Congratulations to Members Ruth Ann Wetherby and Kay Kopper

NESBA Members Ruth Ann Wetherby and Kay Kopper both have artwork in the South Shore Arts Center Show entitled Eye Candy. See information on line at Below is one of Kay's pieces "Paperwhite" on vellum. Congratulations to Ruth Ann and Kay for being a part of this show!

Paperwhite on vellum.
©2011 Kay Kopper

Congratulations to Member Kathie Miranda

At the recent ASBA Conference, NESBA member Kathie Miranda was honored with being the first-ever recipient of the Anne Marie Carney Award. The family of Anne Marie Carney has created an endowment fund to award an upcoming botanical artist on a yearly basis. So far, this begins a 36 year tradition! Congratulations to Kathie for receiving this prestigious award.

Kathie's "Prayer Plant"
©2011 Kathie Miranda

Valerie Tih (Anne Marie's daughter) and Kathie

David and Valerie Tih, Kathie and Robin Jess

Congratulations to NESBA Members!

Members of Jeanne Kunze's pen and ink class at Wellesley Friends of Horticulture showed their work at the Massachusetts Orchid Society Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden this weekend.  The group of drawings won a 1st place in the art category and Pat Buchanan won a first prize for her drawing and Rita Edmunds won a 3rd place for hers. It was a wonderful show.

Rita Edmunds

Pat Buchanan

ASBA Conference Was a Success Thanks to YOU

Every NESBA member can take pride in the Conference which YOU sponsored through your membership fees and good spirits. Even if you were not fortunate enough to attend, your hospitality was felt and gratefully acknowledged by attendees from all over the U.S., Canada, the UK and Europe, Japan, Australia and Brazil.

If you lived close enough to Newton and helped in any way for a few hours or for many, you made this the best-run (we think!) Conference ever; so many attendees availed themselves of your help when they had questions or problems, ranging from how to find their classroom to where they left their wallet (on the bus!!).

If you were lucky enough to be among the attendees, you increased the creativity and energy in all the classes, trips, forums, lectures, exhibit, silent auction, portfolio sharing, shared meals and receptions (especially at Harvard!) NESBA members from all six New England states were there PLUS Gillian Harris came from her Bloomington Indiana home to meet many of her fellow NESBA members for the first time.

If you donated an image for the beautiful Trading Cards, know that they were enjoyed with great enthusiasm.

If you ran a committee, you are probably trying to catch up on real life this week, and wondering where you found the time to do all that Conference work, many of you over the course of years!

If you are Conference Chairs Ruth Starratt or Carole Ely, you must be wondering what to do for an encore—perhaps you could solve the European banking crisis or find a cure for the common cold?

Better idea for all of us: Grab a plant, immerse yourself in its plantiness, draw it, maybe paint it, and thank yourself and all our members for a job well done!

Artists from near and far share their portfolios

Madeline Merchant enjoys Harvard’s Glass Flowers Gallery

Alice de Rezende from Rio de Janiero enjoyed her very first snowfall, and shows off her first snowman to NESBA Member Bobbi Angell.

Free Tours at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Free tours at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on Sunday, November 13!  (NESBA is an organizational member. We have passes you may use all year round. Contact NESBA Treasurer Lori Waresmith whenever you wish to use the two passes) This event on November 13 is FREE! No need for pass!

Winter Open House: Always in Season

Gardening / Horticulture - Other
Sunday, November 13, 2011
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
See the newest holiday merchandise on display in the Gift Shop! In the Milton Gallery, visit information booths about membership, private rentals, educational programs, youth programs, volunteering, horticulture, and the future development of Tower Hill. Enjoy free food samplings, an exciting drawing with prizes, and take in a guided tour of the Garden at 2pm.

From 11am-3pm, members of the Bay State African Violet Society will be on hand to re-pot your ailing African Violets! For just $1 per plant, your African Violets will receive a new home, with fresh new soil, and tender loving care. African Violets have become leggy or "rubber necked" are especially welcome! Receive growing instructions and advice from knowledgeable growers.

Bring friends you've always wanted to introduce to Tower Hill. If you'd like to know more about Tower Hill's offerings, this is the opportunity. Beginning at the Winter Open House, all new memberships will be sold at a 10% discount through December 30th!
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
 Public Woo Card: 2 points
 College Woo Card: 2 points
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School, Elementary
Phone: 508-869-6111