ReflectionS Show– No Plants, No Planet. ABBA has an online exhibition on from 16th October-to 27th March 2022, which features the work of many SBA Fellows. In November 2021 COP26 ( United Nations – Climate Change Conference ) in Glasgow Scotland, will bring together the nations of the world for one of the most important international meetings for the future of our planet. Inspired by COP26, ABBA launched their major exhibition for 2021, ReflectionS – No Plants, No Planet, which focuses on the crucial role that plants play in the health of our planet.
The last batch of our Plantae 21 awards are the Certificates of Botanical Merit: Malus domestica by Josie WhiteCalifornia poppies by Eunike NugrohoAmaranth by Gaye GrossmanNature table seeds and fruit by Christina Hart DaviesHippeastrum in grey by Anneli FriskCherry Tomatoes by Dianne FrankAnigozanthos manglesii by Carolyn MurdochTeloschistes chrysophthalmus by Shevaun DohertyFirewheel Tree by Melinda EdsteinGueldenstaedtia verna (Georgi) Boriss by Heeson BaikFritillaria meleagris by Isabel MischkaFicus auriculata by Sunanda Verma WidelNepenthes spathulata x N. diatas with dissection by Simon WilliamsWildflower Meadow by Anna DowdAllium cepa by Katerina Kravchenko Congratulations to all of our talented artists.
The next batch of our awards are the Exhibiting Excellence Awards. For the most inspiring use of colour: Seonju Park for Poppy For the most innovative composition: Sunanda Widel for Ficus auriculata For the most contemporary example of Botanical art: Tammy McEntee for Seasons end Exhibiting Excellence in the depiction of wild flora:Melinda Edstein for Firewheel treeVicky Mappin for Early spring meadowAnna Dowd for Wildflower meadow Exhibiting Excellence – 6 different media:Watercolour Artists: Jane Goodson for ‘Edged Auricula’Giovanni Cera for ‘Ficus carica – Apulian figs’Tomoko Nakamoto for ‘Iris pseudacorus‘ Ink Artist: Rachel Munn for ‘Solitary Farm Oak’ Gouache Artist: Nicole Oliver Pentucci for ‘Citrus x limon – Four seasons – tree of life study (ii)’ Oil Artist: Tanja Möderscheim for ‘Zilver Standaard Dutch heritage tulip’ Coloured… Read more
The first batch of our Plantae 2021 in-house awards: The Presidents Choice Award: Artist – Sarah CaswellThe Joyce Cuming Presentation Award – A legacy from Joyce Cuming: Artist – Tammy McEntee for ‘A bevy of bumpy beauties’Margaret Granger Award – For the best work or body of work by a member elected in the last two years: Artist – Anne PieusserguesJoanna Craig-McFeely award – a true botanical piece of work: Artist – Reinhild Raistrick for ‘Paeonia lutea‘Suzanne Lucas Memorial Award– outstanding service to the society: Artist – Penny Stenning – for outstanding service including many years on the council and fulfilling many roles.Vintage Paper Company Awards – 2 winners each receive a £100 voucher1. Best use of paper (using the properties of the paper) in… Read more
The 15th Exhibition of The Art of Botanical Illustration presented by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne has a wonderful online exhibit on right now until December the 10th. Eunike Nugroho SBA Fellow has three paintings on show, and Vicki Lee Johnson and Carolyn Murdoch, both SBA diploma graduates with distinction have one artwork each. Eunike has also been awarded an honorable mention for her painting ‘Graceful Garlic’. Congratulations Eunike, Vicki and Carolyn and everyone exhibiting for a beautiful exhibition.Check out the exhibition now… https://tabi.rbgfriendsmelbourne.org/