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, December 21, 2015

Good Solstice to You

Don’t forget the Holiday Party. Sunday, December 27, 1-4 pm. Hosted by Wendy Peterson, 58 Golden Eagle Rd, Greenwood Village, CO. Bring a light snack to share. Bring artwork to show, too.

Board/Executive Committee Meeting January 11, 11-2, Hooked on Colfax, 3213 E Colfax Av, Denver.

Flora of the National Parks   Exhibit Dates: February 18 - October 2, 2016
United States Botanical Gardens Conservatory West Gallery

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, this exhibit showcases plant species and communities of the more than 400 national parks. From giant redwoods and aspen forests to imperiled ornamental shrubs and water lilies, the parks represent the diversity of North American flora. Both illustrations and photographs guide your tour of the beauty and importance of the American flora. This exhibit used digital images to make prints for the exhibit and does not incorporate original artwork.

Vanessa Martin, Susan Rubin, and Connie Sayas are representing RMSBA in this national show. If other members are in the exhibit, send me the images to post here, subject line “Please post NBG show image.”

Susan Rubin Rosa woodsii   
Vanessa Martin Astragalus humillimus 

Connie Sayas Calochortus gunnisonii

Their exquisite pieces make your editor regret not submitting Phoradendron flavescens “American mistletoe” and Arbutus texana “Texas madrone” from the Guadalupe Mountains NP, even though they were tiny miniatures. Those drawings provided fodder for two years’ holiday cards, anyway.