Portraits of Nature - Blending Science and Art

Arizona State University
Polytechnic Campus Library
7001 East Williams Field Road
Mesa, Arizona

January 4 - March 30, 2013

The Southwest Society of Botanical Artists (SWSBA) held a juried exhibition, “Portraits of Nature – Blending Science and Art” at Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus Library, January 4-March 30, 2013, with an artists’ reception on March 9. This exhibit comprised 57 artworks, and for educational purposes, included posters explaining the process of botanical illustration, and the history and process of working in silverpoint and on vellum.

Margaret Pope won Best in Show with her rendering in colored pencil of Cylindropuntia fulgida (Chain fruit cholla); Chris Bondante’s watercolor of Stapelia grandiflora (Carrion flower) took second place, and third place went to Sandy Turico for her colored pencil portrayal of Cirsium rydbergii (Rydberg’s thistle).

Contact: Joyce Peters at jrpeters7@cox.net

 

  • Stapelia grandiflora, Carrion flower, watercolor on vellum, 20"x14", © Chris Bondante