Visual artist Anastasia Pfenning partners with The Bronze Chapter to illustrate BIPOC outdoor history and nature through art

Anastasia Pfenning, Los Angeles-based visual artist, has a love for bold colors and positive vibes. Her artwork is often inspired by people, nature, and feeling.
Anastasia enjoys painting using traditional art mediums as well as digital art and customizing plant pots Outside of creating, she loves spending time in nature, camping, hiking, and exploring.

The Bronze Chapter believes Nature and Art exist in the same frame. We created our five donation levels to represent notable African Americans that represent the outdoors in adventurous, courageous, historic, influential, and heroic ways. We commissioned Anastasia to design representational images that reflect the characteristics of each of these historic figures while leaving something to the imagination to encourage our donors to become curious, dig deeper, learn more. We LOVE Anastasia’s work! Our donors receive stickers of these heroes depending upon their donation level.

Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross) represents our $20 donation level. So much is written about this heroic human, HarrietTubmanByway.org and https://www.biography.com/news/harriet-tubman-biography-facts are just two resources where you can learn about her life as a slave, woman, wife, nurse, abolitionist and social activist.

Harriet Tubman

Barbara Hillary represents our $50 donation level. Learn more about Barbara, the first African American woman on record to reach both the North Pole and the South Pole, at BarbaraHillary.com

Barbara Hillary

Ranger Betty Reid Soskin represents our $100 donation level. Learn about Ranger Betty’s life, career, and commitment to education at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front. Ranger Betty retired on March 31, 2022, at age 100 making her the oldest National Park Ranger serving the United States.

Betty Reid Soskin

Matthew Henson represents our $500 donation level. On April 6, 1909, Matthew Henson, four Inuit assistants, and Robert Peary were the first human beings to set foot on the North Pole. Learn about explorer Matthew Henson at The Legacy of Arctic Explorer Matthew Henson.

Matthew Henson

The Buffalo Soldiers represent our $1000 donation level. The National Park Service website offers Buffalo Soldiers and Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers as educational resources. Dive into all that’s written about these Black heroes who served in the U.S. military during the Civil War.

Buffalo Soldiers