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.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Congratulations Claret Cup Cactus

Today, Governor John Hickenlooper has declared the Claret Cup Cactus as Colorado's Official State Cactus. This great little cactus has proven itself in high and low locations, with a variety of water availabilities and on a wide range of soils. For the botanical artist it is a feast, with rich red flowers mounted on complex limbs covered in needles. Challenging and fun! So, congratulations little Claret Cup Cactus, we hope to see many celebratory drawings of you from our members.


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