New Year, Renewal

We have several great events lined up for 2023, and invite you to JOIN US!

After two years of working with the Center for Sustainable Practices in the Arts, the Quarterly Issue 38, Heal the Man, Heal the Land, exclusively featuring eleven of our members, will be available today online to view and order a print copy. see below

This month we will hold a new monthly members Sound Dialogues. We will also hold an online event for our members who are recipients of the New York Foundation for the Arts, Anonymous Was A Woman Environmental Grants for 2023. see below

You still have time to sign up for the members Sustain(ability) and the Art Studio course, deadline January 15. And, a new course titled DYSBIOSIS focused on the imbalances created from introduced species; deadline January 31. see below

There are lots of ways to educate ourselves and assemble the tools we will need as creatives focused on ecology. Together, we can explore new eco materials and lexicons for our survival in 2023.

Patricia Watts, founder

image: ©Alexandra Toland, Soilkin: Relational Exercises with Soils and Stones, 2020-2022, submitted along recipe for the Earthkeepers Handbook.

CSPA Quarterly 38 includes articles by and spotlights on eleven ecoartspace members, including Rapheal Begay (Diné), Mary Mattingly, Dana Fritz, Linda Weintraub, Amy Youngs, Dana Hemes, Leah Wilson, Lily Simonson, Katy Gurin, Rachel Frank, and Bebonkwe / Jude Norris (Plains Cree/Anishnawbe/Metis). Patricia Watts, guest editor. Meghan Moe Beitiks, lead editor.

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online events

SOUND Dialogues

Tuesday, January 17

United States: 12pm PST, 1pm MST, 2pm CST, 3pm EST

EUROPE: 21:00 GMT  Australia: 7am Thursday AEST

There are currently several members who have identified sound as one of their mediums in their art practice. Canadian eco sound artist Claude Schryer has proposed a series of 4 meetings (January to April) to exchange about issues raised in the 4th season of his conscient podcast: 'Sounding Modernity - weekly 5 minute sound meditations’ which will take place in 2023. Together we will explore what modernity sounds like and how we can respond to it. Each Sound Dialogues session will begin by listening to one podcast episode followed by a discussion about the issues raised and an opportunity for participants to contribute sound works to the dialogue.

Members only and one guest per. All participants MUST REGISTER.


Environmental Art Grants (EAG)

Thursday, January 19

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

Europe: 18:00 GMT/WET

Mary Swander, Kaitlin Bryson, Maru Garcia, Nansi Guevara

In August 2022, Anonymous Was A Woman (AWAW) and The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) announced the recipients of the AWAW Environmental Art Grants (EAG), which provided one-time grants of up to $20,000 to support environmental art projects led by women-identifying artists nationwide. The program awarded a total of $250,000 in funding to artists from states and territories including California, Kansas, Louisiana, New York, New Mexico, Puerto Rico (Borikén), and Texas. Selected projects use a range of media to address soil, air, and water pollution; colonialism and its environmental and human impact; and climate change issues including coastal erosion—many which directly involve and engage affected communities.

For this Zoom event we will hear from four of the fourteen recipients, who are ecoartspace members, about their funded projects including Mary Swander's decolonizing play called Squatters on Red Earth, Kaitlin Bryson's collaborative multi-species community work Bellow Forth in New Mexico, Maru Garcia's urban soil project Prospering Backyards in California, and Nansi Guevara's The Magic Valley y Nuestra Delta Magica: settler imaginaries and community resistance in Texas. 

For more information on the grant and all 14 recipients, go here

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


online courses

Online Course for Members

January 22 - March 12, 2023

DEADLINE to register January 15

This course is designed exclusively for ecoartspace members and will prepare artists to develop ways of thinking about sustainability in their practice, both conceptually and physically. Throughout the course, we will learn how to wild craft art materials, a practice that requires one to deepen their relationship with land, creativity, and self. Artists will be invited to think critically about their relationship to place, materiality and voice in a time of socio-ecological destabilization. Through lectures, discussion, creation, and sharing, we will consider the implications of a bioregional perspective alongside the function of art to inform, for ourselves, what a grounded and meaningful art practice can entail today.

