Vote for Our Future, Vote for Nature

Many of us are finding it hard to focus lately, as well as make any long term decisions with so much unknown. Some clarity should arrive soon and we can begin to make plans for 2021. 

ecoartspace was created as a membership platform to provide a non-hierarchical community where artists, scientists and environmental advocates can learn from one another and most importantly to support each other. It is a venue to promote members work, as well as a conduit for opportunities and collaborations. If you have an idea for an event, a Zoom dialogue, or if you would be interested to do podcasts, whatever you would like to propose, ecoartspace is your readymade audience. Please reach out!

We will be sending out a poll to our members soon to get feedback, to find out what you like about the membership platform, and to solicit your suggestions for future programs. Plans are being made to offer a range of workshops in February including one on writing a solid artist bio, including text from your artist statement in the third person at 150 words (every artist should have this handy).

There will be two Zoom Dialogues in November including ecoart tech, as well as our monthly TREE TALK, which has been moved up by one week due to the holidays. See below. There were an incredible number of programs that members participated in the past month. I've assembled a list of recordings to share. See below.

This month members will receive an invoice from ecoartspace for membership renewals for 2021. January 1 starts a new cycle each year, which is why fees were reduced by half in July through the end of this year. Annual fees have now resumed to full price starting today and cover membership through the end of 2021. 

We now have 370 members and 267 subscribers!

Look for your renewal invoice via email tomorrow. Payment is due by 01/01/2021, with a grace period until 1/31/2021. If you have financial concerns, please be in touch.

Patricia Watts, founder

Header image above: Chrissie Orr,Vote to keep the seeds alive, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, 2020


ecoart tech

Thursday, November 12

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

EUROPE: Scotland/Ireland/England: 18:00GMT, Belgium/Germany/Spain: 19:00UTC

For this dialogue we will hear from ecoartspace members who are engaged in exciting projects, collaborating with scientists, and "redesigning the social psyche." Special guest speaker will be Dr. Nigel Meredith, space weather scientist with the British Antarctic Survey who collaborated with Diana Scarborough to create a sound work included in our fall show ecoconsciousness. We will also hear from Patricia Olynyk who works across disciplines to create third culture projects. Laura Splan will share her recent work featuring animations created with molecular visualization software and SARS-CoV-2. And, Grace Grothaus, a graduate student at UC San Diego, who creates through physical computing immersive indoor and outdoor installations and performances.

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


tree talk: artists speak for trees

Thursday, November 19
10am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT, 1pm ET

EUROPE: Scotland/Ireland/England: 18:00GMT, Belgium/Germany/Spain: 19:00UTC

Kim Abeles, Joshua Kochis, Linda MacDonald, Carolyn Monastra 

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 share their artworks and ideas about these most essential and extraordinary living beings. 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

Did you miss TREE TALK on October 29? Watch it now on VIMEO

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


featured ecoartspace artist

laura splan 

Laura Splan is a Brooklyn-based artist who mines the materiality of science to reveal poetic subjectivities, hidden systems, and invisible labor. Her artwork has been commissioned by The Centers for Disease Control Foundation and is represented in the collections of The Thoma Art Foundation and The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Her molecular animations created with SARS-CoV-2 structures are on view at BioBAT Art Space, Brooklyn Army Terminal by appointment through November. Splan is also a Creative Science member at NEW INC, the New Museum's cultural incubator.


Just in time for the holidays!

The ecoconsciousness 2020 catalogue has arrived and is available for purchase in our online store. There are also three new items: an ecotarot deck created by member Adriene Jenik; a 140-page catalogue from the exhibition ECO EGO with works by three members, Vaughn Bell, Nicole Dextras, and David Burns of Fallen Fruit; and a book of nature based poetry and artworks by member Deborah Kennedy. If you're a member and have a unique item, book or limited edition item that you'd like to have available for sale in our store, please be in touch.

