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ASBA_HSNY_16thAnnual_2013 16th Annual International American Society of Botanical Artists
The Horticultural Society
of New York
Sept. 20 – Nov. 22, 2013

The annual exhibition of the
American Society of Botanical Artists opens this evening with an opening reception and awards ceremony at
The Horticultural Society of New York.

The exhibition will be open to the public Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM.

A full-color catalog featuring an essay by art historian, Caroline A. Wamsler, and reproductions of the 45 works accepted into the exhibition can be purchased at the gallery of the Horticultural Society of New York and at ArtPlantae Books.

Artists accepted into the 16th Annual International exhibition are:

  • Rosalind Allchin (Canada)
  • Bobbi Angell (Vermont)
  • Deb Chirnside (Australia)
  • Carrie DeCostanzo (New Jersey)
  • Rosemary Donnelly (Australia)
  • Beverly Duncan (Massachusetts)
  • Jean Emmons (Washington)
  • Akiko Enokido (Japan)
  • Ingrid Finnan (New York)
  • Patricia Giebutowski (New Hampshire)
  • Monika E. deVries Gohke (New York)
  • Cherie Ann Gossett (Arizona)
  • Asuka Hishiki (New York)
  • Wendy Hollender (New York)
  • Yuko Inujima (Japan)
  • Joan Keesey (California)
  • Heeyoung Kim (Illinois)
  • Ku-mie Kim (Illinois)
  • Karen Kluglein (New York)
  • Kay Kopper (Massachusetts)
  • Lucy Martin (California)
  • Joan McGann (Arizona)
  • Carrie Megan (Massachusetts)
  • Sharron O’Neil (Idaho)
  • Tomoko Ogawa (Japan)
  • George Olson (Illinois)
  • John Pastoriza-Piñol (Australia)
  • Lynne Railsback (Wisconsin)
  • Dick Rauh (Connecticut)
  • Sarah Roche (Massachusetts)
  • Betsy Rogers-Knox (Connecticut)
  • Lizzie Sanders (United Kingdom)
  • Mitsuko Schultz (California)
  • Mary Ann Scott (Italy)
  • Elaine Searle (United Kingdom)
  • Julia Trickey (United Kingdom)
  • Denise Walser-Kolar (Minnesota)
  • Catherine Watters (California)
  • Kerri Weller (Canada)
  • Carol Wooding (New York)
  • Fatima Zagonel (Brazil)

Three botanical art classes and a gallery tour will be offered during the exhibition. Save these dates on your calendar:

    Capturing Nature’s Color
    A Botanical Art Workshop with Asuka Hishiki

    September 30, 2013
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    Master Class with John Pastoriza-Piñol
    A 3-Day Botanical Art Workshop

    October 16-18, 2013
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    Autumn Branches and Leaves
    A Botanical Art Workshop with Beverly Duncan

    November 15, 2013
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    Last Look Walkthrough with Featured Artists and Jurors

    November 20, 2013
    6-8 PM
    View Details

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Now at Classes Near You > New York!

Gretchen Kai Halpert

Gretchen Halpert is a scientific illustrator and biologist with many years of experience creating illustrations for the medical field, for scientific research, and for commercial clients. Gretchen also teaches classes in the book arts and leads journaling classes.

    Botanical Illustration and Drawing Workshops
    Choose one of the dates below or register for all four workshops!

    June 1, 2013
    June 2, 2013
    June 29, 2013
    June 30, 2013

    Botanical illustration and basic drawing. Each session above is a full-day workshop using botanical specimens to learn basic drawing techniques. Students will focus on tools and techniques to create realistic and accurate drawings along with observation exercises and botanical study. The first session will focus on graphite sketches, transfers and tonal drawings on white paper. Individual attention and small class size allows participants to receive help with their particular challenges and interests. This workshop is an opportunity for beginners to get your feet wet. As interest dictates, classes can meet during the week – days or evenings – as well as weekends. More advanced students may benefit by having a set time to draw with others and will be given more advanced exercises.

    Each workshop is scheduled for 10 AM – 4 PM. From 4:00-6:00 PM, students may remain to draw outdoors, hike or socialize. There are trails, fields, woods, a pond and plants specific to each ecosystem. Cost: $100. Location: Elmira, New York.

    (Note: Students may sign-up for multiple sessions, the exercises will be different each time so the workshops may progress as in a series.)

    Contact: Gretchen by email or at 607-767-6936.

    Nature and Travel Journaling in Tuscany, Siena, Italy

    June 16-23, 2013
    $2475pp double; $2750 single

    Includes 7 nights lodging in 16th-century villa, 19 meals, wine, field trips, daily classes and evening presentations. This workshop is about creating a journal, focusing on plants and nature and expanding to architecture and travel. Daily lessons in pen and ink, watercolor, composition, text, observation, and writing give participants the tools to document their time in Italy and wherever they go in the world, including home. All takes place on one of the first privately-owned wildlife sanctuaries in Italy. Flower and vegetable gardens, animals, trails and an abandoned castle offer plenty of subject material. Afternoons are set aside for field trips and working on your own, relaxing by the pool, hiking, reading, exploring and enjoying life. The weekends with a wine and cheese opening of our work.  

    For more information, go to Nature and Travel Journaling in Tuscany.

