Embodied Forest goes LIVE online today!

The Embodied Forest online exhibition goes live today including 90 member artists working in video, sound, painting & printmaking, sculpture, drawing, photography, textile, performance, installation, and poetry. Also included are ten essays with introductions by Juror Lilian Fraiji, Tree Talk curator Sant Khalsa and myself. The book is 268-pages with incredible artworks about trees and forests. Click on the image above to see the show

We are now taking pre-orders for the Embodied Forest book HERE

This month we will do a special fundraiser event titled EARTH SIGNS celebrating members born in September as well as a larger conversation about Earth's elements. We will continue with our members monthly Fiber and Water Dialogues and hold the second Tree Talk focused on Embodied Forest artists. See events below


It is my goal to raise between $10,000-$20,000 in the next two months to fund the printing of the Embodied Forest book, to provide funding for our Social Media Intern, and to continue curating I AM WATER billboards in cities across the U.S. in collaboration with Our Humanity Matters.

How will this happen?

A) We now have a Fundraiser Gallery on our website under Exhibits in the menu bar that includes selected artworks for sale by members. Please check it out and share far and wide. Go HERE

B) We invite our members to help recruit new members and our newsletter subscribers to Join Us. We need Advocates, people who appreciate the work we're doing and want to be a part of this incredible community. It's currently $22.50 to become an Advocate for the remainder of 2021. Art Professors, please tell your students about us, it's only $15.00 to join for the rest of this semester. Become a member now HERE

C) If you have ideas for sponsors, businesses or individuals that can make a substantial donation, we have a nonprofit umbrella organization that can receive funds for us. It would be great to build a fund that offers our members prizes and residencies, honorariums for speakers, and the opportunity to publish books on our members. Tax deductible donations can be made through Our Humanity Matters HERE

Please help spread the word! Invite your friends and neighbors to join, participate, or support ecoartspace through memberships, purchasing artworks, or direct donations.

With much gratitude,

Patricia Watts, founder

Header image: Carol Paquet, Shrouded Green, 2020, photo collage, 70 x 40 inches



Thursday, September 9, 2021

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

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

This month, we will celebrate the birthdays of our members born in September including Mierle Ukeles, Jenny Kendler, Mary Mattingly, Ruth Wallen, Beverly Naidus, Ulrike Arnold, Diane Burko and Vaughn Bell. Kim Abeles, Hugh Pocock, Roy Staab and many others! If you are born under the sign of Virgo or Libra, we want to know who you are. Fellow Earth Signs Capricorn and Taurus, we want to know who you are as well. We want all our members to attend and let us know when you were born!.

This will be a fun, light-hearted online event to consider our role in an Alchemical world currently out of balance.

All participants MUST REGISTER, $5 per person. FUNDRAISER

Image above included in The Art of Alchemy at the Getty Research Institute in 2017.


FIBER Dialogues

Tuesday, September 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: Renata Buziak, Melaleuca Corymbia, 2015, Medicinal Plant Cycles series.


WATER Dialogues

Thursday, September 16, 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: Brad Temkin, Lined Up, Los Angeles, California, 2018 


Tree Talk: Artists Speak For Trees

Thursday, September 30

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

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

Sara Ekholm Eriksson, Alicia Escott, Krista Leigh Steinke, Karen Marston

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. The first round of selected artists was presented last month, watch it HERE

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: Sara Ekholm Eriksson, Årsringar (Growth Rings), 2019–20; Alicia Escott, Disarticulated Production, 2021; Krista Leigh Steinke, On the breath of a forest, 2014-ongoing; Karen Marston, Fountain, 2020.


featured ecoartspace artist

toby zallman

"By using mundane and utilitarian materials, images of plastic products or computer detritus, I show viewers my, and their, complicity in contributing to climate change, while making visually intriguing works. I am attracted to the physical qualities embodied in this waste, which provide a rich range of possibilities for transformation into both 2-D and 3-D forms."  tobyzallman.com


EMBODIED FOREST is the ecoartspace online exhibition + book for Fall 2021. One hundred and ninety-one members applied to the call for artists, and ninety were selected by guest juror Lilian Fraiji, curator of LABVERDE based in Manaus, Brazil. Countries represented by seventeen of the artists outside the United States include Brazil, England, Sweden, Australia, Belgium, and Germany. 268 pages, First Edition 200 copies, printed by Greenerprinter with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-custody certification.


