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Endangered Art Show

The Endangered Species Act is a fundamental component of environmental legislation in the United States. Through it, species are protected and saved that would otherwise be forgotten and lost to our planet forever. Protecting this Act and the budget that keeps it alive is essential to protecting all species.

The NEC hosted the Endangered Art Show at this year’s North Country Fair, September 15 & 16!

See this year’s entries here

Click here to read an article on the Endangered Art Show in the Aug/Sep EcoNews!

Read on below for more information on how to submit artwork for the show, and dimension restrictions.

An endangered sea otter. Photo: Chuck Abbe, Flickr.com CC.
An endangered sea otter. Photo: Chuck Abbe, Flickr.com CC.

How Does it Work?

The Endangered Art Show is presented in the NEC booth at the North Country Fair.  To participate, send a painting, drawing, or other art piece to the NEC illustrating an endangered species in the United States. If you wish, you could also include a letter describing why the Endangered Species Act matters, and what that particular species means to you. Art will be displayed at the NEC’s booth during the North Country Fair, posted on our website, and to our social media. Afterwards, copies or photos of artwork will be presented to different representatives in Washington D.C. You can send in artwork for the next show throughout the year, up until its due date on September 6, 2018.


Art can be sculptures, paintings, or any other medium. 2-D artwork should be no larger than 8.5″ x 11″ and 3-D artwork should be no bigger than 12″ x 12″ (it can be any size smaller than this). Artists can have their art returned to them after the event if they request it. Art can be sent with or without frames, and will be places in a protective slip if not framed.

To participate, mail your artwork to the NEC at PO Box 4259, Arcata, CA 95518, or bring it into our office at 415 I St. in Arcata by September 6, 2018. Include your art piece, name, age, and contact information with your submission. Artists can choose to pick up their artwork after the show.  Artwork can be rejected for any reason.

Donate your Art to the NEC!

Artists can choose to donate their art to the NEC. Donated pieces will be part of a silent auction held throughout the North Country Fair. All funds raised will help cover postage costs to Washington D.C., and to pay for the following art show. If you would like to donate, please specify this with your submission. Thank you in advance for your support!

Click here for details on our 2017 Endangered Art Show submissions!