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Next month award-winning botanical artist Jean Emmons, fiber artist Claire B. Jones, and photographer/artist Tara McDermott will present their work in the Koch Gallery at the Vashon Center for the Arts on Vashon Island. Their work will be on view June 2-29, 2017. Meet the artists on Friday, June 2 from 6-9 pm.


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ASBA Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle

The Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle and the Long Grove-Kildeer Garden Club are pleased to announce the 12th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition & Plant Sale at the Reed-Turner Woodland and Nature Preserve, 3849 Old McHenry Rd. Long Grove, IL (map). The exhibition is scheduled for May 20-21, 2017 from 10am to 3pm. It will feature original works, prints, cards and decorative items for sale. Admission is free.

The Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle consists of dedicated botanical artists from throughout the Chicago-area. The Group is guided by the parameters and goals of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), one of the premier organizations promoting botanical art around the world. Consistent with ASBA’s mission, the Group works to further the 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 ASBA Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle meets at the Reed-Turner Woodland and Nature Preserve 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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The Minnetonka Center for the Arts invites you to Beauty and Truth: Botanical Art Then and Now, a conversation about the past, present and future of botanical art. Guest speaker Kathy Allen, Andersen Horticultural Librarian at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, will be joined by contemporary botanical artists who will show how botanical drawings and paintings are created. You will also view artwork juried into Flora and Fauna Illustrata, a program documenting plants, insects and animals that live or pass through the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Beauty and Truth: Botanical Art Then and Now will occur Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required. Enrollment is limited to 30 (ages 16 and up). Cost: $14 members, $16 non-members.

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While at Minnetonka Center for the Arts, don’t miss an exhibition of botanical art by the students of Suz Galloway. The exhibition Contemporary American Botanicals is on view in the Murphy Room through March 30, 2017. More Info

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By Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation presents
Exquisite Patterns in Nature from March 19 – June 30, 2017. This exhibition includes selections of artwork and books from the Hunt Institute’s permanent collections that are representative of, or inspired by, the fascinating configurations in the architecture of all organisms.

The patterns on display include simple symmetries and more complex tessellations and fractals; growth rings, whorls and logarithmic spirals; explorations of larger patterns observed through groupings of like plants and plant parts; the visual study of plants in complex decorative arrangements and examples of these patterns in practice.

    Opening reception
    Join us Sunday, March 19, 2017, 2-4 p.m. for the reception. At 2:30 p.m. the curators will give a short introduction to the exhibition in the gallery.

    Open House 2017
    Our annual Open House on Sunday, June 25 (1:45-4:30 p.m.) will include a talk (2:00-3:00 p.m.) and an exhibition tour (3:15-4:00 p.m.). Librarian Charlotte Tancin will present A celebration of plants, enjoying endless variety of form and kind, a talk and display from the Institute’s rare book collection. Striking historical illustrations of selected kinds of plants or aspects of their forms will be on display. She will talk briefly about each image, discussing what can be seen in the image and how the published image would have supported the work of botanists at the time, such as in floristic studies, reports of explorations, monographs on a family or genus, documenting new introductions or celebrating exotic garden plants. This event is free and open to the public.

[Insect- and wind-borne pollen of Dicotyledoneae and Monocotyledoneae], watercolor on paper by Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden (1907–2007), ca.1990, 25 × 17.5 cm, for her The Clover and the Bee: A Book of Pollination (New York, Thomas Crowell, 1990, p. 12), HI Art accession no. 7408.39, Rights, except gift industry, held by Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.

[Insect- and wind-borne pollen of Dicotyledoneae and Monocotyledoneae], watercolor on paper by Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden (1907–2007), ca.1990, 25 × 17.5 cm, for her The Clover and the Bee: A Book of Pollination (New York, Thomas Crowell, 1990, p. 12), HI Art accession no. 7408.39, Rights, except gift industry, held by Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.


About the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.

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The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts in Lake Oswego, Oregon invites you to participate in Beyond the Point: The Fine Art of Colored Pencil and Graphite.

Colored pencil and graphite artists are invited to submit work showing how they apply colored pencil &/or graphite to a variety of surfaces including, but not limited to paper, wood, stone and board. Work may be 2D or 3D. Both colored and graphite, dry and water-soluble pencils may be used. This special exhibition will feature local and national artists such as Mary McCarty, Pat Averill, and Tracy Frein.

Beyond the Point is one of three juried exhibitions planned for the 54th Annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts (June 23-25, 2017). Below is an overview of all exhibiting opportunities:

    Beyond the Point: The Fine Art of Colored Pencil and Graphite
    Special exhibition featuring works in colored pencil and graphite.


    The Artist’s Vision: The Skies Opened

    The Artist’s Vision juried exhibition is a popular venue for both emerging and established artists in the 2D and 3D arts.


    Craft in the Park: Fine Art and Craft

    This is an outdoor booth show located in Lake Oswego’s George Rogers Park showcasing original handcrafted fine art and craft in fifteen categories.

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About the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

The Festival, an event created by Lakewood Center for the Arts, is a major regional arts event located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Lake Oswego is located 9 miles south of Portland, Oregon. The Festival presents the creative endeavors of recognized and emerging artists and enjoys an outstanding reputation for bringing special exhibits of quality and diversity to a weekend that is accessible to everyone. Attracting some 25,000 visitors during the three day event, the Festival includes several art exhibits, food booths, music, and fine art crafts. The Festival is held in the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego and George Rogers Park. It features multiple art exhibits, music, dance and demonstrations. The special exhibit is housed at Lakewood Center. Other art exhibits (Open Show, Lake Oswego Chronicle, Artist’s Vision and Student Exhibits) are also located at Lakewood Center. Craft in the Park, with more than 110 artists, is located at George Rogers Park across the street from Lakewood Center.

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Cauliflower, graphite

Cauliflower, graphite. ©Sally Jacobs, All rights reserved

Sally Jacobs
Larger Than Life

TAG Gallery
Bergamot Station
Santa Monica, CA
Sept. 27 – Oct. 22, 2016

Using watercolor and pencil to capture the produce and flora of Los Angeles farmers’ markets in exacting detail, Sally Jacobs stays true to the morphology, patterns and colors of her subjects to create striking images of food plants and flowers.

Sally Jacobs is a contemporary botanical artist from Los Angeles whose work has been shown in exhibitions and museums in New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Phoenix. Her work has also been featured in Today’s Botanical Artists, a book about North American botanical artists.

Sally Jacobs—Larger Than Life will be on view at the TAG Gallery beginning
Sept. 27, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 from 5-8 p.m.

An artists’ panel featuring Sally Jacobs and fellow TAG Gallery artists Ernie Marjoram and Jane Peterson is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at 3 p.m.


About TAG Gallery

The TAG Gallery is a member-owned community for forty artists. Located in Santa Monica’s landmark Bergamot Station, it hosts exhibitions and lectures by local and visiting artists. The Gallery has launched the careers of both emerging and mid-career artists based in the greater Los Angeles area.
Learn more at www.taggallery.net.

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Painting the Natural Form
Contemporary Botanical Painting
by Rose Pellicano
Southampton Cultural Center
Southampton, NY
September 14 – October 31, 2017

Rose Pellicano is a contemporary botanical artist whose work has been shown in exhibitions throughout the United States. She is a fellow of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium and the recipient of a silver medal from the Royal Horticultural Society. Her paintings are included in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and in the book Today’s Botanical Artists.



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