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, November 13, 2013

Ancient Art of Fore-edge Painting Discovered

As artists grounded in traditional painting, it's always exciting to hear about other lesser-known traditional arts. The University of Iowa has a treasure trove of fore-edge painted books. Known as "secret paintings," they are only visible when the edge is fanned correctly. Click here to see more of this amazing art form.  
Secret Fore Edge Paintings Revealed in Early 19th Century Books at the University of Iowa seasons painting illustration fore edge painting books

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