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!

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


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

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. 


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 Register using the form below.

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!