The month of June was jam-packed! Performative Ecologies opened in Santa Fe at CURRENTS 826, an opening tour and an interview with Alicia Escott were each broadcast on InstagramLIVE@ecoartspace, and this past Sunday, a SITE Santa Fe My Life in Art interview with Bonnie Ora Sherk was presented on ZOOM. If you missed the interview, GO HERE.

We also held the fourth Great Pause ZOOM Dialogues on TREES in early June, which was recorded and is available to view in the members area of our website. Due to popular demand, we will now be doing a monthly Tree Talk series co-sponsored and hosted by Sant Khalsa the founder of the Joshua Tree Center for Photographic Arts. More info below.

Eleanor Heartney has completed her selection of 80 artists for the eco consciousness fall online + billboard show. All members who applied have been notified. Below is the list of artists who were invited. Thank you to all artists who applied!

We now have 286 members and 197 subscribers. Inquiries for artists of color who are addressing environmental issues have been requested recently. ecoartspace seeks to support diversity, equity and inclusion and will work to identify artists, scientists, and culture producers who can add this needed perspective.

And, starting today, membership for the rest of 2020 is half of the annual fee!

Patricia Watts, founder

Header image, 1 of 3 images selected for eco consciousness billboards: Rebecca Clark, Oh, what did you see, my blue-eyed son?, 2017, graphite and colored pencil on paper

Anne-Katrin Spiess, Death by Plastic (Moab), 2019  photo credit: Mark Brown

eco consciousness

As mentioned in the june newsletter we had over 160 artists apply to the eco consciousness call with over 400 artworks submitted. Most were digital works, many painters, and almost as many performative works. A few video works were submitted and one sound piece. We had approximately 20 billboard proposals. The online printable catalogue will be designed over the summer and viewable on the ecoartspace website on September 1, 2020.

Congratulations to the following 80 artists:

Anita Arliss, Audrey An, Ulrike Arnold, Frejya Bardell, Resa Blatman, Casey Brown, Barbara Boissevain, Kellie Bornhoft, Hilary Brace, Sukey Bryan, Claudia Bucher, Diane Burko, Pamela Casper, Elisabeth Condon, Gigi Conot, Madelaine Corbin, Xavier Cortada, Shirley Crow, Mathew Crowther, Cameron Davis, Nicole Dextras, Jeanne Dunn, Jesse Etelson, Sarah Fairchild, Doug Fogelson, Fredericka Foster, Andrea Frank, Maru Garcia, Stephanie Garon, Helen Glazer, Jon Goldman, Alexander Heilner, Lyn Horton, Virginia Katz, Robin Lasser, Carrie Lederer, Margaret LeJeune, Ellen Levy, J.J. L'Heureux, Sujin Lim, Pam Longobardi, Linda MacDonald, Nancy Macko, Ana MacArthur, Liz McGowan, Constance Mallinson, Nancy Milliken, Seren Morey, Zea Morvitz, Scott Norris, Diana Cheren Nygren, Lil Olive, Caitlin Parker, Deanna Pindell, Aviva Rahmani, Andrea Reynosa, Jennifer Rife, Shana Robbins, John Sabraw, Cherie Sampson, Diana Scarborough, Gregg Schlanger, Leslie Sobel, Anne-Katrin Spiess, Dawn Stetzel, Amber Stucke, Gina Telcocci, Jane Troup, Barry Underwood, Ruth Wallen, Charlotte Watts, Riva Weinstein, Brad Wilson, Adam Wolpert, Chin Chin Yang, Amy Youngs, Raheleh Zomorodinia.

Billboard artists: Diane Best, Rebecca Clark, and L.C. Armstrong

tree talk

Sant Khalsa, Rebirth, 2018, Archival Pigment Print, 24 x 16 inches

tree talk: artists speak for trees

Thursday, July 30 at 11AM MDT

The beauty and mystery of trees has long been a subject for artists, and more recently, concern for the survival of forests (the lungs of our planet) has been paramount. Each month, artists working in a diversity of media will share their artworks and ideas about this most essential and extraordinary living being.

Tree Talk will be 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

This is a FREE EVENT for members + one guest. The general public will pay $10. You will need to register to attend. Mark Your Calendar, an event invitation will be sent soon.

featured ecoartspace artist

Maru García is a transdisciplinary artist and researcher working across art + science + environment. Her methodology includes both the social and hard sciences, combining a versatile laboratory and fieldwork from her background in plant chemistry and the chemical industry. Her use of media includes research, installations, performance, sculpture, and video, usually with the presence of some kind of organic matter to help understand the biological processes occurring in complex systems. Her website HERE.

Above: Vivarium I, 2018


Art to Heal Environmental Damage; Trigger Point Theory
as triage for our present environmental crises

Workshop: July 11-14, 2020

This workshop designed by Aviva Rahmani for CAMP was created to help participants connect theoretical and personal experiences to practical initiatives in their arts practice.


member exhibitions

Aviva Rahmani, Physical Education (1973)


curated by Monika Fabijanska at Thomas Erben Gallery, New York City

ecoartspace members Betsy Damon, Mary Mattingly and Aviva Rahmani are included in this important exhibition along with many other important pioneers of ecofeminist art, runs through July 24, 2020.

about ecoartspace: Conceived in 1997 by Patricia Watts, in 1999 Watts 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. In 2020, Watts decided to transform ecoartspace into an LLC membership platform.

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