Share and send us your information on proposed products

recent blog posts

Book Review: Earth Emotions by Glenn Albrecht, submitted by Marina DeBellagente LaPalma

ecoconsciousness: Missouri billboards posted by ecoartspace

But is it ecofeminism? submitted by Dr. Mary Jo Aagerstoun

member exhibitions

The Day After Tomorrow: Art in Response to Turmoil and Hope is a group exhibition including Constance Mallinson. Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah. Through December 19, 2020. Online 360 Matterport viewing and audio tour.

State of Nature: Picturing Indiana Biodiversity is a group exhibition including Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris. Ezkenazi School of Architecture and Design, Indiana University Bloomington. Through November 18, 2020. Online 360 Matterport viewing.

Trouble Under the Big Trees: Linda MacDonald at the Creative Arts Gallery, College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA. Through November 13, 2020. Virtual online viewing.

Bankok Biennial 2020 Cloud 9 Pavillion including Seren Morrey through November 21, 2020. Virtual studios online.

5 Facets of Humanity: Intra-human, Meta-human, Post-human, Supra-human, Trans-human, a group exhibition including Gary Brewer and Virginia Katz. Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA), Los Angeles, CA. Through December 12, 2020. 

Seedscapes: Future-Proofing Nature. A group exhibition including Sant Khalsa. Impressions Gallery, Bradford, United Kingdom. Through December 12, 2020.

Rising Tides: Contemporary Art and The Ecology of Water, including Emily Brown, Diane Burko, Stacy Levy. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA. Through January 10, 2021.

She is Here, Studio Artist Program, Retrospective Group Show includes a video installation titled Onar (repair the dream) by Pam Longobardi. Atlanta Contemporary, GA. Through January 31, 2021.

Broken Poems of Butterflies, solo exhibition by Etsuko Ichikawa using radioactive materials to shape artworks and video footage of haunting beauty. Jordan Schntizer Museum of Art, Pullman, WA. Through March 20, 2021.

Do you have an exhibition coming up? Please email the information to to be included in upcoming newsletters.

Above: Constance Mallinson, For All and for None, 1983, acrylic on canvas, 77 x 112 inches. Installation view at Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah. (painting on far left wall)

member zoom recordings and events l past and future

EcoArt: The Intersection of Art, Nature and Science including Kim Abeles, Sant Khalsa, Kim Stringfellow and Claudia Bucher. September 18, 2020

Artist Talk with Etsuko Ichikawa in association with her exhibition at the Jordan Schntizer Museum of Art, Pullman, WA. September 30, 2020

Entanglements interviews by Amy Youngs with members of the Algae Society for ISEA 2020 in 10 Parts, including Jennifer Parker and Juniper Harrower. October 2020

The Common Thread Shaker Museum Artist-in-Residence discussion with Brece Honeycutt. October 7, 2020.

Glacier Elegy Brooklyn performance on the Hudson River featuring Jaanika Peerna. October 4, 2020

Making Kin: Resilience through Multispecies Care and Coexistence with andrea haenggi and Christopher Kennedy for Node 20 Second Nature, forum for digital arts broadcast from Frankfurt, Germany. October 7, 2020 @4:39:00

Artist Talk with Kim Abeles October 8, 2020

Woman of Environmental Arts PennFuture Women in Conservation Awards honoring Ann Rosenthal. October 8, 2020 @30:00mins

The Climate Emergency in 50 Rounds online seminar broadcast from the Netherlands with Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris. October 10, 2020 @2:00hrs

Long Now Ignite Talks with Catherine Chalmers. October 20, 2020 @25:05mins

Artist Talk with Linda MacDonald College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA. October 21, 2020

Visions of Eternity, virtual concert with artworks by Rita Robillard. October 24, 2020

Basilica Conversation Series, including Mary Mattingly with Edward Morris. October 27, 2020

Imago Mundi Art interview including David Allen Burns. October 28, 2020

Artist interview with Ellen Jensen Eye Buy Art, Canada. October 28, 2020

Artist interview with Luciana Abait, on Instagram. October 28, 2020


Olana State Historic Site Workshop with James Lancel McElhinney, onsite online expeditionary plein-air journal painting webinar, presented from outdoors. November 7, 14, & 21 from 11am to 12:30pm EST.

Do you have a Zoom event coming up or a recording you would like to share? Please email links to to be included in upcoming newsletters.

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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