Member Frances Topping is highlighted in Rhode Island magazine!

To see the full page article about Frances and her art:

Please go to and
scroll through to page 70. When you have opened this page click on it again
to enlarge it so that it is easier to read.

Kay Kopper exhibits in Marshfield, MA this September!

Congratulations to NESBA Member Kay Kopper, who will be having an exhibit sponsored by the North River Arts Society at the:

The Ventress Library Gallery
Ventress Memorial Library
Library Plaza-Webster Street
Marshfield, MA 02050

It will run from September 2—October 25 with an opening reception Thursday, September 5th, 6-7:30 pm.

Member Linda Funk special exhibit in Maine!

The exhibit runs from Sept 1-21, 2013. Opening Reception is Wednesday, September 4th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
Linda's work can be seen on a regular basis at The Gallery at Somes Sound.

Iris Germanica
10.5" x 11.5"
Watercolor on vellum
©2013 Linda Heppes Funk

Linda Heppes Funk is an artist with thirty-eight years experience in design and illustration. Working from live plant specimens only, specializing in pencil, drybrush watercolour, gouache, and metalpointe drawing, she tutors private students at her studio in Maine, and for many years has taught at various venues, including The New York Botanical Garden; College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine; The Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine; and in Massachusetts, at the Creative Arts Center, Chatham; South Shore Art Center, Cohasset; and Wellesley College, Wellesley. In addition to work as a fine artist and decorative painter, Ms. Funk designs furnishings fabrics and ceramic dinnerware. 

Her work is exhibited widely and appears in many publications. The artist has had one person exhibitions at various venues, to include Ursus Prints, New York; Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and Longwood Gardens, and has shown at the State Arboretum of Virginia; Sonnenberg Gardens; Delaware Center for Horticulture; Bartlett Arboretum; and the Denver Botanic Gardens, at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont, North Carolina, the Islesboro Historical Society, Islesboro, Maine and in 2012, a one-person show as resident artist for the year at the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, Boothbay, Maine.

Her drawings are included in the collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, and the Shirley Sherwood International Collection, as well as many private collections. Ms. Funk is the recipient of the coveted Award for Excellence in Botanical Art, presented in October, 2001, by the American Society of Botanical Artists. She is a founding member of the ASBA and served as a Director for six years. In 2006, she was a juror for the Scholastic National Awards.

And now we have FIVE!

Congratulations to Rita Edmunds on her painting being accepted into the Arnold Arboretum exhibit this fall!

We are so proud to have ALL of these artists to be a part of our chapter. Thank you to them for raising the bar so high!

Virginia Creeper
Watercolor on paper
©2013 Rita Edmunds

Make that FOUR members in the Arnold Arboretum exhibit!

Congratulations to Christine Leddy!

Pine study 24x18" colored pencil
©2013 Christine Leddy

Three members juried into exhibit at Arnold Arboretum!

Congratulations to Pamela Gordon, Dorothy McCauley and Regina Milan for each having pieces juried into the upcoming Arnold Arboretum show "Artists in the Arboretum". The exhibit runs from September 13 through October 14.

Maple Wings
Watercolor on vellum
©2013 Pamela G. Gordon

Pine Blossom
Pinus nigra
Watercolor and graphite on vellum
©2013 Regina Milan

Malus domestica
Watercolor on paper
©2013 Dorothy McCauley

Bobbi Angell featured in Country Gardens Magazine!

Congratulations to Bobbi Angell, who has an article in the current (August 2013) issue (released today) of Country Gardens Magazine. It is about her art and gardens. Attached is the opening spread.

Congratulations to NESBA member!

Congratulations to Anita Turner, who has 2 pieces displayed at Boston City Hall - Scollay Square Gallery July 8 - Aug. 16, 2013. This is a United South End Artist Exhibit. (The gallery to the left from the security walk through, if you are able to go!).

©2013 Anita Turner

Carol Govan's lecture at the Duxbury Art Complex

Member Carol Govan gave a lecture on the history of Botanical Art at the Duxbury Art Complex on August 1st. The museum staff told us how much the public loves the exhibit, and that they hold a weekly yoga class in the gallery before the museum opens. Each yogini chooses a painting to focus on during their tree pose.

They give out little botanical sheets and hand lenses to small visitors and challenge them to find different leaf shapes in the sculpture garden.

Visitors included a Stonehill College professor of art who plans to bring her illustration class over as soon as the semester opens (right before the exhibit closes).

Around 30 people attended the event. Great fun, and thanks to our ASBA grant plus marvelous Carol!

A visitor shared an antique botanical art book