Conservation Foundation to present photography of Mary Lundeberg in ‘Share the Shore’ exhibit

Nov. 17 artist’s reception planned at Foundation headquarters in Osprey, with work on display through December

A snowy plover shades a chick. Photograph by Mary Lundeberg, courtesy of the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

Starting Nov. 1, the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast will present the works of nature photographer and writer Mary Lundeberg in an exhibit titled Share the Shore, the nonprofit has announced.

“Lundeberg’s exhibit highlights the variety of threatened coastal wildlife species that nest on our beaches, including least terns, black skimmers, snowy plovers, American oystercatchers, and sea turtles,” a news release explains.

The opening artist’s reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the Foundation’s Burrows-Matson House headquarters at Bay Preserve, which is located at 400 Palmetto Ave. in Osprey, the release adds.

During the reception, “Limited edition photography printed on infused aluminum will highlight beach-nesting wildlife and their habitat,” the release notes. A portion of the proceeds from sales of those prints will benefit the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, the release points out.

In addition to the artist’s reception, Lundeberg will host a virtual presentation on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m., the release continues. It will be titled Beach-Nesting Wildlife and the Challenges They Face. “The one-hour presentation will feature her images of threatened beach-nesting birds, as well as coastal sea turtles,” the release notes.

A full-time Englewood resident, Lundeberg has seen her photographs included in juried exhibitions in art galleries in several states, and she has seen them published in books, magazines, calendars, and newspapers, the release says. She has won awards from state, national and international associations, “including a prestigious Philip Hyde Conservation Grant from the North American Nature Photography Association.”

Registration for both the artist’s reception and the virtual program is required. To learn more and RSVP, visit conservationfoundation.com/events or call 941-918-2100.

The exhibit will be on display through December. It may be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the release adds. The public should call 941-918-2100 for holiday hours, the release notes.

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast “protects land and water in Southwest Florida for the benefit of people and nature,” the release points out. “Working with landowners, businesses, and government, Conservation Foundation saves land forever, protecting those special natural lands that make this region extraordinary.” Learn more and join in the mission at www.conservationfoundation.com.

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