See the winners of the 6th annual Climate Crisis Art Exhibit held in Waco last month. Photos courtesy of Waco Friends of the Climate.
May 5, 2023
If you want to know what’s on people’s minds when it comes to the climate crisis, check out the winners of the 6th annual Climate Crisis Art Exhibit held last month in Waco.
This show, hosted by Waco Friends of the Climate, was held in person this year after being virtual for the past two years.
A visitor examines “Mankind's Cremation/Global Warming #3.” The acrylic painting by Deborah Reed-Propst won third place in the adult division. Courtesy of Waco Friends of the Climate.
If you didn’t make it down to Waco for the show, the 30 winning artworks are now posted online.
“Virtual reaches more people, but there is nothing like seeing the artworks live,” said Alan Northcutt, the exhibit’s organizer and leader of Waco Friends of the Climate. “Especially sculpture. We did have some amazing art this year.”
"Air Pollution" by Abigail Civa was a winner in the high school division. Courtesy of Waco Friends of the Climate.
More than 100 artworks were submitted by artists of all ages. Entries came mostly from Waco with a few entries from Dallas and Austin and as far north as Keller. Artists of all ages participated — from elementary students to adults. The show was open to professionals, art students and amateurs, as long as they lived in Texas.
“Of course our goal is to provide a space for everyone to express their concern with the climate crisis — no matter their level of skill,” said Northcutt, a retired pathologist.
The art was judged by relevance to the climate crisis, artistic excellence and originality.
First place in the adult category went to Judi Simon for her work Where Do We ALL Go From Here? featuring oil glazes on porcelain. She pocketed the $1,000 grand prize.
Endangered Species by Rich Gaca of Keller. The hand pastel and charcoal drawing received fourth place in the adult division. Courtesy of Waco Friends of the Climate.
The People’s Choice Award went to Ashleigh Faught for her acrylic painting Creatrix Vitae (Creator of Life). She received $400.
All 30 winners received cash prizes.
You can peruse the site to see the rest of the winners here.
6th Annual Climate Crisis Art Exhibit
About: Annual juried art exhibit hosted by Waco Friends of the Climate was held last month in Waco.
"Reset" by Cory Lind, Pencil on Paper, received an honorable mention in the adult division. Courtesy of Waco Friends of the Climate.
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