About

The Nature Artists’ Guild of The Morton Arboretum is a not-for-profit special interest group of the Arboretum, developed in 1986 for the purpose of gathering together people of like interests to explore and share more deeply the field of natural history art.

The Nature Artists’ Guild is honored to sponsor numerous presentations by renowned artists from around the world at the Thornhill Education Center of The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. Visitors are welcome to attend these evening presentations, which are free of charge for admission and parking.  Information about the presentations can be found on the Home page of this website.

The newly renovated Cudahy Auditorium is the location for the Annual Spring and Autumn (Holiday) Exhibits of The Nature Artists’ Guild.  All members are invited to participate in these exhibits, which typically feature over 100 works of nature art and are attended by nearly 1000 visitors over the course of the weekend.

Nature Artists’ Guild members participate in numerous outside exhibitions, paint-outs, field trips, workshops, special presentations, and other events both educational and enjoyable. Members also receive the Nature Artists Quarterly, which includes interesting and informative articles as well as images of members’ artwork and updates of members’ activities.

Membership in the Nature Artists’ Guild is open to all who are interested in natural history art, and artists of all levels are welcome.  Many of our members are also members of The Morton Arboretum or participants in The Morton Arboretum’s education programs, but neither is required.  To read more about becoming a member of the Nature Artists’ Guild, please visit the Membership Brochure page of this website.