"Are we there yet?"

November 3rd is right around the corner. Hopefully by now we're all registered to vote by mail or in person. I know this month is going to be tense for everyone. Remember to BREATHE (mask included) and do whatever it takes to help others get to the polls.

The loss of human lives, animals and trees this past month due to fires is heartbreaking. The image above was taken by ecoartspace member Julia Oldham who lives in Eugene, Oregon, not far from the Holiday Farm Fire. There have been approximately 100 large fires in the American West that have burned approximately 5 million acres. The smoke alone is attributed to the deaths of over one thousand people, so far. 

The term ecoconsciousness could not be more relevant today, and I'm pleased to report that we have reached over 2,300 views/readings of the ecoconsciousness catalogue online, and are expecting the print catalogues to arrive any day now. If you would like to purchase a copy we have them available in our online store.

There will be two Zoom Dialogues in October including an ecofeminist dialogue (filling up quickly), as well as our monthly TREE TALK. See below. Coming up in November and December we'll have dialogues with members working with technology, and those developing art projects engaging legal strategies to protect nature.

We now have 356 members and 243 subscribers!

Beginning November 1, current members will be able to renew their membership through 2021. A renewal invoice will be emailed directly to you and payment will be due by 01/31/2021.

Patricia Watts, founder

Header image above: Julia Oldham, Flowers Under Strange Skies (Eugene, Oregon), September 11, 2020, 12:31pm, Holiday Farm Fire.



Thursday, October 15

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

EUROPE: Scotland/Ireland/England: 18:00GMT, Belgium/Germany/Spain: 19:00UTC

For this dialogue we will explore the role of ritual, the spiritual, and healing of the Earth and self within the framework of feminism and environmental issues with five of our members who have made ecofeminist works since the 1970s. Artists include Fern Shaffer, Dominique Mazeaud, Bonnie Ora Sherk, Betsy Damon and Gilah Yelin Hirsch. Members Gloria Orenstein and Mary Jo Aaguerston will join the dialogue as respondents.

This event is FREE to members, plus one guest. Non-members are $10.


tree talk: artists speak for trees

Thursday, October 29

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

EUROPE: Scotland/Ireland/England: 18:00GMT, Belgium/Germany/Spain: 19:00UTC

TREE TALK is a monthly ZOOM dialogue featuring artists who share their creative practice, ideas and artwork about these most essential and extraordinary living beings. The program is moderated by Sant Khalsa, ecofeminist artist and activist whose work has focused on critical environmental and societal issues including forests and watersheds for four decades. October tree artists feature:

Casey Lance Brown, Bia Gayotto, Jennifer Gunlock, Tracy Taylor Grubbs, Marion Wilson

Did you miss TREE TALK on September 24? Watch it now on VIMEO

Co-sponsored by Joshua Tree Center for Photographic Arts

This event is FREE to members, plus one guest. Non-members are $10.



November 10  ecoart tech with members Diana Scarborough, Patricia Olynyk, Laura Splan and Grace Grothaus. Special Guest Dr. Nigel Meredith, space weather research scientist at the British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK.

December 12  Art and Earth Justice: Legal Strategies to Protect Nature with members Hugh Pocock, Eliza Evans, Kim Stringfellow and Aviva Rahmani.

These events are FREE to members, plus one guest. Non-members are $10.


featured ecoartspace artist

eliza evans 

All the Way to Hell (ATWTH) is the name of a recently launched land-based project by Eliza Evans. For this work, Evans is assigning mineral rights to 1,000 agitators, artists, and activists who be joining her in a new form of environmental monkey wrenching. The goal is to disrupt the extraction of oil and gas on private land in Oklahoma where the artist has inherited these rights. The work operates at the intersection of property law, fossil fuel business practice and bureaucracy, and is intended to make the process by which developers acquire these rights both complicated and expensive. No fee to participate.

Become a mineral rights protector and owner today!

Follow All the Way to Hell on Instagram @all.thewayto.hell


member exhibitions

5 Facets of Humanity: Intra-human, Meta-human, Post-human, Supra-human, Trans-human, a group exhibition including Gary Brewer and Virginia Katz. Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA), Los Angeles, CA. October 3 - December 12, 2020. Virtual reception October 3, 2020 at 5pm. 

Emotional Numbness: The impact of war on the human psyche and ecosystems. Includes Minoosh Zomorodinia, Carol Newborg, Alicia Escott, and Judith Selby Lang. WEAD, Women Eco Artists Dialogue. Online through October 19, 2020.

Victoria Wagner: Everglow, recent paintings and sculpture. Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Through October 14, 2020.

Stephanie Garon: Recede The Plain. Installation at Alchemy of Art, Baltimore, MD. Through November 1, 2020.

Hunt for the Lost. A participatory public art project launched August 11 by Aviva Rahmani. Through November 3, 2020.

Listening in the Anthropocene, group exhibition of twenty-five artists including a recent video meditation titled A forecast of storm (Derbarl Yerrigan) by Perdita Phillips. Curated by the Creative Practice Circle, Australia. Online.

Seedscapes: Future-Proofing Nature. A group exhibition including Sant Khalsa. Impressions Gallery, Bradford, United Kingdom. Through December 12, 2020.

Rising Tides: Contemporary Art and The Ecology of Water, including Emily Brown, Diane Burko, Stacy Levy. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA. Through January 10, 2021.

She is Here, Studio Artist Program, Retrospective Group Show includes a video installation titled Onar (repair the dream) by Pam Longobardi. Atlanta Contemporary, GA. Through January 31, 2021.

Broken Poems of Butterflies, solo exhibition by Etsuko Ichikawa using radioactive materials to shape artworks and video footage of haunting beauty. Jordan Schntizer Museum of Art, Pullman, WA. Through March 20, 2021.

Do you have an exhibition coming up? Please email the information to info@ecoartspace.org to be included in upcoming newsletters.

Above: Gary Brewer, 5 Facets of Humanity, installation at FOCA, Los Angeles. 

member events

Jaanika Peerna will perform her work Glacier Elegy Brooklyn on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 2pm EST Live and Live Stream. 7pm UK and 8pm CEST. Please RSVP for LIVE via EVENTBRITE and for LIVE STREAM go to YOUTUBE. More information.

Take a walk + talk with ecological artist Susan Hoenig to see the White Oak + American Chestnut Leaf Sculptures in the Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve. Friends of Princeton Open Space, New Jersey. October 25, 2020 at 2pm EST. EVENTBRITE

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. In 2020, Watts decided to transform ecoartspace into an LLC membership platform.


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