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, August 21, 2013

Updates for our Member Meeting Friday, 23 August 2014, 1 PM

Member Meeting,
Denver Botanic Gardens, Helen Fowler Library,
1 PM, August 23 2013
Hope you are planning to attend the very special Helen Fowler Library archives presentation prepared for us by April Miller, Librarian. Artifacts on display include:

De Historia Stirpium Commentarii Insignes… by Leonhart Fuchs.  Published in Basel circa 1542.
The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes by John Gerard.  Published in London in 1633. 

Florilegium Renovatum et Auctum by Johann Theodor de Bry.  Published in Frankfurt in 1641.

Temple of Flora, or, Garden of the Botanist, Poet, Painter, and Philosopher: being, picturesque botanical plates of the New Illustration of the Sexual Systerm of Linnaus by Robert John Thornton. (Image above)  Published in London in 1799.

The Orchid Album (11 volumes) written by Robert Warner and illustrated by John Nugent Fitch.  Published in London from 1882-97.
Laelia Purpurata Williamsii pictured above

British Wild Flowers by Jane Loudon.  Published in London in 1846. Image above.
The Botanical Magazine by William Curtis.  Published in London starting in 1787.

Styles and techniques change through the ages, but the beauty never pales. April will also show a few Pierre Joseph Redoute lithographs, an Anne Ophelia Dowden artwork, and two vintage Burpee seed/nursery catalogs.
When you arrive at the DBG, inform ticket takers that you are at the Gardens for a meeting in the Library. Admission tickets are not necessary. If you'd like to arrive early, you can tour the Gardens prior to the meeting. The Gardens especially are lush right now. DBG closes at 2 PM today to prepare for it's annual Fete de Fleur fund-raiser, so touring the gardens after the Library is not available on Friday.
Hope to see you all there!

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