UPDATED 1-3-2012 

ecoartspace is a nonprofit platform providing opportunities for artists who address the human/nature relationship in the visual arts. Since 1999 they have collaborated with over 150 organizations to produce more than 40 exhibitions, 100 programs, working with 400 + artists in 15 states nationally and 8 countries internationally. Currently they are developing a media archive of video interviews with artists and a series of ACTION Guides of replicable social practice public art projects for educators. Patricia Watts is founder and westcoast/midwest curator. Amy Lipton is east coast curator and director of the ecoartspace NYC.

Patricia Watts has researched art and nature practitioners since 1994. She has participated as panelist at numerous conferences and has given lectures at art departments internationally. Watts recently curated Transmissions at the Marin Community Foundation in Novato, CA; Shifting Baselines at the Santa Fe Art Institute (2013); MAKE:CRAFT at Otis College of Art and Design (2010) in Los Angeles; and Ecoarchive at 5M in San Francisco (2010). She also curated Hybrid Fields at the Sonoma County Museum (2006) in Santa Rosa, and Bug-Eyed: Art, Culture, Insects for the Turtle Bay Exploration Park (2004-2005) in Redding, CA, and produced a site-specific temporary public art installation entitled Windsock Currents (2005) on Crissy Field in the Presidio (San Francisco) for UN World Environment Day. Watts was Chief Curator at the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa, CA (2005-2008). She received her MA in Exhibition Design/Museum Studies from California State University, Fullerton, and has a BA in Business Administration from Stephens College, Missouri. 

Contact: tricia@ecoartspace.org  PO Box 11374, Springfield, MO 65808 USA  310.704.2395

Amy Lipton began her career as a gallerist in New York City from 1986-1995. She has curated exhibitions for museums, galleries, sculpture parks and public sites. Recent exhibitions include Beyond the Horizon at Deutsche Bank 60 Wall Gallery in NYC (2011), Down to Earth at the Schuylkill Environmental Center in Philadelphia, PA (2009) and E.P.A. (Environmental Performance Actions) at Exit Art in New York City (2008). She co-curated Ecovention at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Ohio (2002) and co-published the 160-page exhibition catalogue. She was Guest Curator of Imaging the River at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY (2003). Lipton organizes and participates on panel discussions, and lectures on art and the environment. Collaborating with The Nature Conservancy, she organized Human/Nature: Art and the Environment, a discussion series bringing artists and scientists together (2003 - ’08). She received her BFA from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA. 

Contact: amy@ecoartspace.org  PO Box 10, Garrison, New York 10524 USA  917.743.8275