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, August 19, 2015

At last: a Little Cooler

Art in the Garden August 22nd, 9 am – 5 pm – Tagawa Garden Center

Saturday’s the Day! Come support your fellow artists at the RMSBA artist show and sale. Bring your checkbook… Leave your iToys at home, because we have music and the Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers and vast entertainment. The event closes at 5:00 pm, at which time participating artists must dismount the displays and retrieve all unsold items.  

Backyard Bar-Be-Que on August 30

Party-time approaches quickly! Be sure to RSVP to martin.vanessa655@gmail.com or (720) 870-1488 by tomorrow or Friday. Do remember about the side dishes and the labor. Also, look again in that closet and see what you can donate to the fundraiser.

 Don't forget about how much fun we'll all have...

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Let the Harvest begin

August Open Studio
9 am – 1 pm, Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Valkarie Gallery & Studio, 445 South Saulsbury Street, Lakewood. Bring your projects, your sketch ideas, artistic problems and solutions, new materials you are trying out, frustrations you need to vent re:same, and so forth. If you’re a Wicked participant, bring your portrait(s) and show us!

Reminder: Art in the Garden August 22nd, 9 am – 5 pm – Tagawa Garden Center

This year’s Tagawa Gardens event has a RMSBA artist show and sale, so get out those transparent display bags (and price stickers) and start stuffing! Note that management has waived the 10% fee on sales, but will collect the taxes. Don’t forget the workshops: Shading and Watercoloring for Kids, and Doodle Art for Tweens & Teens, mentored by Sharon Garrett and Patti Hearn. Other local artists also are conducting workshops, so be sure to check them out as we enjoy the music and the Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers. As always, we can talk up our organization and how we showcase our artists. 

About the art work: we can’t hang framed pieces, but can sell prints, note cards and other botanically-themed articles. If you’re coming to the festivities, do let us know: send an email to Patti Hearn at pattihearn@hotmail.com by August 17; the sooner the better to make this event a success for us. More details will be provided to participants.

Reminder: August Meeting is the Party! 
Remember to note on your calendars that Sunday, August 30, 1-5 pm should find you at the RMSBA Backyard Bar-Be-Que at Vanessa Martin(the President)’s house, 21494 E Greenwood Pl, Aurora. Bring a guest who might be interested in joining our organization – as artist or art lover. That we might have some clue as to how many are coming, we ask you to RSVP by about August 20 to Vanessa at martin.vanessa655@gmail.com.

Bring side dishes to go with the provided entrees. Come early to help set up the tent and tables, and get ready for the party. Contact Vanessa Martin with your intentions and totally sincere offers of help at (720) 870-1488.

Members, please donate artwork, prints, books or art supplies for sale to support the Stanley Hotel two-day vacation that RMSBA has donated to the ASBA annual silent auction. Contact Vanessa Martin at martin.vanessa655@gmail.com to coordinate delivery. 

RARE II Catalog
The exhibit catalog RARE II: Imperiled Plants of Colorado will soon be on sale at the Denver Botanic Gardens Gift Shop at York Street. Other opportunities are in the works.