Mission Statement

The Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists is an open and diverse group of artists, collectors and admirers who share a love for the practice and perpetuation of botanical art and illustration with a fond focus on plants in the Rocky Mountain Region.
We encourage and participate in educational outreach, juried and non-juried exhibits, lectures, workshops and regular chapter meetings. The RMSBA is proud to be the very first chapter affiliation of the international organization, the American Society of Botanical Artists.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

There’s Still Hope for a Rocktober, Baseball Fans

Check out this link: Postcards from Denver. Only a few seats left!
a four-day Primer & Plein Air watercolor workshop
Thurs, Sept 28 – Sun, Oct 1, 2017 • 9:30am – 4:00pm
The Art Gym, 1460 Leyden St., Denver

Instructors: Marjorie Leggitt and Leon Loughridge

Happy Independence Day (Feliz Día de la Independencia) yesterday, Mexico

Member meeting in Broomfield at the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library, 1 - 3 pm, September 24, which is Sunday. Location: 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, Colorado; we will be in the Eisenhower room.  Check your email for more details.

Exhibit snapshot from “Cannabis: A Visual Perspective”:
… and there’s more!

Be sure to visit full-sized, framed, lovely show at the CU Museum of Natural History!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Shows and Shows

RMSBA exhibit at CU makes the News. Nice mention of “Cannabis: A Visual Perspective” in the Health News section of the Sunday Washington Post. RMSBA artists get kudos. Other appearances in media about the show can be found at the Boulder Daily Camera (includes an interview with Susan Fisher), Culture magazine, the Hemponaire online guide, and perhaps there are others out there, too. If you find some, let us know.

We had a very lively opening reception for “Cannabis” on September 7 at the CUMNH. The show is coherent and beautifully hung along a single wall, with the scientific posters on an adjacent wall, all very effective. More guests than we usually expect, as all those scientists came, too. If you went and took pictures, please send a copy to your Editor, who will post them.

Heidi Snyder is cover artist for this month’s Botanical Artist. Her intricate illustration of Canyon Hackberry (Celtis reticulata) is the only representative by an RMSBA colleague in the ASBA exhibit “Out of the Woods.” Well, ok, we live in grasslands and deserts… Congratulations to Heidi for gettin’ in, and for having made so compelling and beautiful an artwork that ASBA published it on the cover, where we can all see it.

Reminder: Bring your Flash Drive to Open Studio Wednesday, September 13, 10 am – 2 pm, at Judy Vanderbosch’s studio at 6585 E Colorado Dr, Denver, 303-375-7718. Turn east off Monaco. email: redbudart@gmail.com.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

“Cannabis: A Visual Perspective” landing now

Nice post Labor Day at the SBAI Blog promoting our exhibit at CUMNH in Boulder.

Open Studio invitation from Judy Vanderbosch:
Scanning at Open Studio
September 13, Wednesday 10am to 2pm
Judy Vanderbosch Studio

Judy has a large scanner for 12” x 17” images which can professionally scan high dpi, tiff, jpg. Be thinking about all the possible needs such as for printing, email, or entering shows which each image needs a different dpi or tiff or jpg. Judy can scan your piece for all these possibilities so you are ready for anything. She will scan all day free to RMSBA members. 

Judy is also a graphic artist and worked for several printing companies. She will give us some hints on how to set up art for printing and scanning. How to look for and talk to a printer. Please bring your Flash Drive to transfer your scans too. It is not possible to transfer the files thru the internet.

Soup and bread will be provided for lunch and bring your projects to work on while others are getting their art scanned. Plenty of parking!

6585 E Colorado Dr
Denver, Colorado 80224
phone: 303-375-7718

Thanks, Judy. We’ll see you on the 13th.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Delivery Day!!! and happy Labor Day weekend

TODAY is the day to deliver your art for “Cannabis: A Visual Perspective” to Shiere Melin at her home in northwest Arvada. Check your notice of acceptance into the show for the exact address – or consult your ASBA Member Directory.

Boulder’s Daily Camera announces our exhibit at this internet address. Let’s hope for enhanced attendance!

Taste of Colorado occupies Civic Center Park and environs, closing Colfax Av from Cherokee to Lincoln until 6 am on Tuesday, September 5. Parking is in Cheyenne… J

Traffic may be fair to partly awful as a result of the CU-CSU game. Stay off I25.

DU new students move in on Labor Day, so traffic will be greater in the University Park area, and Evans & University likely a mess. Welcome, Pioneers.