Upcoming exhibitions

This year we have taken on the deep and wide concept of The New Geologic Epoch, for our annual online exhibition + book, which will be juried by cobalt mining researcher and artist Mary Mattingly. Submissions will be accepted April 1 through May 31, members only. look for separate email

Last year ecoartspace organized a regional show, Fragile Rainbow, in Williamsburg, New York, including works by over fifty members. This year, we are collaborating with Jeannine Bardo at Stand4 Gallery in nearby Brooklyn to present Bay Ridge: Through An Ecological Lens, a large public art exhibition including works by sixteen of our members, presented both indoors and outdoors, curated by Jennifer McGregor. see above/below

This month on Zoom there will be a magical event with members and guest speakers focused on sacred medicinal plants titled The Art of Shamanic Plants, as well as Going With The Flow / Repositories an exhibition sneak peek and book signing. see below

Please join us for all of the above!

Patricia Watts, founder

images: (above) Benjamin Swett, American Elm on Ridge Boulevard at 72nd Street, 2010, photograph; (below) Bay Ridge: Through an Ecological Lens at Stand4 Gallery, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York.

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online events

The Art of Shamanic Plants

Thursday, April 13

United States: 10am PDT, 11am MDT, 12pm CDT, 1pm EDT

Europe: 17:00 GMT/WET

For this event we will hear from members Steven F. White and Jill Pflugheber who will present their confocal botanical art project Microcosms: A Homage to Sacred Plants of the Americas and works included in the exhibition Shamanism: Visions outside of time curated by guest speaker Constantino Manuel Torres. In the exhibition Shamanism, Torres presents 140 archaeological and ethnographic pieces and audiovisual documents, representative of shamanism in Europe and North America up to Tierra del Fuego, at the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, Santiago, Chile, through June 2023. We will also hear from guest speaker Donna Torres, a Miami artist and illustrator who will present her paintings and drawings of medicinal botanicals. Together these artists and academics will discuss a shared passion for plants and their habitats as well as plans for future art exhibitions.

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


GOING WITH THE FLOW & Repositories book signing

Thursday, April 20

United States: 10am PDT, 11am MDT, 12pm CDT, 1pm EDT

Europe: 17:00 GMT/WET

Going With the Flow: Art, Actions and Western Waters is an exhibition of works by artists and collectives based in the Southwestern United States, including members Basia Irland and Paula Castillo who have and continue to explore the role of water along the mighty Rio Grande. During the exhibition, artists will engage the region with temporary artworks, interventions, community collaborations, talks, and performances that raise consciousness around pressing issues of water. April 14 through July 31, 2023 at SITE Santa Fe in New Mexico.

For this event Irland and Castillo will discus their works included in Going With the Flow. Following will be a book signing for Basia Irland: Repositories.

This event is open to the General Public for Free. All participants MUST REGISTER.


blog post

Passive Resistance: Artists stand back and watch their work grow, Reflections on Growth with Jen Urso and Mark Brest van Kempen, interview by Olivia Ann Carye Hallstein

featured ecoartspace artist

susana soares pinto

think as a bird
search for meteors on the ground
time is passing by
how to bend curves?
imagine a highwaywithout guiding lines
with humans making cakes
building ghost towns
digging open pit mines like children do when playing in the sand
living within an autophagic society
thoughts are like clouds, they pass by
do assemblages with differentiated bodies and like Spinoza thinks, imagine the very great number of extensive parts
catch plastic objects from the sea side and do taxonomy with them
catch plastic objects from the sea side and do taxonomy with them
develope a cosmic conscience



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Repositories is now at the binders and will be available for shipping mid-April. There's a total of 152 pages with 80 full color images, and 11 unique maps locating the rivers and communities that Irland has engaged. The book is designed by artist Graeme Walker, who regularly contributes his work to the Dark Mountain Project in the UK; printed by Point B Solutions in Minneapolis using Forest Stewardship Council, FSC certified papers; hard laminated cover with Smyth sewn signatures and case binding, all features designed for durability so you can take this book with you to the river.

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2023 National Geographic Explorer grant has been awarded to Esha Chiocchio for her photo essay on the restoration of Lordsburg Playa, documenting the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s ongoing work to restore overgrazed grasslands. The UN Global Land Outlook report estimates that 40% of Earth’s total land area has been degraded, which contributes to climate change. Above

Mussel Grubbing: A Citizen Science Treasure Hunt is a documentary short that explores freshwater mussels in the upper Sangamon River, directed by Jason Lindsey, which won Best Documentary at the World Water Film Festival, Columbia University, New York City. March 19, 2023.

Last Stand is a photograph by David Ellingsen, on the cover of the recently released expanded version of the book A Forest Journey: The Role of Trees in the Fate of Civilzation by John Perlin, published by Patagonia Books, USA.

The Silent Road is a 17 foot high sculptural painting by Marietta Patricia Leis inspired by a winter residency in Iceland and in the Museum's permanent collection, on view in the lobby of the Albuquerque Museum in New Mexico. Through December 2023.

River Culture: Life as a dance to the rhythm of the waters is a new book released in January by UNESCO presenting an analysis of the biological and cultural diversities of rivers worldwide, including a substantial chapter by Basia Irland titled Rivers, An Artist's Perspective. Free download online.

ecoartspace has served as a platform for artists addressing environmental issues since 1999. In 2020, we transitioned to a membership model. Members include artists, scientists, professionals, students, and advocates sharing resources and supporting each other's work. This is an inclusive, non-competitive collaborative environment where we can imagine and make real a healthy, equitable, resilient future.

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