Reminder: Executive Board meeting on January 14, 2018, to review and preview and make plans. The next member meeting is on March 25. What would you like to see happening in 2018? Any member who wants to propose an agenda item, or who has suggestions about the coming year, should contact a board member or plan to attend. We gather at Noon on 1/14 at Hooked on Colfax.
Reminder: Membership dues for 2018 are due now. Please check the box for RMSBA when you go the the ASBA renewal site.
Extended Exhibits! Through May 2018, “Cannabis: A Visual Perspective” remains on display at the University of Colorado Natural History Museum in Boulder, after which it will move to the Paquette Gallery at the SteamPlant museum in Salida. Participating artists offering prints or cards/postcards for sale at the Salida venue when the Cannabis exhibit moves in June should package the inventory and deliver to Vanessa Martin before May 31, 2018, the installation date in Salida.
“Whimsy: Botanical Art & Illustration” remains at the Denver Botanic Gardens through August 2018, after which the exhibition is expected to travel to other venues, including museums, libraries and universities.
Call for Entries: The RMSBA show “Lost in the Woods” will open for entries on January 15, 2018, as specified in excruciating detail at OnlineJuriedShows. Entry fee for RMSBA members is $20 per entry plus $5 for each additional entry. Non-members entry fee is $30 per entry plus $5 for each additional entry. May 15, 2018, is the deadline for entries and all fees. Get those portraits prepared and send in images. We look forward to following those breadcrumbs through the forests…
ASBA 21st International exhibit is now accepting entries. The Preferred Plant List is based on the collections of the Wave Hill public garden and culture center in New York, but other species will be considered.
Holiday party update: Terrific food and great camaraderie as always. Sharon Garrett received a Sarah Simblet book from the board as a token of gratitude for her labors and efforts with the RARE II exhibit over several years, from concept development to completion of an extended tour. Many thanks to Shiere for hosting in her beautiful home and Eileen for the food.
Reprise on the ASBA 2017 Conference in San Francisco, a smoky event; we were all reminded of how quickly our lives can change. Some ASBA members lost their homes to the raging fires and more had to be evacuated. Several flights into San Francisco International were delayed because of the smoke, etc. Despite all, we rallied for a really good time. We visited Alcatraz, Golden Gate Park and Filoli. We got to see the Florilegia at both Filoli and Alcatraz. It was a great conference and we look forward to next year’s conference in St. Louis – the Missouri Botanical Gardens are wonderful.