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, digital, opera, sound, public and performative. 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.
Beginning November 1, 2021 we will accepting new memberships for 2022 at full price.
On July 1, 2021 membership fees were reduced to 50% off through the end of 2021.
Memberships run January 1 to January 1 each year.
We are asking our members to consider giving a membership to a friend, to someone who supports artists and is concerned about the ecological conditions on our planet. Or please recommend an artist or colleague to join us!
New member applicants, if you would like to use PayPal, please email us for details.
NOTE: if your work is not specifically ecological and your website is not up to date, we reserve the right to hide you from the directory until you are ready.
MEMBERS GET ACCESS TO THE MEMBERS ONLY AREA where
you will find additional resources including calls for artists,
residencies, symposia, and books to read. And, recordings from past Zoom events.
Also video interviews with pioneering ecological artists!
If you need to
send a check, please also send your name, address, phone and email
to the address below: