Heaven and Earth 1: 2009
Heaven and Earth 2: 2010
Heaven and Earth 3: 2011
Heaven and Earth 4: 2012
Heaven and Earth 5: 2013
Heaven and Earth 6: 2014
Heaven and Earth 7: 2015
Heaven and Earth 8: 2016

Printable Maps (pdf format):

letter size: 8 1/2" x 11"
tabloid size: 11" x 17"
original size: 17.5" x 14"

Sponsored by:

Center on Contemporary Art
Carkeek Park Advisory Council
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Associated Recreational Council

Supported by:

Seattle Office
of Arts & Cultural Affairs




contact David Francis or Ray Freeman to help support this year's show and artists.

Acclimatized: Heaven & Earth 5

Opening Saturday, July 13, 2-5pm

Suzanne Tidwell Susan Arthur Fred Lisaius David Francis Richard Metz Aaron Haba Ingrid Lahti Light Table Design Collective Alan Fulle Elizabeth Gahan Thendara Kida-Gee Philip McGaughy Andrew Alba Lucy Mae Martin
Click on individual numbered squares to see more about the artist and the artwork.

In collaboration with Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Carkeek Park Advisory Council, the Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) has orchestrated an exhibition of temporary artwork in the forest of Carkeek Park for the fifth consecutive year, from July 13, 2013 - October 20.

Opening Reception with artists in attendance is 2-5pm, Saturday, July 13 at the Environmental Learning Center, 1000 Carkeek Park Road, Seattle WA 98177.

In addition to the obvious reference to climate-change adaptation, Acclimatized: Heaven and Earth 5 hinges on the skill of 14 intrepid artists in placing various eco-artworks in the park that are designed to withstand the intensity of scrutiny by an estimated 100,000 summer visitors to the park. Acclimatized is one of the region's only venues for site-specific artwork in an urban forest setting where part of the exhibit includes a walking tour of an hour or more.

Participating Artists are:

Andrew Alba (Portland, OR)
Susan Arthur (Bainbridge Island)
Dave Francis (Seattle)
Alan Fulle (Seattle)
Elizabeth Gahan (Seattle)
Aaron Haba (Camano Island)
Thendara Kida-Gee (Seattle)
Ingrid Lahti (Mercer Island)
Light Table Design Collective (Riisa Conklin, Carrie Barnes; Seattle)
Fred Lisaius (Newcastle)
Lucy Mae Martin (Conway)
Philip McGaughy (Oakland)
Richard Metz (Erdenheim PA)
Suzanne Tidwell (Sammamish)

Carkeek Park visitorship during the display period is estimated at 100,000. In addition, hiking groups from Mountaineers, Seattle Plein-Air Painters, and other organizations actively offer programming that centers on the art-hike. Generous funding for the exhibit is provided by Carkeek Park Advisory Council and Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, as well as vital in-kind support from Seattle Parks and Recreation, and Associated Recreation Council.

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Supported by:

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With Support for Individual Artists from:

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Art Identification:

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In addition to numbers, which correspond to map locations and the text on the reverse side of the downloadable, printable map, the art is identified in the field by QR Codes, which can be read by a number of internet-connected smart phones, such as the iPhone and Android phones. Scanning the ID will link to a mobile-friendly page of information about each individual piece, including the name of the piece, the artist, and a description or statement written by the artist.

If your smart phone doesn't yet have a QR reader, follow one of these links to learn more: