Past Events

 

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

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

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

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

June 9- August 11, 2019  "Nature in Watercolor" Art Show at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

June 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" 

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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's 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  

Dec 7- Feb 7, 2017

"Nature's Eyes" Art Show

Shangri-La Springs  

27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135

p:239-949-0749

e:info@shnagrilasprings.com

 

February 18, 2017:

"Wild Things  Conference " 

9:00am to 6:00pm 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  7:00pm

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

New book 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 University of Chicago Press featuring marvelous illustrations and a wonderful chapter by Peggy Macnamara. 

 

October 1 - December 2015.

An Art Exhibit of the fascinating  art work 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 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, 6-9pm 

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.