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Opening Reception “Form & Color: It’s Wild Out There” Photography by Dave Strauss

September 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Dave Strauss has been photographing wildlife and wilderness since childhood. While he has made tens of thousands of photographs throughout his life, he re-engaged seriously and professionally with photography after retiring. This exhibit will focus closely on the animals, birds, and insects of the Laguna Watershed –  isolating the subject for careful inspection with minimal distraction from foregrounds or backgrounds.

On display September 5, 2017 through January 3, 2018

The Heron Hall Art Gallery at the Laguna Environmental Center exhibits multiple shows per year of nature-themed art, sales of which supports the educational and conservation efforts of the Foundation.  Heron Hall is open Monday through Friday 9am-5pm, but because of the various uses of the hall, please call in advance to ensure it will be open for viewing the art, 707-527-9277, ext. 110. 

Biography: Dave Strauss was born and raised in Marin County. After getting a BA in Design from UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design in 1970, he worked in computer systems, industrial automation, and electronics industries until retiring in 2013. Dave has been an enthusiastic photographer since his childhood: “My first camera was a Kodak Brownie. I often wandered the quiet woods adjacent to San Rafael.  I was fascinated by bugs, snakes, trees, squirrels, rabbits, spiders, and lizards, so watched them carefully.” He specializes in wildlife, studio portraits, editorial and advertising photography for periodicals, biological/paleontological research specimen imaging, and fine art capture. He has a studio in Oakland.

For more information, see www.lagunafoundation.org,

The Heron Hall Art Exhibits webpage: http://www.lagunafoundation.org/learning_art-exhibits.html,
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation


September 16, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Anita Smith
707-527-9277 x 110