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, July 11, 2016

Temperature tops century-mark, Coors Field melts down

Bastille Day is Thursday, July 14, France fans! Happy revolution anniversary.

Reminder for Meininger marker party event hosted by Winsor & Newton, featuring their new product, the Pigment Marker. The party, with music, food and swag bags, is on Thursday, July 14, 6:30 - 9:00 pm. Check your received email for the details for RMSBA.

RARE II: Imperiled Plants of Colorado is now on exhibit at Steamplant Event Center - Paquette Gallery in Salida, Colorado. Check out this link at http://salidasteamplant.com/current-art-showing-in-paquette-gallery/. The Artist Reception was July 9, with beer, wine and appetizers. Jan Boyd Haring says she saw about a dozen members (with groupies!).
 

The 20th Annual Colorado Brewers Festival and Salida's Art  Festival was also going on.

Papermaking Workshop reminder. Judy Vanderbosch is teaching a 3-Day Paper Making Workshop on August 24, 25 and 26 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday), at her home at 6585 E Colorado Dr., Denver. During three days of working with pulp (wet mixture you create to make paper), you will prepare finished paper for printing, painting, writing and molding. You will learn how to prepare fiber to make pulp and also where to get commercially-made pulp for special paper. All supplies included, except the items mentioned in the email (check your received emails). R

Reservations and payment must be made by August 1, 2016, so supplies can be ordered. Check now to see if you can still get in!
Please email Judy Vanderbosch to secure your spot at redbudart@gmail.com, then mail your check for $100 (made out to RMSBA) to Judy Vanderbosch at 6585 E Colorado Dr, Denver, Co 80224. Her telephone number is (303) 375-7718.

The Denver Hospice Mask Project 2016 opening is September 12. RMSBA members who participated in the project are mentioned at http://www.themaskproject.org/about-the-masks/the-artists/. Congratulations go to Susan Fisher and Mary Clark, who have their masks featured on the preview page at http://www.themaskproject.org/about-the-masks/the-masks/
Starting September 12, 2016, a month-long gallery in the Kaiser Permanente Grand Court of Cherry Creek Shopping Center will showcase 500 decorated masks. This year marks the 18th anniversary of the founding of The Mask Project and the 10th year of the gallery and auction. The biennial internationally-known fundraiser features hand-painted works from fine artists, musicians, athletes, celebrities, business leaders and more. An online auction is featured, and best-selling author Mitch Albom will speak at a special luncheon on September 28. Luncheon tickets and unique sponsorship opportunities are available now, but they’re going fast!

To date, The Mask Project has raised more than $4.5 million to assist The Denver Hospice to care for all people in metro Denver. Please join TDH this year — as an artist, a volunteer, a bidder, a benefactor or a luncheon attendee — to help create better end-of-life experiences for our Colorado community. For tickets and sponsorships. Go to www.TheMaskProject.org.


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