Chapters & Circles - Community Projects

In what kinds of community projects is your Chapter or Circle involved?

Northern California Society of Botanical Artists:
Have begun a florilegium for The Gardens of Alcatraz after a ten year restoration project by the Garden Conservancy, Golden Gate Parks Conservancy, and the National Park Service. "The Rock" attracts 1.5 million visitors annually to this historic landmark whose gardens include over 300 species.
 
New England Society of Botanical Artists:
Donated art materials to Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Sarah Roche visited several times to demo botanical art; plans to return to draw with profoundly deaf Ethiopian girl who loves flowers. Students and staff so grateful, signing to Sarah, "thank you" through tears.
 
Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists:
Annual exhibit at University of Washington's Miller Library. Percentage of sales donated to the Library. A similar show ran at The Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, in 2012, and in 2014 a joint exhibit is planned with the local Guild of Natural Science Illustrators chapter at Seattle's Convention Center.
 
Florida Society of Botanical Artists:
Hold member exhibitions at public facilities and art centers to introduce the art form and educate the Florida community about botanical art.
 
Southwest Society of Botanical Artists:
Involved in scientific illustration for Legumes of Arizona Project, the Sonoran Desert Florilegium Project, and projects for the Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium. Hold exhibitions at local institutions. Active in Arizona Art Alliance, non-profit organization of 4000+ artists that promotes awareness of visual arts. 
 
Inland Pacific Northwest Circle:
Displayed ASBA brochures, an Exhibition catalog, and botanical greeting cards at the Boundary County 2012 Earth Day Fair. At local gallery, gave free demo and talk onpainting fall leaves in dry brush watercolor.
 
The Reed-TurnerBotanical Artists’ Circle:
Hosted activities, some for families, others for children, each Sunday during March and April 2013 exhibit at Brushwood Building, Ryerson Conservation Area,Deerfield, IL: for example, gallery talks, arts and crafts activities and demos. Also included habitat and status (endangered,invasive) information with each artwork label in exhibit.
 
Botanical Society of theNational Capital Region:
Two of four meetings per year are open to the public and advertised in garden publications: we have attracted memberswith this outreach. Participate in Brookside Garden’s Family Day with art activities for youngsters. Members create art work/projectssuitable for children to color, and pass them out to 1000+ children.
 
Rocky Mountain Society ofBotanical Artists:
Involved in “phase two” of the RARE Project to document all of 121 species of rare and endangered species of Rocky Mountain wildflowers. Phase One, which included 40 species, toured Colorado in 2010 and 2011. The next 40-50 species will do the same in 2015-6.
 
Central Virginia Botanical Artists:
Our blog reaches so many people. At least one exhibit per year and members exhibit all over the state as well as out of state.