Welcome to the inaugural ecoartspace e-Newsletter!

We're thrilled with the response to our new website and membership format with over 70 members/subscribers in the last week since we launched on January 25, 2020, the Chinese New Year of the metal rat. It appears we are off to an auspicious start!

When Amy Lipton and I launched as a nonprofit twenty years ago, we spent most of our time educating arts institutions about the pioneering artists who were working in and with nature. We know now that there are thousands of artists globally who have great concern for the health of our planet, and that collectively we can have a stronger voice.

For the next couple months we will be focused on growing the membership and encourage you to share this newsletter with others to help with this effort. The opportunity to provide you with the resources you need, to expand your practice, will be exponential as we grow as a community. That said, we do want to hear from you, want to know what you are looking for, and what you hope for from your membership.

February will be a month of getting settled in this new role. We ask for your patience as we upload blog posts and member resources, including opportunities for residencies and calls for artists (a taste below).

In the meantime, please launch and participate in discussions in the Members Forum and be sure to add images of your work in your profile galleries!

Patricia Watts, founder


Haynes Inlet Portal on the Coos Bay, Oregon. Finished in October 2019, at low tide dawn.  Photo: David Paul Bayles

Protest Portals for the Pacific Connector Pipeline

Located along a surveyed route for the proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline, which is planned for moving fracked gas from Canada to the US Pacific Coast for export to Asia, stands three pavilions, or portals, created by environmental architect Erin Moore, from Eugene, Oregon, along with her research practice team known as FLOAT.  Read more...

calls for artists

Proyecto Saco 9: Now or Never

Antofagasta, Chile

International call, all-expenses-paid, opportunity to create a temporary projects July 2020. DEADLINE March 5. Read more HERE

UCROSS, Wyoming

Currently accepting applications for residencies of two, four, or six weeks, taking place between August and early December 2020. DEADLINE March 1. Read more HERE


The Farm/Art DTour is a 50-mile, self-guided drive through the beautiful working lands of Sauk County, Wisconsin, punctuated by Art Works (large-scale temporary art installations), Field Notes (interpretive signage), pasture performances, roadside poetry, local food, and more. 6-8 original Art Works will be commissioned and will be on public view from September 25-October 4, 2020. DEADLINE March 10. Read more HERE

The 2020 One World Festival 

For the exhibition The Earth is speaking—how do we respond? Five to ten artworks will be selected based on an active engagement to climate action, justice and equity. All expenses paid including a stipend of $1,500-$2,500. DEADLINE March 1. Read more HERE

upcoming eas events

Performative Ecologies

CURRENTS 826 Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

April 17 - July 20, 2020

My Life in Art: Bonnie Ora Sherk with Patricia Lea Watts

SITE Santa Fe, Marlene Nathan Meyerson Auditorium

April 19, 2020, 1-3pm

about ecoartspace: Conceived in 1997 by Patricia Watts, in 1999 she 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. After twenty years, Watts and Lipton have decided to transform their organization into a membership platform.


PO Box 5211, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502