BONITA SPRINGS, FL – Join Clyde for a book signing and exhibit opening reception on Wednesday, October 25, from 4-6 pm at the Visual Arts Center in Bonita Springs. This event is in conjunction with the showing of Clyde’s Everglades Exhibit which will be on display from October 2 – January 2, 2024.
America’s Everglades: Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher highlights Butcher’s artistic eye as well as his deep and long-held commitment to conservation. His work challenges us to explore the heritage we share in the natural world and to work together to protect it. Through his photography, Butcher hopes to educate the public by bringing environmental issues to the forefront of public consciousness.
With his century-old camera, Clyde Butcher has been exploring and documenting the Everglades for more than three decades. The result is a stunning collection of large-format black-and-white photographs that capture untouched parts of the nation’s largest subtropical wilderness. Delicate ecosystems, rare botanical specimens, and sweeping landscapes bring the wonder of this mysterious part of our country to light.
Join Clyde Butcher for a book signing at the Clearwater Main Library on August 16th from 5 – 6 pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. Later that evening, Clyde will be giving a lecture at the Capitol Theatre. CLICK HERE
for more information and for the ticketing link.
This event is in conjunction with his Cuba Exhibit, which is up through October 31st at the Clearwater Main Library.
Commissioned by the United Nations to create a portfolio of the mountainous lands of Cuba, Clyde Butcher set out on three week-long expeditions into unfamiliar lands. He explored the island country’s varied geographic regions, from the Sierra Maestra Mountains in Cuba’s eastern Granma province, to the southern coast between Manzananilo and Santiago de Cuba. He ventured to places including Baracoa in the northeast, the southern waterfalls of the Serra de San Juan, and the mogotes of the west in the Piña del Rio region.
While taking photographs for the Conference for the Sustainable Habitat of the Mountains, Clyde thought about being part of an event changing history for the better, and enthusiastically saw an opportunity to make a positive difference. His photography transcends political boundaries, challenging us to work together to protect natural places across the globe.
Join the Butchers at their Venice Gallery & Studio ‘Meet the Artists’ Holiday event on Saturday, November 11th, from 10 am to 3 pm. This event is FREE but we are asking for RSVPs. Scroll down and let us know if you will be joining us in the morning or afternoon.
Meet Clyde & Niki in the gallery where they will be telling stories about their photographic adventures and will sign your cherished items.
The gallery staff will be on hand to assist you inside the gallery where you will learn from our knowledgeable docents about Clyde’s remarkable art. Additionally, his one-of-a-kind darkroom will be open for viewing and his darkroom assistants will be there to answer any questions about the printing process.
We will have great holiday gift specials, so come prepared to get a headstart on your holiday shopping! Questions? Give us a call at (941) 486-0811.
Join the Butcher family at the Big Cypress Gallery this Labor Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 3rd and 4th, 11 am to 3 pm for an Artist “Meet and Greet” event. We are celebrating Clyde’s 80th Birthday
both days with party snacks and plenty of cheer! This event is free and open to the public but we ask that you please RSVP so we know how many people to expect. RSVP HERE
The Big Cypress Gallery staff will be installing a new selection of Clyde’s large format black and white photography for viewing. Niki’s gallery room will be redecorated with a new look and new framing styles for her hand-painted photography just in time too! Clyde and Niki will be available to sign books and visit with fans. Clyde’s staff will be on hand to answer questions and assist guests.
The Big Cypress Gallery has been a source of inspiration for many of Clyde’s monumental photographs; come enjoy the natural beauty of the unique landscape. Questions? Call the Big Cypress Gallery 239-695-2428.
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – Join Clyde for a lecture at the James Museum in St. Petersburg on Thursday, May 5th at 7 pm. Clyde will be doing a book signing from 4-6 pm. Tickets are free and may be reserved at the link below.
Clyde Butcher’s America the Beautiful exhibit will be on display alongside Ansel Adams’ Masterworks exhibit at The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art from April 9 – July 31, 2022. This is an exciting opportunity to view the work of these two renowned landscape photographers side by side. CLICK HERE to reserve tickets for the lecture on May 5th.
This collection celebrates the beauty of the American landscape from the Redwood forests of California to the Everglade swamps of Florida. Clyde majestically captures the public natural lands set aside by the Federal and State governments for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. Clyde’s images of these treasured landscapes document the changing environment, capturing what is there today and encouraging us to enjoy the beauty of nature. Clyde’s images speak for countless diverse places of wilderness and respite found throughout all of America, allowing us an appreciation of our land.
Meet Clyde and Niki at their Big Cypress Gallery Saturday, August 11th from 10am-4pm. They both will be showing some of their new works and will be available for book and calendar signing. They will be introducing our new visiting artist Leslie Peebles which has been visiting our Big Cypress Gallery for years drawing and painting our surrounding area. We are very excited to introduce her beautiful work at our gallery. Leslie is a painter and printmaker who specializes in linoleum and wood block relief prints, oils, and encaustics. Her newest pieces are mixed media that combine relief print with encaustic medium. Her works will be on exhibit until December.
August is one of Clyde’s favorite months to photograph the Everglades, and he is looking forward to spending some time in his Swamp Bungalow behind the gallery photographing for the month of August.
Did you miss out on meeting Clyde at his St. Armand’s Gallery due to weather this past weekend? Saturday, June 2nd from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. we’re adding an additional opportunity to see this exhibit and meet Clyde.
“The images found in this exhibit reflect my respect and appreciation of those heroes of the past who were willing to stand up and proclaim the need to save our environment so that today we can see portions of our country as pristine, unchanged and unspoiled as it was long ago.” Clyde Butcher
Much of America the Beautiful: The Monumental Landscape by Clyde Butcher, majestically captures the great and public natural lands set aside by the Federal and State governments for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this generation and future generations. Through the patriotic generosity of gifts from families such as the Rockefellers, many of the National Parks are preserved as the patrimony of the Nation and meant for all. If every picture tells a story, these powerful black and white images are portraits of the eternal bond between man and nature that is the soul of our country.
While this exhibition and its photographs fall squarely as major works of art, it is undeniable that the elusive Nature is threatened by industrial and residential development, and the environment is at grave risk. It is responsibility of every American to preserve the natural elements of our country. To make a good start of this, all we need to do as individuals, is simply plant a tree.