Jeanne Reiner and Susan Sarapani from the newly formed Tri-State Botanical Artists Circle (TSBA) invited NESBA to get together with them at New York Botanic Garden.

The groups met in the gallery to see “Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens” at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). It’s the 3rd NYBG Triennial exhibition with ASBA. The exhibition runs from November 18, 2017 - April 22, 2018. Diane Batson Smith who is the excutive director of ASBA and works out of the NYBG office joined us in the Gallery to say hello.

The pieces in the exhibit were outstanding and besides watercolor many different media were represented such as oil, gouache, graphite, pen and ink, egg tempera, colored pencil, etchings as well as combinations of these media. The variety and quality was very exciting.
Wendy Hollender
Soursop Tree (2017)
Annona muricata
McBryde Garden,
National Tropical Botanic Garden
Koloa, Hawai'i
Colored pencil, graphite, and 
watercolor on paper
Diane Batson Smith, left, executive director of ASBA
greets NESBA members. 

After lunch with members of TSBA, NESBA members went to the New York Design Center to see the 20th Annual International Exhibition by ASBA & HSNY (Horticultural Society of NY) at the New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Ave., NYC. The exhibition runs from November 9, 2017 - December 21, 2017.

Carrie Di Costanzo
Cockscomb III
Celosia argenteaGouache on Paper
Linda Medved Lufkin
Helianthus annuus
Watercolor and Gouache on Paper

The day was filled with inspiring work by members of the American Society of Botanical Artists 
We very much enjoyed meeting with the TSBA members and we look forward to more joint meetings in the future.

Call for Entry: Flower Show 2018

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Boston Flower Show 2018

NESBA Holiday Party

Members enjoyed a festive luncheon at the home of Celeste Hurley.

This get together was celebration of the activities of the past year:
Our exhibits; The Flower Show in Boston, The Flower Show in Newport RI, and the Raw exhibit at the South Shore Arts Center in Cohasset, MA.

Our programs included Ned Friedman, director of the Arnold Arboretum, talking about his views of the garden, GNSI-NESBA joint sharing of our portfolios, Emily Passman's lessons in sketchbooking technique and a demo of new techniques, a visit to the newly designed Harvard Glass Flower Museum, Botany Library, and Straus Forbes Paint Collection.

Our Two program POP UPS of Social POP UP: studio days and the homes of members and a get together at the Arnold Arboretum for a tour of LILAC Sunday and  Community Service POP UP: community service at Children's Hospital. Demo Day was held at Ames Mansion in Easton, MA. "