The Art of Conservation

March 4 - April 30, 2020

Circle Gallery, UGA College of Environment + Design

Athens, Georgia

Lecture and Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 5:00pm.


Note: This exhibit was open to the public for approximately two weeks before closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the opening was well attended and the artist’s presentation was recorded for posterity. See links below for the artist's lecture and images of the exhibit.

Painting of Switchcane

CED alumnus Philip Juras will lecture on understanding and preserving landscapes through art, coinciding with the opening of his exhibition in the Circle Gallery. A reception will follow. Presented as part of the UGA Earth Day 50th Anniversary celebration

News release about the exhbit and the artist (CED site).
CED 50th Anniversary site exhibit listing.
UGA Calendar of Events listing.
View the exhibit poster (jpg).

Artist's lecture on YouTube, 37 min.

Walkthrough of the exhibit on Facebook.

Photos of the exhibit on Facebook.


Works in Exhibit (organized by size):

Vernal Pools at Heggie’s Rock

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Columbia County, Georgia
2001

Oil on canvas 48 x 66 in. (121.9 x 167.6 cm)
Private collection

Dolly Sods, Aerial View

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Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia
1999

Oil on canvas 48 x 65 in. (121.9 x 165.1 cm)
Artist's collection

View Over San Juanito

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Chingaza National Park, Colombia
2017

Oil on canvas 42 x 66 in. (106.7 x 167.6 cm)
Available

Switchcane

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Almo Tract, Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA, Georgia
2018

Oil on canvas 36 x 60 in. (91.4 x 152.4 cm)
Private collection

Interdune

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Harbor Island, South Carolina
January 2009

Oil on canvas 40 x 54 in. (101.6 x 137.2 cm)
Private collection

Quebrada Babilonia

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Chingaza National Park, Colombia
2017

Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
Private collection

Piedmont Woodland Opening c. 1775

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Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
April 2010

Oil on canvas 30 x 42 in. (76.2 x 106.7 cm)
Private collection

Connelly Creek

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Swain County, North Carolina
March 2011

Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Private collection

Gulf Dunes

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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama
July 2010

Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Private collection

Black Belt Prairie c. 1775

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Montgomery County, Alabama
November 2009

Oil on canvas 24 x 32 in. (61 x 81.3 cm)
Private collection

Plastic Dan Sorpresa

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Cortona
1988

Acrylic on canvas 29.125 x 20.125 in. (74 x 51.1 cm)
Artist's collection

Remnant View

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Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois
June 12, 2018

Oil on canvas 18 x 26 in. (45.7 x 66 cm)
Private collection

Almo Tract

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Chatahoochee Fall Line WMA , Georgia
March 17, 2017

Oil on canvas 18 x 26 in. (45.7 x 66 cm)
Private collection

Dust Bath

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Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois
September 27, 2016 (Finished 2018)

Oil on canvas 18 x 26 in. (45.7 x 66 cm)
Private collection

Oak Island

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Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois
July 27, 2015 (Finished 2018)

Oil on canvas 18 x 26 in. (45.7 x 66 cm)
Available

Remnant Ridge

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Nachusa Grasslands, Illinois
July 29, 2015 (Finished 2018)

Oil on canvas 18 x 26 in. (45.7 x 66 cm)
Private collection

Apalachicola Savanna

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Apalachicola National Forest , Florida
December 2007

Oil on canvas 18 x 26 in. (45.7 x 66 cm)
Private collection

Chiesa di Santa Maria Nuova

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Cortona, Italy
1988

Acrylic on canvas 17.5 x 23.5 in. (44.5 x 59.7 cm)
Artist's collection

Morning Ephemera on Cathead Creek

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McIntosh County, Georgia
2019

Oil on canvas 22 x 18 in. (55.9 x 45.7 cm)
Private collection

Tanners Hardware

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Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
1989

Acrylic on paper 14 x 24.25 in. (35.6 x 61.6 cm)
Artist's collection

Frost Bottom

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Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts
April 25, 2014

Oil on canvas 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm)
Available

Cloud Forest Interior

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Chingaza National Park, Colombia
July 26, 2016

Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
Available

Frailejon Valley 1

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Chingaza National Park, Colombia
July 27, 2016

Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
Private collection

Katama Plains (Airfield)

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Martha's Vineyard , Massachusetts
October 7, 2014

Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
Available

Scrub Oak and Bluestem 

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Long Point Wildlife Refuge, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
October 6, 2014

Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
Available

Huckleberry by Tisbury Great Pond

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Long Point Wildlife Refuge, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
October 6, 2014

Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
Available

Katama Meadows

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Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts
April 25, 2014

Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
Available

Post Oak Savanna

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Sumter National Forest, South Carolina
September 30, 2018

Oil on canvas 9 x 18 in. (22.9 x 45.7 cm)
Private collection

Angela’s House

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Isolalunga, Liguria, Italy
May 1993

Oil on paper 11.75 x 12.75 in. (29.8 x 32.4 cm)
Artist's collection

Muhly Before Sunrise

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
October 18, 2019

Oil on canvas 9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
Private collection

Muhly After Sunrise

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
October 18, 2019

Oil on canvas 9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
Private collection

View from the Wall

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Cortona, Italy
September 1988

Pen and ink in sketchbook 12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
Artist's collection

Smoky Pines

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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia
April 12, 2018

Oil on paper 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Private collection

Mountain Bike Trial

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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia
April 12, 2018

Oil on paper 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Private collection

Smoky View of Weisner Mountain

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Coosa Prairie, Floyd County, Georgia
April 18, 2016

