Young Botanical Artist Competition

The Shirley Sherwood Collection has set up a Young Botanical Artist competition. There are still a few months left until the deadline of 30 April 2023. ⁠ The theme is trees and the top prize is the chance to win up to £750 and have your work exhibited at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery in Kew Gardens from September. More information about the competition: Artwork: Úrsula Romero, ‘Giant Leaf Poplar Tree’ (Populous x Canadensis), 900 x 1260, Watercolour.

New Fellows

We are delighted to welcome 41 new Fellow Members to the SBA! Our new members come from all over the world – from the UK, Australia, Belgium, Singapore, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Poland, Norway, Hungary, Taiwan, and the USA.

Jacksons Art prize 2023

The Jacksons Art competition is now open for submissions. With an impressive expert judging panel, two London exhibitions, a first prize of £6000 + £1000 Jackson’s art materials, plus 15 other awards – one of which is botanical. Submissions close: Wednesday 1st March 2023 (5pm GMT) Affordable Art Fair Hampstead: 3rd – 7th May 2023 Bankside Gallery: 24th – 30th July 2023 For your information, read the press release here

A stamp for Monaco

Congratulations to SBA Fellow Florence Gendre who has designed a postage stamp for Monaco! Florence is a superb artist and her social media pages are filled with exquisite illustrations, but this is definitely one of our favourites!! Florence told us a little bit about her adventure in Monaco- “In January 2022, I was contacted by the Monegasque Post Office to create the annual stamp representing the floral arrangements of the bouquet contest organized by the Garden Club of Monaco. I was asked for three successful designs, the one of irises was chosen by the commission. I had the honor to be invited to Monaco, from November 24 to 26, to the prestigious Monacophil exhibition to sign this stamp as well as my book “Lettres aux… Read more