Why We Won’t Just Leave: What Alaska is Telling the World About Climate Change

Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC)
685 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291 | (310) 822-9560 | SPARCinLA.org

A Virtual Gallery Exhibition on Community Responses to Climate Change

Why We Won’t Just Leave​ features portraits, paintings, photography, stories, and video profiles of 20 artists, activists, researchers and community organizers responding to climate change in Alaska.

On View Visit: www.SPARCinLA.org/why-we-wont​ 

Artworks (Left to Right): Keri Oberly, Photograph of Quannah Chasinghorse Potts and Jody Juneby Potts, 2020 (Partial View); Bill Hanson, ​Broken Blue Ruins at Low Tide​, Digital Image from series “Southeast Alaska: Changing Climate, Changing Landscapes, Changing Life” (Partial View) and; Apay’uq Moore, ​Gram and Girl​, Acrylic on Canvas, 2020 (Partial View).

Exhibition Catalogue Available for Purchase:


Solo Exhibitions                                                                                                              


Connection Point, The Canvas – Juneau, Alaska


Cacophony of Coexistence, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council – Juneau, Alaska


It Takes a Village, California Wolf Center – Julian, California


Tangents, Fountain Art Fair, Armory Show Centennial – New York, NY


All Is Twisted, Fountain Art Fair, Miami Art Basel – Miami, Florida

Selected Group Exhibitions                                                                                          


Wilderness:Alaska, Brandstater Gallery at La Sierra University, Riverside, California

Art in the Arctic, Venue, Fairbanks, Alaska

WaterFullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, California


Pepperdine Alumni Art Showcase, Payson Library at Pepperdine University – Malibu, California

Mama Earth, The Convent – San Francisco, California

Altar to the Kingdoms, Mystic Journey Crystal & Fine Art Gallery – Venice, California


Women of the New Contemporary, Artists Republic Gallery – Anaheim, California

Bad As* Women, Muramid Mural Museum – Oceanside, California

Drawing Down the Moon, Gallery 800 – Historic Lankershim Arts Center, North Hollywood, California


Politics of the Plate, Avenue 50 Studio – Highland Park, California

Bad As* Women, a Celebration of Women Artists on International Women’s Day, Muramid Mural Museum – Oceanside, California


Spring Art Auction, Bid27, Think Tank Gallery – Los Angeles, California


Branded Arts, Benefit Art Show, Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica, California

Dreams, Create:Fixate Graffiti/Fine Art Collaboration, Lot 613 – Los Angeles, California

Peace, Love & Understanding, The Peace Project via The Whole 9, Traveling Exhibition

Constellations, Create:Fixate, Lot 613 – Los Angeles, California

I’ll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours, Suede Studios – Los Angeles, California


The American Inquisition, Rothick Art Haus – Anaheim, California

Salon Masse with En Masse, Gallerie Pangee – Montreal, Quebec

Mind the Art, Fountain Art Fair, 69th Regiment Armory – New York, New York

Curated Projects                                                                                               


Why We Won’t Just Leave: What Alaska is Telling the World About Climate Change

SPARC – Los Angeles, CA


Faces of Legacy The Council Series Presents: Culture as a Cause, Native Artist Panel

Alaska Native Heritage Center – Anchorage, Alaska


Art and Water for All, Ma-Kah Water for All Benefit Art Show – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Museum Exhibitions                                                                                                   


KALEIDOSCOPIC, Senior Thesis Show, Weisman Museum – Malibu, California

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