NESBA Members honored at the annual ASBA Conference, and Mountains To The Sea receives accolades

Congratulations to the following NESBA members who were honored at the reception for the 14th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration!
  • Ellen Gaube
  • Esther Klahne
  • Carrie Megan
The annual ASBA Conference was held in Pittsburgh, PA from September 25-28, 2013. Every third year the conference is held in Pittsburgh to coincide with the Hunt Institute's exhibit which honors some of the world's most talented botanical artists. This year, three of our very own members of the New England Society of Botanical Artists were honored at the 14th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, Ellen Gaube, Esther Klahne and Carrie Megan. Congratulations to all!

About the exhibit: The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation presents its 14th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration from 27 September to 19 December 2013. The exhibition includes 41 artworks by 41 artists from 10 countries. The Institute established the International series in 1964 with the hope of supporting and encouraging contemporary botanical artists. Every three years, the International series features the works of talented botanical artists from around the world.

"From the Mountains to the Sea" Co-Chair, Joyce Westner, presented a talk to conference attendees about our current juried exhibit, "From the Mountains to the Sea". In 2012, Joyce was awarded the Julius I. Brown Grant for this traveling exhibit, to support educational lectures, gallery talks, art demonstrations and classes at six venues throughout New England. Joyce, along with other grant recipients, returned to the annual conference this year to report on our exhibit and presented a talk and power point presentation about the exhibit. Thank you to Joyce, the Mountains to the Sea committee members and to the ASBA for making this outstanding exhibit a reality.

Below are some photos of members at the conference. We would welcome more photos if any of you have some!

Carrie Megan standing with her piece, Ailanthus altissima, Tree of Heaven

Esther Klahne and Lugene Bruno, Curator of Art & Senior Research Scholar, with Esther's piece, Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Kopper King’, Rose Mallow

Joyce Westner presenting her talk on "From the Mountains to the Sea"

Dotty McCauley shares her portfolio at the Conference

Kay Kopper's "Pitch Pine" highlighted by Carol Woodin of ASBA for the Bartram's Exhibit talk

Tree of Heaven
Watercolor on vellum
©2012 Carrie Megan

Celastrus orbicularis (Eros)
©2013 Ellen Gaube

©2013 Esther Klahne

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