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Beach Rose, watercolor on paper © 2011 by Karen Kluglein. All rights reserved

Beach Rose, watercolor on paper © 2011 by Karen Kluglein. All rights reserved

Workshops by Karen Kluglein are now listed on the Classes Near You page for New York.

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Karen Kluglein
Karen is an award-winning botanical artist whose illustrations of fruit, vegetables, herbs and other food items have been used on the packaging of many familiar products. Karen works in watercolor on calf skin, watercolor on paper, gouache, pencil and silverpoint. She is represented by Susan Frei Nathan Fine Works on Paper, LLC.

    Botanical Painting Workshop 2013
    Sag Harbor, Hamptons, New York
    April 6-7, 2013
    10 AM – 3 PM

    Learn how to use light, shadow and detail to make your botanical subject come alive! Students have the option of working on paper or vellum. Class time will include many demonstrations about drawing, choosing color, and botanical art techniques, as well as time for individual instruction. Students will paint spring flowers. This class is open to all levels of experience. This is the only class that will be offered in the beautiful seaside whaling village of Sag Harbor in the Hamptons, New York during 2013, so register early.

    Cost: $225 (plus $25 for 8″ x 10″ piece of vellum should you choose to work on vellum)

    Suggested Accommodations:
    Sag Harbor is a beautiful old whaling village with Victorian houses, nice shops and restaurants, and is located right on the water with a Long Wharf, windmill and docks. The Sag Harbor Inn has rooms available that overlook the bay. The Inn is within walking distance to the village shops and the wharf. There is bus service (the Hampton Jitney), whose bus service runs every hour from Manhattan and airport connections and stops in Sag Harbor. There will be a special rate at the Inn for students of this class. Mention “Botanical Painting Class” when making your reservation for the discounted rate. For additional information, please visit the Inn’s website or call (631) 725-2949.

    Registered students will receive a list of suggested supplies.

    To register, visit the Sag Harbor Class page on Karen’s website. Click on the “Add to Cart” page to register via PayPal.

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Learn how to capture Nature’s forms in black and white in this five-week class with Rose Pellicano.

Get the latest at Classes Near You > New York!

Rose Pellicano

Rose Pellicano’s career as a botanical artist spans 20 years. Her work has been exhibited widely and is in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Learn more about Rose by visiting her profile in the ASBA Members Gallery. Rose is represented by Susan Frei Nathan Fine Works on Paper, LLC in New Jersey.

    Drawing Flowers and Plants in Graphite
    Fridays, October 26 and November 2,9,16,30, 2012
    10 AM – 1 PM
    Learn the basics of drawing flowers and plants in graphite. Create the illusion of depth and three dimensionality to your drawing by learning to apply even gradations of values. This course is for beginning and intermediate students. Flowers will be provided. Cost: $205, plus $10 materials fee. Location: Southampton Cultural Center, www.scc-arts.org.

    To register, contact Kirsten Lonnie or call (631) 287-4377.

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The American Society of Botanical Artists launches the 15th Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition at The Horticultural Society of New York later today with an opening reception that begins at 6 PM.

One of the world’s premier venues for botanical art, this exhibition showcases the artwork of both established and emerging botanical artists. Artists from the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom submitted 192 works to jurors Patricia Jonas, Kathie Miranda and Derek Norman. Forty-three artworks were selected for the exhibition and these pieces will be on view through November 21, 2012.

Visitors will be inspired by artwork created in watercolor, graphite, ink and colored pencil, as well as in media seen less often in botanical art exhibitions (hand-colored aquatint etching, silverpoint, polymer plate etching, and oil).

Workshops and painting demonstrations will be held during the exhibition.
Add these dates to your calendar!

The Gallery at The Hort is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM. The Horticultural Society of New York is located at 148 West 37th Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10018-6909. (Map)

A color catalog about the exhibition is now available at ArtPlantae Books ($20).

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New at Classes Near You > New York:

The Arts Center of the Capital Region

An art center in Troy, NY offering classes in drawing, painting, art history, the business of art, and the digital arts. View their extensive schedule of classes online.

    Micrographia: The Art of Scientific Illustration
    November 3-4, 2012; 12-4 PM
    Study nature’s forms under a magnifying glass and learn how to draw objects, patterns and textures with instructor, Monica Bill Hughes.
    Cost: $104 members, $115 non-members. Materials Fee: $25.
    View Details/Register

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Today I want to follow-up last week’s article about art and botany needing each other, with an example of how the disciplines of art and botany can work together to change the way people experience a local park.

When artist and art director, Ken Chaya, was asked to make a map about the trees and landscapes of Central Park, little did he know he was about to become a botanist, an experienced hiker, and become intimately familiar with every square foot of New York’s famous park.

Over a two-year period, Chaya learned how to identify trees, created symbols for every major tree species, walked more than 500 miles, and represented 19,630 trees on a single sheet of paper to create the most accurate and detailed map ever published about Central Park.

Chaya tells his story at CentralParkNature and provides a behind-the-scenes look at how he created Central Park Entire, The Definitive Illustrated Map.

In six short documentary-style videos, Chaya explains how he learned to identify 172 species of trees, how he mapped every path in the park, and what he learned while creating the illustrations for his map.

Here is a great example of art and botany in action!

Chaya’s map is available as a wall poster ($35) and as a folded map ($12.95). Quantity discounts are available.


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