Art that Matters to the Planet 2024: Clarity

Call for entries is open. Please click HERE to apply.

With work that implores us to pay attention to the world, artists instill in us a deep reverence for nature, and an appreciation for its role in our lives. Art that Matters to the Planet: Clarity explores the role of art and artists in protecting freshwater ecosystems (including lakes and ponds, rivers and streams, and freshwater wetlands) across the country, and all of the life they support (including fish, reptiles and amphibians, birds and mammals).

Artists play an important role in helping to protect our natural resources. For Art that Matters to the Planet: Clarity, we will request submissions from artists who have partnered with scientists, naturalists, and writers. Through the exhibition, we hope to show the ways in which art can help us preserve and sustain the natural world, including actions taken by and on behalf of artists to address environmental issues.

Art that Matters to the Planet is our annual juried exhibition. Each year’s theme is informed by a title from the Peterson series of Field Guides. The 2024 theme is informed by the Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fish, and will explore freshwater ecosystems across the country, and all of the life they support.