Open Doors: Art In Action Gallery exhibits original art and partners with local non-profits to raise awareness of social, environmental, and justice issues in our community and around the world.

Elemental Change: Seeking Solutions for the Climate Crisis

Open Doors: Art in Action invites you to submit artwork focused on the issue of the climate crisis with an emphasis on Arizona and the Colorado Plateau. The exhibit will run April through July, 2023 in the gallery housed in the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Flagstaff, AZ and online at

Inspired by the “traditional” elements: Air, Water, Fire and Earth, each of which will be the focus of one of four monthly educational programs. Entries might concern, but are not limited to:
• Documenting change or harm to the physical environment or plant, animal, or human communities
• Social/societal effects such as food and water insecurity, heat-related mortality, mass migration, destructive weather events, damaged infrastructure, economic instability, degraded health, or psychological affects on today’s youth
• Mitigation strategies (large or small, public or private) or workable solutions

Type of artwork we can accept: Two-dimensional media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and mixed media. Small three-dimensional pieces, written poems, stories, and short essays will also be accepted.

Art must be delivered, installation-ready (for hanging pieces, hardware and wire should be secured on the back). A short explanation/artist statement should accompany each entry. Art in Action does not broker artwork, but will provide links to the artist for inquiries (no commission charged).

How to enter: To be considered, entries must include:
1. Artist name and contact info
2. Up to three (3) images (in jpg format, at least 5” wide @ 300dpi) of artworks related to this call (please include title, dimensions and artist statement)
3. After creating a folder with required content (above), please compress (zip) the file and email by January 15, 2023 to: [email protected]. Please also mail a hard copy of your completed entry (page 2) to Open Doors: Art in Action, Church of the Epiphany, 423 N. Beaver, 86001

Important dates:
Weds, February 1 – Deadline for submissions to be considered for the exhibition Weds,
March 1 – Notification by email of accepted or declined artwork
Weds, April 5 – Delivery of accepted artwork to the gallery (9am – noon)
Fri, April 7 – Exhibit Opening Reception (6 – 8:30 pm)
Weds, August 2 – Pick up artwork from the gallery (9am – noon)

To view current and past exhibitions, go to To learn more about Art in Action or this exhibit, please email Sue Norris: [email protected].


Organization/Company: Open Doors: Art in Action Gallery
Location: Flagstaff, AZ and Online
Deadline: February 1, 2023
How to Apply: See above for details
Email [email protected] for entry form