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It's considered to be a great honour to be invited to exhibit at the Hunt Institutes' International exhibition and to have your artwork added to their collection.
The exhibition is open to all botanical fine artists and illustrators working in any medium on paper or vellum (except photography) whose work has achieved a standard of excellence and who have not yet been represented in the International series.
When is the exhibition held?
Eligibility for exhibition: who and what?
Triennial: Until now it has been every three years . However, in order to hold the exhibition in its 60th anniversary year, the 17th International will open in September 2024.
Dates: usually the autumn (September - December)
Venue: Gallery on the 5th floor of the Hunt Library building
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation,
Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
(Street Address: 4909 Frew Street, 5th Floor, Hunt Library)
All submissions for the exhibition are juried.
Who: Eligible artists are all botanical fine artists and illustrators whose:
Call for Entries
The entry for the next (17th) Exhibition in 2024 is now open.
Call for Entries: Links to all relevant documents Below are the relevant documents for the record.
If the original artwork is accepted for exhibition, it will remain on loan to the Hunt Institute through 7 February 2025.
Deadline for Entries
You should make a particular note that the submission of forms
For the 17th International Exhibition:
The 16th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration
Venue: Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation,
Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Dates: 17th September - 18th December 2019
EXHIBITIONS SINCE 2010
There are a series of International Exhibition Catalogues - one for each exhibition.
The catalogues feature watercolors, drawings and prints by and portraits, biographies and bibliographies of contemporary artists and a cumulative index of those represented thus far in the International series.
Print versions: All are now out of print - but records are now available in digital format - see below.
However, it's possible to source used copies of out of print catalogues via second hand booksellers and online.
PDF Versions: The Hunt Institute has now digitised all the catalogues. These are now available to download from their website or via the links below.
These are records of each of the individual international exhibitions held at the Hunt Institute. You can DOWNLOAD the digital version of the catalogues
- links below relate to ALL the catalogues for the 15th exhibition and earlier
Full citations for each of the catalogues are available on the International Series Catalogues page on the Hunt website
The artists are listed below BY:
The number after each name reflects which exhibition they exhibited in (see above for exhibition numbering.).
Note: If any artists thinks I've got them listed incorrectly in terms of alphabet or exhibition please contact me
The list of artists (below) is comprehensive for
Now the catalogues have been digitised I will be adding more of the names and countries of artists participating in earlier exhibitions.
This unusual and very beautiful image - by Julie Nettleton - was used for the catalogue cover of the 14th International Exhibition.
This list includes all GB artists in the 3rd Exhibition as the distinction between countries occurred after this date.
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