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, June 9, 2012

Catching up...

...with apologies for the break in posting! Life caught up with your Blogmeister, and she's hoping you're not quite as harried! First, let's look at what's happening:

Our RMSBA show is now hanging at pARTiculars Gallery in Old Town Lafayette! Several of our artists will be demonstrating botanical art in the gardens at the Garden tour on Saturday, June 16th. Please come for the tour and the reception afterwards at pARTiculars. We will be having a great time! You need to see these gardens!
Congratulations to our members who participated in this exciting project. Check out the poster for details!

Remember, for any image you find on our blog, you can just click on it, and it will go to the original-sized image. You can get as close as you wish.

New ASBA Website Unveiled:
Next item: check out the new ASBA Website! It is incredible! It's packed with information, it's very easy to use, and the artwork is wonderful! Go to www.asba-art.org and look around! Send your congratulations,  comments, concerns and corrections to the Webmaster, Jody Williams. at  webmaster@asba-art.org.

Members Exhibit Their Works:
Susan Rubin's new show at Spark Gallery opened May 24th, and continues through June 17. Her works on paper explore the lasting connection between people and trees in an exhibit titled Substance, Shelter and Shade. Collectors' Friday and Gay on Santa Fe occur together on June 15th, when the gallery is open from 5 to 9 PM. Last Look is Sunday, June 17, 1-4 PM. You can visit Susan at her website at susanrubinstudio.com for full details about the images and the event.

 Substance, Shelter and Shade
Colored pencil, by Susan Rubin

Kaye Hurtt's works are featured in a return showing at the Framed Image, 5066 East  Hampden Avenue, Denver,CO. For those of you unfamiliar with Kaye’s work, her classic European representation of nature has elevated the study of botanicals as art. Her renderings have the sophistication of classic 18-19th century representation with the added advantage of flawless color palette and skill in painting. The gallery hosts an artist’s reception Friday, June 8thfrom 5-8 PM. For more information, please call 303-692-0727.

Orchid and Lizard on Natural Support
Watercolor on Paper, Kaye Hurtt

The Art Students League Annual Art Market is this Saturday and Sunday. Our members Mary Jo Ramsdale and Carol Till are sharing a booth for the 6th year.  All exhibiting artists are members of the Art Student's League of Denver. Only original art may be shown at this event, now in its 20th year.

More to come after the busy weekend!

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