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.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Drawing a Day

Portrait with kids!, graphite on paper, Katherine McCrery
New Botangle Website Debuts:
Check out Annie Reiser's new website about Botangle, her personal favorite for working with Zentangle. Just go to
for a lovely and informative website about this art form that combines media, methods and inspirations.
A botanically themed Zentangle, a Botangle by Annie Reiser
Check out the Zentangle link in Ephemera for more about this movment. Their concept is: Anything is possible, one stroke at a time. What a great statement of belief in art and creativity.

ASBA Conference Planning Update
Perhaps by now you have heard that Susan Fisher has moved back to Colorado and will chair the 2014 ASBA Denver Conference Committee. Terry Ruiter is moving to Oregon - shortly. She is on the Board of Directors of the ASBA and we look forward to seeing her at this conference. The 2014 Denver conference will be the 20th anniversary of the ASBA. Many of you remember the conference we held here 10 years ago.

Terry, Ronda and Susan met with the staff at the Westin Downtown Hotel on March 3. The facilities are very nice and everything is conveniently located around the hotel which will make things easy for us as planners and good for the conference attendees.
Please click on Rare-ing to Go Conference Activities for more information and Susan Fisher's updates.

Name Your Passion...and write about it for our Blog:
This is your blog. Really. We want to hear what you have to say about a variety of topics. We're looking for writers who can address subjects such as:
     Here's a great technique tip for watercolor/graphite/carbon dust/colored pencil/pen and ink
     Here's a great technique for underpainting/creating great form/trying new media/trying new materials.
     I use my tablet for: sketching, emailing, keeping in touch with clients/whatever.
     Have you seen the great exhibit at:_______________________________?
     I find __________________________________________________ a great way to create compelling composition.

Share your thoughts, techniques, tips and trends with your fellow members. Let's get busy, and discuss our art together.

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