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Past Events

 

 November - December 2022 Miller Art Museum, Door County Wisconsin ...The Wildlife Biennial

August-Sept 2021  Earthly Observatory SAIC GALLERIES

 

Aug. 9, 2021 Workshop: Capturing Wildlife in Watercolor- Peninsula School of Art

 

Apr. 21, 2021 Peggy Macnamara Workshop online complimentary

Feb. 1 - Feb. 28 OTR Virtual Art Show "Abstraction Inherent in Reality"

Feb. -  Mar. 2021 "Women in Art at the Field"   Field Museum

October 16, 2020 Winnetka Garden Club Talk and Presentation

Oct. 8, 2020 Panel discussion for Third Coast Disrupted: Artists + Scientists on Climate

Aug. 17, 2020 Capturing Wildlife in Watercolor -Peninsula School of Art: Fish Creek, Wisconsin

Jun. 27, 2020 Morton Arboretum -Chasing Dragonflies Talk. Illustrator Macnamara & Author Cindy Crosby 

 

Feb. - Mar. 2020 Columbia College "Citizen Animalia"  Art Show, The Glass Curtain Gallery,

Feb 29, 2020 Wave Film Fest -Wave Art Show

Sep. 2019 - Jan. 2020 Flora and Fauna Art Show at the Mesa Art Center, Mesa Arizona

Flora and fauna refer to the Western art history classification for plant and animal life, with the exclusion of the human species.

From bacteria to large land and sea mammals, this exhibition celebrates nature and its enduring influence on art. 

Sep. 21 - Nov. 4, 2019 Miller Art Museum, "Wildlife Biennial XIX", Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin,

The Wildlife Biennial celebrates artists' fascination with living creatures in Wisconsin’s natural environment and throughout the world and features artwork in a variety of media. Presentation Oct 10, 2019

Aug. 13, 2019 Lurie Garden Speaker Series: Tiny Beauties with Dr. Anna Edlund & Peggy Macnamara

In this talk, scientists and artists join forces to help us to look much closer and discover the small beautiful world right under our noses.

Jun. 30, 2019 Layering Technique in Watercolor: MASTER CLASS at Evanston Art Center June 30th

Jun. 12, 2019 Des Plaines Public Library "Wildlife in Watercolor" Talk and Presentation

Jun. 9- Aug. 11, 2019  "Nature in Watercolor" Art Show at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Jun. 6, 2019 "NEW DIRECTIONS" NATURE ARTISTS' GUILD Macnamara  Presentation at Morton Arboretum

May 28, 2019 Plenary Speaker at SPNHC Conference on at Hilton Chicago (1 of 3 speakers)

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) conference May 25-31 was at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.   The theme for 2019 was "Making the Case for Natural History Collections."  Kirk Wallace Johnson, Peggy Macnamara & Kyle Aaron Copas were the PLENARY Speakers on May 28th.

January - March 2019     Des Plaines History Center Art Gallery Art Exhibition by Peggy Macnamara Watercolors 

March 14- May 14 GLENVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY art show presents Peggy Macnamara "Flora & Fauna" 

March 2019 ...Watercolor Demo  at Lakes Region Watercolor Guild 

June 2017-June 2018  Field Museum of Chicago    Solo Art Show in Brooker Gallery on 2nd floor

   Peregrine Falcon Return Exhibition: Eleven watercolor paintings on display at the Chicago Field Museum. Mary Hennen and Peggy Macnamara introduce their new book," Peregrine Returns". Illustrations by Peggy Macnamara.  

September- October 2018  Faculty Art Show at the Sullivan Galleries of the School of the Art Institute

July - September 2018 "Seeing the Prairie" Art Show at Fermilab Art Gallery in Batavia Illinois

June 14, 2018 "Wild Things in Watercolor" Benefit Luncheon and Program

May 19, 2018, The art Insititute Family In Focus

 

April 7, 2018, Illinois Watercolor Society Artist Presentation.  Click Here to learn more.

Dec 7- Feb 7, 2017 "Nature's Eyes" Art Show Shangri-La Springs  

27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, Florida 

 

February 18, 2017:  "Wild Things  Conference " 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at UIC Forum

A presentation by Peggy Macnamara and Mary Hennen about their g book, "The Peregrine's Return", published by University of Chicago Press (June 2017).  During the Lunch hour, Peggy will be signing books including her new coloring book for adults.
 


March 5th - April 17th  Opening Reception Sunday, March 5th 1:00 to 3:00 "The Choreography of Birds" Art Exhibit.  

Choreography is the art of designing sequences of movements and birds both in flight as well as on still water arrange themselves masterfully. Explore the work of painter, author, and Field Museum Artist in Residence, Peggy Macnamara. The exhibition will include paintings from her new books, “Art of the Peregrine Falcon” and “Coloring Nature”. 
 

 

March 7, 2017, at 7:00 pm Peggy Macnamara Lecture at the Morton Arboretum Nature Guild

September 11 - October 9, 2016, Opening Reception: Sunday September 11, 1-4pm

Peggy Macnamara "Museum Perspectives"1981-2016

EVANSTON ART CENTER 

1717 CENTRAL STREET, EVANSTON, IL 60201.

March 29 - May 31, 2016, Naples, FL   Peggy Macnamara Solo Exhibit Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

in the Blair Audubon Center  375 Sanctuary Road W, Naples, Florida 34120

 

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a National Audubon Society striving to conserve and restore the habitats we share with all wildlife, focusing on the needs of birds. 

 

August 1 - October 23, 2016, Peggy Macnamara Art Exhibit- Solo Show  

Ding Darling Society, Sanibel Island, Florida  

January 5- February 28, 2016, Peggy Macnamara Solo Art Exhibit

Heller Nature Center 

2821 Ridge Road 

Highland Park, Illinois 60035

847.433.6901

Heller Nature Center Website

                          New Books

 

Spring 2017

New book released, Art of the Peregrine Falcon, published by the University of Chicago Press

 

2016

A new book was released, Coloring Nature, an adult coloring book featuring drawings of birds, mammals, insects, and plants. 

 

Summer 2017

New book released Rosie --The Tarantula --

 

2015

New Book featuring Peggy Macnamara. City Creatures

2015

Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness is a new book published by the University of Chicago Press featuring marvelous illustrations and a wonderful chapter by Peggy Macnamara. 

 

October 1 - December 2015.

An Art Exhibit of the fascinating artwork from the City Creatures book is on display at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

 

 

November 1, 2015 -January 2016

Endangered Species at Noyes Cultural Center 

featuring five Macnamara wildlife paintings

 

click to read the great article “Field Museum Inspires Painter in Wilmette” in Pioneer Press about the show

 

 

March 24, 2015 

Guest speaker at the Natural Land Institutes 

Annual Dinner, 6-9 pm 

Cliffbreaker Riverside Resort, Rockford, Illinois

www.naturalland.org  Artist and Author, Peggy Macnamara, will be the guest speaker for Natural Land Institute’s 2015 Annual Dinner. As an artist who studies nature, Macnamara has a keen eye for seeing details and bringing the subjects in her watercolor paintings to life. She will tell us about her work and experiences seeing nature from an artist’s perspective. Macnamara is the author of five books including, Illinois Insects and Spiders and The Art of Migration, which features her drawings and watercolors. She is also the Artist in Residence at the Field Museum and Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Macnamara will also sign and sell her books at the Annual Dinner.