Naturescape Gallery is a rotating art exhibit featuring artists from Cape Cod as well as the New England area. The exhibit is located in the museum's auditorium adjacent to the entrance. Free w/Museum Admission
The 2015 Slate
1. February - Lighthouse Charter School -
Students in their 6th Grade Art Class experimented with their own version of a Mexican traditional painting surface called AMATE, made from the pulp of the fig and mulberry tree. They used brown craft paper and India ink to then draw and finally paint with tempera paint as they considered the animals and environment of Cape Cod. These original tempera paintings are inspired by the Amate Folk Art tradition.
2. March - Hans Riling - Native Plants - Photography
3.April - Lucy Sur & Joyce McConnell - Botanicals - Watercolors
4. May - Group Show headed by Ro Morrisey - Fiber Art
5. June - Marje Miller - Cape Cod Watercolors
6. July - Julie Bryant - Cape Cod Photography
7. August - Hans Riling - Bees / Insects / Native Plants - Photography
8. September/October - Wayne Davis - Aerial Photography....shark hunter
Long Term Exhibitors:
CCMNH is proud to present the work of artist, author and naturalist, James Prosek. His book Ocean Fishes, is a colleciton of 35 Atlantic fishes, all of which were painted life size based on individual specimens he traveled to see, a journey that started right here on Cape Cod. Naturescape Gallery is exhibiting two of his life-sized Fine Art prints; a Swordfish and a Blue Fin Tuna. His work has been shown in numerous esteemed galleries.
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is proud to present nature illustratror, Barbara Harmon. Her work is created through a combination of traditional art and digital work in Photoshop or Illustrator. The work comes from her solid foundation in traditional “board art” (watercolor, gouache, airbrush, pen and ink, scratchboard, colored pencil, oil, acrylic). A Master’s degree in Medical Illustration (University of Illinois at Chicago) and a Bachelor’s degree in both Zoology and Fine Art (University of California, Berkeley) have provided her with the basics of the academic and technical tools she applies in creating her vivid images.
Barbara’s latest mural can be seen in the Main Hall depicting the four habitats around the Museum; the upland forest, fresh water wetlands, marsh, and the beach.
Barbara won both the People's Choice (Ralph Sweet) Award with the Association of Medical Illustrators', and Best in Show with the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators in 2010.