NESBA participates in the Newport Flower Show

The theme of the 2019 Newport Flower Show is “Audubon Artistic Adventures”. 

American ornithologist and painter John James Audubon (1785-1851) declared that he only came alive when "in the field" of his wild new land. His artful hand created a pictorial journal not only of the birds he loved but also of their habitats.

NESBA artists exhibited works which included:

· Tropical botanical subjects, which may include habitat in the composition.
· Landscapes, field studies and preliminary sketches.
· Natural objects (animals, shells, insects, etc.) with at least one botanical element included.
. Plants which were included, or could have been included, in an JJ Audubon composition.

NESBA member Arleen Hardiman received the award," Best in Show" for her work on vellum.

It is really a beautiful show. I want to thank all of the artists who participated in this exhibit. It was wonderful to have such great participation by our sister artists in GNSI-NE as well. A special thanks to NESBA members who hung the exhibit.

Joan Pierce-exhibit chair.

Frances Topping, Joan Pierce, Kathy Folino and Celeste Hurley

Newport Flower Show
Fri, Jun 21 – Sun, Jun 23
Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI