Big in New York

Ann Swan SBA Fellow, has gone BIG in New York! These amazing banners showing Anns work, from New York Botanic Gardens have been placed on West 44th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, just two blocks from Grand Central Station to advertise their Mid town Manhattan classes. 

Art Forms In Nature

The wonderful graphite work of Guy William Eves, SBA Fellow, is being displayed along with the photographic work of Karl Blossfeldt, the German photographer, sculptor, teacher, and artist, best known for his close-up photographs of plants and living things, published in 1929 as Urformen der Kunst. There will also be many important items on display from the museums archives including drawing aids used by Prof. John Henslow who was Charles Darwin’s mentor at Cambridge University, and the bird books by John Gould (Birds of Europe) showing the hand coloured etchings. There will also be a day seminar on 24th January entitled “Drawing on Life: Natural History Illustrations” and Guy will be talking about Botanical art along with Chrissie Lightfoot, and Gilliam Barlow will be speaking… Read more

Call for entries – Plantae 2020

The Society invites artists to submit their very best work to our open exhibition. Whether an artist working in watercolour, oils, gouache, graphite, colour pencil or pen & ink, a botanical illustrator, a printmaker, ceramic artists, sculptor, jeweller or glass artist, we are seeking work with a strong exhibiting presence to be part of our show at Mall Galleries in 2020. Our only criteria are that all work must: Be predominantly of botanical content, Be botanically accurate, Be visually pleasing, Have strong wall appeal, Be work you are proud of. All work must be original, (all prints must be hand pulled and NOT giclee). We regret we do not currently accept photography or other digital art forms. Maximum dimension is 120cm on the longest side.… Read more

Hunt Institute vol 31 bulletin

The latest issue of the Bulletin chronicles another year at The Hunt Institute in Pittsburgh.Click here to download the PDFContents: News from the Art Department: 16th International on display; Hunt Institute donates to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank; Tancin and Jacobsen receive Years of Service Awards; News from the Archives; News from the Library; 2019 Hunt Institute Sponsors; Notes from the Field; In Memoriam: Donna M. Connelly (1940–2019).

RBGE Florilegium

Call for entries 2020 – The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) Florilegium builds on the Garden’s existing botanical art collection to create a permanent, visual record of RBGE’s botanical & horticultural work. Botanical artists worldwide are invited to create works featuring or inspired by the plants that are grown, collected, studied & named by RBGE staff. Following the successful launch of the Florilegium at the 2019 BISCOT Exhibition artists are invited to submit works for consideration for the 2020 collection. The RBGE is grateful to the James & Eve Bennett Trust Fund for their financial support of prizes for the Florilegium. To find out more about the RBGE Florilegium click the link here or [email protected]