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.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Openings and Shows and Gatherings

We have a number of topics and upcoming events for you to watch for and participate in. Here is a brief summary of things to come.

Winterlude: Botanical Promises – New 2016 exhibit for RMSBA members only- Call for Entry will be coming soon!

Gathering of the Guilds. RMSBA has been invited again to this year’s annual Gathering of the Guilds. The event is Sunday, April 24th, 10-4 pm at the Boettcher Mansion on Lookout Mountain in Golden. Attendance is free; just tell them you are a participating member. For those of who might be interested in selling your artwork or merchandise, please contact Vanessa Martin at martin.vanessa655@gmail.com.

April membership meeting reminder. Please note that the meeting is on Saturday, April 23rd from 11-1 pm at Koelbel Library in Centennial  The Agenda will include general  updates and an open discussion on the opportunities and events planned this year at the Cherokee Ranch and Castle. A guest speaker from Cherokee Ranch is planned. Members who have already gone and participated in Arts Afield will share their experience.

Arts Afield offering from the Prez. Vanessa Martin shares this lovely sketch from the aboriflora at the Cherokee Ranch, where RMSBA is the Artist-in-Residence. Sign up at the website, go sketch, send me a picture at narey46@hotmail.com, and I’ll post yours!

Distilled at Spark Gallery. RMSBA (and CPSA) member Susan Rubin explores the botanicals involved in intoxicants in a Mo’Print Denver-themed show combining Polaroid transfer monoprint techniques with her exquisite colored pencil renderings. It’s a beautiful exhibit and a lot of fun. Get yourself to 9th and Santa Fe in Denver. Cheers!

Pressing Matters at ASLD reception. Mo’ about Mo’ Prints: Three RMSBA members are represented in this prestigious exhibit at the Art Students League of Denver, 2nd and Sherman in Denver. They are our own Carol Till, Susan Fisher, and Vanessa Martin! Come see how they’re hung.

Carol herself did not send me a selfie...

Call for candidates to sit on the Executive Committee. If you are interested in becoming a board member, we seek candidates to fill 2017-2018 positions. You are invited to come to the board meeting on April 11th from 11-2 pm at Hooked on Colfax, and see the inner workings of our executive committee.  

Friday, March 11, 2016

It’s Still Winter, but Here Come Early Buds

Artists in Residence at Cherokee Ranch are noticing a few things during their visits. Here we see a bobcat and she sure looks preggers to me! More bobcats coming soon to CRC. Be sure to sign up for your turn at the CRC website.

Artistic Coincidence. On March 18 Tam O’Neill is hosting a reception at her gallery (Tam O’Neill Fine Arts, 311 Detroit, Denver) featuring original Karl Blossfeldt botanical photos. The March ASBA Journal just featured him in the inside back cover!

Mo’Prints in Denver. Three of our members RMSBA members (Carol Till, Susan Fisher, and Vanessa Martin) are showing at the Art Students League's Regional Pressing Matters exhibit, juried by the prestigious Master Printer, Bud Shark. Reception Saturday, March 12, at 5:30.

Carol is on the Mo'Print Committee and is very excited to see intersections between botanical art and printmaking