Reveal the True Self

About Jeri Love

Focusing on the part of nature we have been conditioned not to see

Jeri Love is a professional writer, environmental educator and an award-winning Tree Photographer. Her photography has been included in solo exhibitions and juried shows nationwide, including the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, and galleries located in Southern California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan and Vermont.

As a community engagement consultant, she works with schools, community groups, civic organizations, and municipal public works departments to create and facilitate presentations, programs, and workshops that bring to life the astonishing world of trees. The mission of her work is to use creative imagery and collective action to build community, foster learning, facilitate connection, nurture stewardship and foster engage citizens.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:

The Beauty and Wonder of Trees, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago, IL (2018-2019)

The Beauty and Wonder of Trees, Kalamazoo Neighborhood Services, Kalamazoo, MI (2017)

The Beauty and Wonder of Trees, featuring Kalamazoo and Portage Community Trees, Glen Vista Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI (2016)

Parkview Hills Community Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI (2016)

The Champion and Heritage Trees of Morton Grove, Baxter Auditorium, Morton Grove Public Library, Morton Grove, IL (2014)

Juried Group Shows:

Riverside Art Center, Ypsilanti, MI (2019)

Western Michigan Art Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (2017)

Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI (2017)

PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT (2016)

Steamboat Springs Arts Council Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO (2016)

The Studio Door Gallery, San Diego, CA (2015)

Evanston Art Center (2014)

Gallery Seven, Joliet, IL (2014)

Later Impressions, Chicago Cultural Center (2013)

Nature Abstracted, Emily Oaks Nature Center (2013)

Group Shows:

Pentatura Artists, (2015 and 2016)

Chicago Photographic Arts Society (2014)

Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists (formerly SANS)  (2013)

Online Exhibitions:

PhotoPlace Gallery

Lenscratch.com

Studio Door Gallery

North American Nature Photographers Association

Chicago Botanic Garden Butterfly Directory

Awards:

Best in Show

  • Focus on Nature, Joutras Gallery
  • Evanston Art Center

Second Place

  • Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists/Emily Oaks Nature Center

Honorable Mention

  • Gallery Seven
  • North American Nature Photography Association

Affliations:

Pentatura Artists

North American Nature Photography Association

Teaching Artists Guild

Women Eco Artists Dialog

Arts Council of Kalamazoo

Crooked Tree Artists Guild

Charter Member, Chicago Photographic Arts Society

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”

 – Kahlil Gibran

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