"From the Mountains to the Sea" exhibit opens!

The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Massachusetts, hosted a warm and welcoming reception for the opening of our "From the Mountains to the Sea" exhibit this past Sunday, May 19. Many NESBA members and their families and friends attended the opening of this long-planned exhibit, and celebrated what will be a year and a half-long tour of New England. Over sixty works of art highlight native plants of New England. At this venue, a second NESBA exhibit is alongside it, showing botanical works of a general theme.
Here are some photos taken from the opening on Sunday.

Exhibit Co-chairs Kay Kopper and Joyce Westner, Museum Director Charles Weyerhaeuser, NESBA President Nancy Savage and NESBA V.P. of Programs, Lucy Sur.

Frances Topping and her painting

Thank you to Mountains to the Sea Co-Chairs, Joyce Westner and Kay Kopper!

Thank you to Special Exhibit Coordinators Rita Edmunds and Elena Balmaseda-Scherer.

Thank you to Craig Bloodgood, Curator at the Art Complex Museum and to Charles Weyerhaeuser, Director. 

And thank you to the many additional NESBA volunteers who made this exhibit possible.

Congratulations to NESBA member!

NESBA member Christine Leddy was accepted into two juried art shows in May 2013. The first exhibit was at the Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford, CT and featured her work, "Pinus Ponderosa".

The second exhibit was "Art in the Windows", the Carriage Barn Arts Society in New Canaan, CT, where accepted artwork is displayed in store windows in downtown New Canaan. Two pieces were accepted into the show, "Waterlilies Botanical Study", based on the Monet show at the NY Botanical Garden last fall; and "Pink Amaryllis Study".

All three pieces are 18x24" and rendered in colored pencil.

Christine would also like to announce her new website, GildedWorks.com, which encompasses her artwork, inspirational cards and custom designed evening purses featuring hand embroidery and gemstones.

Pinus Ponderosa
©2013 Christine Leddy

Pink Amaryllis Study
©2013 Christine Leddy

Waterlilies Botanical Study
©2013 Christine Leddy]

General Minutes for New England Society of Botanical Artists

General Minutes for New England Society of Botanical Artists May 4th, 2013 Meeting at the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon, Canton, MA. 

NESBA board members met at 9:00 am till 10:30, after which time they were joined by other members for some refreshments provided by Joan Pierce, and a rare opportunity to view a collection of New England bird decoys. In addition, one of our hosts, Amy, brought members downstairs to view original works by artists such as Audubon and Mark Catesby. Another member of the museum team, Julienne, provided an interesting history of the publication of “Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio”. The group was able to view several examples of the exquisite nests and eggs that Genevieve Jones, her friends and family sketched and colored during the late 1800’s.

It was a beautiful day in Canton, and NESBA members enjoyed viewing and learning about several unique examples of bird art at the museum!

Congratulations to two more NESBA members!

Kay Kopper and Beverly Duncan have had artwork accepted into the 16th Annual International ASBA Exhibit at the Horitcultural Society of New York!
See images (three) below.

©2013 Kay Kopper

©2013 Beverly Duncan

©2013 Beverly Duncan

NESBA Member Lois Jackson has exhibit in Barre, VT.

NESBA Member Lois Jackson has exhibit at the Aldrich Public Library in Barre, VT

Congratulations to Lois, and hopefully lots of New England members can attend!

NESBA members accepted into the 16th Annual International ASBA exhibit at the Horticultural Society of New York

Congratulations to members Carrie Megan and Sarah Roche on having works accepted into the annual ASBA/HSNY exhibit.
The show runs from September 2013 to November 2013, with an opening reception in NYC on September 20, 2013.

Siberian Iris
Watercolor on vellum, 9
9" w x 13" h
©2013 Carrie Megan

Amaryllis Bulb and Bulblet
©2013 Sarah Roche

A NESBA Member's "Must see!"

Congratulations to NESBA member David Valbracht on his exhibit at the Arnold Arboretum. David spoke about it at an event on May 2. His work is on display until June 9. Go see it if you can!

David Valbracht at the Arboretum.
A 32-foot long piece of Arches paper with leaves set out in the order in which the trees grow at the Arboretum.