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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happy Birthday, Susan B. Anthony! Thanks to you, women got the vote, 97 years ago.

Cannabis Forum Reminder. The deadline for entry into the exhibit Cannabis: A Visual Perspective is June 16, 2017. In order to bring you information that may help you with your illustrations, we have scheduled a forum to discuss and learn about the Cannabis plant and answer any questions you have regarding the exhibit, access to plants, diversity etc. Please join us as we have several speakers lined up to answer your questions. We gather:
 
Saturday, February 18, 2016 -- 1 – 3 pm

Boulder Main Library – 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO (Flagstaff Room)  

Sunday, January 29, 2017

New Board Has First Meeting

Here’s the RMSBA Boards of Directors for 2017-2018.



Fervent thanks go to outgoing Exhibit Chairs Sharon Eaton & Patti Hearn, and departing Secretary Mary Tharp for their service 2015-2016.







Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Weird Winter Weather Persists

Renew! At the end of this month, members who haven’t renewed will lose access to gallery pages or teacher listings displayed online, and access to the ASBA journal online until dues are paid. Don’t risk not getting the Journal in the mail.

Use this handy Link to get yourself renewed:
RENEW YOUR ASBA MEMBERSHIP or you can click on "Join/Renew Now" under "Membership" at www.asba-art.org.

Open Studio Thursday, January 12, 9 am -12 n. Please come and join us at Valkarie Gallery, 445 S. Saulsbury St, Lakewood.

RMSBA Board of Directors meets Monday, January 16, Valkarie Gallery, 445 S. Saulsbury St, Lakewood, 12 n - 2 pm. Don't forget to come...

Upcoming panel discussion offered by Friends of Painting and Sculpture (FoPAS) at the Denver Art Museum:

Exploring the Denver Art Scene: Critics, Dealers, Artists 

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 8 am – noon, Sharp Auditorium, Denver Art Museum
Reservations NOT required; No charge, open to the public, bring a friend

Three panel discussions involving local critics, dealers, and artists provide a perfect primer for the vibrant, diverse, and creative energy of Denver’s Art Scene. A unique opportunity to learn about collecting works by world-class artists of the Mile High City. Participants include Critics Kealy Boyd, Michael Paglia and Todd Silver; Dealers Tina Goodwin, owner of Goodwin Fine Art; Michael Sachs, owner of Sachs Galleries; and David Smith, owner of David B. Smith Gallery; Artists William Matthews, Daniel Sprick, Jordan Wolfson and Jane DeDecker. Moderator: Timothy J. Standring, Gates Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture and Chair of the Department. 

8 to 9 am            Complimentary coffee and pastries
                             (served at Mad Beans across from Hamilton building entrance)
9 to 10 am          Panel Discussion with local critics
10 to 10:15 am    Break
10:15 to 11 am   Panel Discussion with local dealers
11 am to Noon    Panel Discussion with local artists

This event is sponsored by FOPAS, a support group of the Department of Painting & Sculpture.


Reminder: An ad for an easy-to-use container for your art. Check your pricing options at the website.



Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

Phoradendron flavescens (American mistletoe) from the Guadalupe Mountains, Texas

Get a Kiss for Good Luck.

May we prosper in 2017.