Exhibitions and Events Aplenty!

This month's newsletter includes the most extensive list of exhibitions and events since the ecoartspace membership platform began almost two years ago. I know many members had their shows postponed last year, and it appears they're all happening now. Check out over fifty-five programs in the U.S., Portugal, Scotland and Australia. see below

Since the launch of Embodied Forest last month, almost 2,000 people have viewed the interactive exhibition online. Over 1,200 people have spent an average of ten minutes reading the essays and artist statements, and most importantly, viewing the incredible artworks. We now have 70 pre-orders for the book and are aiming for another 30 before printing in October. see below

If you click on Sant Khalsa's Seedlings (above), you will see the growing Fundraiser Gallery located on our website under Exhibits. Currently, there are almost 30 artworks for sale by members. I will be sending out a separate email soon that can be forwarded to friends and family, suggesting they purchase eco-art as gifts this holiday season. There's room for more! Go HERE

This month we will continue with our member's monthly Fiber and Water Dialogues and hold the third Tree Talk focused on Embodied Forest artists. See events below

Please note our annual membership drive will begin on November 1. You will receive an invoice to renew for 2022, which is due by January 1, 2022 (there's a grace period until January 31). Now would be an excellent time to suggest to your friends and colleagues to join us!

With gratitude for all our relations.

Patricia Watts, founder

Header image: Sant Khalsa, Seedlings, 2020, gelatin silver film, wood and glass




FIBER Dialogues

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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

EUROPE: Scotland/Ireland/England/Belgium/Germany/Portugal: 18:00 BST

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

Image: Evgenia Emets, Say My Name And I Will Tell You My Story, 2020


WATER Dialogues

Thursday, October 14, 2021

United States: 3pm PT, 4pm MT, 5pm CT, 6pm ET

Australia: 8am AEST, Friday

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

Image: Basia Irland, Esturary Drawings, 1999



Wednesday, October 20

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

EUROPE: Scotland/Ireland/England/Belgium/Germany/Portugal: 20:00 BST

Judith Selby Lang, Pamela Longobardi, Anne-Katrin Spiess, Toby Zallman

Plastic production is expected to triple by 2050. By then, our oceans will contain more weight in plastic than fish. In 2018 China refused to accept non-recyclable waste from other countries, and it’s currently cheaper for manufacturers to make virgin plastic than recycle. How can we solve this plastic dilemma when the real behavioral change needs to be with the manufacturers of plastics.

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

Images: ©Pam Longobardi, Swerve, 2019; ©Judith Selby-Lang, Swag, 2021; ©Anne-Katrin Spiess, Death By Plastic, 2019; ©Toby Zallman, Plastic Bags in Water 5, 2018.


Tree Talk: Artists Speak For Trees

Thursday, October 28

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

EUROPE: Scotland/Ireland/England/Belgium/Germany/Portugal: 18:00 BST

Catherine Chalmers, Katie DeGroot, Jimmy Fike, Karey Kessler

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 a $10. Capacity is 100 participants. All participants MUST REGISTER.

Image: ©Catherine Chalmers, Whitebark Pines, Sawtooth Mountains, ID, 2021; ©Katie DeGroot, Cocktail Party Vlll, 2020; ©Jimmy Fike, Eastern Hemlock, 2020; ©Karey Kessler, A Slow Wisdom, 2016.


featured ecoartspace artist

lily simonson

Simonson collaborates with oceanographers, discovering and painting new life forms at humanity’s frontiers, from the deep sea to Antarctica. Her psychedelic, outsize paintings transport viewers to these newly-explored worlds, highlighting cutting-edge scientific discoveries, as well as the fragility of these unique environments. Through art-science residencies and invited collaborations, she has participated in numerous oceanographic expeditions, creating art while aboard research vessels, in the deep-sea research submarine Alvin, and scuba diving beneath the sea ice of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. lilysimonson.com


brick by brick: building a modern adobe

The story of how the Loves came to build their own adobe house on the gentle slopes of Juniper Hills northeast of Los Angeles chronicles the inspirations, research vectors, serendipities, and literal handmade brick by handmade brick raising of the buildings. In so many essential ways, they were committed in adhering to the fundamentals of traditional adobe--using materials gathered within walking distance, aligning structural orientations with the earth/sky axis, taking the seasons into account in their angles. In other creative ways they freely infused design language from Asian, Mayan, Hopi, and also modern European vernaculars. Essay excerpt from Shana Nys Dambrot

