Lectures & Exhibitions

Connie's lecture series are based on nature and travel to empower employees, volunteers, and associates and develop communication strategies for corporations, non-profits, and community organizations. 

Lecture Titles:

Connie lecturing at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum

Connie lecturing at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum



Lecture Series are based on nature and travel to empower employees, volunteers, and associates and develop communication strategies for corporations, non-profits, and community organizations. Contact Connie for more information.


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Past Exhibitions and Events:

Connie's husband, Nicholas Petrucci, unveils the portrait of Guardian Mary Barley.

Connie's husband, Nicholas Petrucci, unveils the portrait of Guardian Mary Barley.

Guardians of the Everglades Portrait Unveiling of Guardian Mary Barley
Miami/Coral Gables
Friday, January 8, 2016, 5:30 at the Everglades Foundation Hosted Reception
Everglades Coalition - Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Come to the AFTER PARTY at Guardians of the Everglades Studio
4:30 - 7:30 pm - Guardians of the Everglades Studio & Gallery,  1719 Trade Center Way #3, Naples, FL 34109



"Why - An Inspirational Call to Action"
Connie Bransilver presents the Keynote Address at The Photo Shootout - Tampa Bay, Friday, April 10, 2015 - Tampa, FL. The Photo Shootout is a regional photography event that brings photographers from across the country together for workshops throughout the area.  Connie’s presentation will be fun and inspirational, followed by an open forum for discussion.  


“What Are You Trying to Say with Your Photos?”
Connie Bransilver presents a 75 minute breakout session challenging the WHY of photography at the Saturday, March 7, 2015 - FCCC 2015 Conference at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Fort Myers, FL. The Theme of the annual Florida Camera Club Council event is Wildlife, Nature and the Great Outdoors.


National Audubon Society’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
On display until August 31, 2013 at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary are 7 endangered species banners and 25 framed photographic prints of Florida’s endangered native orchids. The exhibit is free with admission to the sanctuary and open to the public during Sanctuary opening hours.

View images here and for information on purchasing prints, please contact GuardiansoftheEverglades@gmail.com   www.corkscrew.audubon.org


National Audubon Society’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and Collier County Audubon's Feathers and Friends Gala 2013
In honor of the heroes who dedicate their lives to preserve one of America's last great wildernesses for the benefit of future generations. Please join us as the evening intertwines captivating storytelling, art and music about Everglades conservation featuring photography by Connie Bransilver and life size portraits by artist Nicholas Petrucci. February 8, 20136:30 pm Reception, Silent Auction, 7:30 pm Dinner http://feathersandfriends2013.com


Deering Estate at Cutler
November 14, 2012 - January 20, 2013
16701 SW 72nd Ave, Palmetto Bay, (Miami) FL 33157
uardians of the Everglades® accompanied by a Photo Documentary of the Creation of the Guardians of the Everglades®  www.DeeringEstate.com. Opening reception 7:00 - 9:00 November 14, 2012 and preview of the documentary film Guardians of the Everglades®.


March 2012 Opening Reception - Saturday March 3, 2012
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Everglades National Park Coe Visitors’ Center Homestead, FL

On display will be four 72” x 42” portraits of Guardians Clyde Butcher, Nat Reed, Franklin Adams and Chief Buffalo Tiger along with photographs of all eleven Guardians in action and six diaphanous banners depicting what it means to be endangered or threatened. East Coasters - that’s you in Miami and Fort Lauderdale the Keys and the eastern Everglades - Your next opportunity will not be until November at Deering Estate in Miami. More information at: http://www.nps.gov/ever/parknews/vintageevergladesdayeverpr020912.htm


Through February 25, 2012 Museum of the Everglades
Everglades City, FL.  Visit the Museum or sign up for our lecture on Tuesday, February 21 in conjunction with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival. Information and reservations at 239-695-0008. Lecture and Lunch are $20 per person. WestCoasters - that’s you in Naples, Fort Myers, Marco, Everglades City andthe western Everglades - you have until February 25th to visit this exhibit. More information t: http://www.evergladesmuseum.org/


Museum of Florida Art and Culture, SFCC
December 7, 2011 - January 30, 2012
600 W. College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825, www.mofac.org




The International Conservation Photography Awards (ICP Awards)
The Sadabe Project was selected as the winner in "Documenting a Conservation Project." Six images are on display in the Seattle Museum of History and Industry until October 12th and on line now and throughout the year.   


Ghost Orchid ©Connie Bransilver

Ghost Orchid ©Connie Bransilver

IUCN World Conservation Congress
ILCP will be partnering with the IUCN WORLD CONSERVATION CONGRESS in Barcelona, Spain, October 5 – 14, 2008, to help illustrate some of the most pressing conservation subjects that will be discussed at this meeting. Connie’s Ghost Orchid (Dendrophylax lindenii) will be one of the ten images exhibited in the main pavilion, the Species Pavilion.