Oil on paper 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Available

Stream Study (Quebrada Babilonia)

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Chingaza National Park, Colombia
July 27, 2016

Oil on paper 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Private collection

Páramo Colors

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Chingaza National Park, Colombia
July 28, 2016

Oil on paper 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Private collection

Night Burn by Marsh Edge

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
February 9, 2016

Oil on paper 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Private collection

Sun Through Smoke Plume

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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia
March 17, 2016

Oil on paper 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Private collection

Backing Downslope

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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia
March 17, 2016

Oil on paper 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Private collection

Tree Shadows

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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia
March 17, 2016

Oil on paper 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Private collection

Pine Straw Combusts in a Breeze

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Laura Walker State Park, Georgia
March 29, 2016

Oil on paper 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Private collection

Saw Palmetto Blaze

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Laura Walker State Park, Georgia
March 29, 2016

Oil on paper 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Private collection

Deadfall

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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia
February 26, 2014

Oil on paper 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Available

Watchout Situation

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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia
February 26, 2014

Oil on paper 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Available

Early Spring

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Long Point Wildlife Refuge, Marthas Vineyard , Massachusetts
April 25, 2014

Oil on paper 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Available

Wade Tract Burn #7

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Arcadia Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia
April 24, 2012

Oil on paper 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Private collection

Marsh Trail

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
March 17, 2018

Oil on canvas 9 x 11 in. (22.9 x 27.9 cm)
Private collection

Main Beach Pond

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
September 3, 2017

Oil on canvas 9 x 11 in. (22.9 x 27.9 cm)
Available

Anthony Shoals, Morning

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Broad River, Wilkes County, Georgia
May 14, 2017

Oil on canvas 8 x 11 in. (20.3 x 27.9 cm)
Private collection

Anthony Shoals, Afternoon

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Broad River, Wilkes County, Georgia
May 12, 2017

Oil on canvas 8 x 11 in. (20.3 x 27.9 cm)
Private collection

Sun through Smoke

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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia
April 12, 2018

Oil on paper 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Artist's collection

Flame and Shadow

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Moody Forest, Appling County, Georgia
March 11, 2017

Oil on paper 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Pocket of Green

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Moody Forest, Appling County, Georgia
March 11, 2017

Oil on paper 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Old Cattle Pond

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Moody Forest, Appling County, Georgia
March 30, 2016

Oil on paper 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Private collection

Fire Across the Gorge

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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia
February 26, 2014

Oil on paper 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Available

North Main Beach Dunes

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
September 4, 2017

Oil on canvas 6 x 11 in. (15.2 x 27.9 cm)
Private collection

Burn 2 (Smoke Colors)

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Broxton Rocks Preserve, Coffee County, Georgia
May 7, 2015

Oil on paper 7.5 x 7.5 in. (19.1 x 19.1 cm)
Available

Leaf Litter and Branches

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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia
March 17, 2016

Oil on paper 7.5 x 7.5 in. (19.1 x 19.1 cm)
Available

Wiregrass 

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Moody Forest, Appling County, Georgia
March 30, 2016

Oil on paper 7.5 x 7.5 in. (19.1 x 19.1 cm)
Available

Burn 4

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Broxton Rocks Preserve, Coffee County, Georgia
May 7, 2015

Oil on paper 7.5 x 7.5 in. (19.1 x 19.1 cm)
Artist's collection

Christmas Fern

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Arlington, Virginia
1999

Pen and ink in sketchbook 8 x 6.75 in. (20.3 x 17.1 cm)
Artist's collection

Burning Catface

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Moody Forest, Appling County, Georgia
March 11, 2017

Oil on paper 7.5 x 6.5 in. (19.1 x 16.5 cm)
Private collection

Piaza San Marco

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Venice, Italy
September 1988

Pen and ink in sketchbook 5.75 x 8 in. (14.6 x 20.3 cm)
Artist's collection

Burn 1

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Broxton Rocks Preserve, Coffee County, Georgia
May 7, 2015

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5 in. (15.2 x 19.1 cm)
Available

Burn 6

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Broxton Rocks Preserve, Coffee County, Georgia
May 7, 2015

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5 in. (15.2 x 19.1 cm)
Private collection

Hot Patch of Muhly Grass

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
February 18, 2014

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5 in. (15.2 x 19.1 cm)
Available

Wade Tract Burn #1

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Arcadia Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia
March 20, 2012

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5 in. (15.2 x 19.1 cm)
Artist's collection

Wade Tract Burn #2

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Arcadia Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia
March 20, 2012

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5 in. (15.2 x 19.1 cm)
Artist's collection

Wade Tract Burn #6

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Arcadia Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia
April 24, 2012

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5 in. (15.2 x 19.1 cm)
Private collection

Moody Forest Burn #2

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Appling County, Georgia
May 23, 2012

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5 in. (15.2 x 19.1 cm)
Available

Moody Forest Burn #3

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Appling County, Georgia
May 23, 2012

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5 in. (15.2 x 19.1 cm)
Available

Prairie Opening

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Chickasaw Wildlife Management Area, Mississippi
August 28, 2009

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5 in. (15.2 x 19.1 cm)
Artist's collection

Doha International

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Qatar
October 18, 1998

Pen and ink in sketchbook 8 x 5 in. (20.3 x 12.7 cm)
Artist's collection

Maritime Forest

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Cumberland Island, Georgia
1997

Pen and ink in sketchbook 8 x 5 in. (20.3 x 12.7 cm)
Artist's collection