Hunt Institute's fall exhibition, "Botany and History Entwined: Rachel Hunt's Legacy," runs from 16 September to 15 December 2011. They are celebrating their 50th anniversary with rare gems from the original collection of our founder Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt (1882-1963).
More information is available on the Hunt Institute website.
The XVIII International Botanical Congress will be held in Melbourne, Australian from 23 -30 July 2011. This is the biggest botanical show in town and there will also be a botanical art show to match.
The Eternal Order in Nature: The Science of Botanical Illustration Exhibition will showcase some of the finest botanical art in Australia. Thirty of the country's leading botanical illustrators have been invited to exhibit a body of work which focuses on a particular project and/or study of a plant species. The exhibition will also highlight some key Australian historical figures in botanical illustration whose works have provided a rich and important foundation for the continued growth of this discipline.
December 5, 2010 – February 6, 2011
The botanical paintings and illuminations of 20 area artists will be displayed at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland. The artists, all members of the Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region, have exquisitely painted selected subjects from the natural world. Orchids, peonies, flowering vines and arrays of spring bulbs will adorn the airy viewing spaces of the Visitor Center, along with trees, herbs, fruits, vegetables and the occasional butterfly or moth. All paintings are for sale and are portrayed in watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, or gouache, an opaque watercolor medium. The artwork chosen to represent this year’s show is Joan Ducore’s beautiful Rosax floribunda ‘Betty Boop.’ Joan holds a certificate in botanical art from the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration.
Only 250 people live in Fish Creek near Wilsons Promontory, but the small town has more than its fair share of artists. On display are works by Celia Rosser, Tracy Lewis, and sculptor, Boyd Maddocks.
Andrew Rosser (Celia's son) and art director Winsome Richards discuss the exhibition at http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2010/09/30/3026340.htm
The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation presents its "13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration" from 24 September to 17 December 2010. This exhibition will include 110 watercolors, drawings and prints representing the work of 72 artists from 15 countries. The Institute established the International series in 1964 with the hope of supporting and encouraging contemporary botanical artists. Every three years, the International series features the works of talented botanical artists from around the world. Please our Web site for more information (http://huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu/HIBD/Exhibitions/Exhibitions.shtml).
March 6 through April 30, 2010
The Williamsburg Regional Library515 Scotland StreetWilliamsburg, Virginia 23185www.wrl.org757.259.4070
This group exhibit features more than fifty original paintings by nineteen regional artists who have studied with Juliet Kirby, an highly accomplished botanical artist.
Juliet Kirby grew up in England and studied art at the Byam Shore School and The Central School of Art in London. She studied botanical art at the New York Botanical Garden, graduating from their wonderful certificate program. She teaches botanical art at the Peninsular Fine Arts Center in Newport News, This Century Art Gallery in Williamsburg and at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond.
In conjunction with the exhibition "Botanicals: Environmental Expressions in Art, the Alisa and Isaac M. Sutton Collection," the Hunt Institute will hold its annual Open House on 27 and 28 June 2010. We will have a guided gallery tour of the exhibition, two curators' talks and displays, a talk about and tour of the reading room and a Q&A with our curators and graphics manager.
See our Web site (huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu/HIBD/Services/OpenHouse.shtml) for more information.
Acclaimed botanical artist
3-6-1929 - 29-10-2009
Elizabeth Conabere, a famous Australian botanical artist has died at her home in Mansfield at the age of 80.
She was best known for her illustrations in Wildflowers of South-Eastern Australia and also her book An Australian Countrywoman's Diary which she wrote and illustrated. She also illustrated a number of stamps for Australia Post including this one depicting Eucalyptus ficifolia issued on November 17, 1982.
Further details in this article in the Melbourne Age.