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18th Annual International

New York Design Center
New York, NY
November 4 – December 30, 2015

The international exhibition of botanical art hosted by the American Society of Botanical Artists and The Horticultural Society of New York is in mid-town Manhattan this year. This is New York’s premier showcase of contemporary botanical art.

Artists from all over the world submitted work for consideration. Of the 234 submissions received, 44 works by artists from the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, The Netherlands, Russia, and the UK were accepted.

Participating artists are: milly acharya, Rosalind Allchin, Margaret Best, Melanie Campbell-Carter, Estelle DeRidder, Carrie Di Costanzo, Jean Emmons, Akiko Enokido, Margaret Farr, Beverly Fink, Ingrid Finnan, Kathleen Folino, Lara Gastinger, Asuka Hishiki, Leah Kaizer, Joan Keesey, Ku-mie Kim, Karen Kluglein, Mindy Lighthipe, Katy Lyness, Robert McNeill, Carrie Megan, Mali Moir, Monika deVries Gohlke, Sharron O’Neil, Tomoko Ogawa, John Pastoriza-Pinol, Kelly Radding, Lesley Randall, Betsy Rogers-Knox, Susan Sapanara, Connie Scanlon, Liz Shippam, Fiona Strickland, Keiko Nibu Tarver, Melissa Toberer, Jeannetta vanRaalte, Alexander Viazmensky, Denise Walser-Kolar, Esmee Winkel, and Carol Woodin.

The New York Design Center is located at 200 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY and is open Monday – Friday from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

The exhibition catalog of the 18th Annual International Exhibition can be purchased online at ArtPlantae ($20, plus $2.99 shipping).

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¡Go Tropical!
2015 Small Works Exhibition
American Society of Botanical Artists
Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove
Miami, FL
October 15-17, 2015

¡Go Tropical! Small Works 2015
is the non-juried exhibition of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) and is presented in collaboration with the Tropical Botanic Artists collective. This exhibition features the botanical paintings and drawings of ASBA members attending the 2015 ASBA Annual Meeting & Conference in Miami, Florida.

Robin Jess, ASBA Executive Director, explains the format of this weekend’s exhibition in the Introduction of the ¡Go Tropical! catalog:

Small Works is a continuing series of non-juried exhibitions held at ASBA’s annual conferences, open to all registrants. The works must be framed to 12 x 12 inches. These diminutive works should have all the qualities of any fine contemporary botanical art.

Due to their non-juried status, Small Works exhibitions include a range of artists, from beginners to world-renowned. Regardless of level of artistic skills, the works are not limited in their beauty or power to inform and move the viewer. Small Works is a favorite exhibition, and many artists who have never shown before do so here.

The Small Works catalog features the work of 79 artists from 20 US states, Bermuda, Chile and Germany. It can be purchased online at ArtPlantae ($15).

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Poster, Sonoma County Colored Pencil Artists

Courtesy: Sonoma County Colored Pencil Artists

The Legacy of
Luther Burbank

Helen Crocker Russell Library
San Francisco Botanical Gardens
Sept. 2 – Dec. 30, 2015

The Sonoma County Colored Pencil Botanical Artists are exhibiting 32 paintings of plants from the Luther Burbank Gold Ridge Experiment Farm in Sebastopol, CA and the
Luther Burbank Home & Garden in Santa Rosa, CA. 

Artists worked with specimens from both locations to create a botanical record (florilegium) of Burbank’s work in Sonoma County. An Artists’ Reception will be held on Thursday, September 17th (5-7 pm). You are invited to the reception to meet the artists and to learn about this special project.

Artists participating in this exhibition:

  • Nina Antze
  • Adrianne Bowes
  • Suzanne Cogen
  • Margie Goff
  • Nancy W Klippert
  • Victoria A. Kochergin
  • Rebecca Lichau
  • Jackie Lueder
  • Joanne Page
  • Elizabeth Peyton
  • Ginny Ritama Spencer
  • Vi Strain
  • Chris Woodward

Exhibition Coordinator, Nina Antze, will teach two colored pencil workshops in conjunction with the exhibition. These workshops will be taught
September 17 and November 5. For more information, please contact Nina.

