Call for Entries: 20th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit at Filoli: A Palette of Flowers


-- This Call for Entries is now closed --

The Filoli Botanical Art Exhibit has long been an essential part of our Botanical Art Program's mission to interpret and educate the public. This year, the exhibit will closely tie to other programs of Filoli under the umbrella theme of "A Palette of Flowers". This theme celebrates the abundance of spring flowers on display in the magnificent Historic Gardens at Filoli. Filoli is a unique and fitting venue for this historical art form that has rendered plants throughout history and from around the world. The exhibit will be on display in the Visitor and Education Center. This is one of the West Coast's most prominent botanical art exhibitions.


February 23 - May 20, 2018

Submission Deadline

January 14, 2018


86 Canada Road
Woodside, CA 94062 USA


Botanical artists are invited to enter original artwork not previously exhibited in a Filoli botanical art exhibition in any two-dimensional medium that reflects the rich tradition of botanical art and adheres to high standards of botanical accuracy. Prints will not be accepted. All work will be juried using digital images.


Botanical Art


$35 non-refundable.


Number artworks per entry: 3
The entry process will be handled by Entries may include up to three digital images, jpg format, 300 dpi, 8" high, labeled with the artist's name and name of artwork(s). The artist's name should NOT be visible on the digital image and will be disqualified. Complete entry forms on

Maximum Frame Size: 30" width x 36" height; Minimum Frame Size: 11" width x 14" height. See the website links for furthe presentation details.  

Artist will be notified via e-mail on January 31, 2018
Hanging Rights
In consideration of Filoli displaying artwork, the artist releases Filoli from any liability whatsoever resulting from or relating to any aspect of Filoli, its members, guests and/or volunteers handling, transporting, exhibiting, storing or selling the work of the artist. This includes wear and tear, gradual deterioration or vermin damage, earthquake/earth movement related damage or theft. Filoli does not insure entered work; the artist is responsible for insurance.
Sale of Works
Filoli is pleased to extend the opportunity for participating artists to sell their exhibit piece(s) during the exhibition. All sales will be handled by Filoli and payment will be made to the artists; minus a 30% commission to Filoli, within 6 weeks after the exhibition closes. Artists may also list their artwork as NFS (not for sale). Detailed instructions will be sent upon acceptance.
Jurors' Award for distinction with an an emphasis on botanical art presentation. Bourn Award for distinction with an emphasis on horticulture. Roth Award for distinction with an emphasis on traditional botanical art presentation.
Publicity and Catalog
Filoli website,,, Filoli magazine, Filoli eNews and postcards.
Erika Frank, Head of Education