California Chapter News

Welcome to the Northern California Chapter

The Northern California Chapter of Artist for Climate Awareness is a new chapter centered in the San Francisco Bay Area, but includes all of northern California. If you have an idea for an event or activity, please contact Patricia (below).

We encourage all members of ACA to participate in our events whenever possible!

We are currently looking for a chapter coordinator for Southern California. If you are interested, please contact Patricia Larenas at or Carol Rhodes at

The Northern California Chapter coordinator is Patricia Larenas; contact me at

Upcoming Events:

Art from Ashes: an art event at San Vicente Redwoods Preserve

Monday October 2, 2023

10am to afternoon

12001 Empire Grade

Santa Cruz, CA

We’ve been invited to have an artist’s day in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Activities will include making charcoal paint from burned trees at the site, and using charcoal for artwork. Artists are invited to paint, draw and create with their favorite media!

For more information:

 Natural Pigments Hands-On 

October 6, 2023

5pm to 8pm

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
1305 East Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, California 95062

Patricia Larenas will be making watercolor from soils at this First Friday Event at the museum.

Come and join me!

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Artists of the Northern California Chapter 

Painting of oak tree and leaves by Patricia Larenas

Patricia Larenas

Susan Butler-Graham painting of Sparrow Perch

Susan Butler-Graham