The latest issue of the Bulletin by the Hunt Institute is ready for perusal. As sunlight diminishes here in Pittsburgh with the approach of winter, this issue of the Bulletin is a shining beacon in the darkness. We begin with luminaries in the field of cytogenetics as the Cornell University Cytology Microscope Slide Collection used by Lester W. Sharp, Barbara McClintock, Charles H. Uhl and Lowell F. Randolph finds a new home in our Archives. As the fall exhibition opens, Kandis Vermeer Phillips illuminates the alphabet in a botanical light. Huntia lights up in full Technicolor in its first online-only issue. Before the light fades, we ask our Associates to take a bow in the spotlight as we thank them for their support over the… Read more
This week we had our annual Christmas sparkling tea. Ali Dempster, garden designer gave us a insight into what goes on behind the scenes at Chelsea and Hampton court. A delicious tea and a Christmas gift of seeds to take home made the perfect afternoon. A huge thank you for the kind donation of seeds from the Organic Garden Catalogue and Thompson and Morgan and Rootgrow from Empathy. The members will be using the seeds and root compound and sharing their results in the coming months. Posted by SBA – The Society of Botanical Artists on Thursday, 6 December 2018
Our exhibition at Palmengarten is finally drawing to a close, but has been a resounding success with many visitors from all over Europe and a lot of paintings sold. The results of the People’s Choice are as follows- 1st Place Sue Hénon – Fritillaria meleagris – Snakes Head Fritillary 2nd Place Susan Christopher-Coulson – Summer Delights No.1 3rd Place Amber Halsall – Betula pendula Silver Birch 4th Place Denise Heywood -Rosa ‘Golden Celebration’ Almost every painting in the exhibition got a vote… there were many favourites! Congratulations to everyone who has been involved, and a big thank you to Sue Hénon and the team at Palmengarten for all their hard work!
Here’s a snapshot of some of the exhibition at Palmengarten, just before the preview. A small snapshot of the other end of the exhibition at Palmengarten in Frankfurt. This was taken the day before the private view. Posted by SBA – The Society of Botanical Artists on Monday, 19 November 2018
Sarah Caswell has an exhibition opening at West Barn Gallery, Walsingham, Norfolk on Friday 16th November so be sure to visit if you’re in the area. Exhibition launch details
DLDC application deadline 30 November 2018 The application date for the Distance Learning Diploma Course is fast approaching. If you are inspired by botanical painting and would like the opportunity to learn the disciplines of botanical art through a wide range of course assignments, download and send in your application now. The Course covers many exciting aspects of botanical painting from initial graphite drawing, line and wash (new to Course 16), botany, plant portraits and fruit studies. It also includes assignments on working from photographs and mixed studies to open up a learner’s skill set into the commercial avenue of botanical art.