1) Many thanks to all artists who attended the lunch July 11 at Bangkok Royale Restaurant in Waco. It was great to see everyone there and discuss the 3rd Annual Show.
2) Per request of one of our artist-judges, please do not post the pieces you plan to enter in the Climate Exhibit on social media. This will allow greater anonymity of the art, and increase the fairness of judging.
3) One of our artists asked for more information on possible topics to address in submitted art. First, I would remind everyone that in the Instructions for Artists I included a relatively thorough list of climate change impacts, and any of those could be the theme of one's contribution to the show. Second, I will include a link here from Scientific American entitled "Climate Change is a Public Health Emergency," which is a concise review of some major climate change impacts. I do think it would be helpful if artists this year addressed some of the dangers of climate change that have not been focused upon in the past 2 years. If anyone has questions about appropriate topics, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
4) I would like to request now that each of you who intend to enter the show shoot me a very quick email confirming this. I don't need details, just a statement of plans to enter, to help in planning for space utilization, etc. Thank you very much.
Thanks to everyone one of you planning to enter the show this year. The Climate Art Show is unique among the many art shows in Waco: in addition to displaying your creativity and talent, your effort will have a positive impact on mankind's struggle to preserve a livable home on this planet. You will be contributing to the preservation of human civilization for your children and all the children of this world. The fact that over 600 cities/countries have recently declared a climate change emergency emphasizes how truly critical our situation is.
Alan Northcutt, MD
3rd Annual Climate Change Art Exhibit
July 12, 2019