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, September 28, 2013


An update about Botanical Art of the Sonoran Desert: Past and Present from Margaret Pope, who would like to tell us more about the florilegium society an take this opportunity to give credit to the people who have been working on this exhibit for 2 years, some as long as 4 years. The Sonoran Desert Florilegium Program is a non-profit organization under the sponsorship of the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society. Volunteers with this program have been working over 2 years to prepare this exhibit. The Art Institute at the Desert Museum graciously offered gallery space to hold the exhibit. The presentation of information and artworks was done by The Florilegium Program. 
A large part of the exhibit is past works, less than one-third was a juried section. Dorothy DePaulo had a wonderful entry.  On Saturday, a reception was held which was very well attended. The exhibit is somewhat unusual as it links to the history of botanical art in general and to the history of the Sonoran Desert specifically. Also a dialogue about the characteristics of botanical art runs throughout the exhibit.  Overall, it's very informative with a lot of information as well as a lot of artwork. We were very pleased to see how interested people were in the information presented and how many read and looked very closely at the information and artwork.
Monthly meeting is TOMORROW!
This is a reminder of the RMSBA meeting tomorrow at 1:00pm, at the Belmar Library at:
555 South Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226
(303) 235-5275

We will be making greeting cards! Bring your paints, pencils, and your wonderful ideas! We will supply the cards and envelopes.

Light refreshments will be  provided.
Hope to see you there!

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