NESBA members travel to the New York Botanic Garden to see 'Weird, Wild, and Wonderful'

 Weird, Wild, and Wonderful is an American Society of Botanical Artists exhibition depicting botanical oddities and curiosities. The artists sought visually unusual plants and created works of art that celebrate the bizarre, yet beautiful flora of the world. The exhibit features 46 original artworks by artists from the US and around the world.

NESBA members, Kathie Miranda, Kelly Radding, Kathy Folino, Jeannette vanRaalte and Susan Pettee had pieces in the exhibition.

Members of NESBA enjoyed seeing the exhibition as well as the beauty of the plants and gardens in the rest of the New York Botanic Gardens.

A heartfelt thank you to Nancy Savage for organizing the trip, to Kathie Miranda, and to Karen Daubmann, Associate Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Engagement, The New York Botanical Garden, for making the arrangements with the NYBG.

NESBA member Sue Neff earns the Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration.

Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Friends offers The Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration (CBA) which brings together fine art and scientific accuracy in an integrated course of study set in the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens.

The certificate curriculum provides a solid background in both botanical art media and techniques and fosters a working knowledge of plant anatomy and development and offers a concentrated study in the traditions, techniques, history, and botany associated with botanical art and illustration. 

Congratulations Sue!

Four NESBA artists accepted into the 17th Annual International American Society of Botanical Artists Exhibit

17th Annual International American Society of Botanical Artists at The Horticultural Society of New York
148 W. 37th Street, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10018
September 17 – November 26, 2014
Reception Wednesday, September 17, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

ASBA’s 17th Annual International at The Horticultural Society of New York will open on the evening of Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Jurors Patricia Jonas, Marco Polo Stufano, and Catherine Watters met in April to select 42 artworks among 215 submissions from around the world.

Hailing from around the US, and from Australia, Canada, France, Israel, Japan, and the UK, the following NESBA artists had artworks accepted for exhibition: Kathleen Folino, Dorothy McCauley, Carrie Megan, and Kelly Radding.

Kathy Folino
Cuscuta gronvii
Dotty McCauley

Carrie Megan

Kelly Radding
Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart'

A catalog will be published to accompany the exhibition, watch ASBA’s website for updates on this juried international exhibition.

For further information please contact: Carol Woodin, Director of Exhibitions,, 866-691-9080