The Blue Heron Art Gallery

The Blue Heron Gallery is a non-profit space dedicated to exhibiting work with an environmental thread. We are a small but exquisite gallery in a beautiful architectural space in the middle of a 25 acre nature preserve. We show work on a quarterly basis with a reception for the public. We hope to provide a lens for people to see the very close connection between art and nature.

Interested in exhibiting your work with us? Please contact our Art Director, Sally Eppstein at
(678) 642-5300.

 

2015 Winter Exhibit

Solo Succulent with Flowing Waters
January 12 - March 27, 2015

Blue Heron Nature Preserve Art Galley is honored to show Michael Stanley's beautiful pastels images of solo succulents and Bill Boley's bold black and white photography!

Michael Stanley is a retired architect and landscape architect and has been drawing pastels of the natural world  for years.

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Bill Boley's newest black and white photography captures the waterfalls in north Georgia.

To make an appointment to see the show please call Sally Eppstein at 678-642-5300.

 

Sculptures on the Preserve

BHNP is honored to have ‘found-object’ artist and sculptor Dave Savage bring his works of art to the preserve. Dave has been very generous in giving us a long term loan of two sculptures located by the front entrance and by the picnic table next to Nancy Creek, near the main building.

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He has more works of art he wants to share, so please stop by the Preserve to see the new sculptures. While you are here, come in and check out the fall art exhibit in the gallery! Call ahead to schedule your Gallery visit: 404-345-1008.

 

Previous Shows

Here are some of our past shows for you to enjoy!

 

Paintings by Kerry Butler

Summer of 2014, we were able to treat our eyes to beautiful scenes painted by local artist Kerry Butler. Watercolor, gouache and acrylic paintings were available for sale, both framed and unframed.

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Kerry' work is colorful, moody and faithfully represents the splendor of nature. His use of light and shadow is fantastic!

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Diane Evans' Show: "SEEDS"

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As summer 2012 came to a close and the plant world slipped into sleep mode, we welcomed  Diane Evan's beautiful images of SEEDS to the Blue Heron Gallery. Rich images of intricate seed pods and fronds carefully executed in mixed media, collage and paint were exhibited.

This show ended December 31st, 2012.

 

Bill Boleys' Photography Exhibit: "Trees"

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Exhibit dates were extended for this beautiful show, which ended September 2012. 

 

Sharon Beals Photography Exhibit: "NESTS"

The winter winds of 2011 ushered in the work of San Francisco photographer Sharon Beals to the Blue Heron Gallery, which ended in May 2012. Sharon spent 3 years photographing archived bird nests in natural history and zoological museums in California.

 

 

 

This was a rare chance for the public to take a peek at these fabulous nests as the collections were only open to the scientific community. Sharon's photographs are spell binding, reflecting the rich, beautiful nest making ability of birds the world over.

 

 

The November/December issue of American Photo (a glossy, nationally circulated, bimonthly magazine) selected the Top 56 Photo Books of the Year.  Of the 7 in the Environment & Nature category is "Nests:  Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them by Sharon Beals". The review is as follows:

"Drawn from the exquisite collections of three California-based academies and institutes, the nests in these delicate, detailed images reflect the meticulous care and skill of their creators---50 species of birds, each described in facing-page text that's as free of scientific jargon as it is informative."

We had a great turnout for the opening and lecture!  Check out her images at www.sharonbeals.com.

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