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.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

It's May!

RARE II Opening Reception

Anyone interested in attending the Opening Reception on May 16th from 2-4 pm who wishes to carpool please contact Vanessa Martin at (720) 870-1488 or email martin.vanessa655@gmail.com. We plan to leave on Friday May 15 and return Sunday May 17. Details for hotel accommodations are unknown at this time and depend upon who all is interested in going.  

May Meeting

May 24th, 1-3 pm at the Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia, Co, 303-688-5555.  Web site: cherokeeranch.org 

As we will be touring the castle and grounds, we ask you to bring $5 each to help cover some of the expense of the tour. Please note that this meeting is Sunday, May 24th instead of our typical last Sunday of the month.

RARE II Catalog

RARE II – Imperiled Plants of Colorado: the catalog of 40 beautiful illustrations of imperiled species by RMSBA members, will be available for purchase starting at the Opening Reception in Durango May 16. The catalogs also will be available for purchase at our monthly meetings beginning with the May 24 meeting at the Cherokee Ranch and Castle. Cost is $20.00.  If you are interested in purchasing one or more catalogs but will not be at an upcoming meeting, please contact rmsbartists@gmail.com to make other arrangements.

RMSBA Exhibit Traveling Notebook

We need artists’ biographies and statements for an exhibition traveling notebook, which will accompany shows, and whose content can be changed as participation varies. Right now, we especially need RARE II artists to put together these items, and bring their drafts to the meeting at Hudson Gardens in June, when we all will get some formal instruction on how to make ourselves shine.

in lieu April Meeting

RARE II Frame-a-thon (April 24) and Gathering of the Guilds (April 26) replaced our April meeting. The framing of 40 artworks and several composite posters for RARE II went rather smoothly, with not too many surprises, and we all were glad to have it done! Thanks to Sharon Eaton for the work site and the lunch and thanks again to the framer wannabes who labored so carefully under Ronda Ballard’s watchful eye.

The Gathering of the Guilds seemed well-attended in the rain- and snowstorm. RMSBA had a nice parlour space set up and participating members sold stuff and entertained the public. Your Blogster was thrilled to see many of our members there – not a few are members of other Guilds – as visitors and as exhibitors. Beautiful fabric and weavings, marquetry and jewelry, knives and embroidery, prints and cards and engravings, shower salts and ceramics and silks, artists and crafters -- even a distiller. Be advised -- a dye plants garden grows at DBG-Chatfield.

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