Art and Sustainability

"Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings." –William James (1842-1910), American philosopher and psychologist

About June 3, 2009

This blog is for an on-going conversation about art and sustainability, as prompted by the series of art shows curated by Becky Brooks for Sightline Institute’s downtown Seattle office.

Sightline Institute, Cascadia’s sustainability think tank, is an important organization to the Northwest region and beyond as they research and communicate trends that are crucial to the region’s future: health, economy, population, energy, sprawl, wildlife, and pollution. They provide the research and tools needed to make progress on a range of solutions to these issues. The now familiar term “green-collar jobs” was coined at Sightline. Nonpartisan and wholly independent, Sightline’s only ideology is commitment to the shared values of community, fairness, responsibility, and opportunity.

Visit the office between 10am and 3pm on weekdays. All shows are located at:

Sightline Institute
1402 Third Ave,
Fifth Floor, Suite 500
Seattle, WA
206-447-1880 ext. 100

Become a fan of “Art & Sustainability” on Facebook. (Click on highlighted text in the previous sentence.) Here, in addition to announcing the shows at Sightline, Becky highlights other art events, articles, and organizations that bring up ideas about sustainability, each in their own way.


2 Responses to “About”

  1. Community Supported Arts recently featured Art & Sustainability on our blog.

    Also, we’re accepting applications for our 2013 Art CSA program. Artists, musicians & writers paid $1,000 for the creation of new work. Applications due Nov. 30th. Spread the news! Apply at:

    Interested in supporting local artists and receiving a year’s worth of thoughtfully & beautifully crafted fine art? The limited shares are expected to sell quickly. Reserve your Art Share today–sign up for the waiting list at:

  2. Hi Becky,

    I found your blog, and I’m very interested in art and sustainability. My own work is created from repurposed house paint that I rescue from recycling centers before it is sent to landfills. I’m in the Los Angeles area, and you’re in Seattle, but perhaps we can stay in touch and maybe one day collaborate.

    Best regards,
    Cassandra Tondro

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