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Pittenweem Arts Festival

SBA Fellow Marianne Hazlewood has an exciting summer ahead! If you are planning a trip to Scotland, these exhibitions are worth checking out! She will be exhibiting her work at the , which has been running since 1982. Pittenweem is tucked away on the Fife coast and has been a festival hub for artists each August, attracting visitors year after year. As well as showing in galleries, artists show in fishermens’ cottages, basements, fishing sheds… wherever there is an available space! This year she will be showing alongside silversmiths Tracy Wilson and Claire Roche. Along with some new botanical works, art prints and cards, she is also exhibiting new surface design work, taking motifs from some of her botanical watercolour pieces and ink illustrations, and… Read more

a gardener’s paradise

Janie Pirie SBA Fellow has a solo exhibition coming up in Hadleigh, Suffolk with a preview on the 21st July at 6.30 pm. The exhibition will be free to enter and open for two consecutive weekends but not during the week. You will be able to see what she has been producing in her studio for the past three years. Janie will be in residence on both Saturdays, giving demonstrations on how she works in coloured pencils and achieves her finished pictures.

Blooms, blossoms and blackmoor bounty

Sheryl Pape SBA Fellow has a solo exhibition on now at Gallery 30, Petersfield in Hampshire – on until July the 17th.  The opening night was attended by William Selborne of Blackmoor Estate, who allowed Sheryl to study the trees at his orchards and provided Gospel Green cider which is made by the Champagne method. There were also musicians playing during the evening and it all went extremely well. William, himself made a short speech about the Blackmoor Estate produce and bought a painting of the ‘Delsanne ‘pear which is a round pear that he grows in his orchard and particularly likes. – Sheryl is now working on cherries that are ready for picking this time of year and has created an exhibition that is… Read more

Botanical Art Worldwide 2025

We are delighted to announce the details of the next Botanical Art Worldwide event in 2025, organised by the American Society of Botanical Artists. On the 18th May 2025 Botanical Art societies from around the world are coming together to celebrate the medium of botanical art with a truly international exhibition. This exhibition follows the highly successful, inaugural, World Wide Day of Botanical Art – 18th May 2018. For the 2025 exhibition, over 21 countries have expressed an interest in exhibiting some of the best botanical art you will see. The 2025 focus will be on a theme of “Crop Diversity”. The exhibition will focus on and celebrate, biodiversity in the crops that have been closely associated with the human species over thousands of years. The SBA, and a… Read more

The Plant Review competition

 The Plant Review, the RHS’s quarterly publication devoted to garden plants, has issued a call-out to botanical artists as the search begins for its first annual artist in residence. The prize of £1,000 and the chance to illustrate the frontispiece of all four issues of the magazine in 2024 will be awarded to the winner of a competition that was launched at the RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show in June. Open to amateurs and professionals alike, entries will be assessed by a panel of judges from the worlds of publishing and botanical art who will be looking for submissions showing not only botanical accuracy but something of a plant’s character. Announcing the competition, editor of The Plant Review, James Armitage, said: ‘In The Plant… Read more