Using the power of art for climate action.

We aim to increase awareness, activism, & communication about climate change.

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Artists For Climate Awareness is making art to heal the Earth.

More people are now accepting the inevitability of climate change. Unfortunately, our awareness of impending calamity can give rise to anxiety, resignation, and denial.

Studies show that artistic expression can change behavior more than words. We, as artists, know that art affects people at a visceral level. Using art, we can transform climate paralysis into positive action. In short, we can harness this powerful way of communication to save the earth.

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In all our efforts, we aim to increase awareness, activism and communication about climate change.

St Louis ACA art workshop, September 2022​In our hosted events, we make and appreciate art that expresses our experiences of climate change. This may involve painting things we care about, depicting what we have loved and lost, or portraying our successes and our failures. All our events include concrete guidance on climate action.

Our Story

In late 2021 and early 2022, a dozen or so artists in the Midwest gathered together to discuss scientists’ projections of impending devastation of the earth, its inhabitants, and its resources. We decided to do what we know best: inspire others through art and conversation.

With that idea, we are planning art workshops, shows, and media experiences to express our collective experience of climate change. We work in partnership with value-aligned organizations and artists in the U.S.

Our offering is not just art, though; everyone who participates in our events receives a Climate Action Toolkit consisting of ways to help, expressed in actions that people feel comfortable doing.

Who We Are:

Susan Butler-Graham painting of Sparrow Perch
Anne Farley Gaines sculpture: Water Lotus
Marian Steen Painting: Red Tree in Forest Park
Joe Lee painting: Animalia
Henry Leck painting Sails In The Sunset
Nancy Davis Metz painting: Early Morning Drive

Founders:

Carol Rhodes

Carol Rhodes

Co-founder Carol Rhodes is a founding and ongoing board member of Bloomington Watercolor Society in Indiana and an art Instructor for Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning. She is also a member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana, and is showing her work at the Viridian Moon Gallery in Bloomington. She has experience coordinating all aspects of art workshops. Carol Rhodes is based in Bloomington, Indiana.

Carol Carter

Carol Carter

Co-founder Carol Carter is an internationally recognized artist and instructor. Her career in painting, teaching, and exhibiting has spanned more than 35 years. She has been featured in global publications including International Arts Magazine, Art of Watercolour, Watercolor Artist, and L’Aquarelle Magazine.

Carol Carter has earned Master Signature Member status, American Women Artists and Master Signature Member status, Heartland Art Club. She has exhibited her work in Europe, China, Hong Kong, USVI, Morocco, and throughout the United States. She is on the advisory board of the American Watercolor Weekly. Carol Carter is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Are you concerned about the climate and interested in the arts?