The deadline for the next SBA DLDC (Distance Learning Diploma Course) which will be Course 21, is drawing closer. It’s the 30th of September so there is still time if you are interested in joining the course. The information about the course can be viewed on the society’s website here – https://www.soc-botanical-artists.org/…/distance…/ – See here some of the stunning work from graduates on Course 18. Patricia Gherase DipSBA (Dist) @thewildpencil.co.uk Caroline Buckley DipSBA (Dist) @carolines.botanical.art Vicky Hallam DipSBA (Dist) @vickyhallamdesigns
For the last five years, SBA Fellow Reinhild Raistrick has been recording and painting all the known orchids on Holy Island, Northumberland. The Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve houses ten different species, which is remarkable for such a small island. It also has the very rare endemic Epipactis sancta, thought to be one of our rarest plants in the UK. She has spent many happy days living on the island and working ‘in the field’ to record and illustrate them. Congratulations to Reinhild as the whole set of paintings have been acquired by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and they will become part of their permanent collection after a major exhibition of the work in Bury St Edmunds at the Guildhall from 29th April to the… Read more
Christina Hart Davies, SBA Fellow has some beautiful designs for Plantlife’s 2022 Christmas cards. Available in boxes of ten cards with envelopes from Plantlife’s online shop: https://shop.plantlife.org.uk It’s so wonderful to see our members supporting a charity dedicated to protecting wild plants.
Coming up next month is an exhibition of work from Gael Sellwood PPSBA and Helen Millar SBA Fellow. It will take place @cca_gallery – Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery, Trinity St. Cambridge from the 8th to 30th October. It will be in the gallery and online with @gaelsellwood and @helenmillarwatercolours, https://www.cambridgegallery.co.uk/gael-sellwood https://www.cambridgegallery.co.
There’s still time to apply for the Jill Smythies Award for Botanical Art, the nominations are open until the 30th of September. The Award is for a botanical artist for outstanding, diagnostically relevant, published illustrations. As well as the recognition, the winner receives a medal and £1,000 prize. The nominations are open until 30 September and we accept nominations from everyone – they do not need to be a member of the Linnean Society. More information is available on our website, and questions can be sent to us at email@example.com.
Coming up at Phoenix Park in Dublin is an exhibition that celebrates biodiversity in all its glory. Shevaun Doherty Co-President SBA, Sue Van Coppenhagen and Nayana Sandur are putting on an exhibition called “Bees, Bugs, Birds and Botanicals”. It will run from the 20th of September to the 3rd of October at the Visitor Centre of Phoenix Park. On Saturday 24th, you can “Meet the Artists” from 11 until 5 so a treat is in store if you’re in Dublin.