Membership Renewal, Embodied Forest, Fundraiser Gallery, COP26

Tomorrow is the start of our annual membership drive. You'll be receiving an invoice to renew for 2022. Deadline for payment is January 1, 2022. There's a grace period until January 31 if you need it. Now would be an excellent time to suggest to your friends and colleagues to join us!

Almost 3,000 people have viewed the Embodied Forest exhibition online and there are 106 pre-orders for the book. We are in the cue at greenerprinters and plan to have the book in hand before the end of November. This edition is 150 copies and we'll continue to take pre-orders for a second printing in January. Order now! see below

Have you checked out the artworks for sale in the Fundraiser Gallery located on our website under Exhibits? Several pieces have sold, and new works will be added this week. A separate email will soon be sent that can be forwarded to friends and family to suggest purchasing eco-art as gifts this holiday season. Go HERE

We will continue with Tree Talk for November, focused on Embodied Forest artists and our monthly member's Soil (formerly fiber) and Water Dialogues. There's also a Plastic Dialogues inspired by our recent Some Kind of Nature event. See events below

If you're interested in partaking in an informal virtual watch group for the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice during COP26 in Glasgow, you can join me Saturday, November 6 at 6 am MT to check out all the LIVE arts-based activities. Please send me an email to receive the Zoom link.

I'm looking forward to continuing this journey with you in 2022!

Patricia Watts, founder



Thursday, November 4

United States:10am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT, 1pm ET

EUROPE: 17:00 GMT 

For this gathering, we will be joined by Sam Pelts, Lead Organizer for The Extraction Project and Special Project Manager for the CODEX Foundation in Berkeley, California. Thirty ecoartspace members have participated to date. We will review the work with Pelts during a Keynote presentation along with several of the artists.

Members and one guest are free. General Public can attend for a $10. Capacity is 100 participants. All participants MUST REGISTER.


SOIL Dialogues

Tuesday, November 9

United States: 12pm PT, 1pm MT, 2pm CT, 3pm ET

EUROPE: 19:00 GMT  Australia: 6am AEDT, Wednesday

MEMBERS ONLY plus one guest per member. All participants MUST REGISTER.


PLASTIC Dialogues

Wednesday, November 10

United States: 12pm PT, 1pm MT, 2pm CT, 3pm ET

EUROPE: 19:00 GMT  Australia: 6am AEDT, Thursday

MEMBERS ONLY plus one guest per member. All participants MUST REGISTER.


WATER Dialogues

Thursday, November 11

United States: 12pm PT, 1pm MT, 2pm CT, 3pm ET

EUROPE: 19:00 GMT  Australia: 6am AEDT, Friday

MEMBERS ONLY plus one guest per member. All participants MUST REGISTER.


Tree Talk: Artists Speak For Trees

Thursday, November 18

United States: 10am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT, 1pm ET

EUROPE: 18:00 GMT  Brazil: 2pm BRT

Nathalia Favaro, Laura Gorski, Renata Padovan, Walmeri Ribeiro

For the November Tree Talk four Brazilian artists included in Embodied Forest will present their work inspired by the Amazon and Atlantic Forest. Moderated by Sant Khalsa. Co-sponsored by Joshua Tree Center for Photographic Arts

Members and one guest are free. General Public can attend for a $10. Capacity is 100 participants. All participants MUST REGISTER.

Images: ©Nathalia Favaro, Isto nao é uma floresta (This is Not a Forest), 2021; ©Laura Gorski, Braid Tail, 2021; ©Renata Padovan, Irreversivel (Irreversible), 2019; ©Walmeri Ribeiro, performative intervention, 2021.


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member exhibitions

Lands End reflects on the fragility of the planet’s health including About One Beach Plastic, an installation by Judith Selby Lang. Opening and fundraising vernissage on November 6, 2021 at the Former Cliff House, San Francisco. November 7, 2021 – March 27, 2022 Above

Los Angelitos de Nuestra Señora del Jardín a permanent installation by David Allen Burns and Austin Young at Our Lady of the Garden Chapel, Vallarta Botanical Garden, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Opening November 2, 2021.

Landscapes of Extraction: The Art of Mining in the American West examines how mining has altered the natural environment on a spectacular scale including Erika Osborne at the Phoenix Museum’s Steele Gallery, Arizona. Opens November 7, 2021.

Passages: Rites and Rituals is a solo exhibition of Betsy Damon's radical performance practice from the nineteen seventies and eighties, at La MaMa Galleria, New York City. Through November 21, 2021.

Extraction: art on the edge of the abyss exposes and interrogates consequences of industrial natural resource extraction including Bonnie Peterson, Robin Dintiman, and Mark Brest van Kempen at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, California. Through November 28, 2021.

Walking Through the Desert with My Eyes Closed is a solo show of photographs and video by Nancy Floyd at Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia. Through December 4, 2021.

Tasting Menu contemplates food through an aesthetic window, including Food Chain by Catherine Chalmers, at The Barns Art Center, Hopewell Junction, New York. Through December 5, 2021.

Eco-Urgency: Now Or Never is an exhibition showing varied responses to ecological crisis including Embodied Emissions by Hannah Chalew at The Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York. Through December 5, 2021.

This Earth: Notes and Observations by Montello Foundation Artists including Elisabeth Condon and Laurie Lambrecht at the Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City. Through December 23, 2021

Counter Mapping is a group exhibition including Minoosh Zomorodinia, curated by Viola Arduini at 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Through January 22, 2021.

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Mosses + Marshes panel moderated by Kim V. Goldsmith with natural resource managers, scientists, academics and cultural consultants from Australia and the UK discussing alternative ways of understanding and valuing special environments to help shape their future. ecoPULSE, November 11, 2021, 7pm AEDT/8am GMT (Zoom). Above

Sonic Stores of the Wetlands by Kim V. Goldsmith is a series of soundscapes included in Mosses and Marshes at Qube, Shopshire, England. Recording.

Seeing Climate Change Symposium panel discussion online including Diane Burko and Jennifer McGregor for American University, Washington, D.C. Friday, November 5, 2021, 5pm ET.

Becoming Feral is a research print and digital publication creatively exploring the relations between humans/other-animals including Debra Swack’s Animal Patterning Project, and Margaret LeJeune's cross-species collaborations with fireflies, launching Wednesday, November 10, 2021. 19:00 GMT

The Ecotopian Library is a public toolkit by Mary Mattingly in collaboration with Sayler/Morris of Toolshed. Reception, Screening and Panel Discussion, at The Hudson Area Library, New York. November 12, 2021, 6 – 8:30pm ET.

Primal Reforestation Gathering 2021 will include an opening ceremony, Art Experience and art performance-installation, by Evgenia Emets of Eternal Forest in South Portugal at Traditional Dream Factory in Abela Alentejo, November 12-14, 2021.

Cultivating Diverse Varieties of Resilience, SeedBroadcast agri-Culture Journal #17, co-founded by Chrissie Orr, include Hope Chest and Red Wiggler Giveway by Kim Abeles. Bi-Annual journal.

NOMAD Interdisciplinary Master of Fine Arts, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, a low residency program dedicated to regenerative culture including faculty Carol Padberg and Mary Mattingly, is currently accepting applications for Cohort 7.

Sacred Sites: The Secret History of Southern California by Susan Suntree made the short list for the SOVAS (Society of Voice Arts and Sciences) in Sound Design. Recording

Mycelia is a sonification composed by plugging mushrooms into synths, Myco-synths, with human interactions performed by Nantopia including Tosca Teran, Raindance Immersive Festival, October 29, 2021. Livestream Recording

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