ecopeace in the middle east/ membership drive for 2024

The past month has been terrifying with the war between Palestine (Gaza, Hamas) and Israel. Some of us are clearly struggling with how to show support for the innocents on both sides of this conflict, especially children. As artists/scientists focused on nature, it's clear that what happens "over there" happens everywhere, as humans and nature are deeply intertwined. How we treat each other, is how we treat the planet. For those interested, there's a group called ecopeace who are working for peace through environmental cooperation in the Middle East. You can click on the image above and learn more.

It's November 1st and is now time that you can become a member of ecoartspace through 2024. I encourage you to also consider adding the extra charge for the bimonthly subscription email with member's exhibitions and events. Anyone who is financially impacted, please reach out to make arrangements.

The coming year is already taking shape as we are working to create an opportunity for our members to participate in the upcoming full solar spring eclipse (USA) in April 2024. An invitation has already been sent out for members to contribute work to the Soil Dialogues project, being presented during a conference in Italy in May. We also will hold a second round of Sound Dialogues, as we did last year through May. And, with the launch of the online exhibition + book The New Geologic Epoch we will present a series of seven monthly Geologic Dialogues. see below

The members Soil, Plastic and Water Dialogues continue this month with invitations going out to those who have checked these topics in their member profile. And, we look forward to receiving member applications for the Montello Foundation 2024 Residency, an ecoartspace collaboration that provides a stipend.

As Above, So Below the second pop-up in Santa Fe for 2023, opens today! see below

Patricia Watts, founder

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Geologic Dialogues

Thursday, November 16

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

Europe: 20:00 GMT  Australia: 7:00am AEDT

Starting this month we will commence a new series of monthly dialogues organized around our recently launched online exhibition + upcoming printed book The New Geologic Epoch. Each event will bring together artists included who are engaged with similar or complimentary mediums/topics. This month all presenters are photographers and include: Barbara Boissevain, Meridel Rubenstein, Dennis DeHart, SE Bachinger and Alexander Heilner.

This event is free for members + one guest. Non-members are $5.

All participants MUST REGISTER.




pop-up exhibition l november 1-18, 2023

at  F O M A, Guadalupe Center, 333 Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 3-5pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, November 18, 3-5pm

SE Bachinger, Kaya & Blank, Christine Cassano, Paula Castillo,

Esha Chiocchio, Hayden Lilly Daiber, Jimmy Fike,

Stephen Galloway, Bia Gayotto, Alexander Heilner, Katie Kehoe,

Andrea Pinheiro, Linda-Marlena Ross, Meridel Rubenstein,

Amy Scofield, Martina Shenal, Adam Thorman, Terri Warpinski

Juried by Toby Jurovics

 ©SE Bachinger, Anti-Glacier No. 6, 2023, 18 x 24 inches   click for more information

The New Geologic Epoch

Online exhibition and upcoming 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.

©Walmeri Ribeiro, Não se pode tocar, está em mim, está em nós, 2022  click for more information


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Living the Interconnected Connectivity of All Things: Carol Padberg's fully integrated art and educational practice, interview by Olivia Ann Carye Hallstein

featured ecoartspace artist

lucia monge

Monge is a Peruvian artist whose work explores the ways humans position themselves within the natural world and relate to other living beings, especially plants. For the past 13 years she has organized Plantón Móvil, a yearly “walking forest” performance that has led to the creation of green spaces in Lima, London, Minneapolis, Providence, New York, and Paris. Other recent projects include exploring vulnerability through plant respiration, a "fungi broadcast" about deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon, and sending potato seeds to space as messengers for non-colonial visions of space travel.


aquifer bag by heather johnson

The “Aquifer Bag” takes its inspiration from the Igneous Aquifer in West Texas that sits beneath the towns of Marfa and Alpine, which are experiencing dramatic booms in tourism and development. As the case with so many water tables around the U.S., the aquifer’s levels have been dropping radically due to over pumping. The embroidered topographic lines on the bag’s shell are based on a map that measures the aquifer’s depth; it is unknown how much water it still contains. Buy it now!

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Springs of the World: Distribution, Ecology and Conservation is a recent E-book online publication led by Lawrence Stevens, of the Springs Stewardship Institute. Download your free copy. Above

The Ellies 2023 Creator Award has been given to Xavier Cortada for his participatory art project The Underwater, which began in Miami-Dade and will expand to coastal communities around Florida.

Nikki Lindt wants you to listen to the sound of the planet melting is a feature article on the geophone recordings by Nikki Lindt, in the Financial Times Weekend Magazine, October 27, 2023. 

Toxic Art is a documentary on the acid mine drainage remediation work of painter John Sabraw, presented by Rivers Are Life. October 2023.

Eight Fires is an ensemble exploration of the eight ceremonial fires of the year, including cover and section titles by Candace Jensen and features work by Rainey Straus, in the Dark Mountain, Autumn 2023, Issue 24. 

Local Stories: Conversations with Robin Raznick is an interview with the artist for VoyageLA. October 23, 2023.

Fire Remedy is an essay by Erika Osborne included in the new book titled Deep Horizons: A Multisensory Archive of Ecological Affects and Prospects, published by Amherst College Press. Open Access, free to download

Spent Lights and Passing Skies is a review of the exhibition Transitory Nature by Virginia Katz at the Long Beach Museum of Art, for Artillery magazine, Los Angeles. September 1, 2023.

The Artist Working to Reclaim the LA River's Water is a feature article on the adaptive reuse project by Lauren Bon, diverting water from the river to the LA State Historic Park, in Hyperallergic. September 12, 2023.

Salt of the Earth: A Visual Odyssey of Transforming Landscape is a new monograph of ground-level and aerial photography by Barbara Boissevain, published by Kehrer Verlag, Germany.

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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