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, July 23, 2011

The Colorado Garden, An RMSBA Exhibition

This exhibition will feature any images you have created in the last 4 years of plants in your gardens. Veggies, flowers, rock garden plants, cacti, succulents, and even invasives are welcome. All 2-dimensional media are accepted. The exhibition will hang at the Evergreen Library, a lovely venue that we have been invited to use before. Time now to submit your entry to Dorothy DePaulo. Click on the call for entry to the right, and enter today.

Larkspur, colored pencil, by Annie Reiser

When the heat gets to you, try a museum tour. DAM has their Marvelous Mud exhibit on display, and Renaissance Cities is still available. Combine the two and you can easily spend 3 hours in welcome cool halls where you can discover the art of now and then. Taking my young family members, since they know I paint "flowers", we played a game finding all the botanical images contained in these offerings. One sharp-eyed grandnephew found the Columbine in a Renaissance painting. Another found a garden in a huge ceramic installation. And still another botanical find popped up in some amazing tapestries.

Water Lily, colored pencil, Annie Reiser

The links in Ephemera will be updated next week. As your BlogMeister just did them after returning from vacation on Wednesday, she's embarked on a new search for things to amaze, amuse, inspire and educate. Catch them here, next week.

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