From the Mountains to the Sea Reception in Bedford, MA

Bedford, MA Public Library 

From the Mountains to the Sea: Plants, Trees, and Shrubs of New England combines art and science in a show by members of the New England Society of Botanical Artists that will be on display at the Bedford Free Public Library from March 13 to May 8.  The show began at the The Art Complex in Duxbury, MA in May of 2013.  It has since traveled to the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich VT, and the Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford, CT.  After The Bedford Library, it moves to  the Audubon Environmental Center in Bristol, RI  and then on to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME. This juried show builds on an important history of botanical art and celebrates the diversity and beauty of plants from our own backyards.

 An artist reception was held Sunday, March 23 at the Bedford Library.

Artist/educator Sarah Roche will give a talk on Sunday, April 6 from 5 to 6pm. Roche will trace the changing role of botanical artists through history. She will explain why, despite technological advances in printing, the work of botanical artists remains so important today, straddling the worlds of art and science. She will also describe the influences that shaped her career as an artist and teacher.

Four NESBA artists accepted into the Prestigious Filoli Botanical Art Exhibit

Filoli, presents its 16th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit, April 8 through June 8.  Filoli, located in Woodside, CA just south of San Francisco, has been a leader in the support of botanical art, which combines the observational skills of the scientist and the sensibility of the artist. This beautiful exhibit has long been an essential part of the Filoli Botanical Art Program’s mission to interpret and preserve this historically–significant art form.

NESBA artists Pam Gordon, Jeanne Reiner, Jeannetta vanRaalte, and Dottie McCauley were among the artists accepted into this prestigious exhibit.

 Jeannetta vanRaalte

Zia Mays
Variegated Corn
Jeannetta vanRaalte
Physalis alekengi
Chinese Lanterns
Jeannetta vanRaalte

 Pam Gordon

Jaglans nigra
Black Walnut
Pamela Geer Gordon
Anenome coronaria
Pamela Geer Gordon

paeonia lactiflora
Jeanne L. Reiner

 Jeanne Reiner

ammaryllis hippeastrum Hadeco 'Cupido'
Amaryllis Hadeco ' Cupido'
Dorothy Gardner McCauley

Dottie McCauley

paphiopedilum Supersuk Eureka x Raisin pie Hynsing x sib
Paphiopedilum Orchid
Dorothy Gardner McCauley

The NESBA Exhibit 

Opens at the

New England Flower Show

Boston, MA


Flower Show 2014

Hanging the NESBA exhibit at the Flower Show 

  NESBA flower show coordinator, Ellen Duarte, exhibit designer, Elena Balmaseda-Scherer, and the hanging committee hard at work installing the 2014 NESBA exhibit at the New England Flower Show, World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA.  The show runs from March 12 - March 16.

The Team
Rita and Ellen

Judy and Nancy
Nancy E 


Portfolio Sharing Meeting

South Shore Arts Center, Cohasset, MA

March 8, 2014

The March meeting of NESBA was a portfolio sharing. Esther Klahne gave us some info and insights into the "what's and why's" of her paintings. Following this several members agreed to share 2-3 or more pieces of their work and all members had the opportunity to walk around to the participating artists and their portfolios to view and ask questions about the work.
Esther Klahne
Rita Edmunds 

Kathy Folino

Joyce Westner