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Exploring Nature

Nature and Wildlife Photography by Sheila Newenham

Creating images and stories that connect people with nature by capturing the essence of North American wildlife and wild places.  Based out of Northern Illinois.

Solo Exhibitions

Wildlife of our National Parks, Gallery 338, Villa Park, IL July 11 – August 8, 2020

                  Connections to Nature.  Limestone Gallery, Batavia, IL May 1 – 31, 2020

The World Around Us.   CBS Art Space, Naperville, IL January 23 – April 30, 2020

Arts & Drafts.    Riverlands Brewing, St. Charles, IL  January 2020

Exploring Nature.      Bartlett Village Hall, Bartlett, IL   Nov – Dec 2019

Northwoods Life.      Cumberland Cabins, Cumberland, WI      Summer 2019

Group Shows

Year 7 Exhibition.  Side Street Studios, Elgin, IL March-April 2020

Winter Art Show.  Gallery 125, Sugar Grove, IL Dec 2019 – February 2020

Fall Theme.  Caffe DiModa, Lisle, IL Nov 2019-Jan 2020

My Backyard.  Mayslake Nature Gallery, Oakbrook, IL Oct-Dec 2019

Rotating Exhibit.  The Corner House Gallery, Lombard, IL June-Dec 2019

Vicinity.  Norris Art Gallery, St. Charles, IL Sept-Oct 2019

Capturing Nature. Bloomingdale History Museum, Bloomingdale, IL Sept-Oct 2019

Abstracts & Intimate Landscapes. Mayslake Nature Gallery, Oakbrook, IL Aug-Oct 2019

Dream, Imagine, See.  Arts in Bartlett, Bartlett, IL  May-August  2019

Macro and Close-Up Photography.   Mayslake Nature Gallery, Oakbrook, IL May-July 2019

Morton Arboretum Nature Photography Show. Cudahy Gallery, Lisle  April 2019

Arts in Bartlett Member’s Show. Bartlett Village Hall Gallery, Bartlett, IL   April 2019

A Paler Shade of White.  Arts in Bartlett, Bartlett, IL  Feb-Apr 2019

Fall Colors.  Mayslake Nature Gallery, Oakbrook, IL   Sept-Dec 2018

Nature. Mayslake Gallery Hall, Oakbrook, IL  Sept-Nov 2018

Grand Landscapes.  Mayslake Nature Gallery, Oakbrook, IL July-Sept 2018

Illinois Bicentennial Exhibit.  Mayslake Gallery Hall, Oakbrook, IL  July-Aug 2018

The Art of Pollinators.  Mayslake Gallery Hall, Oakbrook, IL  May 2018

Interviews/Publications

Exploration Interview on the Unleashed (at work & home) Podcast by Colleen Pelar

Catching Nature by Deb Humiston interview

Daily Herald article by Scott Morgan. Featured photograph for Arts in Bartlett Member’s Show article

Chicago Tribune by Sara Clarkson.  Featured photograph for Illinois’ Bicentennial Exhibit article.

Fox Valley Wildlife Center Calendar

Images featured throughout the Wildlife Illinois Website

Images featured on the Morton Arboretum Photographic Society website

The FOCUS nature photography newsletter. Regularly featured in the Adventures column.

Contributor to Outdoor Illinois Wildlife Journal

Awards/Achievements

Fox Valley Wildlife Center Photography Contest – Grand Prize 2020

Waubonsie State Park – Artist in Residence November 2019

Wayne-DuPage Hunt Official Photographer, Wayne, IL 2019, 2020

Illinois Bicentennial Exhibit – People’s Choice Award 2018

International Glennie Nature Salon – Acceptance

Photographic Society of America – Honorable Mention

Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association – Various Awards and Honorable Mentions

Merial Pawz Across America Calendar Contest – Runner-Up

Images licensed by a prominent Canadian artist