Calls for broadsides, ecofeminists

The "Ecology of Freedom" call for broadsides went out last month, and we are excited to receive your submissions. Opportunities abound when we collaborate with galleries, pop-up spaces, and incubators such as The Crow's Nest in Baltimore. Another opportunity came about last month for an exhibition in Scottsdale in early 2025. Our Arizona members have now been invited to submit work for an ecofeminist focused show titled "There is No Planet B." see below

Last month, we wrapped up our Geologic Dialogues. Members can watch the entire series in the members area of the website. For the next two months, we will be taking a hiatus from the Zoom Dialogues and will resume in September with the Soil Dialogues, Water Dialogues and Plastics Dialogues. We will also hold our biannual Sustain(ability) & the Art Studio course starting in October through December. see below

In August, we will welcome twelve of our members from across the US and Spain to New Mexico for the Natural Mineral and Botanical Pigments Workshop. And we will launch an outdoor site works exhibition, Where There is No Name for Art, at the Randall Davey Audubon Center in Santa Fe during Indian Week. see below

Reminder, as of today our membership fees are half-off through 2024, basically a six-month membership. Please tell your colleagues this is a good time to try it out, join in the dialogues and learn about exhibition opportunities.

Patricia Watts, founder

zoom recording

Geologic Dialogues VIII - Poetic Aesthetics, June 20, 2024 public on Vimeo thru July

call for broadsides

Coming fall 2024, ecoartspace will present, in collaboration with The Crow's Nest in Baltimore, Maryland, an ecological broadside campaign titled The Ecology of Freedom. Founded by public servant, author, and climate action advocate Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, the Crow's Nest serves as a hub for artists to collaborate with scientists, activists, community leaders, and each other. Between 20 and 30 visually captivating images and texts will be selected for exhibition (original works), along with printed broadsides.


Interview with Martinez-Diaz by Olivia Ann Carye Hallstein on our BLOG


site-works exhibition

Where There is No Name for Art, Ogha Po'oge (White Shell, Water Place)

Submergence Collective, Leah Mata Fragua, Bill Gilbert, Ian Kualiʻi, Ruben Olguin, Carol Padberg

Opening Reception, 17 August
Saturday from Noon till 4pm MDT
with musical performance by Laura Ortman
Randall Davey Audubon Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Where There is No Name for Art, Ogha Po’oge (White Shell, Water Place), includes six artists and a collaborative working with natural materials, making ephemeral site-works that will gradually return to the land. Honoring the history of the site at Santa Fe’s Audubon Center and the homelands of the Tewa people and Apache, this “non-art” is centered on the more-than-human world, thoughtfully engaging in the land.


online course

Fall 2024

Deadline August 15

Classes will be held on Saturdays from 2-4pm EST

October 19, 26; November 2, 30; and January 4, 2024

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

Cost $375. Three scholarships are available. Approximately 12 participants maximum.

email info@ecoartspace for more information and to sign up


blog posts

featured ecoartspace artist

adelaide theriault

Gravitropes is a sculptural basin that has been robotically carved from reclaimed plywood, and then filled with local soils, decaying foliage, and clay. In this hardened soil body are channels, eroded into being by a computer-controlled router. The name, Gravitropes, refers to gravitropism, a botanical and fungal behavior and growth response to the direction of gravity’s pull. The work interprets the gravity between masses held in tension as a generative, creative tug, and as a rejection of false notions of absence.


The New Geologic Epoch

Online exhibition and printed book

The New Geologic Epoch, juried by Mary Mattingly presents works by over seventy of our members from Scotland, Ireland, England, Sweden, Portugal, Brazil, Australia, Canada and the US, whose work focuses on the shifting baselines in the landscape, which over time have become the new normal.

             We continue to take pre-orders for a second printing

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Jill Price was awarded a PhD in Philosophy in Cultural Studies for her thesis From Unsettling to UN/making: One Settler's Critical Methodology for Disrupting Anthropocenic Perspectives and Gestures Towards Land, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. June 20, 2024. Above

Hear Me Out is a sound work created by Perri Lynch Howard in collaboration with Gordon Hempton during their combined residencies at Canaveral National Seashore, Florida. Spring 2024.

NASEM Excellence in Science Communications Award was given to Xavier Cortada.

An Experimental Exhibition is a review of a roving photography exhibition by Rapheal Begay (Diné) in collaboration with Axle Contemporary, in the Santa Fe New Mexican. June 28, 2024. Online

Oregon Art Beat feature with Guggenheim award-winning photographer Nancy Floyd, and her work focused on trees, Season 25, Episode 8. June 20, 2024.

The Existential Toolkit for Climate Justice Educators: How to Teach in a Burning World is a recently published book including text by Sarah Kanouse, published by University of California Press. May 2024 (available in ebook)

Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World is now archived online, directed by Clive Adams for 25 years (1995-2020) in the UK. 

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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