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, February 25, 2012

Don't Miss the Activities, Starting Tomorrow

Cyclamen Blossom, watercolor, 3” x 6”, © Kathy Cranmer 2012

2012 dues for RMSBA (including ASBA)
are $90 and due now.
Please submit your dues by March 15
to be included in the
RMSBA and ASBA Directories.
Contact:Terry Ruiter at tlruiter@msn.com
Go to Documents of Use at right for application/renewal form

Meeting Update:
Tomorrow, Sunday, February 26th, we are having an RMSBA meeting at Dorothy DePaulo's home in Lakewood. It's an important meeting that addresses a number of RMSBA projects. At 11:30 AM, everyone who is interested in helping with the 2014 ASBA Conference meets to discuss what has been done so far, and what needs to be done. Then at 1:00 we'll break for refreshments, (please bring a light snack to share, Dorothy will furnish the drinks. For our critique, or show and tell, please bring as many pieces as you would like. If you don't have anything you want to share, come anyway to get inspired! This is one of the greatest things about our very talented group. We learn and grow from each other and produce increasingly better work!

After the critique, the group that is working on the coloring book will meet to discuss their project, and the Peaks and Prairies Exhibition Publicity Group will get together to discuss fliers and other needs to promote this 3-day exhibition and sale. We hope to see you!

Exhibitions Updates:
Even though the snow is still falling, time waits for no one and Spring exhibit dates are approaching rapidly. Please go to Calls for Entries and scroll to the exhibits listed below for complete information. Schedule reminders are:

Brighton Armory Exhibition, March 20-April 23, Brighton:   this is an un-themed, non-juried show, hang space only, no bin or table art can be accommodated. All types of botanicals are accepted. Key dates:
Hang date: Mar 20, if you cannot drop-off your works yourself, bring your pieces (albeit early) to our meeting tomorrow (February 26), and we will store and deliver it. If this is too early and your signature piece is still in the works, you can drop off your art no later than March 18 at either of the 2 locations:1.Teresa Burkert, teresaburkert@aol.com
2. Heidi Snyder, preciselynature@comcast.net
Please contact Teresa or Heidi in advance.
Reception: April 13
Removal: April 23

Peaks to Prairie Symposium: March 30,-31, Colorado Springs: This is a sale with little hang space except for easels, but plenty of table and bin space - so think in terms of table art or bring your own (floor or table) easel.
Guest and Host, Colored pencil on film, by Heidi Snyder
New Group Project: 
You've seen the "painting a day" projects before, and now, RMSBA will start a "drawing a day" project for all of us. Each day, we'll post a drawing that you have done. Drawings should be dated. Spend as little or as much time as you wish, up to about an hour. Scan your image, and send it to us at rmsbartists@gmail.com. We'll post it! The purpose of the project is to encourage you to incorporate art into your daily lives. The images don't have to be of botanicals. All art feeds your botanical art. And daily drawing makes drawing more facile, more fun.
We'll start this project on March 1, 2012, and publish an image a day. We'll continue doing that throughout the month, to welcome Spring back to our region. So, grab a pencil, find something to draw on, and get going! Looking forward to seeing your results.

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