At the time of the year when so many are taking time to reflect on gratitude, we at the Nature Artists’ Guild are reminded that we have much to be grateful for

  • We are grateful to all the volunteers who work so hard to ensure that our exhibits, paint-outs, field-trips, programs and publications are enjoyable and successful.
  • We are grateful to our artist members who contribute such wonderful artwork to our exhibits and offer so much inspiration and encouragement to their fellow artists.
  • We are grateful to the artists’ friends and family members for their help with everything from delivering artwork to exhibits to giving up the spare bedroom for studio space.
  • We are grateful to The Morton Arboretum for providing us with the most elegant exhibit and meeting space that we know of,  for the inspiration of the gorgeous grounds, for the excellent instructors in the Education Program, and for the friendly staff who help with everything from holding doors and setting up our meeting space, to promoting our exhibits and programs.
  • We are grateful to all of the art and nature lovers who take time out of their busy schedules to attend our exhibits and encourage our artists with their interest and their kind words.

4 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. I am so happy to have met so many wonderfully talented artists who have become friends to share with. Looking forward to another year of fun.

  2. I couldn’t agree more, Denise! I haven’t just learned how to become a better artist through the Botanical Illustration Program, but was also touched by the long history of vision and excellence that is Morton Arboretum and continues to this day. Your respect and understanding for Nature grows and your friends and family benefit as well. The art work on display was stunning!

  3. Denise, this is a GOOD statement of thanks. I agree, and this year felt an extra pound of gratefulness for the unique experience that we have there, and I’ve had for over 20 years! I believe we may not all realize how fortunate we are to have this place, this group, these resources, and the sharing of art with others. We bounce our art off of each other, and we feed each other’s needs for standards and excellence. Let’s hope it all continues in good spirit and inspiration. – – Marilyn

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