Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours

Congratulations to Julia Patience, SBA Fellow and council member, who has had a painting accepted by the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours at their exhibition at the Mall galleries, London. It’s on soon from 14th April – 23rd April. The painting is called ‘Moroccan Garden’, it measures 70cm x 47cm and it’s in watercolour and ink.

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

8th International Botanical Art Exhibition – Korea

The Botanical Art Agency of Korea is inviting all artists in the world to show their beautiful artworks in this international exhibition. The focus is not only on the botanical artworks alone but on the interchange between the artists as well. The call for entries is happening through the whole month of March. For more information, here is a PDF to download ……The 8th International Botanical Art Exhibition

SBA Talks

The Society of Botanical Artists is delighted to announce that our first guest speaker in our series of online talks will be Lucy T Smith. The talk will take place Thursday 3rd February 2022 19.00 – 20.00 GMT. Lucy T Smith is an Australian botanical artist and illustrator, resident for the past twenty years in the UK. Since 2000, she has worked as a freelance botanical artist for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, producing botanical illustrations in both pen and ink, and watercolour. She has received many awards for her artwork, including the Jill Smythies Award for Botanical Illustration (Linnean Society), two gold medals from the Royal Horticultural Society, and First Prize (twice) in the Margaret Flockton Award for Botanical Illustration. Her illustrations have been… Read more

Florilegium:a gathering of flowers

New and existing works by contemporary artists Lee Mingwei, Annalee Davis, Wendy McMurdo and Lyndsay Mann join over 40 established botanical illustrators such as SBA Fellows – Giovanni Cera, Eunike Nugroho, Sunanda Widel, Anna Suprunenko, Julia Asenbaum and Natalia Alatortseva in Florilegium: A gathering of flowers, at Inverleith House, in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Botanical artists from all over the world present detailed studies of plants, revealing how flowers can elicit cultural, historic, geographic, socio-political and scientific ideas, and inviting visitors to explore the rich diversity of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s extensive Living Collection. The biennial exhibition is the first of a new programme as Inverleith House begins its transformation into Climate House, following the award of Outset Contemporary Art Fund’s Transformative Grant. Free entry. Please book… Read more

FOUND IN NATURE

A wonderful exhibition of work by SBA CoPresident Gael Sellwood and SBA Fellow Helen Millar has opened in Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery this week, and runs 3rd- 25th October. All the work can be seen online (and is selling fast!) Visit at this link now – https://www.cambridgegallery.co.uk/sellwoodmillar We wish them both the best of luck with the exhibition!!