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.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Everyone's talking about the weather...

...which is why we won't. It is, after all, springtime in the Rockies, and pretty much all options remain open!

However, with the weather getting better, it's time to start planning summer activities. For an incredible experience in nature science illustration, consider the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators annual conference, which will be held in Olympia, WA at Evergreen State College. Their website http://www.gnsi.science-art.com/2011WA/index.html has all the information on a huge array of art education opportunities, workshops, lectures, science updates, field trips and other activities.

The ASBA's conference information will appear in the June issue of The Botanical Artist, due in members' home in mid-June. To be held in Boston this year, it too is chock-full of workshops, lectures, field trips and other exciting activities. The opening reception will be held at Harvard Museum in the Glass Flowers collection, the amazing glass models of the father-son team of the Blashka family. These models were prepared to allow Harvard science students to study biology during the long, dark, Boston winters. You won't believe your eyes. This is just one example of the thousands of models created. The process to make these models died with the Blashka's. Go to http://bostonasba2011.blogspot.com/ for full information!

This week's links have some great art collections, two sites on the value of values in your art, and a link to a great orchid artist.
I look forward to getting your Gallery Pages. This is a free service that will put you on the web!

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