Nature Inspires Art

Guests to Baltimore Woods have a unique opportunity to enjoy nature both outside and inside.

John Weeks in the GalleryThe Baltimore Woods Art Gallery celebrates nature from a variety of artistic perspectives with five distinct exhibits each year, September through May. The gallery is located in the Large Program Room in our Interpretive Center and is open to the public during operating hours with no admission charge.

With the exception of the Student Art Exhibit which is held in May, all of the artwork is for sale. A portion of the proceeds raised from the sale of artwork goes to support the mission of nature education at Baltimore Woods Nature Center. For more information about the gallery, contact the gallery coordinator, Karen Jean Smith, at

Currently in the Gallery

“Brown Bear”
by Nola Veri, Kindergarten,
Rcokwell Elementary,Onondaga Central School District

Art by
Natalie Sanders, Grade 8, Auburn Jr. High

“Hope Floats” 

Art by
Marissa Kochanek, Marcellus Sr. High

Student Art Show

Featuring the work of local student artists 

May 4 – May 31

About the Exhibit: 

The exuberance of youth, the wonder of nature, and the variety in modes of art expression will all come together in the nature-inspired art exhibit at Baltimore Woods Nature Center. Art students in grades kindergarten through twelve from fifteen local schools will have their work exhibited. “Connecting children with our natural world and educating children to become good stewards of the earth is one of the primary goals of Baltimore Nature Center. The creation and appreciation of nature-inspired art is one way of making those fundamental connections,” says gallery coordinator and former art educator Karen Jean Smith. “We always enjoy the wonderful variety of artistic expression in this colorful exhibit and meeting the youngsters who created it. The art educators from the participating school districts take the extra time to make their students’ work available for this exhibit, and we are especially appreciative of their efforts.”

Looking Forward

Oil Paintings 
Nikolay Mikushkin

September 6 – October 25
Artist Reception: September 7

Previously in the Gallery

“Backyard Serengeti”
by Ellen Haffar

“Uncommon Views”
by Jack Kurz

Drawing on Talent
Member-Artist Show

Oil Paintings by Robert Niedzwiecki