Deep Ecology Artist Fellowship Program

Katherine Ziff
Artwork by Katherine Ziff, 2018 Deep Ecology Fellow

We are seeking artists looking to spend time at the sanctuary to explore their artistic perspective in regards to the role of native medicinal plants in the ecosystem through photography, writing, and mixed media. We will accept applications throughout the year on a rolling admission basis. Applicants can apply for up to four weeks. We will provide free lodging to those who are accepted. To apply please submit a one-page description of what your interest is in applying for the fellowship and an example of your artwork along with a CV to

We also ask that those who are accepted to participate in the artist fellowship to share their work in our annual Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation. We hope that this fellowship will offer an opportunity for those seeking sanctuary for artistic inspiration to have the time and space to connect with the healing plants. We look forward to attracting a diverse range of individuals who will explore the meaning of sanctuary and share their artist experience with our membership and the broader plant community.


Meadow Flower by Katherine Ziff
Meadow Flower by Katherine Ziff

Deep ecology is an ecological and environmental philosophy promoting the inherent worth of living beings regardless of their instrumental utility to human needs, plus a radical restructuring of modern human societies in accordance with such ideas. Deep ecology argues that the natural world is a subtle balance of complex inter-relationships in which the existence of organisms is dependent on the existence of others within ecosystems. Human interference with or destruction of the natural world poses a threat therefore not only to humans but to all organisms constituting the natural order.



Summer Art Fellows 2018

Art Fellowship Highlights of 2018: Exhibits, Reflections and Art! We are thrilled to share each fellow’s artwork and their passion for deep ecology, exploring how we communicate and advocate for the plants. Poems, charcoal, photography and pure magic come to life through space and time when we allow art to consume the day. UpS’ Deep Ecology Artists in Residence Fellowship Program participants for summer 2018 included Jesse Lovasco (herbalist/artist from Vermont), Audra Phillips (artist and midwife ...
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