Springtime at The Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum will be re-opening soon (with certain limitations), but unfortunately, the springtime display of redbuds, daffodils, and trilliums is nearly over.  Some members of the Nature Artists’ Guild have generously shared their artwork from previous springs at the Arboretum, reminding us of the beauty we can look forward to enjoying again in future years.

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Missing “The Morton”

Springtime is wonderful at The Morton Arboretum.  The wildflowers and daffodils in bloom, turtles climbing onto logs to soak up some sun, and the reflections of the redbuds over Lake Marmo are some of the most memorable sights of the year.

Members of the Nature Artists’ Guild of The Morton Arboretum are invited to contribute images of their artwork depicting Springtime at The Morton Arboretum to share on this website.  The artwork can be in any medium, and does not have to be new, but should be directly inspired by the sights, sounds, scents, textures, or tastes of spring at The Morton Arboretum.

All images should be e-mailed to Denise Fisk (whose contact information can be found in the Nature Artists’ Guild’s Yearbook) by next Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  Up to three images may be sent (with titles), but depending on the total number of submissions, not all may be used.

Nature Artists’ Guild members can do their part for all of those “missing The Morton.” For extra inspiration, please click on this link for the most recent short video tour of The Morton Arboretum.

Lake Marmo Redbuds, Acrylic, 14 x 18, copyright Gary Chipman.

Contributions to the 2020 Nature Artists’ Guild’s There’s No Place Like Home 

The final submissions for the Nature Artists’ Guild’s There’s No Place Like Home page have been added. Please click on this link to see the latest contributions. Thank you to all of the artists that have shared their wonderful artwork. More images from this project will be featured in the upcoming Summer issue of the Nature Artists’ Quarterly (a members-only publication).

Tulip, copyright Susan Stachovic.

2020 Nature Artists’ Guild There’s No Place Like Home

That’s a wrap!  The Nature Artists’ Guild’s 2020 Spring Encounter, There’s No Place Like Home, finished up on April 30, and Guild members did not disappoint. The variety of styles, media, and subject matter reflect the wide range of possibilities for appreciating nature through art.  Please check the gallery of images submitted by participating Nature Artists’ Guild members by clicking here. Additional images will be accepted from participants throughout the first week of May.

House-shaped collage from her Shelter In Place series.  Copyright Cheryl Holz.

New Images from There’s No Place Like Home

It’s nearly the last week of the Nature Artists’ Guild’s 2020 Spring Encounter, There’s No Place Like Home.  Some of the participating artists have shared images of their wonderful sketches, drawings, and paintings, which can be seen by clicking here.  Any other Guild members who would like to share are encouraged to e-mail their images by the first week of May.  Images of sketches, finished works, and works in progress are all welcome.

Sketch of rabbit, copyright Margaret Navolio.

Images from There’s No Place Like Home

Some members of the Nature Artists’ Guild of The Morton Arboretum have begun to share images of artwork created for the 2020 Encounter, There’s No Place Like HomePlease visit the page of images by clicking on this link or on 2020 Encounter, There’s No Place Like Home under the Member Artwork tab of this website.  The page will be updated periodically as new submissions are received, so check back often.

Participants, please check this previous post for instructions about submitting images.

Oil sketch inspired by daily walks, copyright Linda Skisak.