44 artworks by 39 botanical artists from 8 countries around the world will be exhibited in the Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens - The Third New York Botanical Garden Triennial - which opens on 18th November 2017.
The exhibition is organised by the American Society of Botanical Artists in liaison with the New York Botanical Garden.
The artists producing artwork selected for the exhibition are listed below - grouped according to their country. A link to their website or their gallery page on an art society is embedded in their name. (I'd also add that I much enjoyed looking at all the galleries on their websites!)
Subjects for the paintings in this exhibition are all trees in public gardens or arboreta. Each painting records the location of the tree. The artwork is in a variety of media including watercolour, oil, graphite, coloured pencil and ink.
The goal of the exhibition is to
Trees are the largest plants on earth and some of the oldest. Bath Society of Botanical Painters (BSBP) took on the daunting challenge of capturing their strong forms and delicate beauty for their NEW exhibition The Amazing World of Trees.
It opened yesterday in Bath - details below.
This exhibition builds on themes we have explored over recent years, and combines our passion for botanical art with an equal passion for exploring and conserving the environment. Trees play a vital role in helping to balance the world’s ecosystems: did you know that trees can communicate with other trees, ward off predators and protect their seedling offspring?
Preparing for an exhibition
In preparation for the exhibition, BSBP ran a number of workshops in different aspects of drawing and painting trees with different tutors ahead of the exhibition in order to get members attuned to the particular demands of representing a tree - given they are a subject not always pursued by all botanical artists. Sounds to me like a great way of developing skills in member artists and a great exhibition at the same time!
Alan Power, Garden and Estate Manager for Stourhead and BBC Presenter, will be giving a talk entitled My Life with Trees and Theirs with Me on 13th October at 7.30. Details of how to book this event on the exhibition page of the website
Bath Society of Botanical Artists
This is a small local botanical art society based around Bath in the west of England.
Key features of this society are as follows:
The new exhibition "Cannabis - a Visual Perspective" exhibition by the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists (motto - "botanical art with attitude') is getting some great publicity. I think it might be breaking records!
The exhibition is in the BioLounge of the Colorado University's Boulder Museum of Natural History. It opened last month and continues until 26 January 2018 and the admission is FREE.
The aim of the exhibition is for botanical illustration to help those who see the exhibition to appreciate the diversity of the Cannabis genus. Although there's no virtual version of the exhibition by either the museum or the art society, I did come across a virtual exhibition on OnlineJuriedShows website of all the work entered for the show.
The subject for the exhibition will be the entire Cannabis genus, including all three species and seven subspecies.
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