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member exhibitions

Brandon Ballengée: The Age of Loneliness including work from his series' Motel for Insects, Collapse, and Ghosts of the Gulf, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, Louisiana. October 9, 2021 - January 8, 2022. Above

Limnal Lacrimosa is a transforming public art installation engaging water and climate by Mary Mattingly, at 5 Sixth Avenue West, Kalispell, Montana. By Appointment on Mondays 6-9pm and Sunday evening listenings. Through May 2022.

Adaptive Immunity is a solo exhibition of work by Toni Gentilli, at Sanitary Tortilla Factory, Albuquerque, New Mexico. October 1-30, 2021.

Undesirable Plants Declare: A Participatory Public Review investigates multispecies lifeways with the EPA, Environmental Performance Agency including Christopher Kennedy and andrea haenggi, at GOCA UCCS, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, October 1-30, 2021.

Mosses and Marshes including artist, land manager and scientist Kim V. Goldsmith, at Qube, Shropshire, UK. October 1-31, 2021. Travels to Australia in 2022.

Sanctuary is an outdoor exhibition including Rachel Frank's new work titled Sentinel Offering Kernos: Woodcock, Oysters, Lichen, at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, New York. Opening reception October 2, 2021 from 1-6pm. Through March 6, 2022.

Furrow: A Seed Story Project by Sergey Jivetin, at Minnewask State Park Preserve, Sam's Point Welcome Center, Cragsmore, New York. October 2-23, 2021.

Beinal De Coruches Percursos com Arte including site-specific works outdoors by Evgenia Emets and Inès Ferreira-Norman, Coruches, Portugual. Through October 4, 2021.

Hydrophilic is a solo exhibition by John Sabraw, at Qualia Gallery, Palo Alto, California. Reception, October 9, 4-7pm. October 7 - December 3, 2021.

The Secret World of Plants is a series of large-scale outdoor installations, Plantscapes by Vaughn Bell, at Kew Gardens, London, UK. Through October 9, 2021.

Passages: Rites and Rituals is a solo exhibition of Betsy Damon's radical performance practice from the nineteen seventies and eighties, at La MaMa Galleria, New York. October 15 - November 21, 2021.

I Shot An Arrow is a group exhibition featuring Luciana Abait, at Irvine Fine Arts Center, California. Reception, October 16, 2-4pm. October 16-December 18, 2021.

Fire and Ice is a group show featuring Nikki Lindt and Pamela Longobardi, at Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, New London, in conjunction with EXTRACTION: Art at the Edge of the Abyss. Through October 15, 2021. 

Rupture and Rapture is a solo exhibition of work by Jessica Cadkin, at Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, California. Through October 16, 2021.

Attuned is a group exhibition including Rachel Frank, at Swale House Noland Park, Governors Island. Through October 16, 2021. By Appointment.

Witchgrass is a group exhibition including work by Juliet Karelsen, at Speedwell Project, Portland, Maine. Through October 20, 2021.

Art On The Edge: From Extraction to Restoration and Regeneration, is a two-part exhibition including Linda MacDonald, Margaret LeJeune, Bonnie Peterson, Jane Ingram Allen and Judith Selby Lang, at Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, California, and Peninsula Museum of Art, San Bruno, California, in conjunction with EXTRACTION: Art at the Edge of the Abyss. Through October 24, 2021.

