I AM WATER billboards
Update December 15, 2022
One final billboard, #19 for 2022, goes up in Manhattan, on 46th Street at the Westside Highway, across from the pedestrian bridge, featuring the painting Molten Sea by Fredericka Foster.
Update September 1, 2022
Six billboards going up in Massachusetts!
E.J. McAdams (New York), Lyn Horton (Massachusetts), Perri Howard (Washington), Renata Padovan (Brazil), Jane Szabo (California), Rebecca Riley (New York)
This month we are launching another six I AM WATER billboards in Western Mass and Eastern New York! This makes a total of 18 billboards for 2022. Together with the application fees for the call and individual artists fundraising efforts we raised close to $10,000! ecoartspace and Our Humanity Matters is appreciative of the artists who rallied to raise the additional money to make this happen. It takes a village.
Google Map of MASS billboard locations HERE
I AM WATER Billboard Exhibition Speaks To Environmental Issues, iBerkshires.com (9/10/22)
I AM WATER' billboard art campaign aims to get people talking about the decline of drinkable water, Berkshireeagle.com (9/17/22)
Update August 8, 2022
Eleven billboards going up in Manhattan and Brooklyn!
We're excited to announce that eleven I AM WATER billboards
are going up this week in Manhattan and Brooklyn. We actually managed
to raise the funds to place our top six boards announced last month,
along with additional boards from our forty finalists who were
also top rated and some that raised money independently.
Karen Hackenberg (Washington), Carolyn Monastra (New York), Alexander Heilner (Maryland), Sant Khalsa (California), Tammy West (Texas), Brad Tempkin (Illinois), Patti Trimble (California), E.J. McAdams (New York), Marietta Patricia Leis (New Mexico), Robin Lasser and Marguerite Perret (California and Kansas), and David Cass (Greece)
We will be placing another six boards in Massachusetts in September, where they're currently experiencing drought conditions. All combined there will be 18 billboards, adding another board that went up in Slovenia! Check back often for more images and information.
Google Map of NYC billboard locations HERE
Update July 1, 2022
And, the top six boards as selected by our members voting are (from top to bottom, left to right): Sant Khalsa (California), Carolyn Monastra (New York), Renata Padovan (Brazil), Alexander Heilner (Maryland), Tammy West (Texas), and Karen Hackenberg (Washington).Please note: we are currently identifying locations for each board and are considering sites across the USA.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Last year ecoartspace collaborated with Our Humanity Matters and SaveArtSpace to place eleven billboards in East Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York with works by ecoartspace members focused on our connections with water. For 2022, ecoartspace and Our Humanity Matters will continue with a series of billboards focused on water as a source of Life that mediates our planet's ecosystems for humans and nonhumans alike, including all watershed beings such as trees, forests, fish, animals, insects, soil and mycorrhizal networks. We are also interested in work that questions the thought processes involved with human interventions, the built environment that affects water quality, especially agriculture, as well as drought due to human-caused climate change.
All applicants including members and non-members
were invited to submit from one to ten images at $10 each. The deadline
was May 15, 2022. Over 150 artists applied, submitting over 450 images.
We currently have enough funding to do 5-6 billboards and are seeking
to raise matching funds to do a total of 10 billboards, as we did in
2021. Locations for boards to be determined after selection.
Jurors Patricia Watts, founder of ecoartspace, and Tanja Andrejasic Wechsler,
founder of Our Humanity Matters have selected forty finalists (below)
and are asking ecoartspace members (currently over 600) to vote for
their top ten artists/boards. This
page was created for visual reference and to help raise matching funds.
Although, in theory, we would love to place all 40 billboards!
Finalist below include (in order of appearance): Jane Szabo, Andrea Pinheiro, Linda Gass, Lisa Tubach, Taina Litwak, Casey Brown, Dawn Lee, Brad Tempkin, Nerys Levy, Patti Trimble, Alexander Heilner, Rebecca Riley, Claudia Travares, Charlotta Hauksdottir, Carol Paquet, E.J. McAdams, Marietta Patricia Leis, Anne Yoncha, Sara Ekholm Eriksson, Perri Howard, Lyn Horton, Krista DeNio, Karen Hackenberg, Heidi Quante, Fariba Bogzaran, Carolyn Monastra, Bart Woodstrup, Lea Pemezas, Toby Zallman, Tammy West, Sant Khalsa, Robin Lasser & Marguerite Perret, Renata Padovan, Monique Martin, Meredith Nemirov, Margaret LeJeune, Krista Steinke, Fredericka Foster, David Cass, Dana Fritz.