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Community Art Program

Community Art Program

The Community Art Program program is a collaboration between Friends of the National Center, UCAR Center for Science Education, and the Museum of Boulder. This program will support biennial juried art shows in the Mesa Laboratory in Boulder, on topics related to the intersection of Earth system science and art.

Call for Art

We are seeking artists to submit 2D pieces to our first show on the topic of Exploring Climate Change Through Art.

The theme of Exploring Climate Change Through Art can be broadly defined, but might include art that focuses on:

  • Climate action
  • Hope for climate solutions
  • Climate change data
  • Climate adaptations
  • Community processing
  • Climate grief and anxiety

Submissions are due Friday, March 22, 2024

Show Opens Friday, May 17, 2024

For more information about guidelines & requirements and to submit a piece, please read the Processing Climate Change Through Art Submission form.

Community Review Panel

The community panel who will be reviewing art for our Exploring Climate Change Through Art show consists of community members who have dedicated their careers to the climate science and art worlds in the Denver/Boulder area.

Our panelists for this cycle of the Community Art Program are:

  • Cecile Hannay – Associate Scientist in the Atmospheric Modeling and Predictability Section within the Climate and Global Dynamics (CGD) Laboratory at NSF NCAR
  • Mary Horrocks – Executive Director of Open Studios
  • Kristen Krumhardt – Associate Scientist in the Oceanography section of the Climate and Global Dynamics (CGD) Laboratory at NSF NCAR
  • Beth Osnes – Theater and Dance Professor and Co-Director of Inside the Greenhouse at CU Boulder
  • Matt Rehme – Software Engineer Specializing in Data Visualization at NSF NCAR
  • Savannah Snody – Communications Coordinator at the Museum of Boulder
  • Elaine Waterman – Executive Director of Firehouse Art Center


Contact Emma Byers at if you have any questions!