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Ignite! The Art of Sustainability



SIZE: Approximately 1,500-2,000 square feet


The catalyst for this traveling exhibition was an event planned by the Green Museums Initiative (GMI) of the California Association of Museums in October 2011.

GMI hosted statewide dialogues on regional ecological issues and the role museums might play in building healthy communities, both human and in nature.

Contemporary artists from each region joined museum leaders, scientists, environmentalist, and community stakeholders for the daylong discussions.

Ignite! The Art of Sustainability exhibits the dynamic works created by these artists based on their discussions and the issues that arose in each regional dialogue. Thirteen of California’s foremost environmental artists collaborate to communicate a heightened connection to their natural surroundings through rich imagery using a variety of media from the traditional (photographs, painting, and video) to the unconventional (smog /particulate matter on porcelain). Together, their approach is multidisciplinary, drawing on art, science, spirituality, and social justice.

What emerges are the unique traits of California’s ecological regions and the range of extremes present in our state. Curated by Kate Davies, independent curator and writer.

Exhibition Video Tour

Roundtable Artists / Region
Kim Abeles
  / Los Angeles Basin
Robert Dawson
/ Bay-Delta-Monterey Peninsula
Sant Khalsa
/ Southland Deserts-Inland Empire
Judith Lowry / Sierra Nevada Western & Eastern Foothills
Linda MacDonald
/ Northern California-Redwood Empire
Ann Savageau
/ Central Valley
Kim Stringfellow
/ San Diego

Additionally, other contemporary California artists were added to deepen the exploration of California’s ecology at local and regional levels.

These artists include:
Penelope Gottlieb
/ Santa Barbara
Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison
/ Bay Area
Gyöngy Laky
/ Bay Area
Luke Matjas
/ LA Basin
Daniel McCormick
/ Bay Area

The exhibition includes:

  • 27 original artworks with labels - most have not been previously exhibited
  • Interpretive labels include background information and quotes
  • Mindful exhibition fabrication - reused and repurposed materials and art crates that are reused or built by suppliers that utilize green business practices
  • Public Program Grants available

TOP: "Letters" Ignite! Title graphic by artist Gyöngy Laky, 2012. Medium: Photograph of apple, grapevine, nail, wire sculptures. MIDDLE LEFT: "Cirsium vulgare" by artist Penelope Gottlieb, 2012. Medium: Acrylic/ink over Audubon print. MIDDLE RIGHT: "Rubus armeniacus" by artist Penelope Gottlieb, 2011. Medium: Acrylic/ink over Audubon print. MIDDLE: "A River Runs Through Me" by artist Sant Khalsa, 2012. Medium: Gelatin silver photograph. BOTTOM: "Life of a Redwood" by artist Linda MacDonald, 2012. Medium: Oil on canvas.


June 18 - August 31, 2012 UC Davis Design Museum, Davis
September 23, 2012 - November 18, 2012 Humboldt State University Art Gallery, Arcata
February 10, 2013 - April 7, 2013 Arte Americas: Casa de Cultura, Fresno
August 11, 2013 - January 5, 2014 Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena
January 26, 2014 - May 11, 2014 Longmont Museum, Longmont, CO
June 15, 2014 - August 10, 2014 Museum of History & Art, Ontario
August 24, 2014 - October 19, 2014 Fullerton Arboretum
November 2, 2014 - December 28, 2014 AVAILABLE
January 11, 2015 - March 8, 2015 AVAILABLE
March 22, 2015 - May 17, 2015 Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah
Posted in: Past Exhibits