The New England Society of Botanical Artists Exhibit at the Boston Flower and Garden Show

Savor Spring

200 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA

March 14 -18

The annual participation in this show is a highlight event in the NESBA calendar.  The exhibit is open to all members and is always well received by the public.  

Setting up for the Boston Flower Show

March 14-18: Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA 

NESBA members visit the Arnold Arboretum

A fabulous time was had by all on our visit to see the historic botanical pieces from the Arboretum’s library. First greeted by director of the arboretum, William Friedman, and then guided through the collection by librarian Lisa Pierson, we were treated to see works by Hooker, Martuis, Humbolt, Jacquin, Knoop, Catesby, Rousseau and more. Lisa graciously invited any of our NESBA members to book appointments with her to peruse these artifacts.

Calendar of Upcoming NESBA Shows

Boston Flower Show   March 14-18

Subject: any
Intent to Exhibit open now-
Deadline for submission : February 7, 2018

Newport Flower Show June 22-24

Click Subject information:
Call for Entry to Follow
To enter Newport Flower Show, submit digital images to Joyce Westner;

Seasons of the Leaf: Oct 9-Nov 19

Subject: leaves representing a wide variety of genera in any or all seasons
Call for Entry opens in April
Deadline for submission  5/15
Sept 27 deadline for jpg/tif of your work to Kay Kopper

Jeanne Reiner and Susan Sarapani from the newly formed Tri-State Botanical Artists Circle (TSBA) invited NESBA to get together with them at New York Botanic Garden.

The groups met in the gallery to see “Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens” at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). It’s the 3rd NYBG Triennial exhibition with ASBA. The exhibition runs from November 18, 2017 - April 22, 2018. Diane Batson Smith who is the excutive director of ASBA and works out of the NYBG office joined us in the Gallery to say hello.

The pieces in the exhibit were outstanding and besides watercolor many different media were represented such as oil, gouache, graphite, pen and ink, egg tempera, colored pencil, etchings as well as combinations of these media. The variety and quality was very exciting.
Wendy Hollender
Soursop Tree (2017)
Annona muricata
McBryde Garden,
National Tropical Botanic Garden
Koloa, Hawai'i
Colored pencil, graphite, and 
watercolor on paper
Diane Batson Smith, left, executive director of ASBA
greets NESBA members. 

After lunch with members of TSBA, NESBA members went to the New York Design Center to see the 20th Annual International Exhibition by ASBA & HSNY (Horticultural Society of NY) at the New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Ave., NYC. The exhibition runs from November 9, 2017 - December 21, 2017.

Carrie Di Costanzo
Cockscomb III
Celosia argenteaGouache on Paper
Linda Medved Lufkin
Helianthus annuus
Watercolor and Gouache on Paper

The day was filled with inspiring work by members of the American Society of Botanical Artists 
We very much enjoyed meeting with the TSBA members and we look forward to more joint meetings in the future.

Call for Entry: Flower Show 2018

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Boston Flower Show 2018