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, 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 been curating art and ecology programs, participating on panels and giving lectures internationally. Combined, they have curated over 60 art and ecology exhibitions, many outdoors in collaboration with artists creating site-specific works. They have worked with over one thousand artists from across the country, some internationally. Beginning 2020, ecoartspace became an LLC membership organization based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
ecoartspace has worked with a wide range of artists through the years. We encourage the following genres: painting, sculpture, mixed media, drawing, installation, photography, media arts, opera, sound art, public art and performative work. We will provide information on opportunities in all genres, and will promote your work through social media and our blog. We also encourage galleries to join us that are interested in exhibiting member artists.
We would like to acknowledge artists who are financially impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. If this is your situation, we're open to hearing from you and will accommodate you during this unprecedented situation.
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MEMBERS GET ACCESS TO THE MEMBERS ONLY AREA where you will find additional resources including calls for artists, residencies, symposia, and books to read.
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