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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.

View Upcoming Art Exhibits | View Past Art Exhibits

Deadly Reflection by Dennis Goodman

Florida Panther by Dennis Goodman

Giants of the Everglades

Award Winning Photographer Dennis GoodmanDennis Goodman is an award winning photographer and has appeared on numerous publication covers throughout Florida and elsewhere. He has received accolades from many organizations for his work including the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Dennis Goodman’s photographs have been published in Gulfshore Life Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, Life in Naples, Naples Scene, Marco Scene, Island Scene, Kiplinger Magazine, Connection Magazine and Views Magazine. This includes feature articles as well as over 14 covers. His accolades include Nature’s Best Photography Awards, National Audubon Photography Awards, Epson Pano Awards and various art show awards.

On Display: September 22 – Oct. 31

Reception: October 25, 5:30 - 7 pm, admission is free


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