ecoartspace benefit- first meeting

On Saturday November 22, Amy Lipton and Tricia Watts held their first ever ecoartspace benefit committee meeting in NYC. The meeting took place at Artist's Space thanks to Chrysanne Stathacos, Education Director there, and included 18 ecoartspace friends and supporters. Many good suggestions were made for proceeding with an event to take place in 2009, celebrating ecoartspace's 10th anniversary as an organization. One good suggestion was to hold a few cultivation events such as public programs in order to familiarize the public with our name. Ecoartspace has been providing programs and curated exhibitions for other institutions (see list below) for the past 9 years, but not under our own name, leading to a lack of awareness about who we are. These winter/spring events will culminate with a fundraiser art auction (CALLING ALL ARTISTS!), date to be announced soon, so stay tuned.

Ecoartspace has held programs or collaborations with the following organizations:

Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA - The Canary Project, Brooklyn, NY - Exit Art, NYC - Central Park Arsenal Gallery, NYC - Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA - UN World Environment Day, San Francisco, CA - PS 122 Gallery, NYC - Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA - Carriage House Center on Global Issues, NYC - The Nature Conservancy, NYC - NYC Audubon - Nurture New York’s Nature - Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon NY - The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY - Ecovention, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH - Greenmuseum.org - Americans for the Arts, Public Art Network, Las Vegas, NV - Forest Art Wisconsin, Native/Invasive, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM), NYC - Ecotopia at International Center of Photography, NYC - Bioneers Conference, San Rafael, CA - Samuel Dorsky Museum, SUNY New Paltz, NY - Public Art Network, Austin, TX - Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, NY - EcoMetropolis Conference, NYC - CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY - GardenLAb, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA - Laguna Art Museum, CA - Cal Poly Pomona, CA - Art Science Collaborations, Inc., NYC - Arroyo Arts Collective, Highland Park, CA - Riverkeeper, Garrison, NY - The New York Open Center, NYC - Los Angeles Arboretum, Arcadia, CA - Pomona College Museum of Art, CA - University of Oregon, Eugene, OR - Terra Nova Nature & Culture, NYC - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY - University of California, Irvine - Saint John's Hospital, Santa Monica, CA - Manhattan Youth, NYC - The Earth School, NYC - University Settlement Camp, Beacon, NY - IPSEC, Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition.