Mountains to the Sea - ASBA Grant

Dear NESBA Members,

NESBA has received a very generous grant from the American Society of Botanical Artists to help fund the "Mountains to the Sea" exhibit, which opens this coming May. We are indebted to Joyce Westner who applied for the grant several months back. The announcement of NESBA winning this prestigious award was made at the Saturday night Banquet at the ASBA Conference in Chicago on October 20, 2012. There was a great ovation by the NESBA attendees (and the whole crowd!) when the announcement was made. We are very proud of Joyce and her team for the work they are doing to make this upcoming exhibit a major NESBA event. 

Here is Joyce's email, as she just received the official letter:
Congratulations to all of our members. I just received this letter from the ASBA Grant Chairperson Lee McCaffree:
“Congratulations on being chosen to receive the Julius I. Brown Grant from the ASBA. The project of the NESBA submitted by Joyce Westner creates a botanical art exhibit and support events to travel through the New England states to increase the public awareness of native plants.”
The $3,000 grant will help in every aspect of the exhibit, and we are grateful to ASBA for their confidence in our project!

Congratulations to NESBA member Carrie Megan!

Carrie Megan has I won "The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts Graphic Award" for her graphite drawing of Ninebark, which was in the 99th Annual Allied Artists of America Juried Art Exhibition at the National Arts Club in NYC.

Congratulations Carrie!

Watercolor Botanical Illustration with Guest Artist Sarah Roche at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Join guest artist and teacher Sarah Roche on Saturday, November 3. Learn how text can be illuminated with botanical flourishes, take a look at reproduced samples of decorated script in the collection for inspiration, and work directly from live flowers borrowed from the Museum’s greenhouse. Letters will be provided on watercolor paper, and Sarah will do demonstrations throughout the day.
Congratulations Sarah!

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©2012 Sarah Roche