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.
'Winterlude: Botanical Promises' -- a small
works exhibit of botanical art subjects rendered in watercolor, oil, scratch
board, graphite, colored pencil and pen and ink – continues at Gallery Bleu, located in the lobby of the Bas
Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine Street, Fort Collins, CO. The exhibit closes at the end
of 2016. Nice little trip to Fort Collins; see this lovely hanging; have some
for ASBA Membership Renewallink:
renew (or join!) and RMSBA gets a bigger share when we all renew by the end of
the year. Do find the checkbox for RMSBA; we now ask $10.00 for Chapter
RMSBA Holiday Party was well attended and new executive
committee members elected. You have chosen as your
Vanessa Martin will continue in office through 2017
President – Eileen Richardson
Director – Susan Fisher continues
Ronda Ballard will continue in office through 2017; Gloria Cavalier will
Coordinator – Sharon Garrett
Editor – Martha Narey will continue
Chairs – Irma Sturgell and Shiere Melin
Coordinator – Dorothy DePaulo
your Directors. You can track them right down in the ASBA Member Directory to
let them know what you think, what you propose, and how all of us can help make
RMSBA a better organization.
Illuminator, and Calligrapher Renee Jorgensen, member of
our fair organization, on November 27, 2016, formally unveiled a magnificent
work in the Cathedral of Saint John in Denver. The “Giving Wall” replaces a
number of brass plaques and Renee’s framework brings order and continuity to
the list (now editable by staff) of persons who have made the Cathedral part of
their estate planning. Recalling the history of the church itself and its
relation to the human and natural history of Colorado, ongoing into the future,
the images also are included in a coloring book to teach the Sunday school
children. This permanent masterpiece will remain available for viewing, so
there’s no hurry, but get thee to the Cathedral (Washington Street between 14th
and 13th Avenues) and check it out. These images are courtesy of
Renee at the "Giving Wall"
message from Ellie Levine of Phaidon Press, publisher of Plant:
Exploring the Botanical World.
This beautifully illustrated volume presents
300 of the most remarkable botanical images ever created, as selected by a
panel of international experts including Patricia Jonas, Chair of the American
Society of Botanical Artists. Hailed as “a dazzling collection…that brings the
evolution of botanical art right into the 21st century” (Gardens Illustrated),
Plant is poised to become a classic for botanical artists, horticulturists,
home gardeners, and anyone who appreciates the breathtaking variety of the natural
At Phaidon, we are eager to share Plant
with those in the gardening community. We would like to extend a special offer
to members of the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists: 30% off + free
shipping, along with a free digital preview of the book. Here is a link to the
offer on our website: http://www.phaidon.com/plantoffer/.