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 31, 2016

Very Interesting Weather We’re Having

Evergreen Open Door Studio Tour coming up on September 17th & 18th – you can check out all these studios and their captive artists!

About the Printmaking Workshop. We still have several seats available. This is a great opportunity for both beginners and those who have had some experience with Solarplate.

At Open Press, instructor Mark Lunning will teach us to use Solarplate, a simple approach and safer alternative to traditional etching and relief printing. The first class begins on Tuesday September 6th from 1-5 pm, second class is September 13th 1-5 pm, third class is September 20th 1-5 pm, and the last class is September 27th from 1-5 pm. This workshop is open to both beginners and those who have experience with solarplates but want to learn more advanced techniques. Bring a piece of art you have and like and make an original print!

All material will be provided; everyone will have two 4” x 5” and one 8” x 10” solarplates and three 22” x 30” sheets of 100% cotton printing paper; cost is $300.00. The maximum number of participants is 8, so please act quickly to secure a spot. If you are interested please contact Vanessa Martin at martin.vanessa655@gmail.com to sign up.

Winterlude: Botanical Promises. We have another opportunity for members to show their artistic talents. RMSBA has been invited to stage a small works exhibit at Gallery Bleu this November and December. Gallery Bleu is located in the Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine Street, Fort Collins. The theme of the exhibit is Winterlude: Botanical Promises. This will be a juried exhibit; entries deadline is October 1. Online Juried Shows at https://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/ for the full Prospectus and critical dates.  

Saturday, August 27, 2016

More warm weather to come

Members meeting August 28, 1-3 pm at the Eloise May Library, 1471 S. Parker Rd., Denver, CO. This library lacks on-site cafe services so please bring your own drinks and snacks if you so desire.
The agenda: updates on ongoing projects and an open panel discussion by the Executive Committee of the results of the recent survey. If there’s time, we will view the documentary “Alan at Highgrove” as the Prince of Wales takes Alan Titchmarsh on a tour of Highgrove House.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

They promised some rain… all we got were Japanese beetles

Executive Board meeting at 11, Monday, August 8, at Hooked on Colfax. If you have items for the Board to consider, contact any committee member or show up. 

Open Studio Tuesday, August 9, Valkarie Gallery, 445 S Saulsbury, Lakewood.

RARE II is in Salida until the end of August. Plan a little trip.

Shakespeare’s Bouquet is in Boulder. Some of our members have pieces in the Denver Botanic Gardens – University of Colorado exhibit of plants from Shakespeare’s plays. A First Folio from the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC will be on display during the last two weeks in August.

Member meeting coming up on August 28 at Eloise May Library. Details forthcoming.

Run for RMSBA Board. Consider serving on the RMSBA Executive Committee. Positions open for 2017-2018: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and a couple other choice opportunities. Give it some serious thought: service to friends and fellow artists.