Going to the Meadow is a living exhibition staged in four parts including Minoosh Zomorodina, at ArtYard, Frenchtown, New Jersey. October 28-November 1, 2021. 

Water Ways is a solo exhibition featuring climate textiles by Tali Weinberg, at The Gallery, Praxis Fiber Workshop, Cleveland, Ohio. Through October 29, 2021.

Earthscapes: Emerging to a Brighter World is a solo exhibition of paintings by Pamela Casper, at Wisner House Galleries, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit, New Jersey. Through October 31, 2021.

Contretemps is a group exhibition including Tessa Grundon, artist-in-residence at NYU Gallatlin WetLab. Through October 31, 2021. 

The Earth Bestows: Perennial Perspectives in the Arts is a group exhibition including Cami Davis and Nancy Winship Milliken, New Perennials Program, Middlebury College, at All Souls Interfaith Gathering gallery, Shelburne, Vermont. Through October 31, 2021.

Punto in Aria is a solo exhibition of The Lace Archive by Patricia Miranda, at Garrison Art Center, New York. Through November 7, 2021.

All that you touch: art and ecology is a group exhibition including Alicia Escott and Minoosh Zomorodina, at Thacher Gallery, San Francisco, California. Through November 7, 2021.

Terrain Biennial: Keep in Touch includes outdoor installations on porches, front yards, windows, and building facades iwith work by Rita Leduc, Newburgh, New York. Through November 15, 2021.

Stories of the Land is a group exhibition including Kim Abeles, curated by Suvan Geer and Sandra Mueller, at Santa Ana College, California. Through November 17, 2021. Zoom conversation October 12, 2021 at 7pm PT.

shit! is a group exhibition including Christopher Lin, at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, LES, New York. Through November 20, 2021. Catalogue download.

Earthly Observatory is a group show featuring Ken Rinaldo and Xavier Cortada, at SAIC Galleries, Chicago. Through December 3, 2021.

Eco-Urgency: Now or Never is a group exhibition including Hannah Chalew, Mary Mattingly, Rachel Frank, at Wave Hill, Bronx, New York. Through December 5, 2021.

Seedscapes: Future-Proofing Nature featuring photo-based work by Sant Khalsa, at The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, Scotland. Through December 11, 2012.

Diane Burko: Seeing Climate Change at the American University Museum, Washington D.C. Through December 12, 2021.

Kim Abeles: Smog Collectors 1987-2020 is a solo exhibition, at Begovich Gallery, CSU Fullerton, California. Through December 18, 2021. Catalogue

Ocean Body is a group exhibition including Ashley Eliza Williams, at Wasserman Projects, Detroit, Michigan. Through December 18, 2021.

Countdown is a group show including Hilary Baker and James Griffith, at El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrence, California. Online through January 2022.

Sanctuary: New Work by Linda Alterwitz is a solo exhibition of photographs, at Hilliard Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Through February 11, 2022.

Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art is a traveling group exhibition including Jeff Schmuki and Wendy DesChene AKA Plant Bot, at Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. Through March 22, 2022.

Unsettled Nature: Artists Reflect on the Age of Humans is a group exhibition including Jenny Kendler and her sound art piece Music for Elephants, at National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian, Washington D.C., Through March 2022.

Owning Earth is comprised of site installations outdoors including Eliza Evans and Elieen Wold, at Unison Arts, New Platz, New York. Through June 1, 2022.

Do you have an upcoming exhibition? Please email the information to info@ecoartspace.org to be included in future newsletters.

member announcements

NYC Water Futures: From Conservation to Regeneration is a panel discussion moderated by Mary Mattingly, Co-presented by More Art and Brooklyn Public Library, October 4, 2021 at 6:30pm ET (Zoom). Above

The PoeTREE/A Tree I Love have you ever loved a tree?, is a participatory art project by Priscilla Stadler, at Queens Botanical Garden, October 3, 2021, 10-1pm ET.

