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ARC Gallery Exhibition: Our Planet: Ourselves

Chicago, IL

Dates: June 25 – August 14


Opening Reception  Fri.  June 25, 5-8pm / Virtual Opening Sat.  June 26, 4pm


Juror: Jane Stevens


The beauty of our natural world is apparent. The earth is warming in the sun. However “the warming earth” carries a more somber message as well – a reminder of the fruits of our greed, the fragility of our planet, the reality of our losses. And, as we face the urgency to respond, we raise our artistic voices – to celebrate, to mourn, to activate, and to contemplate how we live together in relationship to this one planet we must all share and nurture. “Our Planet: Ourselves” addresses nature in all of its complexity — its beauty, its fragility, its ubiquity to everything else that we are.


Exhibiting Artists: Alice Becker, Denise Bellezzo, Rose Bonacorsi, Laura Cerf-Dahl, Joelle Dietrick, Jeffrey Doyle, Leslie Ann Eliet, Donna Fleetwood, Jane Flynn, Donna Hapac, Bob Hilger, Margaret LeJeune, Nora Lloyd, Julie Mars, Jeane Kat McGrail, Jane Michalski, Jacqueline Moses, Lucy Mueller, Louise Pappageorge, Adriana Poterash, Linda Robinson Gordon, Cherie Sampson, Autumn Schaefer, Beth Shadur, Michelle Shipka, Juliane von Kunhardt, Brooke White, Marjorie

I AM WATER – NYC Billboard Exhibition

A public art exhibition organized by Our Humanity Matters and ecoartspace in collaboration with SaveArtSpace

Date: June 21, 2021


I AM WATER consists of a series of billboards sited in New York City that will address our relationship to water and our human understanding that we are water. Invited artists include Basia Irland and Derek Irland, Ellen Jantzen, Ellen Kozak, Helen Glazer, Hillary Johnson, Holly Fay, Joan Perlman, Lisette Morales, Maria Whiteman, Margaret LeJeune and Hanien Conradie, and Danielle Siegelbaum.


Exhibition Curator: Patricia Watts, founder of ecoartspace.


Production Curator: Tanja Andrejasic Wechsler, founder of Our Humanity Matters.


During the week of June 21, 2021, SaveArtSpace will launch public art installations for each selected work on billboard ad spaces in New York City. The public art will be on view for at least one month.

2020 Broto:Affinity

Art-Climate-Science collaborations zeroing in on better affinity of society and nature

Date: December 5 & 12, 2020

A talk by Ian Edwards, Margaret LeJeune, Ayodamola Okunseinde and Stephanie Vasko
Broto: Art-Climate-Science, Bradley University, Parsons School of Design and Michigan State University Center for Interdisciplinarity


MWSPE Fall Virtual Conference

Society for Photographic Education 2020 Fall Virtual Conference

October 1, 2020

Roundtable discussion with the Women’s Environmental Workshare Collective members Margaret LeJeune, Judy Natal, Martina Shenal, Marion Belanger, Dana Fritz, and Terri Warpinski.

Exhibition: Hold Fast – Hartmann Gallery, Bradley University

Date: January 22 – February 20, 2020

Reception: February 20, 2020

Artist Talk: February 20, 2020 at the Horowitz Auditorium in the Global Communications Center

Artist Residency: University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center

I have been invited to be the 2019 Artist-in-Residence at the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNCERC).   During my time in the Northwoods, I will look at how insects, birds, and rodents serve as indicator species of climate change.   For more information about UNDERC, please visit their website at UNDERC.

Residency at D’arts et de reves

I will be traveling to Sutton, Quebec in Canada to attend an artist residency at D’arts et de reves in October 2018.  During this residency I will give a public talk about my work that investigates our precarious relationship with water and discuss my sailing sabbatical aboard SV Bear.  For more information on the residency program, check out D’arts et de reves.

Hambidge Arts Center Artist Residency

I am honored to have been selected as a Fellow at the Hambidge Art Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia. I will spend two weeks working on editing and sequencing images from my new series Sustain.   For more information on the residency program at the Hambidge Art Center, please visit their website at Hambidge.org.

2018 Global Nomadic Art Project: The Ephemeral River

I have been selected to participate in the 2018 Global Nomadic Art Project (GNAP) – The Ephemeral River which will take place in Dartington, England in June 2018.  This project will bring together artists from around the globe to create works that focus on the River Dart and notions of ephemerality.  More information about the project can be found at GNAP.uk.

