NCES to conduct an innovative art show

The North Columbia Environmental Society has issued a call for submissions for an art exhibition entitled climArt change: Film, Art, Words to be opened at the Visual Arts Centre on Thursday February 23.

This is the first art show sponsored by the NCES and organizer Hailey Ross said she hopes for a wide variety of innovative and creative offerings from members of the city’s artistic community.

“I’m hoping we’ll have a show that will speak to as broad a demographic as possible,” she said.

The theme of the show is: What is our role, as mountaineers and community members, in the face of climate change? (I.e., What actions have you taken in the face of climate change? What would you like to see yourself doing to address climate change? What does a mountain community taking action for climate change look like?)

  • All art mediums welcome. Film should be no longer than 10 min.
  • Artwork available for sale, 50% proceeds go to artists, 40% to NCES, and 10% to Visual Arts Centre.
  • Take in for all artwork: Tuesday, February 21 from 1 pm until 5 pm at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre, located at 320 Wilson. Or, contact Hailey Ross to make alternative arrangements (contact info below). Films and any other digital works to be dropped off on labeled data stick.
  • Spoken word offerings are welcome.

Some other event details you may like to know:
At the opening, Meghan Ward, author of the Alpine Club of Canada’s (ACC) latest State of the Mountain Report, will provide a short keynote address. This talk will introduce the theme and highlighting the importance of local knowledge – what we learn from people who have the experience and observations gained from intimate experiences in the wild places. Your creative interpretations of the show theme contribute to this dialogue.

Also, you can expect live music and refreshments.

Questions? Please contact Hailey Ross at or