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Enjoy a special evening event at the Chelsea Physic Garden with Head Gardener, Nick Bailey.

On Thursday August 13, Bailey will give a guided tour of the Garden that includes visits to the Garden of Medicinal Plants and the new World Woodland Garden, a garden focusing on medicinal plants from forest environments.

Artist Nici Ruggiero will talk about her installation “Curse or Cure”, an installation of apothecary jars in the Garden of Medicinal Plants. Also included in the evening tour is a visit to London’s Secret Garden: Plant Portraits from Chelsea Physic Garden.

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Echinacea purpurea © Jane Sturgeon, All rights reserved

Echinacea purpurea © Jane Sturgeon, All rights reserved

Reed-Turner Woodland 10th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition & Plant Sale
Reed-Turner Nature Center
Long Grove, IL
May 16-17, 2015
10 AM – 3 PM

The Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle invites you to join them next weekend!

The ASBA Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle and the Long Grove-Kildeer Garden Club are pleased to announce the 10th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition and Plant Sale at the Reed-Turner Woodland and Nature Preserve.

The Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle is a network of artists who are members of the American Society of Botanical Artists. It consists of a dedicated and enthusiastic group of botanical artists, current and former students with provenance at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
The Group is guided by the parameters and goals of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA). The ASBA is one of the premier organizations promoting botanical art around the world. Consistent with the mission of the ASBA, the Group works to further public interest in botanical art, conservation science, botany, and horticulture at the local level. The Group also strives to emphasize the beauty and importance plants play in our daily lives by increasing public awareness through education, promotion, and exhibition of its members’ art in collaboration with local institutions.
The Group has been in existence for over 11 years and meets at the Reed-Turner Woodland on the last Saturday of each month from 9:30 – 11:30 AM. Members of the public with an interest in botanical art are most welcome.

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By Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators

The booth of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators (PSBI) at the Philadelphia Flower Show (February 28 – March 8, 2015) will feature an exhibition of more than 35 precise paintings and on-going demonstrations about how botanical paintings are created. Demonstrations will be held daily from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Both the exhibition and the demonstrations are by the 75 local members of the PSBI.

“At the Show, we try to portray the glory of nature both accurately and attractively. We take seriously the quote from Keats of ‘Beauty in truth, truth in beauty.’”, says Judy Simon, Exhibition Chairperson.

The title of the PSBI exhibition is “Holly, Wood and Vines,” reflecting the flower show’s theme “Celebrate the Movies.” The Philadelphia Flower Show will open with “Lights, Camera, BLOOM!”. The PSBI exhibition will complement the opening event with glitzy gold and silver frames. The artwork in this year’s exhibition have names such as “Up Close and Personal” (for an enlarged specimen), “Bad Actor” (for an invasive plant), or “Blonde Bombshell” (for a yellow dahlia or tea rose).

The exhibition will feature only original artwork. Society artists spend many hours, weeks, and even months creating each piece. They take great care to make certain their depiction of the plant, flower, fruit or vegetable is faithful to nature, as well as being a thing of beauty, something to be passed down with pride to future generations.

Founded in 1997, the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators have participated in the flower show since 1998.

Public demonstrations are part of the PSBI mission to educate the public about the intricacies of botanical art. It is an art form that is a tradition, particularly in the Philadelphia area where John and William Bartram founded and illustrated North America’s first botanical garden in the 18th century.

For more information, check the PSBI website (PSBI-art.org), Twitter (@PSBI_artists) or contact Sarah Maxwell.

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Opens Next Week!

The viewing of Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley will be the only West Coast showing of this traveling exhibition by the American Society of Botanical Artists. The Garden has planned special programs related to the exhibition. Information about these programs and other learning opportunities in botanical art can be viewed below and at Classes Near You > Northern California.

