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 Bonner County, Idaho.

Solo Exhibitions

Nature Around Us, The Max, Spokane, WA October 2022

Our Wild Neighbors, Springhill Suites, Coeur d’Alene, ID  Aug – Oct 2022

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

                  Connections to Nature.  Limestone Gallery, Batavia, IL May 2020

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

Unwrap the Creative. Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, ID Nov – December, 2022

Capturing Nature. Tallgrass Arts Association, Park Forest, IL Jan – February 2022

Macro Nature. Mayslake Nature Gallery, Oakbrook, IL Sept – Dec 2021

Pollinators in Action Mayslake Gallery Hall, Oakbrook, IL  May 2021

Nature Photography Show  Morton Arboretum Cudahy Gallery, Lisle, IL  April 2021

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


Art Beat Artist Spotlight by Lynne Kornecki 2021

Illinois Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations 2021-2022

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 cover 2021

North Pacific Research Board Calendar 2020

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


Fox Valley Wildlife Center Photography Contest – Grand Prize 2020

Photographic Society of America Council’s Challenge – Honors 2020

Waubonsie State Park – Artist in Residence November 2019

Wayne-DuPage Hunt Official Photographer, Wayne, IL 2019 – 2021

Illinois Bicentennial Exhibit – People’s Choice Award 

Images licensed by prominent artists  for derivative works