ART RECEPTIONS AND EXHIBITIONS

Art Gallery Receptions at Rookery Bay | National Estuarine Research Reserve

Intersection of Art & the Environment

The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center Art Gallery hosts several exhibitions each year. A partnership with the United Arts Council of Collier County (UAC) enables annual exhibitions of painting and photography juried by local art experts while other shows feature works by local students, Reserve friends & family, or featured artists. Most of the works are available for purchase.

  • The Reserve and UAC work together to promote the arts and the environment. While applied science is the focus of most Reserve activities, we acknowledge that there are many pathways toward greater understanding of the natural world.
  • Our Art Gallery creates an opportunity for people to increase their sense of wonder for nature by stimulating and celebrating personal expression through the visual arts.

2021 Natural Selections - Photography Annual Exhibition

Join exhibiting photographers and juror for our Annual Photography Art Reception. Photographers submitted works that reflect Florida’s flora and fauna. Three winners selected by a professional photographer will be announced during the evening’s virtual festivities, as well as the first screening of the virtual exhibit.

1st Place: Cynthia Bardanera-Wedel with “Pelican Party”
2nd Place: Zachary Smallwood with “Green Herons”
3rd Place: Hilda Champion with “Good Neighbors”

Art Reception and Exhibitions | Rookery Bay Research Reserve

2020 Natural Selections: Painting Annual Exhibition

Artists submitted works that reflect Florida’s flora and fauna. Three winners selected by professional artist Mally Khorasantchi will be announced during the evening’s virtual festivities, as well as the first screening of the virtual exhibit.

1st Place: Julie Pekrul with “Seedheads”
2nd Place: Megan Dalziel with “Eye of the Apex” ⁠
3rd Place: Martha Cantu with “Los Nenúfares.”⁠

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Even more fun at Rookery Bay!

A visit to Rookery Bay has so much fun in store for Kids & Families. Visit our Environmental Learning Center, Explore Rookery Bay with Nature Tours by Boat & Kayak, or take in a lecture.

Art Reception Dates

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  • Natural Selections – November 19, 2020
  • Annual Photography Exhibition – February 11, 2020

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