The IUCN, the largest and most influential conservation organization in the world, asked ILCP to be an official partner. ILCP photographs will be featured at the 5 major pavilions that will act as the center for this Congress.  A slide show/film featuring ILCP members’ images will be shown at the opening ceremony.  An estimated 8,000–10,000 delegates from governments and NGOs from around the globe will meet to set the agenda for conservation action for the coming years. 



Panther ©Connie Bransilver

Panther ©Connie Bransilver

Irreplaceable - Wildlife in a Warming World
ILCP traveling exhibit in partnership with EARTH JUSTICE.  40 photos in the exhibit
include Connie’s photograph of the Florida Panther, one of a population of about 100 cats confined to southwest Florida. In 2008 the ILCP, in partnership with the non-profit Earth Justice launched a brand new exhibit.  The theme deals with the effects of Climate Change on Endangered Species.  The exhibit features images and stories from ILCP photographers.

HD Video accompanies the exhibit. The sponsoring agencies for the traveling exhibit represent four “pillars” — faith, science, justice and art. The faith perspective is provided by Noah, a coalition of Protestant, Evangelical and Christian groups dedicated to care of the Earth, and the science perspective is represented by Conservation International’s Center for Applied Biodiversity Science.

The Boston Globe:  “Stunning photographs of species endangered by global warming.” 


A Climate for Life - Meeting the Global Challenge
Cemex Conservation Book series 2008 Book: Book Launch at the IUCN Congress – Barcelona, Spain October 5-14, 2008

Cemex Conservation Book Series presents the 2008 book: A CLIMATE FOR LIFE: Meeting the Global Challenge examines the impact of climate change on biodiversity and focuses on the most important challenges currently facing life on our planet.   With a foreword co-authored by eminent Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson and actor Harrison Ford, and a comprehensive introduction by Conservation International scientists led by President Russ Mittermeier, A CLIMATE FOR LIFE: Meeting the Global Challenge examines the enormous impact of climate change on biodiversity and focuses on how nature itself might provide some of the solutions to this challenge.  This lavishly printed book is a call to action and a blueprint to preserve our planet.


World View – Madagascar will be displayed at The Collective Gallery, Ft. Collins, CO, in October, then at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins in November.  Fine Print Imaging, the printer that I use for all my art prints, in partnership with ILCP, will mount the show. www.thecollectivegallery.com.


Wild Florida, a one person exhibition of 25 of my Florida prints will be on display in the art gallery on the condominium ship The World sailing from Cape Canaveral, FL on Nov. 12 to Miami Nov 22.  www.aboardtheworld.comThe World is a seagoing community featuring adventure, excitement and introductions to faraway lands.  The World, through the art exhibit and a video interview, aim to give residents and guests the flavor of Florida.


Barrier Island Group for the Arts on Sanibel Island, FL, will host the Big Arts Photography Invitational Nov 12 – Dec. 5, 2008.   I will hang MADAGASCAR BURNING, 24” x 34” framed archival Fine Art print on canvas, 1/20 , and SPIRIT OF THE FOREST – MADAGASCAR, 28” x 35” framed archival Fine Art print on canvas, AP.  Madagascar Burning won the ICP Awards category “Environment at Risk” in 2007.www.icpawards/winners.html


The Winter issue of 1000 Friends of Florida which will come out in November will feature Florida conservation photographer Connie Bransilver and a wide variety of her Florida images – landscapes, wildlife and flora, both color and infrared.  1000 Friends of Florida promotes healthy urban and natural places by wise management of growth and change.


Connie’s one person exhibit, Florida Naturally, in the Cabinet Meeting Room in the Florida State Capitol, Tallahassee, is coordinated and sponsored by the Capital Complex Exhibition Program of the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs. Approximately 25 images will depict the variety and beauty of natural Florida. May 11 – August 14, 2009


ON LINE GALLERY:  Naples Conservation Photographer Connie Bransilver Barrow received an Honorable Mention in National Geographic Expeditions’ Photo Contest.  Her intimate image was of a new born giraffe in Botswana. “Our guide spotted a giraffe in labor in the cold, dark dawn.  There was not a dry eye as we watched an hour of labor, then an hour while the baby struggled to rise, and finally joined in play with another newborn.”  http://photocontest.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/winners.html


Florida Naturally, May 29 – August 20, 2008, was installed in the two-story atrium lobby and café’ of Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples.  The exhibition was curated by The von Liebig Art Center’s Jack O’Brien.  Connie’s five images of Florida included Top o’ the Mornin’, Baby Shumba – Florida Panther Kitten – and Reversal – Great Egret, an Infrared print aimed at surprising viewers


Connie has been in demand as a judge for various Florida camera club competitions.