Philip Juras - Exhibitions  
  Home  |   Artwork   |   Exhibitions  |   Publications  |   About the Artist  |   Contact

Lost Species, Visions of Landscapes Past
September 15 – December 9, 2011
The Georgia Museum of Natural History
University of Georgia Campus, Athens, Georgia
Museum hours: 10-4, M-F

Opening Reception, cosponsored by the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program and Friends of the Museum.
Thursday, September 15, 6 - 8pm
The event is free and open to the public.
Museum parking and directions.

Read about the museum's reopening and the exhibit in the Athens Banner Herald (Online Athens).
View the UGA Press Release for more information.

photo courtesy of Dorinda Dallmeyer

Have you ever wanted to see an ivorybill woodpecker, Carolina parakeet, or passenger pigeon? The Georgia Museum of Natural History invites the public to an exhibit examining historic southern landscapes and the species that frequented them. Among the exhibits featured specimens are these three iconic birds. Artist Philip Juras will discuss his paintings of historic landscapes appearing in the exhibit and nature writer Dorinda Dallmeyer will offer a short reading.

The 19 paintings included in the exhibit are drawn from Philip's exhibits at the Telfair and Morris museums earlier this year. There will also a be a few new pieces.


Specimens on exhibit include:

Passenger Pigeon
Carolina Parakeet
Ivory Billed Woodpecker
Red Cockaded Woodpecker
Wood Stork
Piping Plover
Seaside Sparrow
Bald Eagle juvenile (maybe)
Puma/Panther skull
Elk antler
Green Sea Turtle
Spiny Mussel
American Burying Beatle


Painitngs available for purchase are shown as "Collection of the Artist". Follow the link for more information.

Coasts and Coastal Plain

Passing Storm
Ossabaw Island, Georgia
Oil on Canvas
18" x 28 "
January, 2008

Private Collection
Harbor Island, South Carolina
Oil on Canvas
40" x 54"
January, 2009
Collection of the Artist
Pellicer Creek
Faver-Dykes State Park, Florida
Oil on Canvas, 14 " x 18"
May 29, 2010
Collection of the Artist
    Maritime Forest on Remnant Dunes
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Oil on Canvas, 14" x 18"
July 20, 2011
Collection of the Artist


After Fire #1
Moody Forest Preserve
Appling County, GA
Oil on Paper, 10"x10"
May 19, 2010
Private Collection

Edge of a Canebrake
Oil on Paper, 8 "x10"
March, 2008
Collection of the Artist

Dewy Witchgrass
Apalachicola National Forest, Florida
Oil on Canvas
40" x 66"
July 2010
Collection of the Artist

Old Growth Cypress in the Rain
Altamaha River, Long County, Georgia
Oil on Canvas, 18" x 24"
September, 2009
Private Collection

Delta Bayou
Delta National Forest, Mississippi
Oil on Canvas, 18" x 26"
October, 2010
Private Collection

Greenwood Plantation Thomasville, Georgia
Oil on Canvas
40 " x 54 "
December, 2005
Collection of Morris Communications
Piedmont and Mountains

Rock and Shoals Opening
Clarke County, Georgia
Oil on Canvas
24" x 18"
November, 2007
Private Collection
Vernal Pools at Heggie's Rock
Columbia County, Georgia
Oil on Canvas
Finished December 2001
Private Collection

Anthony Shoals, Afternoon
Broad River, Georgia
Oil on Canvas, 14"x18"
April 30, 2009
Private Collection

North Oconee River
Athens, Georgia
Oil on Canvas, 16"x20"
August 2005
Private Collection

Piedmont Woodland Opening c. 1775
Oil on Canvas
30" x 42"
April, 2010
Private Collection

Old Growth Oak Savanna
Oil on Paper
8 " x 10"
March, 2008
Private Collection
Little Tennessee River Valley
Macon County, North Carolina
Oil on Canvas
30" x 42"
March, 2011
Collection of the Artist

Oconee Old Field
(Old Field Afternoon)
near Oconee Station, South Carolina
Oil on Canvas
12" x 18"
June 11, 2009
Private Collection

Rainy Hemlock Forest
Walhalla Fish Hatchery, South Carolina
Oil on Canvas
12" x 18"
May 14, 2004
Private Collection