All classes will be held on Sundays. The first four sessions will be held in January and February from 2-4pm EST, the fifth session in March with artists presentations, and the final session in May with roundtable discussions. Participants will create a project during the course.

Taught by Anna Chapman with special classes presented by three artist/members including Bebonkwe / Jude Norris (Plains Cree/Anishnawbe/Metis).

Cost is $325 per member, scholarship available

Email to participate or for more information

DYSBIOSIS: Invasive Species School for Artists

March 27 - May 15, 2023 (Mondays at Noon EST)

DEADLINE to register January 31

Dysbiosis is an eight-week Webinar series for ecoartspace members interested in learning about introduced wildlife and how they fit into ecology, despite whether they are considered invasive, feral or naturalized. We will look at species that are often thought of as pests, vermin or weeds from a range of perspectives and discuss how the language we use to talk about wildlife affects our culture and the environment. The program will offer daily video lectures and chats with nine research biologists and conservationists about their studies. They will offer descriptions of novel ecologies and of natural succession. The biology lectures will be set within the framework of an eco art context.

This program is a lecture series offered in partnership with Ayatana (Canada), curated by Alexis Williams. Each class is 1-1.5 hours, on Mondays at Noon EST.

Cost is $300 per member

Email to participate or for more information. 25 participants are required.

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sarah knobel

"Synthetic Nature II starts with my preoccupation with everyday consumption and how the natural and artificial worlds can collide. I focus on the mundane waste of my family’s consumption, mainly plastic packaging, whose sole purpose is to protect an item until it comes into our home. I question what the shapes now symbolize and their existence beyond meager utilization. But I also take a closer look at the beauty in their distinctive form once their intended purpose of protection is complete. Placing these items in relationship with organically mutable materials, I experiment with how these plastic materials can evolve and have new relationships with nature."


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In her ongoing art practice to create a deep and meaningful engagement with living bodies of water, Basia Irland's Repositories emerged as a methodology for archiving documentation of research and physical engagements during her riparian journeys. For over twenty years, Irland has been working with scientists, students, activists and Tribal members along waterways across the US and Canada. Repositories documents the construction of her portable sculptures and the objects within which reveal rich stories of waterways through collections of water samples, watershed maps, artworks, plants, and seeds.

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An expedition through Kim Stringfellow's Mojave: the artist's transmedia project highlights the vitality of the desert's many histories, High Country News, Arts and Culture, online December 1, 2022. Also in print. Above

Mary Mattingly: What Happens After is a new monograph published by the Anchorage Museum, through Hirmer Publishers, Germany. Launches February 2, 2023. (304 pages)

Arts Link quarterly magazine features Adriene Jenik, Green Map, ecoartspace, Fern Shaffer, Christopher Fremantle
, Aviva Rahmani, Xavier Cortada, and more, published by Americans for the Arts, Washington D.C. Fall/Winter 2022/2023. 

On Lenape Land is a painting by Susan Hoenig which was awarded an Indigenuity Prize 2022 by the Museum of Native American History, Bentonville, Arkansas. December 2022.  

Mining The Mines is a review by Lucy Lippard of Stephanie Garon's exhibition titled Gold Rush at Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington D.C., for East City Art online, December 11, 2022.

Beyond the Art/Science Duality: A Conversation with Ellen K. Levy, Sculpture magazine online. December 8, 2022.

An Artist's Quest to Decolonize Southern California's Water Supply is an art review of Lauren Bon + Metabolic Studio's exhibition, Bending the River featured at Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, California, fall 2022. Hyperallergic online November 7, 2022. 

Wild Visions: Wilderness As Image and Ideais a new book on landscape, landscape photography and environmental thought, includingwork by Erika Osborne and Sant Khalsa, Yale Press. November 2022.

Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape and Ron Jue: 12 Hz are two traveling exhibitions of photography that illuminate concern for the natural world, organized by the Barry Lopez Foundation for Art & Environment, and available free-of-charge to museums and public venues throughout the U.S., 2023-2024.

Confluence is an exhibition of works by Algae Society Members including Gene Felice, Juniper Harrower and Jennifer Parker, presented at the Cameron Art Museum, North Carolina in Spring 2022. The exhibition is available to travel.

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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