Members In The News!

Congratulations are in order for Bobbi Angell and Jeanne Kunze!

The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL is hosting a Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Exhibition in the Sterling Morton Library from February 15 – June 4, 2011.

Bobbi has two etchings and Jeanne her "Gourds" painting accepted into this juried show. (You may remember Jeanne’s Gourds were on the cover of our catalog from last year’s Flower Show.)

NESBA Informal Outing in February

NESBA Informal Outing in February

From Nancy

Hi everyone,

There is an exhibit of Dutch drawings at the MFA through March 6. There are
a few botanicals and two Maria Sibylla Merians in it!! Click here for the Globe article. Many of you may have read the article (and may
have already gone to see it!)

A small group of us were talking about going to it, seeing the new MFA wing,
and having lunch! We are planning to do it on Friday, February 11, meeting at 10:30 am at the Huntington Avenue entrance to the museum.

Anyone wishing to go, please join in!! No need to rsvp....if the plan should change, eg due to snow (!!) then I'll send another email. Otherwise, do try to come!!! There are about six of us already hoping to go!! It will be a great way to meet up again mid-winter!

Call for Entries - A Burst of Color

A Burst of Color

Celebrating the Container Garden

March 16–20, 2011

Seaport World Trade Center
200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston

Click here for Call for Entries

Click here for Labels

Planning Meeting for the ASBA 2011 Conference in Boston

Message from Ruth and Carole ---

We want to keep you up to date on planning progress with reports on Hotels, Workshops -- in conference ones as well as pre-and-post conference events too, Travel Central, HNHM Glass Flowers reception, Small Works, Silent Auction, Saturday Banquet, PR with our new blog, and the list goes on ... but the meeting won't. We will try to keep it fast paced and still give time for your critically important input.

Please let us know if you can attend the Planning Meeting for the ASBA 2011 Conference in Boston (or if you can’t attend and are not already signed up for a committee, let us know if you'd be willing to help with set-up and at the conference itself.)

Planning Meeting for the ASBA 2011 Conference in Boston
Saturday, February 12 from 12 noon
Home of Suellen

Thanks to Suellen for generously offering to host you again -- and for her yummy nibbles.

Hope to see you soon.

Cheers, Ruth and Carole

Art at 75mph-Create an Artist’s Journal

Dear Fellow Artists,
We invite our NESBA members and friends to a workshop being presented by Libby Kyer at the Creative Arts Center in our lovely small fishing village of Chatham, Ma.. The title of the workshop is “Art at 75MPH-Create an Artist’s Journal”.

Libby's description of her course is: “Journaling is an amazing tool to keep that brain-hand connection fluid and growing. Learn to capture images quickly and surely, to make committed lines , to add just enough color to include just enough detail, to nurture your skills and your artist’s heart." Libby is an instructor at the Denver Botanic Gardens and has 20 years experience in graphic design, pen and ink, and colored pencil.

The workshop is being held on June 6-8, 2011 at the Creative Arts Center, 154 Crowell Road, Chatham, Ma. 02633. Tel: 508-945-3538. or The cost is $375.

Methods in Botanical Art


January 15 through Feb. 15, 2011

Easton Public Library
691 Morehouse Rd., Easton, CT

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 15, 2011 ~ 12:00 – 3PM

Exhibition and Sale of artwork, needle arts, and jewelry by Christine M. Leddy

The Easton Public Library is proud to host an exhibition of works by local Botanical Artist Christine Leddy.

The botanical art tradition has evolved over the centuries from a very structured scientific method to a more artistic interpretation. Contemporary botanical artists are taking a fresh exciting approach to their representations of nature.

Christine Leddy is not only an accomplished watercolor and colored pencil artist of both flora and fauna, her endeavors also extend to needle arts and jewelry. Her needle work includes many techniques from centuries past, such as English Stumpwork, Smocking, Silk Ribbon Embroidery, French Boutis and Monogramming. These antique methods have been applied to today’s textiles, blending the old with the new.

One example of this technique is a unique hand-sewn silk purse attached to an antique sterling silver frame, embroidered with birds and flowers in silk thread, and smocked with crystals and pearls. Her work and attention to detail is meticulous and fine, a rarity in today’s market of mass production.

This show encompasses much of her collection of botanical illustrations and art in watercolor and colored pencil, embroidered items, and jewelry. Many of the items will be for sale.

For information, please call: (203) 434-3922 or (203) 261-0134.

ASBA Conference and Small Works Exhibit

ASBA Conference and Small Works Exhibit
October 27-29, 2011
Boston Marriott Newton, MA click here

The Fells

The Fells 
Inspiration from The Fells: Rock Garden Plants
NESBA Members' Exhibtion 
May 16 – July 17, 2011 NESBA Members’ Exhibition
The Fells at Lake Sunapee, Newbury NH 

Watch for details -- coming soon

2011 Boston Flower and Garden Show

2011 Boston Flower and Garden Show
"A Burst of Color: Celebrating the Container Garden"
NESBA Members' Exhibtion
March 16-20, 2010

Watch for details -- coming soon