NESBA Members in Colored Pencil exhibit

Congratulations to Kathie Miranda for receiving a First Place award at the “The Magic of Colored Pencil!"

The Magic of Colored Pencil is featured this month at Spring Bull Gallery in conjunction with the New England Colored Pencil Society. See the details at the gallery's Exhibition page.

NESBA member selected by WGBH!!

Kay Kopper's Hydrangea macrophylia has been selected to be included in the WGBH Fine Art Auction. The auction will be live online at auction.wgbh.org from July 8th through July 28th, and will culminate with a televised broadcast airing on channels 2 & 44 on July 30th. Congratulations, Kay!

Hydrangea macrophylia
©2013 Kay Kopper

Order your limited edition "From the Mountains to the Sea" exhibit catalog while supplies last!



Ordering Instructions

Send a check made out to NESBA to: 

Madeline Merchant
7 Second Ave.
Scituate, MA 02066

(One for $29, two for $50, three for $75, four for $95 plus a $5 postage for any size order. )


Supplies are limited. Order today!

NESBA Visit to Collamore Fields Gardens


NESBA Visit to Collamore Fields Gardens 
Scituate, MA 
July 1st 9:30am -3:30pm


Learn about daylilies at Collamore Field Gardens, an American Hemerocallis Society Display Garden featuring over 900 varieties of daylilies.

Stephen and Janet Tooker, have invited NESBA members to come and enjoy their beautiful garden when their outstanding DayLily Collection is at its best.

This is a wonderful opportunity for members to see the huge variety of Hemerocallis forms and to spend time together sketching and painting. There is plenty of shade.

RSVP to Sarah Roche by June 26th

Collamore Field Gardens, 397 Tilden Road Scituate, MA 02066
Bring hat, sunscreen, chair, water and a bag lunch


Thank you to Sarah Roche!

Sarah Roche, Founding Director of NESBA, was recognized for her 10 years of teaching botanical art for the Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens on Monday, June 3, 2013, at the Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration Award Ceremony.

The Friends presented her with a special gift, and Sandy Adams, a charter member of NESBA and first graduate of the program, praised Sarah's inspiration of so many to undertake the study of botanical art as well as her dedication as a teacher and mentor.

We, the artists who have taken her botanical art classes over the years, wish to thank Sarah for her support and gentle teaching style. She is truly a gem, and we are very fortunate to have her!

Sarah Roche, Carole Ely and Sandy Adams.


NESBA Members Receive Certificates!

On June 3, 2013, the

Friends of
Wellesley College Botanic Gardens

celebrated the presentation of
the Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration to:

Deborah Bacon Cassady
Lucy H. Sur
Lori Waresmith




Deborah Cassady, Lucy Sur and Lori Waresmith at the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens' Visitor Center. Their paintings will be on exhibit through June 30, 2013.


Deborah, Lucy and Lori along with Sarah Roche, Certificate in Botanical Art Education Director and Founding Director of NESBA.