4/13: EcoArt Competition and Art Reception

Saturday, April 13 through June 15th

8th grade student Caroline Zhang from JLS Middle School has participated in Environmental Volunteer activities many times over the years. Caroline’s passion for connecting with the environment was clear from the very start.

A Nature inspired Art Competition

Now she is working on a project to encourage teenagers (or anyone!) to disconnect from their devices and to go out in nature to “de-stress” and to gain inspiration for creating art. As she says, “The environment and nature around us is beautiful and precious. I really appreciate the beautiful preserves and Baylands that we have in the city of Palo Alto. As a community, we rarely get the chance to recognize and enjoy nature.”

Caroline has developed an art competition where anyone is invited to visit the Baylands, go out into nature and create works of art. Entries can be a drawing, painting, sculpture, photograph, or any other form of art. (Submissions closed March 30th and there are many beautiful works that were submitted)

Visit her website at https://www.ecoartcz.org/e-v-e-n-t-s 

Come see the works of the winning artists on display on our gallery wall. Works will be on display through June 15th.

EcoArt is about bringing art and nature together to help people de-stress and reconnect to nature. It focuses on the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve and raises awareness and appreciation for our environment around our community.

Check out Caroline’s website www.ecoartcz.org. Learn more about her vision, see some of the artwork she has created and printed on shirts and notebooks amongst other things available for purchase through her website. Maybe you, or someone you know would be interested in entering the competition?