Jill Smythies Award for Botanical Art

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 nominations@linnean.org.

The RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show 2022

The RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show 2022 is on right now at the Saatchi Gallery. Congratulations to all the exhibitors, especially our SBA Fellows: Jackie Isard with a gold medal, Rui Jiang with a silver-gilt, Julie Whelan with a silver-gilt, Margaret Fitzpatrick with a silver-gilt, Pamela Taylor with a silver-gilt, Melinda Edstein with a silver-gilt, and Jane Goodson with a silver. It runs until the 29th of April, so plenty more time to go and visit. To book tickets and find out more, please visit https://www.saatchigallery.com/exhibition/rhs2022

RHS Show 2021

The 2021 RHS Botanical Art and Photography show is on at the Saatchi Gallery in London until 3rd October 2021, 10.00 – 18.00 daily and 21.00 on Thursdays. There were 6 SBA Fellows among the 15 Botanical Art exhibitors, with a fabulous range of work.  All 6 were awarded a medal: Pauleen Trim  – Gold Medal for her exhibit ”Native British Deciduous Trees Featuring Galls” and also The Best Botanical Artwork award for her painting Fraxinus excelsior (Ash Tree) Toni Dade  – Gold Medal for her exhibit “Pomegranate Punica granatum” Mariko Aikawa  – Gold Medal for her exhibit “Tillandsia” Guy William Eves  – Silver-Gilt Medal for his exhibit “For The Love Of Ferns” Jarnie Godwin  – Silver-Gilt Medal for her exhibit “Echinacea: Life Through Colour”… Read more

Peoples Choice

Congratulations to Michelle EunYoung Song whose beautifully dramatic painting ‘The Struggle Between Wild Plants – Pine Tree’ won The People’s Choice Award at our recent Plantae exhibition. The description of the painting is below. Michelle previously won the Strathmore Bursary Award at our Annual Exhibition 2017. You can read her interview here-https://www.artistpapers.co.uk/…/award-winning… “I want to show the struggle between wild plants in this online exhibition.No.1. The struggle of the Pine tree in the invisible ground, plant roots are divided from each other. Pine trees grow in a single space among other pine trees, commonly called a pine field. This is because pine trees release chemicals from their roots when other types of plants appear, preventing them from surviving.”