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.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Heading East? Check Out This Terrific Exhibit

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Curious about the term 'chapbook? Thanks to Wikipedia, we find that "A chapbook is an early type of popular literature printed in Early Modern Europe. The tradition of chapbooks arose in the 16th century, as soon as printed books became affordable, and rose to its height during the 17th and 18th centuries. Many different kinds of ephemera, popular or folk literature were published as chapbooks, such as pamphlets, political and religious tracts, nursery rhymes, poetry, folk tales, children's literature and almanacs. When illustrations are included in chapbooks, they are considered popular prints. The term "chapbook" for this type of literature was coined in the 19th century. The corresponding French and German terms are Bibliothèque bleue and Volksbuch, respectively.

The term "chapbook" is also in use for present-day publications, usually poetry, of up to about 40 pages, ranging from low-cost productions to expensive, finely produced editions."

Click HERE for more information about this unique opportunity to see into the mind of an amazing artist.

Exhibit is at: Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY11225
(718) 623-7200

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