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.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Last Call...

...For tomorrow's colored pencil workshops at Koelbel Library. If you haven't signed up, now's the time. Click on "Scheduled Events" for the info you need.

Pansy Panel, Colored pencil on paper, Libby Kyer

Congratulations to Susan Rubin and the opening of her exhibit "Five, a sensory garden" last night at Spark Gallery. Colored pencil on Mylar illustrates the senses in a novel and compelling way. Spark Gallery is at 900 Santa Fe Drive. Go to www.sparkgallery.com for all the details.

The RARE II group are revving up for another wonderful project with attendant exhibitions and events. To accommodate the increase in email chatter, they've created a new email address at rare2014@q.com. Send your volunteer capabilities and interests, questions, comments and support to this address. It's an easy way to take that first step and get involved.  

Heads up all you fellow DBG student addicts! If you're taking classes at Denver Botanic Gardens ( and who can resist, really!), here's a special invitation. June 18, 1 to 4 PM, Vanessa Martin is hosting a Botanical Illustration Summer Get-together. She has a large backyard filled with flowers, trees, bushes and other botanicals to sketch, paint or just enjoy. And she's offering lovely nibbles -cheese and crackers, fruit and beverages (wine and others).What could be nicer than fine weather, fine art and fine friends gathered together? Please plan to come and meet your artist friends outside of the classroom. RSVP and all the details are at the DBG registrations site, http://catalog.botanicgardens.org.

I've changed my mind. Not a stunning event for those who know me well, but I believe it's a good move. I'm going to leave the posted links in "Emphemera - A Feast of Links", formerly "Weekly Links," for two weeks. We all live busy lives, and sometimes, a week is not long enough for you to find these sites and enjoy them. So, voila! Two weeks at a time, links will be listed for your enjoyment. Ah, the heady power of the Blogmeister!

Enjoy your 3-day weekend, and take a moment to remember those who work for our freedom every day. May they flourish.

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