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 curator, Diane Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-626-1891.
December 9 - February 28th
Join us for the opening reception of "iSee", Photography by Rachel McCaffrey.
"Photography is my escape while I capture the moments of beauty that I cannot describe in words. This exhibit shows the world through my eyes. It's what "iSee".
I've always been one to notice details in nature. Some of my earliest memories include playing with the huge snails that made their way across our home's facade in San Francisco. Those early years began my love and passion for nature and it's non-human inhabitants. As a child I was often found drawing bugs, plants and animals.
Just before moving to Italy to finish college, a friend wanting to sell it offered me an old Pentax Spotmatic with a few lenses for $50. I was told it was an "oldie but goodie" from the 1960's by a photography teacher. I learned the basics and experimented to figure out the rest. Broke but wanting to capture images of my travels, I learned to be selective with shots and frugal with film. I've loved taking photographs of the world's inhabitants and beauty ever since."
Here are some of our past shows for you to enjoy!
Diane Evans' Show: "SEEDS"
As summer 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"
Exhibit dates were extended for this beautiful show, which ended September 2012.
Sharon Beals Photography Exhibit: "NESTS"
The winter winds of 2012 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:
We had a great turnout for the opening and lecture! Check out her images at www.sharonbeals.com.