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, April 17, 2015

Now that the Taxes are Over...

Open Press Workshop

We’ve put together a workshop over 3 days -- 2 Saturdays and a Thursday -- at Open Press to learn drypoint printmaking techniques from Mark Lunning himself! The class is limited to 10 people, so please check your calendars and sign up early. 

Workshop cost is $100, a bargain since it includes basic materials. Here are dates and times:

          May 2, 2015 from 1-3:00pm
          May 9, 2015 from 1-5:00pm
          May 14, 2015 from 1-5:00pm

Location:  40 W. Bayaud Ave., Denver, Co.  (303) 778-1116

Mark Lunning, master printer and owner of Open Press, regularly teaches at the Art Students League. We are fortunate he is teaching this workshop exclusively for RMSBA. Do an Internet search and see some possibilities for this technique. Start thinking of what images you will want to make, as we expect to complete two plates.

Contact Vanessa Martin at martin.vanessa655@gmail.com to reserve space. Direct all questions to Vanessa.

Deadline Looms!

The deadline to email your intention to enter the Wicked Plants Exhibit is May 1, 2015. Email Sharon Eaton racereaton@aol.com  to let her know you intend to enter Wicked Plants. 
Do plan to join us, even if you’re not quite sure which vile phytotype you want to portray. Click here for the Wicked Plants entry instructions.

Pergamena at Meiningers

Thanks to their encounter at ASBA last fall here in Denver, Pergamena has chosen Meiningers Denver store at 5th & Broadway as their retail outlet in the West. Right now on sale at 20% off…

Susan Fisher does a critique


                Read the Rare II jurors statement here

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Open Studio

Capsicum annuum

Please join us this Tuesday, April 14, at Valkarie Gallery, 445 S Saulsbury St, Lakewood, CO 80226, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm for our Open Studio.

Do bring whatever artwork or concept project you are working on and a light snack. You don’t have to be a member to participate, and we’re sure you will find the atmosphere inspiring!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Parchment Sale!

Meininger’s management announces “We have brought in a few sizes of sheep and calf calligraphy finish Pergamena.  We are really excited to have it in the store!  Also wanted to let you know we will be having a 20% off sale next week beginning Monday so a great time to buy it!”

Friday, April 3, 2015

Member Galleries

SHOW YOUR WORK and inspire others

The Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists has an exciting roster of events lined up for 2015 and beyond. We look forward to growing our organization and we continually seek ways to get our artwork in front of appreciative collectors and supporters. We are restructuring our blog Member Gallery to incorporate support from our larger organization, the American Society of Botanical Artists. We are all members of ASBA, which offers each of us the opportunity to display our work in the ASBA online artists' gallery.

We hope to get more participation from our members, as we can anticipate an eager national and even international audience. The ASBA member Gallery can also be used as a resource and inspiration for our botanical work. The RMSBA blog gallery hereafter will include a hyperlink to each member's ASBA gallery page. Artists' actual images will no longer appear on the RMSBA blog.

To prepare your work for display, have the following information at hand before loading images onto the ASBA site or forwarding them to the member gallery email as provided below.