Artist Talk at Peoria Riverfront Museum


Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2pm

Location: Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria, Illinois

Link to talk

Midwest Society for Photographic Education Regional Chapter Conference


Conference Co-Chairs: Margaret LeJeune and Jason Reblando

Dates: October 12-15, 2017

Location: Peoria, Illinois

Featured Speakers: Penelope Umbrico, Wendel White, David Taylor, William L. Fox, Judy Natal

Sponsors and Affiliates: Bradley University, Illinois State University School of Art, Jacob and Lorrie Bunn, Peoria Riverfront Museum, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria Public Library, Illinois Central College, Prairie Center of the Arts, Bradley University Parent’s Association, Bradley University Intellectual and Cultural Activities Committee, Bradley University Instructional Technology and Media Services, Bostick and Sullivan, Roberts Camera, and Hasselblad/Broncolor

Exhibition: Emergence: The National Arts of Central Illinois at the Peoria Riverfront Museum


Dates: September 30, 2017 – January 14, 2018

Reception: Friday, September 30, 2017 5-9pm


Growing Light – Mercer Gallery at Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY


Dates: March 2 – March 30, 2017
Reception: Thursday, March 2, 5:00-7:00pm
Artist Lecture: Thursday, March 2, 1:00-2:00pm

Exhibition: Midwest Society for Photographic Education Multi-Caucus Juried Exhibition


Dates: October 1 – November 31, 2016

Location: MacNamee Gallery, St Louis University, St Louis, Missouri

Reception: Friday, October 7, 2016 6-8:30pm

Exhibition: Water 2016


Dates: October 7-29, 2016

Location: The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado

Reception: Friday, October 7, 2016 5:30-9pm

Juror: Richard McCabe

The Environmental Portrait – The Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT

Juror: Shana Nys Dambrot


Dates: September 15 – October 9, 2016

Exhibition: micro/MACRO


Dates: June 16 – August 6, 2016

Location:  McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, Illinois

Reception: Friday, June 23, 5 -7 pm

Exhibition: Alumni Invitational Exhibition

Dates: June 3 – July 15, 2016

Location: Gallery One, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, Illinois

Reception: Friday, June 3, 2016 6-9pm

Exhibition: Water Ecologies


Dates: April 4 – May 7, 2016

Location: Transition Gallery, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho

Reception: Monday, April 4th 5-7pm

Juror: Basia Irland

Artist Talk at Illinois Valley Yacht Club


Date: February 14, 2016

Location: Illinois Valley Yacht Club (IVY), Peoria, Illinois

Grant Award: Bradley University Research Excellence ‘New Directions’ Grant

Growing Light Featured Image


Dates: December 2015 – May 2017

Project: Growing Light – research into the photographic possibilities of bioluminescent organisms


Juror: Gendered Perspectives: An Investigation into Contemporary Identities


Dates: November 19 – December 10, 2015

Location: Bradley University Hartmann Center Gallery, Peoria, Illinois

Exhibition: Throwing Light, Catching Shadows


Dates: October 1 – October 31, 2015

Location: Cressman Center for Visual Arts University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Reception: October 2, 2015 6-9pm

Artist Talk at Bellarmine University


Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 4pm

Location: Centro Treece Hall, Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky

Exhibition: Art Department Faculty Exhibition


Dates: January 26 – April 9, 2015

Location: Bradley University Hartmann Center Gallery, Peoria, Illinois

Reception: January 30, 2015 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Exhibition: Contemporary Portraiture


Dates: January 9 – February 14, 2015

Reception: Friday, January 16, 2015  5-7pm

Artist Talk: Tuesday, February 3, 2015  6pm

Artist Talk at Truman State University


Date: November 13, 2014 4:30pm

Location: Truman State University, Ophelia Parrish 2210


Exhibition: The Modern Day Diana


Dates: November 8 – December 19, 2014

Location: Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, Illinois

Reception and Artist Talk: November 8, 2014  5:30pm

Exhibition: Hunter/Gatherer: Food and Conservation


Dates: October 14 – November 14, 2014

Location: Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri


Exhibition: Pause


Dates: November 13 – December 5, 2013

Location: Bradley University Hartmann Center Gallery, Peoria, Illinois

Press: Bradley Professor Takes a Pause


Date: November 8, 2013

Publisher: Peoria Journal Star

Link to article

Press: At Home With The Huntress

LeJeune Slate.com


Date: June 18, 2013

Publication: Slate.com

Author: Jordan G. Teicher

Link to article

Exhibition: The Modern Day Diana


Dates: October 22 – November 18, 2012

Location: SRO Photo Gallery at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Exhibition: The Modern Day Diana


Dates: March 17-April 10, 2011

Location: University of Rochester Hartnett Gallery, Rochester, New York

Artist Talk at University of Rochester

LeJeune University of Rochester


Date: March 17, 2011 4pm

Location: University of Rochester Haven’s Lounge

Press: Visual Overture Magazine


Date: Winter 2009, Volume 1

Exhibition: Strange Beauty

LeJeune The Center for Fine Art Photography


Dates: July 30-August 21, 2010

Location: The Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado

Publication: Slow Exposures 2009

LeJeune Slow Exposure


Date: September 2009

Press: The Candler Field Museum, Williamson, Georgia