The Art of Nature Virtual Exhibit

Explore the world of scientific illustration in our annual special exhibit, The Art of Nature. Local artists bring to life nature and science through a variety of mediums, highlighting species from the ocean to the sky, and everything in between. Click through the images below to explore the art of nature.

  • Jean Witzke, Sierra Nevada Wildflowers II, Color Pencil
  • Jean Witzke, Sierra Nevada Wildflowers I, Color Pencil
  • Elizabeth Romanini, Coast Redwood Cones with Lichens (Sequoia sempervirens), Graphite
  • Patricia Larenas, Santa Cruz Cypress (Hesperocyparis abramsiana), Graphite, Colored pencil, Soluble Wax Pastel
  • Becca Hoskins, Redwood Tree Pinecones (Sequoia sempervirens), Pen and Ink
  • Yvonne Byers, California Pitcher Plant (Darlingtonia californica), Watercolor
  • Tina Curiel, Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana), Watercolor
  • Emily Underwood, Coccora (Amanita calyptroderma, Watercolor
  • Elizabeth Romanini, Black Oak Leaf (Quercus kelloggii), Pen and Ink with Watercolor
  • Chelsea Kintz/, Fly Agaric Mushroom (Amanita muscaria, Watercolor
  • Kylie Smith, Brewer's Blackbird Feather (Euphagus cyanocephalus), Colored Pencil
  • Tina Curiel, Raven (Corvus corax), Watercolor
  • Logan Parsons, Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus), Scratchboard
  • Ashley Ersepke, Shorebirds of Younger Lagoon, Watercolor and Gouache
  • Vance Lawry, Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus), Penpoint gunnel (Apodichthys flavidus), Watercolors
  • Stephanie Martin, Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus), Aquatint Etching with Linocut chine colle
  • Victoria Galitzine, Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus), Oil and Acrylic
  • Sondra Cohelan, Northern Mockingbird Nest (Mimus polyglottos), Color Pencil
  • Victoria Galitzine, Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Oil and Acrylic
  • Brett Bell, Monterey Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii), Watercolor and Gouache
  • Brett Bell, Arboreal Salamander (Aneides lugubris), Watercolor
  • Tina Curiel, Mountain Lions (Puma concolor), Watercolor
  • Hajra Meeks, Magnetic Mousing, Red fox (Vulpes vulpes), Fine Watercolor
  • Erin Mau, Santa Cruz Rain Beetle (Pleocoma conjungens), Pen and Ink
  • Bethany Kilzer, Summer Ladybug Cluster (Hippodamia sp.), Acrylic
  • Diane T. Sands, Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia), Gouache
  • Jessica Bender, Kelp (Macrosystis sp.), Scratchboard
  • Chelsea Kintz, California Moray Eel Prey Items (Gymnothorax mordax), Ink
  • Elizabeth Romanini, Shallows of a Tide Pool, Graphite
  • Cecelia F Azhderian, Common Dolphins of Monterey Bay, Watercolor
  • Sami Chang, The Aquatic Acrobat, Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae, Graphite
  • Becca Hoskins, California Mussels (Mytilus californianus), Watercolor and Pen
  • Vance Lawry, Canary Rockfish (Sebastes pinniger), Watercolors and Colored Pencil
  • Janina Arianna Larenas, Blue Rockfish (Sebastes Mystinus), Relief print and Watercolor
  • Julia Beery, Rainbow or Giant Nudibranch (Dendronotus iris), Watercolor and Gouache
  • Molly Brown, Giant Pacific Octopus, (Enteroctopus dofleini), Linoleum Block Print
  • Krista Anandakuttan, Chinook Salmon: Journey of Life (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), Printed Poster of Mixed Media
  • Ashley Ersepke, Natural History of a Ring-Necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus), Colored Pencil
  • Ben Witzke, California Tiger Salamander Life Cycle, (Ambystoma californiense), Digital
  • Hannah Caisse, Red-legged Frog Life Cycle, (Rana draytonii), Colored Pencil and Graphite
  • Sophie Webb, Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus), Gouache
  • Maria Cecilia Freeman, Baja rose (Rosa minutifolia), Watercolor
  • Emily Underwood, High Sierra Botanizing, Ink and Watercolor
  • Ivy Kae, Weather and Encounters With Beings, Watercolor and Ink
  • Jeanne Rosen Sofen, Green Heron/ Baiting For Fish (Butorides virescens), Mixed Media
  • Andrea Dingeldein, Nudi Luv, Spanish Shawl Nudibranch (Flabellinopsis iodinea, Watercolor
  • Andrea Dingeldein Slug Luv, Banana slug (Ariolimax dolichophallus), Watercolor
  • Megan Gnekow, Plovers in the Dunes (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus), Watercolor and Ink
  • Sami Chang, Got a Lot Anemones, Watercolor
  • Terra Dawson, Wicked Spring, Colored Pencil
  • Linnea Gullikson, Joshua Tree Ecology, Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia), Yucca moth (Tegeticula sp.), Mixed Media
  • Lyal Michel, Creatures of the Burgess Shale , Ink

Exhibit Artists:

Andrea Dingeldein, Ashley Ersepke, Becca HoskinsBen WitzkeBethany KilzerBrett Bell, Cecelia F Azhderian, Chelsea KintzDiane T SandsElizabeth RomaniniEmily Underwood, Erin Mau, Hajra MeeksHannah Caisse, Ivy Kae, Janina Arianna Larenas, Jean Witzke, Jeanne Rosen Sofen, Jessica BenderJulia BeeryKrista Anandakuttan, Kylie Smith, Linnea Gullikson, Logan ParsonsLyal Michel, Maria Cecilia FreemanMegan GnekowMolly Brown, Patricia Larenas, Sami Chang, Sondra Cohelan, Sophie Webb, Stephanie MartinTerra DawsonTina Curiel, Vance Lawry, Victoria GalitzineYvonne Byers