Masterworks for Nature honored

In October 2017, Masterworks for Nature was presented with the Cincinnati Nature Center's "Wood Thrush Award," in recognition of their efforts to raise awareness and funds for conservation oriented organizations in our region. Masterworks for Nature is a group of friends in southwest Ohio whose artwork focuses on nature and they have used it to help raise millions for conservation. They held a special exhibition in the CNC's Conservation Center to honor the occaission. 


L-R (top) Devere Burt (SAA assoc.), John Agnew (SAA), Gary Denzler, Chris Rowlands, Christopher Walden (AFC). (bottom) Ann Geise (SAA), Debbie Lentz (SAA assoc.), John A. Ruthven (SAA), Margi Hopkins (SAA assoc.),Mary Louise Holt (AFC). Missing: Linda Bittner, Nancy Fourman, Christine Knapp (SAA), Brett Harper

Cincinnati Nature Center awards Masterworks for Nature artists with highest honor...

The Cincinnati Nature Center will be honoring the Masterworks for Nature artists with their highest honor. Cincinnati Nature Center’s Wood Thrush Award was established in October 2012, with the inaugural award going to Helen C. Black for a lifetime of dedication to land conservation and stewardship.  The purpose of the award is to recognize individuals, families, organizations or businesses for significant commitment to land conservation and stewardship in the Greater Cincinnati region or with connection to the Greater Cincinnati region.

Masterworks for Nature Exhibit and Wood Thrush Award 2017                                                   Opening Reception: Sunday, October 1, 2-5 pm       Exhibit continues October 6-8, 12-5 pm                     Center for Conservation                                             Cincinnati Nature Center                                           4949 Tealtown Rd.                                                     Milford OH 45150

Proceeds from art sales, and ticket sales for the Wood Thrush Awards Reception benefit the Helen C. Black Conservation Fund which is used to preserve and protect Cincinnati Nature Center’s lands through land acquisition and conservation easements.

For more information or to purchase tickets contact Cincinnati Nature Center at 513-774-1947 or




MWFN lunch Meeting at FlipDaddys

A nice reunion with most of our members at FlipDaddys in Mariemont, Ohio Tuesday 1/10/17. Christopher Walden, Mary Louise Holt, Ann Geise, DeVere Burt, Linda Howard Bittner and Debbie Lentz. We discussed upcoming group exhibitions for 2017 and 2018 to benefit organizations such as the Cincinnati Nature Center and the Aullwood Audubon Center.

Many of our artists have been excelling in their personal careers as well...winning awards, teaching and promoting conservation.