ecoartspace was conceived in 1997 by Patricia Watts in Los Angeles as a venue where visitors could learn about the principles of ecology through immersive environments created by artists. That year she published one of the first websites with a directory of artists addressing environmental issues. In 1999, Watts partnered with east coast curator Amy Lipton (1956-2020), combining forces working from both coasts while operating under the nonprofit umbrella of SEE, the Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs in Los Angeles, a 501c3 fiscal sponsor. 2019 marked 20 years that Watts and Lipton have curated art and ecology programs, participating on panels and giving lectures internationally. Combined, they curated over 60 art and ecology exhibitions, many outdoors, collaborating with artists to create site-specific works. Combined, they have worked with over one thousand artists from across the country, some internationally. Starting in 2020, ecoartspace became an LLC membership organization based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico.