NESBA Call for Entries: CT Audubon Society-Center at Pomfret

Bask in the beauty of the bountiful natural history of New England. Mountains, woodlands, bogs and beaches provide endless subjects to portray in paintings. From plants and birds to animals and insects. Come join us to view the natural history works of the members of the New England Society of Botanical Artists and celebrate 'The Beauty of Nature's Bounty. A New England Society of Botanical Artists members exhibit is open to any NESBA member in good standing (dues paid).

Exhibit Chair — Kelly Leahy Radding,

Location — Connecticut Audubon Society — Center at Pomfret, 218 Day Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259 —

Theme — This show includes native and garden botanical subjects with or without birds, insects and other animals.

Exhibit Guidelines— Members may submit up to 2 pieces. Artwork preferred to be for sale but not required. The CT Audubon Society shall sell artwork at the price listed and set by the artist and will take a 30% commission.

Framing — Please follow NESBA framing standard for this exhibit: white or off-white mats and a simple gold, medium, or light wood frame. No sawtooth hangers, or mats. Frames that do not meet exhibit quality standards will not be accepted.

Hanging Fee — $10 cash or check made out to NESBA, to be attached to bubble wrap envelope.  All artwork must be bubble wrapped and properly labeled.  Labels and directions on NESBA website: upper right side. If shipping, please enclose shipping instructions plus return prepaid shipping.

Artists Statement — Submit an artist statement/bio to be included in the exhibit’s promotional material (optional). Guidelines for your statement are posted on the NESBA website:

APRIL 19 — deadline for submitting Intent to Exhibit form, label information, and drop off preference. Submit your information by completing the form on the NESBA website: or print and mail to: Kelly Radding, 9 Westgate Road, Columbia, CT 06237

MAY 6 — work delivered to person/drop-off point.
Drop-off points :
South — Sarah Roche                Shipping (UPS and USPS only) — Joyce Westner
West — Nancy Horrall              Wellesley area — Celeste Hurley:
North — Rita Edmunds              Cape — Ellen Duarte

May 12-June 21— Exhibit Dates

May 15, 2015, 6–8 pm — Opening reception. Friday,

Pickup Artwork — Retrieve artwork from exhibit by arrangement with delivery person.

Liability Statment — NESBA is unable to assume liability during the show. Artists exhibit at their own risk. All artwork will be handled with the utmost care. Artwork may not be removed prior to scheduled end of the exhibit.

The 17th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit at Filoli

 Filoli presents its 17th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit
March 24 through Sunday, June 7, 2015 

With its exquisite formal Garden, heirloom orchard, and nature preserve, Filoli is a unique and fitting venue for this historical art form that has rendered plants throughout history and from around the world. Filoli has been a leader in the study and appreciation of its history and practice, which combines the observational skills of the scientist and the sensibility of the artist. This coming spring we present the 17th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit at Filoli. Come and experience the West Coast’s most prominent botanical art exhibit! 
Artist Reception: Thursday, March 26, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

NESBA is going to be very well represented at Filoli! 
The 17th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition at Filoli includes the work of 8 NESBA members.
Carrie Megan, Regina Milan, Jeanne Reiner, Jeannetta vanRaalte,
Pamela Geer Gordon, Bobbi Angell, Maria Bablyak, and Dorothy McCauley.

Carrie Megan
Strelizia reginae
Bird of Paradise
"Two old Birds"
Regina Milan
Larix laricina

Jeanne Reiner
Fritillaria Duo

Jeanne Reiner

Jeannetta vanRaalte
Hyacinthus orientalis 
Jeannetta vanRaalte
Duacus carota, subsp. Sativus
Purple carrots

Pamela Geer Gordon
Pamela Geer Gordon

Bobbi Angell
Aloe 'grassy lassie'

Maria Bablyak
Dorothy McCauley

NESBA sets up exhibit at the Boston Flower Show

The 2015 Boston Flower Show opens Wed, March 11 and runs through Sun, March 15 at the Seaport World Trade Center, Boston MA.
Getting started 

Attleboro Art Museum to present-

Exhibition of Nature-themed Artwork

To be exhibited during the Museum’s 2015 Flower Show

Exhibition dates: Thursday, March 12 – Sunday, March 15, 2015
Hours: Thursday – Saturday: 9:30am-4pm; Sunday: 12-4pm

postcard image by NESBA member Kay Kopper