Ellas Ilustran Botanica

Ellas Ilustran Botánica will be exhibited at the RJB-CSIC Madrid Royal Gardens in February 2024. We are looking for botanical female illustrators to collaborate with an enormous panel that will cover the walls of the central room.If you want to participate, please send from 1 to 10 illustrations per artist before December 15th The greener the better! Digital A3 Format 190 pixels per inch jpg.Named with your name and scientific plants nameSend them to: ellasilustranbotanica@ucm.esSubject: Illustrations for RJB panel  –

The RHS Plant Review 2024

We’re thrilled to announce that our talented foundation member, Caroline Buckley, is the winner of the inaugural The Plant Review artist-in-residence competition! The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) was looking for an artist to grace the pages of their magazines with stunning plant illustrations, and Caroline’s submission, a captivating portrayal of late summer flowers, stood out among the entries. “We ran a competition to find an artist in residence to create beautiful illustrations for our RHS magazine aimed at plant fanatics,” announced the RHS. And guess what? Caroline be the featured illustrator for the frontispiece in all four issues of The Plant Review in 2024, and her winning artwork will grace the pages of the December issues of both The Plant Review and The Garden magazine.… Read more

Young Botanical Artist exhibition

The Young Botanical Artist Competition exhibition is now officially OPEN, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!  Step into the enchanting world of contemporary botanical art at the prestigious Shirley Sherwood Gallery in Kew Gardens, showcasing the incredible works of 50 talented young botanical artists from around the world. Located at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew Gardens Running from October 20, 2023, to April 7, 2024

Crainn na hÉireann, Ireland’s Native Trees

Ireland’s Native Trees are taking center stage at the National Botanical Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9! Immerse yourself in a breathtaking journey through “Crainn na hÉireann, Ireland’s Native Trees” – a botanical exhibition by the Irish Society of Botanical Artists (ISBA). If you’re a nature lover, an art enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of Ireland’s native trees, this is an exhibition you won’t want to miss. The ISBA has extended an open invitation for all of us to immerse ourselves in a world of vibrant colours, delicate strokes, and the intricate beauty of these trees that are so deeply woven into Ireland’s landscape and culture. From the enchanting Birch to the elegant Rowan, the ISBA invites you to delve into a world of… Read more

Finnis Scott Foundation

The application process is open for the £10,000 Botanical Art Prize, awarded biennially by the Finnis Scott Foundation. The Finnis Scott Botanical Art Prize is intended to support and promote collaborative botanical art projects in the UK and Ireland. The prize is awarded biennially. It is aimed at groups and organisations which go beyond their day- to-day activities and recognises those which have helped to raise the profile of botanical art. Projects might include: a new education programme, the development of an existing course, an exhibition, publication, event or collaborative project. Eligible for the £10,000 prize are UK and Irish regional and national botanical art societies, florilegium groups, independent courses, and other community organisations which teach or promote botanical art. The winners in 2022 were the… Read more

medieval stamps for France

Congratulations to SBA Fellow Florence Gendre who has designed another postage stamp for France! This is the seventh stamp for the wonderful “Métiers d’art” series, after Jeweler / Leatherworker / Ceramist / Crystal cutter / Bookbinder / Luthier. This stamp celebrates the work of medieval illuminators. “After extensive and fascinating iconographic research, it was challenging to adapt the know-how of medieval illuminators to that of the engraved stamp. I took back my Ecoline pens and inks, brushes and gouaches and above all OOOOR!!! What a pleasure to return to all these techniques that I no longer practiced. Multiple versions were necessary to harmonize all the philatelic products offered by Philaposte: stamp, sheet, souvenir, philatelic document and cancellation stamp.” The stamps will be launched this week… Read more