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 4, 2011


Now that we have your attention, wanted to invite you to two new botanical art exhibitions opening shortly. September 3rd, The Colorado Garden is open at the Center Stage Theater at 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen, Colorado. Thirty-five artworks from 17 RMSBA members are on display through October 30 in the Rotary Gallery, Center Stage. The opening event is September 11, from 2 to 4 PM. Join the artists and their guests for nibbles, a touch of wine, and some terrific artworks.  The Rotary Gallery is open during their busy performance schedule, and by appointment. Call them at 303.674.4934 to get additional gallery hours or make an appointment. 
Please note the correct number for contact the Rotary Gallery, Center Stage, is 303.674.4934

Old Fashioned Rose by Heidi Snyder is exhibited at the Rotary Gallery, Center Stage, Evergreen CO

Highlights from the Gardens' Botanical Illustration Program is a celebration of the work of students and instructors in the Denver Botanic Gardens Botanical Art and Illustration school. The exhibition will be open from October 4-28 at the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology Gallery. The opening reception and celebration of the 2011 Certificate Graduates is Sunday, October 9, from 1 to 3 PM. This annual event has been held at DBG for years, but moves to DU this year, to bring botanical art to an expanded audience. Contact Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski at Hjelmroos-Koski@botanicgardens.org with your questions.We hope to see you soon at these events supporting your fellow members and the growth of botanical art in our region.

Peony, by Cathy Criddlebaugh

You too can be an exhibitionist! Sign up to portray an endangered species for RareII, the reprise of RMSBA's wildly successful project Rare. You'll find the "taken" list to the right, and contacts are also listed to the right for further information.

Physaria bellii, watercolor, by Connie Sayas, is one of the artworks produced for the first Rare project and exhibition, which travelled to 3 exhibition venues in addition to its first showing.

Dorothy DePaulo has news of our next meeting:
Fall is on the way and we'll be inside a bit more as weather cools. What a great time to get revived up for the year ahead and gain confidence and enthusiasm to do some of those projects you have stowed in that creative brain of your’s.

At our September meeting we will have the opportunity to ask questions of professional business coach Alyson Stanfield, who works exclusively with artists. From 1:30 to 2:30, she'll engage us in an hour of questions and answers about how to successfully sell your art. From how to schedule for yourself so you are painting consistently, to web presences, blog creations, contacting galleries and more, Allyson is ready to help. She'll have DVD’s and her newly reprinted book I’d Rather Be in the Studio for purchase. Her book is organized around eight common excuses that limit an artist's business that she’s heard while counseling several thousand people get out of their studios and get down to the business of self-promotion.

We'll have some face time with each other too! Add this date to your calendar, and come to this helpful and interesting meeting:

Meeting date: Sunday September 18, 2010
Time 1:00 to 4:00
Location: Golden Library, 1019 10th Street
Golden, CO

Let's exhibit ourselves at each of these gathering opportunities. Good for us, good for our genre, good for association. 

No comments:

Post a Comment