The American Society of Botanical Artists unveiled their new website on Monday. Be sure you take a look! Upon arriving at the new site, you will be greeted by a beautiful rotating display of member artwork and the latest event and exhibition news. You will also find information about past, current and upcoming exhibitions.
Make sure you drop-in on the online galleries showcasing new work by ASBA members and historical works of botanical art. The Virtual Gallery currently features an exhibition entitled “Grey Matters”, showing that botanical art doesn’t always come in color.
The Education section includes a list of classes taught by ASBA members, a list of instructors organized by state, books about botanical art, how-to tutorials from past issues of The Botanical Artist (the ASBA’s journal), articles about the science of botanical art, and advice for aspiring collectors. There is also a section about technology.
Articles and images from past conferences can also be viewed on the new site. Read about the fun and the field trips at the 2008 conference in Pasadena, how ASBA members enjoyed the Valley of Sun (Phoenix) in 2009, and get a glimpse of what members saw at the Glass Flowers Collection at Harvard Museum of Natural History during last year’s conference in Boston. Every three years the ASBA conference is held in Pittsburgh, in conjunction with the international exhibition of botanical art hosted by the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Read about the 2010 event and look ahead to 2013!
Have you ever read the ASBA’s journal, The Botanical Artist? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to read a sample issue you can download for free. It is filled with interesting articles and ASBA-related news.
With the new site, comes a new Web address.
Add www.asba-art.org to your bookmarks!