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Robert Bateman’s 92nd Birthday Celebration

May 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am May 28, 2022 @ 4:00 pm PDT

Come celebrate Robert Bateman’s 92nd birthday!

The Bateman Foundation is hosting free activities in the gallery and online through out the month of May.

Let your imagination soar! Create a birthday card design to celebrate Robert’s 92nd birthday.

Use Robert Bateman’s art and philosophy to inspire your artwork. Submit your designs by May 22 and we’ll share your card designs with Robert, himself.

One lucky artist can win a NatureSketch class to continue to nurture their inner artist.

Design your cards at home or in our gallery this month. To enter, submissions can be in person, on social media by tagging @batemanfdn and #BatemanBirthdayCard, and email to [email protected].

“If you find yourself worrying, go outside, take three breaths, address a tree and quietly say, ‘Thank you’. If you Can’t find a tree, a dandelion will do….Nature is magic.” – Robert Bateman

Robert Bateman’s philosophy is simple: immerse yourself in nature and soon you’ll be aware that the natural environment is amazing and the most precious gift we have.

The Bateman Foundation’s flagship educational program, NatureSketch has imparted this philosophy to over 11,000 students and our goal is to continue to reach and connect more people.

Help us continue this lasting legacy by donating to support and sustain NatureSketch.

As a gift to you for Robert’s birthday, we want to give the gift of art.

From May 24 (Robert’s birthday) to May 28, see all the incredible Bateman Gallery exhibitions with an entry fee of your choice.

Enjoy Environmental Impact II and The World of Robert Bateman along with free gallery activities and workshops inspired by Robert Bateman all week long.

May 24 Final Day Schedule of Events

11:00 AM – Free Tour
1:00 PM-2:00 PM – Free Naturesketch Workshop with Emma Pyle
2:00 PM – Free Tour

We want to celebrate with all the Robert Bateman fans across North America!

All through the month, we’ll be releasing special giveaways on social media to celebrate Robert Bateman’s birthday. Be sure you stay connected to take part in all the incredible giveaways. Follow #BatemanBirthday.