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member exhibitions

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

Fire and Ice group show featuring Nikki Lindt and Pamela Longobardi, Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, New London, in conjunction with EXTRACTION: Art at the Edge of the Abyss. September 1 - October 15, 2021. 

Imagined Topographies of a Vanishing Wilderness solo show featuring Karey Kessler, Shift Gallery, Seattle, Washington. September 2 - October 2, 2021.

Water ways solo exhibition featuring climate textiles by Tali Weinberg, The Gallery, Praxis Fiber Workshop, Cleveland, Ohio. September 2 - October 29, 2021. 

Reclamation: Artists' Books on the Environment a group exhibition including Tony Bellaver, Dana Fritz, Judith Selby Lang, Center for the Book, San Francisco, in conjunction with EXTRACTION: Art at the Edge of the Abyss. Through September 5, 2021.

Just One Word...Plastics group show including Judith Selby Lang, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California. Through September 11, 2021.

Tiahue Tocha group show including Ken Rinaldo and Amy Youngs, Visible Records, Charlottesville, Virginia. Through September 14, 2021.

Kim Abeles: Smog Collectors 1987-2020 solo exhibition, Begovich Gallery, CSU Fullerton, California. September 18 - December 18, 2021. Forthcoming catalogue October.

RECLAMATION: Recovering our Relationship with Place a group exhibition including Mary Mattingly and John Sabraw, curated by Erika Osborne, Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, Colorado State University, Fort Collin, in conjunction with EXTRACTION: Art at the Edge of the Abyss. Through September 19, 2021.

Terrain Biennial: Keep in Touch outdoor installations including work by Rita Leduc, Newburgh, New York. September 25 - November 15, 2021.

Our Plastic Trash solo exhibition featuring Toby Zallman, Western Illinois University Gallery, Through September 24, 2021.

Wet/Land two person show featuring Christy Rupp, The Lamb Center, Saugerties, New York. Through September 26, 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

member announcements

The Shit Project a collaborative research and art walk addressing waste values including Julia Adzuki, Sweden, Saturday, September 4, 2021. Above

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

Exploring the Sustainability Challenge: The Economics of Sustainability with Hazel Henderson, The Sustainability Laboratory curated by Elizabeth Thompson. Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 12:30 ET (Zoom).

Field Trip Symposium including art/science project focused on soil erosion and gullies led by Renata Buziak, from Australia, September 25, 2021 (Zoom).

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

top seeds: artists capture global efforts to future-proof nature-in pictures article in the Guardian featuring Sant Khalsa in conjunction with the exhibition Seedscapes currently in the UK. August 2, 2021. 

Imagining Our Climate Future review by Louis Bury for Hyperallergic, August 7, 2021.

Women Celebrating Water Heritage Through Stories panel discussion moderated by Sara Ahmed, Living Waters Museum, August 17, 2021. Recording

Eternal Forest Conversation curated by Evgenia Emets featuring a conversation with plant whisperer Rachel Corby, August 12, 2021 at 1pm ET. Recording

Stories Told by Water artist talk with Leah Wilson in conjunction with her exhibition at Umpqua Valley Arts, Roseburg, Oregon. August 5, 2021. Recording

Atlas of Impermanence interview with Nancy Cohen, State of the Arts New Jersey, in conjunction with her exhibition at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, June 22, 2021. Recording

The Magical History of Moving Water artist talk with Margaret Cogswell exploring the NYC water supply and its relationship with the Catskill Watershed as presented in her art, May 27, 2021. Recording

Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Artist Talk with Dineo Sheshee Bopape on Zoom, Kunstammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany, April 8, 2021. Recording

Museum Acquisitions

Linda Gass, After the Gold Rush, acquired by the International Quilt Museum, Nebraska.

Xavier Cortada, Flor500 and Four Elements, acquired by Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, University Park, Florida.

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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