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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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On view November 6 through January 31

painting trioThe Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County present the Annual Painting Exhibition, with works submitted by artists from Collier and Lee counties and juried by Morgan Paine, FGCU painting professor. Following Rookery Bay’s environmental mission, works share a central theme of flora and fauna. Most of the works are for sale. The Opening Reception on November 16 includes wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Admission is free but registration is requested.

Featured artists for this exhibit include:

Adorable Monique
Barbara Sheehan
Betty Newman
Deborah Martin
Ehren Fritz Gerhard
Jane Frendberg
Jo-Ann Sanborn
Julie Olander
Linda Barone
Lynda Braun
Lynne Olson
Lynne B. Wilcox
Madeline Sugerman
Mally Khorasantchi
Tanya Trinkaus
Susan Gross

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