Call for Entries: 21st Annual International

American Society of Botanical Artists and Wave Hill


Announcing a new collaboration with Wave Hill to present the 21st Annual International


Wave Hill, a spectacular public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, will be ASBA’s partner in producing and hosting the Annual International in 2018 and 2020. Since its founding in 1965, Wave Hill has evolved as a unique urban oasis and vital community resource. Through innovative programs in horticulture, education and the arts, Wave Hill connects people to nature in meaningful and lasting ways. Its gardens, grounds and spectacular landscape provide a safe and welcoming place to be inspired and learn from the biodiversity and beauty that nature offers, while reminding us that we are an important part of our ecosystem and our earth. Wave Hill’s vibrant visual arts programing features exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill House and on the grounds; art workshops for adults and families; and the Winter Workspace, an artists-in-residency program. It also offers indoor and outdoor concerts through the four seasons.

A sketching day for artists was held on September 19, 2017 and Wave Hill has made available a list of plants in its collection as a reference for artists.

We are looking forward to a happy and productive relationship with Wave Hill! 



September – December 2, 2018

Submission Deadline

March 30, 2018


Wave Hill
675 West 252nd Street
Bronx, NY USA


Open to all ASBA members in good standing, worldwide.


Botanical specimens. Work may have appeared in regional exhibitions, but may not have been shown in another international juried exhibition of ASBA. While not required, artists are encouraged to depict plants contained in Wave Hill’s collection. Please see plant lists HERE 

Media Accepted:

Two-dimensional original botanical art. No photography, no digitally generated work, and no three-dimensional work will be accepted.


$35 for the first entry, $10 for each additional entry up to three.


Number artworks per entry: 3
Images must be digital files only, 300 dpi X 8” high, tif or jpg, individual files labeled with artist’s name and image title.
On Line Submission: Artists may enter and submit payment online, then email image(s). Please see website at:
Mail Submission: Submit digital files: 300 dpi, image 8” high, tif or jpg files, on CD labeled with marker only with artist’s name and artwork(s) title(s). CD will not be returned. Send check or pay via in US$, payable to ASBA (, completed entry form (found on website), and one to three images on CD to: American Society of Botanical Artists, ATTN: Carol Woodin, The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458-5126

Framed size limit 40” x 48”, either horizontal or vertical. Accepted artists will be notified of framing requirements.

Ken Druse, garden lecturer, author, and photographer; Karen Kluglein, botanical artist; and Eileen Jeng Lynch, Curator of Visual Arts, Wave Hill
Acceptances and regrets will be sent by April 30, 2018 by email.
Shipping Insurance
Artists will be responsible for shipping to and from Wave Hill and for insuring their work while in transit. Artworks will be insured while on-site.
Hanging Rights
The ASBA retains the right to refuse to hang work when received if framing is inadequate, the work is shipped in Styrofoam peanuts, or the quality of the artwork differs greatly from that represented by the submission materials.
Sale of Works
Artworks must be for sale and may not be removed until the close of exhibition.
Publicity and Catalog
With appropriate funding, a catalog will be prepared using the images provided for jurors. If significant pre-publication digital corrections are needed for digital image(s), a fee of $75 will be levied. Images of accepted submissions may be used in promotional, educational, and/or interpretive materials before, during, and after the exhibition.
Carol Woodin, Director of Exhibitions, email:
If accepted, artist ensures that artwork(s) will be available for display. If artist withdraws artwork before exhibition, artist will not be eligible to show at any ASBA exhibition for two years.