University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley

This 34-acre garden was established in 1890 and is now a non-profit research garden and museum. The botanical art classes at UCBG are taught by Lee McCaffree and Catherine Watters. View a detailed schedule and register on the Garden’s website.


    Following in the Bartrams’ FootstepsBartram_cover_500px
    December 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015
    Open Daily | 10 am – 4 pm
    This major art exhibition includes forty-four original artworks based on the native plant discoveries made by John and William Bartram in their renowned and influential travels throughout the Eastern wilderness between the 1730s and 1790s. The UC Botanical Garden will be the only West Coast showing of this exhibition. On view in the new Julia Morgan Hall.
    Free with Garden Admission

    PLANTS ILLUSTRATED: Following the Garden’s Path
    January 7 –  February 15, 2015
    10 am – 4 pm
    Come view our 6th annual Plants Illustrated exhibition of Botanical Art featuring work by the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists.  This year the pieces will represent plants in the Garden’s collection.
    Free with Garden Admission

    Plants Illustrated: Opening Reception for Garden Members and NCSBA Artists
    Saturday, January 24, 2015
    4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Come view our annual exhibition of botanical art, Plants Illustrated at this special members’ event. Meet the artists, sip wine and learn about the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists.  Free; card-holding members only; advance registration is required; space is limited.


    An Introduction to Botanical Art with Catherine Watters
    Thursday, January 22, 2015 &
    Friday, January 23, 2015
    10 am – 4 pm
    This class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors.
    All levels are welcome.
    $180 / $170 members

    Botanical Art for Young Adults
    Saturday, February 7, 2015
    1 pm – 3 pm
    Join artist and educator Sally Petru for an afternoon investigation to learn to draw both botanically accurate and artful representations of plants. All levels are welcome and parents/guardians are welcome to register as students alongside their child. $40 / $30 members


    The Legacy of the Bartrams with Carol Woodin,
    ASBA Exhibitions Director

    Friday, December 19, 2014
    10 am – 11:30 am
    Who were John and William Bartram? Come learn about this fascinating father-son duo and the legacy they’ve had on American botany, horticulture and botanical art. Free with Garden Admission

    The Venus Fly trap and other Amazing Carnivorous Plants
    Saturday, January 10, 2015
    10 am – 11 am
    John Bartram was the first to introduce the Venus Fly Trap into cultivation. Family members of all age are invited to discover some of the fascinating and beautiful plants that can eat insects. Get up close with the amazing leaf adaptations as you learn more
    about them. $15 / $10 members

    A Journey with the Bartrams, Hookers and other Famous Families in Western Botanical Science, Art and Exploration with Dr. Peggy Fiedler
    Saturday, January 31, 2015
    1 pm – 3 pm
    John Bartram and his son, William Bartram, were among the first active, professional American field botanists throughout the Revolutionary era. Father John (1699-1777) was an indefatigable collector of plants and seeds during his travels across eastern North America, eventually establishing arguably the first botanic garden in the New World. His son William (1739-1823) was similarly well-traveled, an avid collector, and an extraordinary artist of both plants and birds. At roughly the same time as the younger Bartram, William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865) was burnishing his credentials as an intrepid English explorer, keen botanist and accomplished illustrator as well as the third director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. His son, Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) too followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming one of the greatest British botanists of the 19th century, the 4th director of Kew, and Charles Darwin’s closest friend and confidante. Free with Garden Admission

    Maria Sibylla Merian: A Passion for Plants & Insects
    Thursday, February 5, 2015
    10 am – 11:30 am
    The artist and scientist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) was born in Frankfurt, Germany, into a middle-class family of publishers and artists. At the age of fifty-two, Merian traveled with her younger daughter to Suriname, a Dutch territory in South America, to paint its exotic insects. She was an adventurous woman way ahead of her time, whose amazing career as an artist, writer and teacher revolutionized botany and zoology. Come learn more about this fascinating woman. $12 / $10 members


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