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.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Happy Halloween ends this month, Dia de los Muertos starts the next!

The Sun - October 2014 --No foolin'!

Meeting Tomorrow! Members meet October 30 from 1 – 3 pm at the Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Av, Boulder (free parking on Sundays, Library CafĂ© on site). Agenda items:
-Update on current affairs
Selling RARE II catalogs
-Winterlude  - Sharon Eaton and Patti Hearn
-Tagawa Nursery – Patti Hearn
-Cannabis exhibit – Vanessa Martin
-RARE II – Sharon Garrett
-Can Do update 
-Cherokee Ranch and Castle – Vanessa Martin
-ASBA conference highlights by those who showed up
-Shout out congratulations to Susan Fisher! Her "Cabbage" was purchased for the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation permanent collection.
-Rocky Mountain Land Library - Eileen Richardson 
-Accept Winterlude: Botanical Promises artworks and sales materials 
-Members currrent artwork sharing and critique (bring your latest!)
-Sale of gallery frames (16x20 Walnut w/ Plexiglas: $20)

Winterlude artists dropoff. Please bring your artwork, framed in the required Dick Blick frame, ready to hang with wire, etc., and marked on the back with all the particulars about the piece, along with the release form from Gallery Bleu, to our meeting Sunday, October 30 at the Main Boulder Public Library, beginning at 1 pm. If you cannot make the meeting, do arrange to have someone bring and submit your artwork. Patti and Sharon will collect all and transport them to the gallery in Fort Collins, where they and Mary McCauley, the curator, will install the show, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 4. Following their morning’s labors, their reward will come during the Opening Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Please be there! 

Sales Opportunities. Bring any prints, etc. that you would like to sell to the Oct. 30 meeting. We are getting into the holiday seasons, and patrons will be looking for presents, etc. so be prepared and have your prints, cards, and other outputs available. Patti and Sharon will deliver these as well. Both the opening and the holiday (Dec 2) receptions will coincide with Fort Collins Art Walks.

RMSBA Executive Committee meets Monday, November 7, 11 am - 2 pm, at Hooked on Colfax. If you have business for the Board to consider, please let one of us know.

A “Fresh Air” podcast heard by Susan Fisher may be of interest to members. The interview is with the author of a history of marijuana published on October 25. Check your local library…

Halloween (Oct 31) – All Hallows Eve – is the day before All Saints’ Day (Nov 1) and the next day (Nov 2) is All Souls’ Day, when Catholics pray for the souls of the departed. Dia de los muertos in Mexico remembers the departed, especially one’s ancestors, for whom offerings of food and drink may be presented. Dress up nice and have a good time!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fun weekend ahead

Reminder: RMSBA members Oct 30 meeting 1 - 3 pm at Boulder Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder Co 80302 ( 303-441-3100)

Free parking @ library lot on Sunday!

Seed Library Cafe @ library menu on library site. Boulder Library has good web site to get directions and any further info.

Further Invitation from Eileen Richardson!
“I want to invite you to an event I'm putting on for the Rocky Mountain Land Library at the Puritan Pie Factory in Curtis Park. It's my family’s building and we are so excited to bring new life to the area. I think you will love the space but especially the thousands of amazing books on nature and plants. The event is the evening of October 20th from 5 'till 9 pm at 2612 Champa St. in Denver.

Jeff Lee, the director of RMLL, specifically wanted to connect with RMSBA. He and I are interested to collaborate with the society and potentially host an art show in the future. Feel free to stop by and invite anyone you know who might be interested. Would love to see you there! Don’t worry about the ticket or donation. It's ok to just show up! Hope to see you soon."

Friday, October 7, 2016

First Frost at lower elevations – Save your basil

Open Studio is cancelled for October, as ASBA will be in Pittsburgh. Next opportunity November 10.

Ongoing exhibits. Boulder: Shakespeare’s Bouquet shows for one more week in CU Norlin Libraries N-345 (‘till 10/14). RARE II: Imperiled Plants of Colorado is now at the CU Museum of Natural History. Aurora: Poisons, Potions, and Panaceas graces the Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities on the Anschutz Medical Campus (‘till10/28).

Members meeting October 30, 2016, will at the Boulder Public Library, 1 – 4 pm. If you have any suggestion for the upcoming agenda, send an e-mail to Vanessa Martin, our Prez. Plan a little trip with a friend…