Open Call

Share your artwork!

Calling artists of all ages and abilities: help us celebrate longleaf pine savannas by submitting a painting, drawing, photo, collage, or any other wall-mountable artwork to the Saving Our Savannas Community Art Exhibit!

Upcoming Exhibits

The Arthur S. DeBerry Gallery for Botanical Art & Illustration, a side-room inside the Pegg Exhibit Hall, features two-dimensional botanical and nature-inspired art by local artists. Exhibits rotate every two months.

Are you an artist interested in showing in the gallery? Learn more on our Artist Information page.

March 1 – April 28, 2024

The Longleaf Pine Savanna – An Artistic Exploration of an Ecosystem

An exhibition by the members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Carolinas Chapter and North Carolina Botanical Artists

Exhibit Reception: Sunday, March 3; 2-4 p.m.

Card for the Longleaf Pine Savanna exhibit by GNSI-C and ASBA-NC with illustrations of plants and animals that grow in longleaf pine ecosystems

In the 1600s, the longleaf pine ecosystem covered 90 million acres that extended continuously from Virginia to Florida and Texas. Due to extensive urbanization and fire exclusion, today it only exists in small areas. This rich ecosystem is one of the most diverse habitats in North America and includes many federal endangered species as well as species of concern. This exhibit includes a selection of flora and fauna that still exist in the longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) environment.