Septmeber 18, 2023 Art Demo: Watercolor Without Rules - Wheaton Public Library
September 9, 2023" Capturing Wildlife in Watercolor" Workshop Peninsula School of Art
March 9 - April 28,2023 "The Taxonomy of Peggy Macnamara" Glass Curtain Gallery Solo Exhibition Columbia College,Chicago
April 27, 2023 Catalog Release Party for Taxonomy of Peggy Mac Exhibition - full-color catalog including images and essays by DEPS.
October 2021- January 2023 " Wild Color "-Science Behind Nature's Colors, Field Museum of Natural History of Chicago
June 17- Aug 27, 2022 "NATURE LOVERS" Art Show at South Shore Arts Gallery
Sept 18, 2022 Book Signing with Janet Voight "From the Sea Shore to Sea Floor" Women & Children First Book Store
June 17- Aug 27 , 2022 , "Nature Lovers" Art Show at South Shore Arts Gallery
January - April 2022 "Marine Life from Shore to Floor" Miller Art Museum, Wisconsin
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
New book released, Art of the Peregrine Falcon, published by the University of Chicago Press
A new book was 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 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.