrenton, VA) – One Trillion Trees is not enough to Solve Climate Change


Op-eds

2021-02-19 Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA) Supporting Coal Communities with Carbon Pricing

2021-02-09 Winchester Star (Winchester, VA) – Let’s support General Assembly’s efforts to improve access to affordable, cleaner vehicles

2021-01-01 The Echo World (Richmond, VA) – The Sun provides income, Earth is the consumer

2020-12-14 News and Advance (Lynchburg, VA) – Community viewpoint: Climate Change – What Can We Do?

2020-11-26 The Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA) – Severe storms show climate urgency

2020-11-18 Virginia Mercury (VA) – Climate change is a winning issue. Let’s work together to solve it.

2020-10-04 Lynchburg, News & Advance (Lynchburg, VA) – Washington’s farewell address revisited

2020-09-17 Clarke Monthly (Clarke County, VA) – Climate Change in Clarke County

2020-09-14 MediumLarry Howe and Cindy Burbank: Time’s Up.

2020-08-27 Roanoke Times newspaper (Roanoke, VA)Clemo: Support Growing Climate Solutions Act.

2020-01-29 Virginia Mercury (Richmond, VA) – Don’t be fooled by small steps. We must do more to combat climate change.

2019-10-29 Style Weekly (Richmond, VA) – Opinion: Climate Chat Two participants in the Richmond Climate March from different generations talk about their hopes moving forward.

2019-10-08 Style Weekly (Richmond, VA) – Trust the Science: A physician says we need to connect the dots between worsening health and climate change.

2019-09-21 Roanoke Times newspaper (Roanoke, VA) – Roanoke, are we there yet?



Climate Justice Art Call

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Virginia Presents: A Climate Justice Art Show

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2021

Submit work with this form

  • Show Dates:  April 14 – May 31, 2021
  • Virtual reception date: TBA
  • 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 and maximum of 4800 px on the longest side. Images must be labeled as follows: lastname.title.jpg. Please submit work and information via our google form and provide:

  • your name
  • email 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.



Regenerative Agriculture Forum

Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Join Citizens’ Climate Education for a virtual conversation about how Virginia agriculture can move forward. We will discuss what works to increase yield and profit to strengthen rural economies; what practices and technologies are new; what obstacles and opportunities exist; and how elected officials can help. The basis of our discussion are two engaging and realistic films: Kiss The Ground and Living Soil and we encourage you to watch these at your convenience before the forum. Our panel of experts will be there to field questions and spark discussion. Email any questions you have for the panelists to richmondccl.cce@gmail.com. Register using the form below.


Chapter Meetings

Alexandria/Arlington & Hampton Roads

Second Wednesday of each month (7:30-8:30pm)

This is a joint meeting that includes the Alexandria and Hampton Roads chapters

To RSVP, contact Stephanie Burns (sdburns13@gmail.com)

Charlottesville

Monthly Meeting: Second Thursday of each month (7:00-8:30pm)

Social Meeting: Fourth Wednesday of each month (5:00-6:00pm)

To RSVP, contact charlottesvilleccl@gmail.com

Fairfax County

Monthly meeting schedule varies. For more information and to RSVP, contact fairfax.va@citizensclimatelobby.org.

Loudoun County

Monthly Meeting: First Saturday of the month (4:30 – 5:30pm)

To RSVP contact Scott Emery (nscott.emery@gmail.com)

Lynchburg

Second Saturday of each month (12:00pm-1:00pm)

To RSVP, contact lynchburg@citizensclimatelobby.org

New River Valley

(The New River Valley includes Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford, Floyd, Giles, and Pulaski.)

Monthly Meeting: Varies, but typically during the evening on the first or second Wednesday of each month. For more information and to RSVP, contact blacksburg@citizensclimatelobby.org.

Prince William

Monthly Meeting: Third Tuesday of each month (7:00 – 8:00pm)

To RSVP contact Warren Beeton (wlbeeton@gmail.com)

Richmond

Monthly Meeting: Second Saturday of each month (12:00 – 1:00pm)

To RSVP, contact citizensclimatelobbyrichmond@gmail.com or visit the chapter’s Facebook

Roanoke

First Monday of each month (7:30 – 8:30pm)

To RSVP, contact roanokeclimatelobby@gmail.com

Winchester

Third Thursday of each month (8:00pm-9:00pm)

To RSVP, contact citizensclimate.virginia@gmail.com


Climate Writing Workshop: Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, January 26th (7:00-8:30pm)

Want to encourage your community and elected leaders to act on climate change? Letters to the editor (LTEs) are a powerful tool to spread your message. But if you’ve never written an LTE before, it’s tough to know where to start.

We’re here to help! On January 26th, experienced writers from Citizens’ Climate Lobby will teach you how to write compelling pieces that newspapers will want to publish. And you will have the opportunity to write an LTE during the workshop.

This workshop will be conducted virtually using Zoom. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom information.

We hope to see you there!