All that you touch: art and ecology includes online conversations with Alicia Escott and Minoosh Zomorodinia, Climate Transformations and Ecology and Culture. October 5 and October 7, at 5pm PT.

Flower Force is a public sculpture and participatory restoration project by Xavier Cortada, Palmetto Bay, Florida. October 10, 2021 at 2pm ET.

Telling Tales: Why Artists Tell Stories About Lives and Land is a Zoom conversation including Kim Abeles, Suvan Geer and Sandra Mueller. In conjunction with the exhibition Stories of the Land, Santa Ana College, California. October 12, 2021, 7pm PT.

Eternal Forest Conversation is curated by Evgenia Emets featuring a conversation with Kari Krogh, October 20, 2021 at 1pm ET (Zoom).

Exploring the Sustainability Challenge: Sustainability in the Developing World is a panel discussion with Ashok Khosla, co-chair of the UN Environment Programme's International Resource Panel (UNEP-IRP), The Sustainability Laboratory Challenge, organized by Elizabeth Thompson. October 27, 2021, 12:30 ET (Zoom). Recordings

Regenerate! Dream, Design, Deploy is a cooperative resource management game from Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian of Land Art Generator along with Fly Ranch Project and Tunnel Monster Collective. Available now, limited edition of 500. Download as well.

A People's Atlas of Nuclear Colorado is a recently launched online platform where you can explore nuclear geographies, policy issues, artistic responses, and personal and scholarly reflections on the U.S. nuclear complex, coedited by Sarah Kanouse.

The hidden beauty of the plants that feed the world includes stories and micrographs by Robert Dash, National Geographic, September 23, 2021. Online

Art, Empathy and Climate Change was a panel discussion including Diane Burko, sponsored by Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences, DC DASER experiments. September 23, 2021. Recording

Unlearning Museums: Talking with Water was an online panel discussion including Sara Ahmed, founder of Living Waters Museum, for Water Talks Season 2, Communicating Water: Advancing a New Water Ethics. September 22, 2021. Recording

Physical Listening: A Dancer's Interspecies Journey was a book launch with Joanna Mendl Shaw. September 17, 2021. Recording

Landscape Deconstructed was an online exhibition and zoom event with Mimi Czajka Graminski and Linda Smith in conversation with Jennifer McGregor, Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden, Westchester County, New York, September 11, 2021. Recording

Mycellium by Tosca Terán (AKA Nanotopia) was a ten hour LIVE audio-visual experience derived from mushrooms near the South River and Algonquin Park in Toronto, Canada. Performed September 11, 2021. Recording

Toby Zallman: Our Plastic Trash was an artist talk and walk through of her exhibition at Western Illinois University Art Gallery, September 10, 2021. Recording

Rooted in Relationship: Art and Illustration was a webinar featuring Christopher Reiger for the Mount Diablo Interpretive Association. Sponsored by California State Parks. September 8, 2021. Recording

Eternal Forest Conversation was curated by Evgenia Emets featuring a conversation with Foresta Collective, September 8, 2021 at 1pm ET (Zoom). Recording

The Deadly Impact of Nuclear Testing on Unsuspecting Desert Communities by Kim Stringfellow, Artbound, Arts and Culture, KCET online essay. September 7, 2021.

Reconnoiter interview with Patricia Watts by Constance Mallinson, Climate Issue, Artillery magazine, September 7, 2021. 

The wrong kind of beauty was a performance by Bloom Collective for Sites of Connection an art-science collaboration focused on soil erosion including Renata Buziak, USC Art Gallery, Sippy Downs, Australia. August 28, 2021. Recording

Discovering the Hudson Anew: Exploring History and the Environment from An Artist's Perspective was the Handel-Krom Lecture given by James Lancel McElhinney, Hudson River Valley Institute, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York. Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 7pm ET (Zoom). Recording

Do you have an announcement you would like to share? Please email links to info@ecoartspace.org to be included in future newsletters.

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