Go Artfully Wild!
Artists For Conservation

International Exhibit of Nature in Art

Coming Soon

March 13 - May 23, 2021

Special exhibitions are included with museum admission.

Exhibition Overview

Leap, dash or soar with us into a world of vibrant color, meticulous precision and artistic passion for animal conservation. Artists for Conservation International Exhibit of Nature in Art features 60 paintings and sculptures that awaken our responsibility to conserve the diversity and wonder of our natural world.

Paintings and sculptures tell stories of natural diversity that is being lost and human factors affecting it. Art can play a critical role in informing and emotionally connecting the public to wildlife and driving a change for the better.

Artists for Conservation (AFC) is the world’s leading group of artists dedicated to supporting the environment. With a network of over 500 nature and wildlife artists spanning five continents and 27 countries, exhibition organizer AFC is a driving force in a global educational movement for conservation.

John Seerey-Lester: A Tribute

James Museum artist John Seerey-Lester (1945-2020) was an active member of Artists for Conservation. To honor his distinguished career and recognize the first anniversary of his passing, the museum will display 20 of his dynamic paintings alongside the AFC exhibition. Never before displayed at the museum, the art is from the James Collection and on loan from Suzie Seerey-Lester.

Member Preview and Virtual Reception

Join us via Zoom for an exclusive virtual member reception. Curator of Art, Emily Kapes will provide an introduction to Artists for Conservation International Exhibit of Nature in Art and Jeff Whiting, President of Artists for Conservation will speak about the artists and specific pieces. Then join us for a special conversation between Museum Founder Tom James and artist Suzie Seerey-Lester as they share memories of Suzie’s husband John Seerey-Lester (1945-2020), who was an active member of Artists for Conservation. We will end with a Q&A.

The first 100 members to register will receive a special member only gift box customized for the exhibition. The boxes will be available to be picked up at the museum beginning Saturday, March 6. Each box will contain snacks, drinks, and a commemorative gift. 

P.S. Your receipt will contain fields that we cannot change such as “Location” and “Seat(s)”. Please disregard and refer to the Program Link at the top of the receipt.

If you cannot join us for the member reception, we invite you to preview the exhibition in-person on March 12 from 10AM-5PM before it opens to the public the following day.

Dates and Time

Member Preview
March 12th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Member Reception
March 12th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Reception Prices

Free; Registration Required

Please register at least 24 hours in advance to receive your Zoom link.

Image and Exhibition Credits
Jacquie Vaux, Eyes of a Persian Leopard, 2020, watercolor (detail)
Carrie Cook, Jam, 2020, oil on linen
Organized by Artists for Conservation