Call for Entries: Boston Flower Show 2016

NESBA Members Exhibit 
Wednesday, March 16 – Sunday, March 20, 2016


Call for Entries: A New England Society of Botanical Artists members exhibit at The Boston Flower & Garden Show is open to any NESBA member in good standing (dues paid).

Subject/Theme of exhibit:

 Nurtured by Nature

Members may submit up to 2 works (space permitting)

Due dates:

                  Deadline for submission of  “Intent to Exhibit” Form* and 
                    wall label info and Artist Statement (if submitting one): 
                    Saturday, February 13, 2016
          •         Deadline for delivery of artwork to your delivery person:
                    Wednesday, March 9, 2016 (OR as determined by your delivery person)
          •         Artwork may be priced for sale or labeled “Not For Sale”. 
          •         Exhibit hanging date:  March 15, 2016
          •         Retrieve your artwork from exhibit by arrangement with your
                    delivery person.

 * Intent to Exhibit Form: 
                    See NESBA website for the “Intent to Exhibit” form and submit by
                    Saturday, February 13, 2016  submit on line: 
                   or print and mail to: Pat Buchanan at 9 The Valley Road, Concord, MA                                              01742.  
Please follow NESBA standards for this exhibit: white or off-white mats and simple, wood frame in a light, medium or gold wood color. No saw-tooth hangers. All artwork must be delivered in a bubble wrap “envelope” (see website for instructions on how to make one).  No packing peanuts or artwork will be returned.

Packaging and Labeling: 
Three labels can be found on the NESBA blogspot:  and are to be used as follows:
          1.        Download PDF and print.
          2.        Attach one label to back of artwork in lower corner.
          3.        Attach second label to front of the bubble wrap envelope so that your
                     artwork is returned to you in your envelope. (see website for how to make a                      bubble wrap envelope) (No packing peanuts or artwork will be returned 
                     and will not be exhibited.)
          4.        Enclose third label in a Ziploc bag with $10 cash or check for hanging fee
                     for each piece hung.

Delivery contact people for this exhibit:
Wellesley area:   Celeste Hurley;
Cape Cod:   Ellen Duarte;
Boston & North:   Rita Edmunds:                 
West area:   Nancy Horrall;          
South Shore:   Sarah Roche:
Artwork may be shipped via UPS or USPS to Joyce Westner;, 
by prior arrangement; please include return postage.
Please contact Sue Neff with details of any other drop off and/or pickup arrangements not listed above at:

Artist Statement: 
If you are submitting an artist statement/bio to be included in the exhibit’s promotional material, please send a one-page statement with your “Intent to Exhibit” form to Pat Buchanan. Guidelines for your statement are posted on the NESBA website.  Artist Statements are optional.  A small number of business cards may be included with your artist statement.
No commission will be taken by NESBA this year on artwork sold as a result of the Flower Show.

Liability Statement:
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.

NESBA Holiday Party

NESBA members enjoyed a festive holiday party at Elena's lovely home.  It was a chance to catch up with fellow members, eat wonderful food, and reflect on the successes of the past year.  We heard about the ASBA conference from the many members who made the trip to Miami as well as all the exciting programs planned for NESBA in 2016.

Members show their botanical gifts acquired at the Yankee Swap.