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art-gallery-915A partnership between art and the environment

The art gallery hosts several exhibitions each year. A partnership with the United Arts Council of Collier County enables annual exhibitions of painting and photography juried by local art experts while other showings feature works by local students, Rookery Bay Reserve friends & family, and occasionally individuals. Most of the works are available for purchase.

  • Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the United Arts Council have joined 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.
  • The Environmental Learning Center’s 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.

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2018 Photography Annual Exhibit - Rookery Bay

Photography Annual Exhibit

Exhibit Dates: February 5th – March 28th

Hosted by the Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County, the annual exhibit includes juried works submitted by artists from Collier and Lee counties. Following Rookery Bay’s environmental mission, works share a central theme of flora and fauna.

The exhibit is juried by John Brady.

2018 Exhibiting Photographers:
Paul Allen
Bob Anderson
Edwin Cohen
Christine Cook
Laurie Elmer
Jim Freeman
Nancy Garrison
Roche Gary
Robert Kenedi
Terry Lumb
Cheryl McClure
Ken O'Renick
James R. Robellard
Lane Ruprecht
Jane Saull
Ginger Stein
Jeremy Sterk


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