Some artists will be disappointed that their work was not accepted by the selection committee this year for inclusion in our exhibition ‘Changing Seasons’. We are unable to give feedback to individual artists about each piece of work but felt it would be helpful to give you the following information. The exhibition space is always very oversubscribed. In other words we always have far more paintings submitted than we are able to accept. This year has been no exception. The standard of botanical artwork is extremely high and we accept work of the very highest standard. This applies both to the work of members and non-members. The selection committee is made up of 6 experienced and senior members of the Society; they vote independently of… Read more
Applications for preselection for October’s exhibition are now closed and judging is taking place. All those who have applied will be able to log into their account after 12th August to see if their work has been accepted for preselection.
Celebrate The Midsummer Garden Botanical Art Exhibition with artwork from SBA members Sandra Wall Armitage, Christine Flintham, Brenda Green, Amber Halsall, Helen Hanson, Alister Mathews, Marion Perkins, Janie Pirie, Roger Reynolds, Gael Sellwood, Billy Showell and Julie Whelan.
Bloom Botanical Art in Dublin was a successful exhibition with gold and silver medals awarded to Shevaun Doherty SBA and Mary Dillon AssocSBA. Shevaun was also awarded ‘Best in Show’ for her beautiful painting of Prunus domestica ‘Victoria’ on vellum.
Congratulations goes to Billy Showell SBA, who was awarded a gold medal and ‘best in show’ at the 13th annual BISCOT exhibition – Botanical Images Scotia – in Edinburgh.
Two of our members had stands at the Chelsea Flower Show this year; Linda Alexander and Sarah Caswell. After a very hectic week they said it was a great show with plenty of sales, fantastic weather and lots of lovely visitors to their stands.