Classes being taught by NESBA member Helen Byers

NESBA member Helen Byers is teaching a number of courses in MA and NM


Kay Kopper in the Gallery Artist Prize Show

Opening Reception : Friday, May 30, 6-8pm
South Shore Art Center, 119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA 


Sandy Adams exhibits at the Wellesley Public Library



SANDY ADAMS is exhibiting 26 paintings, A FLORAL SPRING FLING,

at the Wellesley Public Library, 530 Washington St, Wellesley , MA


Crown of Thorns
Beautiful botanicals from Sandy Adams, a graduate of the Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Garden Certificate program in Botanical Art and Illustration.

On view until May 28th. Tel. 781-235-1610

Opening Reception for "From the Mountains to the Sea" at the Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol, RI





The opening reception for,"From the Mountains to the Sea; plants, trees, and shrubs of New England", a juried exhibit of native New England plant portraits was held May 18 at the Audubon Environmental Education Center.






There are a number of exciting educational programs associated with the exhibit which are open to the public.


June 1, 1- 4 p.m. Botany for Artists and Others-From the Mountains to the Sea Exhibit Workshop by Francis Topping, Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol RI 1-4 pm

June 7, Drawing and Painting Botanicals by Gail Tatangelo and Joan DeGregory
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol RI 11 am - 1 pm

June 21, Native Heroes: Using native plants in the garden by Robin Wilkerson
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol RI 10:30 – 11:30 am

June 21, Drawing and Painting Botanicals by Gail Tatangelo and Joan DeGregory

Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol RI 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Thank you to those who made the exhibit possible at the Audubon Environmental Education Center in RI.

Kay Kopper, From the Mountains to the Sea, Exhibit Co-chair.
Frances Topping, From the Mountains to the Sea, RI Exhibit      Coordinator.
Joyce Westner, From the Mountains to the Sea, Exhibit Co-chair.
Kristen Swanberg, Senior Director of Education Programs,  Audubon Environmental Education Center.
Nancy Horrall, president, NESBA.
Anne DiMonti, Director, Environmental Education Center (EEC) (not pictured) 




Some Members of the New England Society of Botanical Artists enjoy the opening.

From the Mountains to the Sea moves to Rhode Island

The New England Society of Botanical Artists exhibit, From the Mountains to the Sea, moves to the Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol, RI. The show is open from May 16 - June 30.

Elena and Gail 





There will be an opening reception on Sunday, May 18 at the Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol RI, 1-3 pm
Kelly, Frances and Rita 
All the hanging crew

Carole Gracie presents Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast




On May 3, Carole Gracie spoke to the New England Society of Botanical Artists about Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast. Carole is both the author and photographer of the book, "Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: a Natural History " and also, "Wildflowers in the Field and Forest: a Field Guide to the Northeastern United States ".



Male and female structures in skunk cabbage




Carole showed wonderful photographs of examples of spring flowers from early growth through flowering to seed development and dispersal.  She spoke about the plant structures used to attract pollinators as well as pollinators on the plants.


Carole's husband digging a Skunk Cabbage to show the root system


For 25 years Carole worked with The New York Botanical Gardens planning and leading natural history tours to many areas including the Amazon, Costa Rica, the Galapagos, and in areas in Europe known for their profusion of wildflowers. She lives in Connecticut.