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.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Online Exhibition Cancelled due to Lack of ...

...interest? I find that hard to believe, but perhaps, lack of computer time to send in your images. We did get a lovely image from our fearless leader, Dorothy DePaulo:
Aesculus glabra- Buckeye Tree, Colored pencil on drafting film, 11"x16"
She tells us: This is my entry for Remembering Summer. I found this buckeye tree in Belmar Park in Lakewood. Even though I have walked by the tree many times, I never really payed much attention to it until one spring day, when it was covered in hundreds of candles of bright white flowers. I suddenly realized I did not know what kind of tree it was. After some research, I found it was a buckeye tree, the same tree that gave Ohio the name, "the Buckeye State." Apparently the fruit looks like the eye of a deer! Though seldom seen in this area, it seems do do well here." It's a beautiful piece, keenly observed.

Are there trees in full autumn dress in your neighborhood. Take some time to sketch them and make color notes. You'll be glad you did, when you have enough time to complete the work.

Now's the time to plan ahead! When you create an artwork, take the time to scan it at 300 dpi before it gets involved in framing and exhibition. File in completed artworks files. Then, when an online opportunity comes around, you'll be ready to rock and roll, and your artwork will be online for admirers new and old to oh and ah over. This is your blog! Use it!

Updatead Rare II Listings Available Now

Click here to go to updated listings for Rare II. We have SIX hosts for this exhibition, which will start at The Wildlife Experience in 2015. This is a wonderful opportunity to have your art seen around the Rocky Mountain west, and supports our mission to increase awareness of the fragile beauty of endangered species, and their place in our ecosystems.