Crisis in Ukraine

Today is the first day of Spring in Ukraine. My heart goes out to the millions of Ukrainian people under siege, being displaced and murdered by the violent actions of a bully world leader from another Century and his military. Please consider making a monetary donation to Ukraine Crisis Fund. They focus on women, girls, and the elderly, supplying food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support, and cash assistance. To follow live updates from Ukraine, go to UkraineWorld.

This month we are launching the second year of the I AM WATER Billboards Call for Artists in collaboration with Our Humanity Matters. Members and non-members alike are invited to submit work. The number and locations of boards will be determined by the response. Please help us spread the word. see below

For our monthly Zoom events we will hold an interactive gathering of artists who are employing abstraction to communicate their relationship with nature and climate titled Ecological Abstractions, as well as our monthly Tree Talk and members-only Plastic Dialogues. see below

If you haven't purchased the Embodied Forest book yet, we continue to take pre-orders for a second printing. The book will be a special edition with foil stamped text on the front/back folding cover and spine; also 100% recycled. see below

If you missed the Artist Statement Webinar in January or the DIY Website Platform Webinar in February, you can have access to the recordings via passcode for $10 each. email ecoartspace

As we continue to emerge in 3D this spring and summer, I'm wishing everyone health and safety first. We are here to promote your activities and invite you to consider hosting an ecoartspace event in your locale. Please feel free to reach out to discuss how we can collaborate and support one another.

In solidarity with Ukraine.

Patricia Watts, founder

Header Image: Chernozem is a black-colored soil containing a high percentage of hummus (4% to 16%) and high percentages of phosphoric acids, phosphorus, and ammonia. It is very fertile and can produce high agricultural yields with its high moisture storage capacity. Ukraine has one of the largest chernozem territories in the world.

I AM WATER billboards

Call for Artists l Deadline May 15, 2022

Today we launch the second edition of the I AM WATER Billboards in collaboration with Our Humanity Matters. This year's focus is on water as a source of Life that mediates our planet's ecosystems for humans and nonhumans alike, including all watershed beings such as trees, forests, fish, animals, insects, soil and mycorrhizal networks. We are also looking for work that questions the thought processes involved with human interventions, the built environment that affects water quality, especially agriculture, as well as drought due to human-caused climate change. 

Members and non-members alike are invited to submit work. By clicking Apply below you can select from one to ten images to submit for $10 each. Please follow directions to submit images via a confirmation email after payment.

Image: Harold Fisk’s Meander Maps of the Mississippi River (1944)



PLASTIC Dialogues

Wednesday, March 9

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

EUROPE: 20:00 GMT  Australia: 7am AEDT, Thursday

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


Conversations on Ecological ABSTRACTION

Tuesday, March 15

United States: 10:30 PT, 11:30pm MT, 12:30pm CT, 1:30pm ET


Ecology and abstraction have long cohabitated in a multitude of cultures throughout time and across the world. In this Zoom event titled A Time and a Place for Everything: Conversations on Ecological Abstraction, we will consider how abstraction is being employed today in artmaking, in our present time of ecological reckoning. The gathering will take the form of an informal, breakout-room-style chat with the goal of creating dialogue and camaraderie around the who, what, and why of abstraction within the ecoart sphere and beyond. 

Hosted by Rita Leduc and Jaanika Peerna.

Members and one guest are free. All participants MUST REGISTER.

Gif: Rita Leduc, Simple Elegant Powerful, 2022


Tree Talk: Artists Speak For Trees

Thursday, March 24

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

Europe: 20:00 GMT Australia: 7am AEDT, Friday, March 25

Robert Dash, Walter Lewis, Maria Whiteman, Kathleen Brigidina

The entanglements of a forest are vast, complex and mysterious. Today artists seek to understand and express the interconnectedness of trees with all living beings. Members included in the online exhibition and book Embodied Forest will share their diverse artworks and ideas about our human relationship with trees and forests.

Tree Talk 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.
Co-sponsored by Joshua Tree Center for Photographic Arts

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

Gif Images: ©Robert Dash, Canadian Yew Stomata, 2017; ©Walter Lewis, Tree Lines, 2020-2021©Maria Whiteman, Transspecies, 2021.


featured ecoartspace artist

andre woodward

There is romance in our idea of nature and our need to control and dictate it on our terms. Oddly, we often overlook the unlimited number of outside stimuli that act upon our best-laid plans. Within this work, the main goal is to personify ecological facilitations between nature, technology, and man.


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member exhibitions

Ocean Gleaning is a solo exhibition of works by Pamela Longobardi in advance of the release of her book of the same title, at the offices of her publisher, Fall In Line Press in Atlanta, Georgia. Through April 15, 2022. Above

Recent Work: The Boat is A Circle is a solo exhibition of photographs which explore climate change through the lens of the Mesopotamian flood myth found in the Epic of Gilgamesh (a precursor to the Story of Noah) by Meridel Rubenstein at Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco. Reception and Talk on March 12. Through May 21, 2022.

Still, Trees: Works by David Paul Bayles at the Baldwin Photographic Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro. Through March 17, 2022.

The Mojave Project is a large scale exhibition of photography, curated objects and ephemera by Kim Stringfellow, at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Public reception March 25 from 5 to 8pm. Through July 23, 2022.

Landscapes of Material and Mind is a group exhibition including Laura Stack and Susan Hoffman Fishman at the New York Hall of Science. Through April 2022. 

Food For Thought is a solo exhibition of photomontage works by Robert Dash at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Connecticut. Through June 5, 2022.

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member announcements

Compostival is a three-day event including a workshop and lecture on environmental sustainability, organized by artist and researcher Inês Ferreira-Norman, presented in Bairro de Santana, Peniche, Portugal. March 19-21, 2022. Above

A Celebration of Life is an in-person memorial service for Bonnie Ora Sherk, at the Osher Lecture Hall, San Francisco Art Institute, California. March 20, 2022, at 5pm PT.

Forest Fire exhibition including Michael and Heather Llewellyn featured on PBS, Arteffects, Season 7, Local Feature: Episode 716, Reno, Nevada. Aired February, 13, 2022. Recording

Episode 8: Color, Light, Motion was a Zoom event with Kristin Jones for ArtlSci Center, UCLA, Los Angeles. January 29, 2022. Recording

Unsettled Nature: Artist Event Series including Bethany Taylor's presentation on Stringing Together Nature's Relationships for the National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C. January 26, 2022. Recording

Engaging the Future: Conversations with Goodman Fellowship Artists - Rapheal Begay, on Zoom sponsored by the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC), Santa Fe, NM. January 26, 2022. Recording

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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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