Pictures from Tower Hill Botanic Garden

NESBA members enjoyed a lovely, crisp fall day at the Tower Hill Botanic Gardens in Boylston, MA on October 13.
After a brief business meeting and refreshments, the group took a walking tour of the gardens and woods. Led by John Trexler, Executive Director emeritus, we heard about the history of the gardens, and took particular notice of ferns and wildflowers. He had many wonderful tales to tell about the garden, trees, and architectural pieces. The Gardens are very much alive in winter with a Limonaia and Orangerie housing non-hardy plants all season long, so if you missed the October outing, do try to visit Tower Hill any time of the year! 
These are just a few photos taken that day!

Congratulations to member Sandy Adams!

Tuesday, October 23 Member solo exhibit!

Congratulations to member Sandy Adams on her first solo exhibit now at Fox Hill in Westwood, Massachusetts! Sandy is a graduate of the Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Garden Certificate program in Botanical Art and Illustration. In fact, Sandy was instrumental is getting the program off the ground many years ago! Hope everyone can stop by to see Sandy and her exhibit!
See Sandy's note below!

Hi All,

My first solo exhibit, at Fox Hill, 10 Longwood Drive, Westwood! 22 paintings all "speaking to each other" - the whole "family" together for the first time. The paintings behaved and looked surprisingly good. Hoping to make a bit of room for new ones yet to come.

If you have a few minutes to spare, Fox Hill is a nice place for this exhibit, and I would love seeing you after all the commotion and pleasure of the Chicago conference. I'm sure you learned lots and had fun.

Thanks for considering this event. 10/23 at 4 PM.

Best to all, 

Sandy Adams


Fox Hill is located at the junction of 128 and 109 in Westwood. Get off Route 128 (coming from either North or South), at Exit 16B. At first traffic light take a left, and then bear right at the Fox Hill sign, onto Longwood Drive, continue bearing left to the front of the building, parking and the lobby. Reception on the 2nd floor by the Auditorium.
Tel. 781-329-4433

Congratulations to member Frances Topping!

See below for details on Frances Topping's "Painting Nature: Wild and Wonderful".

Congratulations, Frances!

Painting Nature: Wild and Wonderful
Paintings by Frances Topping
November 4 - December 31st 2012
Reception  November 4th 1-4 p.m.

Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI
1401 Hope Street (Rte 114), Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: (401) 245-7500

A workshop on nature sketching will be given
November 17th 10 a.m. -2 p.m
Pre-registration required - 401 245 7500

Congratulations to member Frances Topping!

Frances Topping will have three pieces in the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators New England Chapter exhibit at The South Shore Nature Center in Norwell, MA. The show runs from Oct 17 to November 26th. Anyone is welcome to visit. The opening reception is Oct 20th from 1-4 p.m.

Congratulations Frances!

Indian Lotus
©2012 Frances Topping

©2012 Frances Topping

Jack in the Pulpit
©2012 Frances Topping

Congratulations to member John Perry!

John has some of his work in an exhibit at the Cornell University's Alfred R. Mann Library. See images below of the exhibit and John's work! See his blog, Nuncketest, for details on his courses with Cornell.

Images courtesy of Marcia Eames-Sheavly.

Chatham, Mass. exhibit!

NESBA members Dorothy McCauley, Barbara Holden , Regina Milan, Joyce McConnell, and Lucy Sur have an exhibition titled "5 Cape Artists - Botanical Renderings." It was hung this past weekend in the Fleck Room at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Chatham, Massachusetts. It will show through mid November and includes about 40 paintings.

The artists hope that anyone visiting Cape Cod will be able to visit the exhibit! 

Congratulations to all!