NESBA member Leslie Watkins to teach Nature Journaling

Hyalophora cecropia,
giant silk moth, watercolor by Leslie Watkins, © 2015 

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts presents
Nature Journaling with Leslie Watkins

Use your visual and literary skills to create a record of the natural world. Botanical watercolor artist, plein air landscape painter, and garden writer Leslie Watkins demonstrates making and keeping a personal nature journal. Flowers, insects, birds, animals and natural objects are depicted along with personal thoughts, poems and notes. Participants learn how to make a handmade sketch book, with instruction in basic art techniques using pencil, pen and ink, and watercolors. Recommendations are made for easy to carry tools and supplies.

Starting Tuesdays, Oct. 13, 1:30pm - 4:30pm 6-week session

Fee: $225, member $30. yearly membership

Material List will be forwarded.

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts
431 Hartford Avenue
Wethersfield, CT 06109

Leslie Watkins
(860) 542-3920

NESBA members Lucy Sur and Joyce McConnell exhibiting on the Cape

The Cape Cod National Seashore presents a series "Perspective: Seeing the National Seashore Through Art". The series begins with a combination of botanical and scenic paintings by artists Lucy Sur, of Chatham and Joyce McConnell, of Brewster. 
Joyce McConnell
If you are on the Cape the month of October, come on out to the Salt Pond Visitor's Center in Eastham to see our exhibit. Then walk some of the gorgeous trails of the cape Cod National Seashore.

Lucy Sur
Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at 50 Nauset Road, at the corner of Nauset Road and Route 6 in Eastham. Hours: daily 9 AM to 4:30 PM. 

Five NESBA members showing in the 18th Annual International Exhibit

American Society of Botanical Artists and The Horticultural Society of New York present the 18th Annual International Exhibit

November 04 – December 30, 2015

Our longest-running collaboration, this prestigious exhibition will be held at the New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY in midtown Manhattan. New York’s premier showcase of contemporary botanical art opens November 4, featuring some of the genre’s most established artists alongside emerging talents. Artworks were selected from 234 submissions by jurors Susan Fraser, David Horak, and Catherine Watters. The forty-four works are by artists from the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, The Netherlands, Russia, and the UK.
Betsy Rogers-Knox
The Bog
Kelly Radding
A Piece of the North Woods

Rare pitcher plants are shown in situ in Betsy Rogers-Knox’s (US) watercolor of The Bog, and native orchids and mosses in Kelly Leahy Radding’s (US) watercolor on vellum "A Piece of the North Woods",  are among a wave of habitat paintings that tell a more complete ecological story about the artist’s chosen subject.

Betsy Rogers-Knox
Dragon Arum

Kathy Folino
Rose Library Page
Carrie Megan

Witch Alder & Blue Wild Indigo

The broad range of styles and subject matter bring to light the rebirth and vitality of the genre, and leave one excitedly anticipating what’s to come. The American Society of Botanical Artists has a membership of over 1,300 from the United States and 25 other countries. Its mission is to promote public awareness of botanical art, honor its traditions and further its development. The Horticultural Society of New York’s Gallery encourages gardeners and artists alike to appreciate the creative intersection between art and nature with exhibitions that showcase emerging and established contemporary artists inspired by horticulture, botany, landscape, and the environment.

Jeannetta Van Raalte
"Sunflower Arising" (Helianthus anuus)