Hazel Morris passed away peacefully yesterday morning. This is a post which aims to remember her - with words from her SSBA colleagues and friends and Hazel herself plus my thanks for the help she gave me.
Yesterday I received a very sad email from Kathy Munro, Secretary of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists .
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of Hazel Forsyth Morris who passed away peacefully this morning in St Columba’s Hospice.
I began my adult working life as a Home Economics teacher, and painted in watercolours, mainly landscapes, as a hobby and a way of relaxing.
Hazel was a perennial member of the weekly botanical art class in Falkirk held by Fiona Strickland and Robert McNeill.
I received a contribution (below) from Fiona this morning - plus photos of:
Applications are invited from experienced botanical illustrators for the School of Botanical Illustration 2020 Residency Programme at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
It will interest all botanical illustrators who have completed a certificate in botanical illustration, like to travel to draw and paint new plants and are capable of teaching a workshop. The Residency offers a stipend of $4,000 to cover the essential costs (offset costs of travel and transportation, art supplies, and living expenses.) of the six week residency between June and October 2020.
The Illustrator in Residence Program is an exciting opportunity for illustrators to find inspiration in the natural beauty of Denver Botanic Gardens and further their practice with in-depth access to the Gardens’ extensive scientific collections. Residents will illustrate the Garden’s collections and landscapes with a focus on documenting plants native to the Rocky Mountain region, supporting the
This file provides all the details of the Residency - which I also summarise below.
The deadline for submissions is Feb. 29, 2020 11:59 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time)
Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
In recent years, the SBAI at Denver Botanic Gardens has had a number of botanical artists participate in their Residency Programme including:
READ about Isik Guner's experience during her residency in 2017 - Artist Residency in Denver Botanic Gardens
SEE EXAMPLES of the artwork produced in the blog posts by the School of Botanical Illustration a Denver Botanical Gardens.
SCOPE OF THE RESIDENCY
The scope of this residency features two key elements:
DURATION OF THE 2020 RESIDENCY
Last August I wrote about the call for entries for the inaugural Botanical Artists in Residence Program (BAiR) offered by the Oak Spring Garden Foundation (see Call for Entries: Botanical Artists in Residence Program at the Oak Spring Foundation).
On Friday the Oak Spring Foundation announced that not one but FOUR botanical artists had been selected for their inaugural 2020 Botanical Artists in Residence (BAiR) program.
The botanical artists are:
Below there's a brief bio of each of them and then an explanation of what happens during their residencies.
Four botanical artists in residence
Interestingly all but Keiko Nibu Tarver already appear in my listings of leading botanical artists on this website. (I plead the fact, as indicated, that the USA listing is still a work in progress and incomplete).
Links in their names go to either their websites or another web page about their work.
John Pastoriza-Piñol (Australia)
Maria Alice de Rezende (Brazil)
When you have a website like mine, lots of people tell me about things which are happening which need to be shared with a wider audience. Below I am going to highlight a specific example relating to copyright infringement which affects quite a lot of leading botanical artists.
One such 'thing' is when the artwork of botanical artists is posted online by other people without the artists permission. I find artists are very protective of the artwork of other artists and are happy to highlight examples of individuals who post images they did not make and do not own on social media in an inappropriate way.
This used to happen a lot on blogs in the past - and now it tends to happen on sites like Facebook and Instagram and Pinterest
This is despite the fact that the community guidelines for the use of the site - which you must agree to before you become a member - make it clear that you should only upload images you own or have the right to share (eg image is in the public domain).
So, for example, this is the guideline from Instagram.
"Share only photos and videos that you’ve taken or have the right to share.
People may post images they shouldn't be sharing online for one or more of three reasons:
My view is that we need to be aware of all those abuse the trust of others - in posting their artwork online - and should take appropriate action. Hence this post.
What you do is entirely up to you - but I have a couple of suggestions below.
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