NESBA May 7th Meeting

 Creating a Traveling Herbarium

This will be a terrific hands-on workshop by Erika Sonder on “Creating a Traveling Herbarium”. NESBA will pay for your materials (which Erika will bring) so we need to know how many plan to attend. See her website:

Please note! Please let Joyce know by April 18th so that your materials can be ordered!

The meeting will be at 10 a.m. at the Long Hill Estate and Gardens in Beverly, MA. This beautiful estate includes a very good collection of botanical art books which we can see during the meeting.

Hope you can consider joining us on May 7.

Call For Entries: “Beyond the Garden Gate”

Call for Entries- 7th Annual Juried Art Show

“Beyond the Garden Gate”, South Shore Natural Science Center
June 28- August 27, 2011

The South Shore Natural Science Center is calling all artists to submit two dimensional framed, artwork in the following medias: oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, pastel, mixed media and photography for an upcoming exhibition, Beyond the Garden Gate, in Vine Hall Gallery.

Theme: “Beyond the Garden Gate”
Works must reflect a garden theme. Entry is open to all artists and photographers. Work must be original, completed within the last three years, and not previously exhibited in a Vine Hall Gallery show.

Fee & Sales
A non-refundable entry fee of $5 per piece for Science Center members and $10 per piece for non-members will be charged. All works must be for sale. The Science Center will retain a commission of 30% on all artwork sold. Proceeds from art sales are directed toward expanding the Science Center’s environmental education programs. Prizes will be awarded.

All due care will be exercised in handling the works submitted. The artist is responsible for secure framing and suspension. The Science Center will not be responsible for work left after the pickup date(s). Artwork left over 30 days will become the property of the South Shore Natural Science Center.

Artwork Registration Dates
Monday, June 20: 12:30 - 5:00pm
Tuesday, June 21: 12:30 - 5:00pm

To be considered for the exhibition, original two-dimensional artwork/photos expressing the Beyond the Garden Gate theme must be hand delivered to the South Shore Natural Science Center. A registration form must be submitted at the time of artwork delivery. All artwork must be securely framed and ready to hang. No clip-on frames or saw-tooth hangers. All artists will be notified of their status by telephone or email by late Thursday afternoon, June 23.

Work not accepted can be picked up at the Science Center on Friday, June 24 & Tuesday June 28, 2011.

Show Dates
June 28– August 27, 2011

Opening Reception
Tuesday, July 19th 6:00-7:30PM

South Shore Natural Science Center
48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell

Info: Contact Judy Azanow, PR Director
781-659-2559, ext 203 or email

Please see supporting documents in the "Documents" page. (Click on the "Documents" link under "PAGES" on the top left side of this blog.)

NESBA at the Boston Flower Show - Paintings

The Finished Exhibit - Center

The Finished Exhibit - Left Corner

The Finished Exhibit - Right Corner

Kay Kopper, John Perry, Sue Goss

Elaine Wong, Vicki Larkin, Madeline Merchant

Kelly Radding, Mathilde Duffee

?, Suellen Perold, Sarah Roche

Nancy Horral, Stephanie Whitney-Paine, Karen Tucker, ?

Ellen Duarte, Susan Everitt, ?

Liannen Jasper Gillespie, Judith Baker, Joyce Westner, Ruth Ann Wetherby-Frattasio, Ellen Duarte, Susan Everitt

Lori Waresmith, Pam Gordon, Regina Gardner Milan

Esther Klahne, Phylis Willis, Pat Buchanan

Rita Edmunds, Bobbi Angell, Sue Goss

Jeanne Kunze, Nancy Savage, Robin Wilkerson

Carrie Megan, Sandy Adams

Dotty McCauley, Deborah Cassedy, Anita Turner

NESBA at the Boston Flower Show

Main Entrance

The Klahne Clan: Richard, Esther, and Scott

Suellen with Sue Goss, while family admires her painting.

Joyce and Lori

Rose (on the left)

Anita with her painting

Pam with her painting

Karen with her painting

Jackie and Ellen

Mathilde at her own booth

Our visitors

More of our visitors

NESBA Flower Show Setup

Kay and Linda

Many Paintings

Judith and her flowers

Karen, Esther, Nancy and a blank wall

Linda & Kay working on the decal

Exhibit designer Esther at work

Figuring out what to put where!

Esther, Nancy, & Karen starting to hang

Further along with the hanging

Finishing one end

Finishing the other end of the exhibit

Judith taking a well-deserved break

Kay et al putting up the labels

More labeling

And more labeling

Finished Exhibit


One shelf

Another shelf

More paintings

Plants & bench

More plants

Lori, Esther, Kay, Nancy, Judith, & Karen