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.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Member Meeting Highlights, Sunday 17 March 2013

The March meeting of the RMSBA took place in the offices of Double Take Artistic Images at 830 Kipling Street, Suite 300 in Lakewood with 18 members attending. Dorothy Depaulo welcomed members and began the meeting at 1 p.m.
Heidi Snyder urged members to participate in the April sale at Tagawa Nursery. Tagawa has supported the RMSBA by having this sale for the last five years charging no fees. Tagawa is a very popular nursery and April is one of the busiest gardening months so artwork is seen by many, many people. See complete information about Tagawa Sale in a separate posting.
From August 3 to November 17th our exhibit at the Wildlife Experience has as its theme, Wild and Wonderful Autumn in the Rockies. RMSBA members will frame all entries. Artworks are not restricted to botanicals.  Here are a couple of examples of plants and critters.
Hunting Hens, colored pencil, Heidi Snyder
Flowers and Chick, watercolor, Julie Ann Terry
Click here for full submission details.
Sharon Garrett reported that venues are still being sought for the RARE II exhibit.
Dorothy asks that artists consider donating artwork to the CSU online rare plant directory being worked on by Susan Panjabi of the Colorado Natural Heritage Program. The new edition will be online in April and offers artists a chance to have their work seen nationally.
Chuck Renstrom, owner of Double Take Artistic Images, then discussed scanning of art works of all types and a brief history of the technology. He specializes in scanning fine art and has the latest in digital cameras, computer technology and printers to print on canvas, all types of archival papers, greeting cards of various sizes. He can even provide printing journals, fabric, decals etc.  He can scan artwork still in frames and behind glass.

Chuck Renstrom, owner of Double Take Artistic Images

A tour of the offices included a view of the green screen he uses to provide backgrounds for all types of artwork

The meeting ended about 3 p.m. after light refreshments!

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