In conjunction with the UN Climate Conference / COP21 of Nov. 30-Dec.11, 2015, a group of concerned environmentally -minded professionals got together to create a city-wide multi-disciplinary art festival to promote climate action and awareness. It was part aggregating events, part creating content, and part generating press and awareness of the climate crisis. As a member of the early-on executive committee, I helped form a calendar of events, reviewed submissions, worked on marketing, PR and social media. I also co-curated the centerpiece and signature event, a 75 artist, 300 piece art exhibit called ART MAKES CHANGE, which was held at Bergamot Station in the former Santa Monica Museum of Art location. It was the largest, most important event I have ever produced. The fine art included contemporary abstract paintings, large figurative works, mixed -media encaustic, wood and bronze sculpture, and photography, all addressing the issues of Earth, Water, Awareness, and Recycling. It also got a TON of press ! Here are some images from the first ART MAKES CHANGE, 2015.