Lisa Langell Creative Wildlife & Nature
March 2018 Photography Exhibit

             Among our most popular instructors for photography classes, Lisa Langell is also among the most generous, coaching several camera workshops each year and forgoing her fee as a way to help the Arboretum raise money and build annual membership. Lisa’s feather-crisp photos of birds can be literally breathtaking, and her enthusiasm in front of a class is infectious. March brings Arboretum visitors a chance to see 20 of her images enlarged and on the gallery walls within our Visitor Center.

BTA members, visitors and guests are invited to mingle with Lisa’s guests at her meet-the-artist reception
March 17 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Saint Patrick's Day -- wear green!)

             What drives her art?

“The joy -- or rather, euphoria - -that I find in photographing moments in nature happens at least twice for every successful image. First occurs in the field with my camera when I lose my sense of time and immerse myself and my lens in the world around me. Photographs are akin to a visual language: they communicate only when viewed by another person. My second wave of joy occurs when my work shares emotion and moments to a viewer who takes a moment to look and listen.”
                        Read AZ Highways March 12, 2018 Interview with Lisa

             A Michigan expat, she has called Scottsdale home for the past decade. Lisa has won several awards from the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA); her work has been published in magazines as prestigious as Arizona Highways. Explore her website ( and you’ll find “a feast of beautiful images of our natural world and the wildlife that inhabits it.” In addition, you will find some images that are not usually within the purview of a nature photographer – including contemporary, abstract art, and vintage styled mixed media pieces created by Lisa as a nod to her history of careers in interior decorating, floral design, and psychology. Her style is one of clean lines, dreamy, ethereal imagery, and textures within her photography and art.

             Connect with the artist through her website

Call her at 602. 345. 0883
or email
join her legion of fans on Facebook

             Boyce Thompson Arboretum is at highway 60 milepost #223 near the historic copper mining town of Superior, a drive of about 45 minutes due East of Mesa. During Winter and Spring months visitors are admitted from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily, and the Arboretum closes at 5:00 p.m. Summer Hours of 6am-3pm resume May-through-September. New exhibits begin each month and may be seen daily during business hours; the Arboretum is an Arizona State Park and daily admission must be paid to enter the Visitor Center where our gallery is found. A membership may be purchased in the gift shop on the day of your visit.

Review exhibits 2015 through 2017

Tony DeNunzio February 2018

Kimberly Harris January 201

Bud Heiss December 2017

Darrell Sheppard October 2017

Jill Cockrum September 2017

Roger Degler July - August 2017

Sarah Slocum And Bill Brooks - June 2017

Paul Gill - May 2017

Mary Isham - April 2017

Preston Cox - March 2017

The Ateliers Group

Burdell Moody

Sue Cullumber

Miriam Mladinov

Anthem Camera Club

Nancy Romanovsky

Julie Stubbs

John Aho

Heather Coen

Rimgaudas Vidziunas

Michael Madsen & Heidi Golden Hearts-Rock Photos

Elaine Dube

Becky Joy

Christine Debrosky

Then And Now BTA Photography

Paul Landau

Preston Cox & Tammy Knight

Legumes of Arizona

Paul Kinslow
Rick Cameron

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