Feb 1 - Feb 28 OTR Virtual Art Show "Abstraction Inherent in Reality"
February- March 2021 "Women in Art at the Field" Field Museum
Oct 8, 2020 Panel discussion for Third Coast Disrupted: Artists + Scientists on Climate
June 27, 2020 Morton Arboretum -Chasing Dragonflies Talk. Illustrator Macnamara & Author Cindy Crosby
Feb - March 2020 Columbia College "Citizen Animalia" Art Show , The Glass Curtain Gallery,
Feb 29, 2020 Wave Fiim Fest -Wave Art Show
Sept 2019 - January 2020 Flora and Fauna Art Show at the Mesa Art Center, Mesa Arizona
Flora and fauna refers 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 in art.
Sept 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
October 16, 2020 Winnetka Garden Club Talk and Presentation
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"
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
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
New book released, Art of the Peregrine Falcon, published by the University of Chicago Press
New book released, Coloring Nature, an adult coloring book featuring drawings of birds, mammals, insects and plants.
New book released Rosie --The Tarantula --
New Book featuring Peggy Macnamara. City Creatures
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
Guest speaker at the Natural Land Institutes
Annual Dinner, 6-9pm
Cliffbreaker Riverside Resort ,Rockford, Illinois
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.