Hello ecoartspace members and newsletter subscribers!

We now have over 100 members and over 70 subscribers! Many of you are artists we have worked with through the years, although several artists are completely new to us, which is very exciting. Welcome ALL!

There are many upcoming and current exhibitions focused on the environment, below are a few. If Members have an upcoming show or event you would like us to share through our social media channels, please email us your news.

There have been several additions to the Members Resources page with calls for artists, calls for residencies, symposia, and exhibitions. These will be updated as we are made aware of them. There is now a separate book page and we are requesting that you let us know what you're currently reading and make recommendations. You can also go into the Forum section and create a conversation. There are currently three Forum discussions on: Fire, EcoArt materials, and Sand Globes. You can subscribe to these topics individually and will be notified by email when someone has replied.

Every month we will change out the Featured Artist on the home page, or until most of you have added images to your gallery feature in the profile section. Eventually this will be changed out bi-monthly and then weekly.

We are now LIVE with a special CALL FOR ARTISTS for our inaugural ecoartspace fall 2020 online juried show. See below for more details. We're super excited to announce that the juror will be Eleanor Heartney, distinguished New York author and art critic. 

Also exciting is our new ecoartspace TOTE Bag (pictured above) with artist/member Tattfoo Tan's S.O.S. Pledge on it. You can purchase yours in the easSTORE. $5 discount for members!

Our goal is not to send too many emails, maybe two a month at the most when we have special announcements. Therefore, we are encouraging you to check the Members Only section often for updates.

Please forward this newsletter to students/advocates/artists/arts professionals/institutions interested in art and nature!

Patricia Watts, founder

eco consciouness


We are now taking applications on the CaFÉ™ website for artists in all media. 100 artists will be selected for the exhibition, which will be presented online in a digital catalogue. Three finalists will also be selected to present their work on billboards in the Midwest, September through November, during the run up to the General Election. The exhibition juror is Eleanor Heartney, New York art critic and author who has written on ecological artists such as Mel Chin, Agnes Denes, and Alan Sonfist. You can read a recent interview with Heartney by Barbara Rose in the Brooklyn Rail discussing her new book Doomsday Dreams: The Apocalyptic Imagination in Contemporary Art HERE 

Portrait of Eleanor Heartney, pencil on paper by Phong H. Bui.  

recent blog posts

eas member exhibitions & talks

The Mutable Archive Panel + Reception

BioBAT Art Space, The Brooklyn Army Terminal, Building A

March 8, 4:00 pm

The Mutable Archive panel coincides with BioBAT’s most ambitious exhibition to date: UMWELT, featuring the work of Christine Davis, Patricia Olynyk, and Meredith Tromble, up through March 31.

Kim Abeles, Breathing Trees, 2020

click on tree to see video

What is it About Trees?

February 18 - March 12, 2020

El Camino College, Torrance, California

Work by:
Kim Abeles, Adrian Amjadi, Marthe Aponte, Angela Aylward, Mariona Barkus, Phoebe Barnum, Randall Bloomberg, Gail Brown, Garrett M. Brown, Lorraine Bubar, Curt Caldwell, Art Constancio, Ray Carofano, Joyce Dallal, Raoul De la Sota, L. Aviva Diamond, Jeanne Dunn, Susan Einstein, Kathi Flood, Roger Fuentes, Joel Glassman, Joe Hardesty, Jason Jenn, Joyce Kohl, Noel Korten, Peter Liashkov, Betsy Lohrer Hall, Kaoru Mansour, Aline Mare, Karena Massengill, Nancy Mooslin, Nancy Mozur, Hilary Norcliffe, Sam O’Neal, Vojislav Radovanovic, Roxene Rockwell, Marianne Sadowski, Anne Scheid, Jill Sykes, Pat Warner, Nancy Webber, Naima White

Artists’ talk: Tuesday, March 3, 1pm

various must see exhibitions

Landscape in an Eroded Field

through march 15, 2020

American University Museum, Washington D.C. USA

This exhibition brings together three women artists, Carol Barsha, Heather Theresa Clark, and Artemis Herber whose works reflects the evolution of the pictorial landscape tradition in the era of the Anthropocene. Read more HERE



through August 23, 2020

Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Pasadena, California USA

SKY invites visitors to ponder both the provincial and universal elements of space above and around the Earth's surface. Curated by Stephen Nowlin for ArtCenter. SKY is part of the gallery's ongoing series of exhibitions and programs examining the intersection of contemporary art and science. Read more HERE

upcoming eas events

Performative Ecologies

CURRENTS 826 Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

April 17 - July 20, 2020

My Life in Art: Bonnie Ora Sherk with Patricia Lea Watts

SITE Santa Fe, Marlene Nathan Meyerson Auditorium

April 19, 2020, 1-3pm

about ecoartspace: Conceived in 1997 by Patricia Watts, in 1999, Watts partnered with Amy Lipton to create a nonprofit platform for artists addressing environmental issues. Together they have curated over 60 art and nature exhibitions, have organized and participated on dozens of panel discussions, and have given over 50 lectures, nationally and internationally. Since 2010, Watts has created Action Guides of replicable social practice artworks and has conducted video interviews with over twenty-five pioneering ecological artists. After twenty years, Watts and Lipton have decided to transform their organization into a membership platform.


PO Box 5211, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502