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!