19th Annual Meeting & Conference - 2013

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Join us for ASBA’s 19th Annual Meeting & Conference in Pittsburgh, PA!
September 26, 27, 28, 2013 

Whether you're a beginner or an accomplished artist, there's something for you at ASBA's conference. The conference experience will immerse you in botanical art and leave memories to inspire you for a long time to come. In addition to the three-day core conference, there are pre- and post-conference workshops providing in-depth study.

Our "home away from home" is the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center (formerly the Holiday Inn Select.) Portfolio sharing, Awards Banquet and Silent Auction will be across the street at the elegant Pittsburgh Athletic Association. Both are surrounded by intellectual and cultural resources such as the Hunt Institute, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Phipps Conservatory, Cathedral of Learning and more.
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Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops
ASBA offers workshops with three exceptional artists in pre- and post-conference workshops. Two-day workshops preceding the conference (Sept. 24-25) include Color in Shadows (watercolor) with world-renowned Katie Lee and Pushing Potential - Colored Pencil Wet and Wild with celebrated artist Libby Kyer. Legendary artist and honored teacher Jee-Yeon Koo of South Korea will conduct a three-day workshop Chrysanthemums in Watercolor following the conference (September 29, 30, October 1).

Visualize Your Day-by-Day Conference Activities:

Welcome Reception
Relax after your travel and kick off the conference on Wednesday evening, September 25th with ASBA's Welcome Reception. Join the Allegheny Highlands Botanical Art Society, our local hosts, for camaraderie and refreshments from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Meet up with old friends and make new ones as we begin a full schedule of conference activities. 

14th International Exhibition, The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation
A highlight of the Pittsburgh experience is the opening of the Hunt Institute’s 14th International Exhibition. The reception on Thursday evening is open exclusively to the exhibiting artists and ASBA conference participants. The exhibition will also be open for more leisurely perusal during the conference. Meet the artists, many from other countries, who are represented in one of the world’s most prestigious exhibitions of botanical art. (http://huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu/).

Classes, Lectures, Trips and More!
The popular Portfolio Sharing will begin the conference on Thursday, September 26, held at the spacious, historic and stately Pittsburgh Athletic Association, just across the street from the Wyndham Hotel. ASBA’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon at the hotel will catch you up on ASBA activities and will be followed by the Techniques Showcase featuring demonstrations by Jee-Yeon Koo (watercolor), Heeyoung Kim (graphite) and Libby Kyer (colored pencil). The Educator's Forum and a hands-on class with Derek Norman on the Basics of Pen and Ink are also scheduled on Thursday. Then it will be off for the evening opening of the Hunt Institute's 14th International Exhibition to see some of the best botanical art being created today.  

Friday and Saturday will include many hands-on classes, lectures, demonstrations and tours. We will be honoring the inspiring work of Jee-Yeon Koo, who will tell us how she has been instrumental in bringing contemporary botanical art to her country, South Korea. Friday evening's Wildflower Forum will focus on a presentation by Carol Woodin about the ASBA’s traveling exhibition Following in the Bartrams' Footsteps. Saturday morning’s Wildflower Forum topics will feature presentations by Molly Steinwald, Director of Science Education at Phipps Conservatory, and Phipps Botany in Action Fellows about Phipp’s program connecting the public with science through the visual arts and other strategies.    

Continuing the concept of "Beyond Accuracy - Creating Art", Lugene Bruno, Curator of Art and Senior Research Scholar of the Hunt Institute, will present an intriguing session on finding inspiration for your botanical art in other historical and contemporary art genres. Lugene will also instruct a hands-on class on building miniature examples of various archival folders for safely storing and preserving your art. Charlotte Tancin, Librarian and Principal Research Scholar at the Hunt, will share her insight about Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) illustrated by books on display.

There are special field trips that your guests may enjoy as well. Tour Kentuck Knob, a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian home built in the 1950s, surrounded by beautiful gardens, woods, meadows and sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy, Claes Oldenburg and other noted artists. Visit the National Aviary, America’s premier bird zoo with more than 600 birds of 200 species from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild. 

The Awards Banquet and Silent Auction are great finales to the conference. The members of the Allegheny Highlands Chapter are looking forward to welcoming you to the 19th ASBA Annual Meeting and Conference in Pittsburgh this fall!

You may download the Pittsburgh 2013 Annual Meeting & Conference pull-out section from the June issue of the journal HERE.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
September 26-28, 2013

Wyndham Hotel – University Center
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA.

Conveniently located, the Wyndham Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn Select) makes your stay comfortable and very affordable.

Rooms fill up VERY quickly, so make your reservation ASAP. You can cancel a room reservation (as per Wyndham's policy), but you can't create a room if they are full!

You must ask for the American Society of Botanical Artists block to receive the conference rate which must be booked by September 1st.

Room rates are:  $136 per night plus applicable taxes.

Reservations: 1.412.682.6200

Questions regarding your reservation: contact Lauren Cahill at 1.412.682.6200 ext. 6120

Wish to share expenses? Contact Conference Roommate Coordinator:  Elisabeth deBoor at edeboor@aol.com

Ground Transportation:

Shuttle service will be provided between the Wyndham Hotel and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and other off-site session venues.

The Pittsburgh Athletic Club is located across the street from the Wyndham Hotel.

A discounted rate has been negotiated with Super Shuttle for round trip transportation to/from the Pittsburgh Airport and Wyndham Hotel. The discounted round trip rate is $46 plus fuel surcharge and gratuity.

A discounted rate has also been negotiated with ExecuCar for a private luxury sedan which holds 4 passengers, The discounted rate is $66 one-way. Gratuity not included.

The discounted rates apply to reservations made online, in advance, using Group Discount Code 4ASBA. Valid 9/23-10/2, 2013. Make your reservation for Super Shuttle or ExecuCar at 
https://www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=4ASBA

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Title
Instructor
Location

xPre-Conference Workshop: Color in the Shadows

NOTE: This is a 2-day workshop (Tuesday and Wednesday) - Session fee covers both days. Do shadows and the areas on an object where light cannot reach have color? Or are they simply darker values of the local color? The focus of this workshop is to find the answer to these questions through demonstration and practice. Attaining a rich tone in shadow will enhance the quality of your art.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$300.00
Katie Lee
Wyndham, Panther

xPre-Conference Workshop - Pushing Potential - Colored Pencil Wet and Wild

NOTE: This is a 2-day workshop (Tuesday and Wednesday) - Session fee covers both days. Colored pencil is one of the most versatile media available to artists.The pigments in colored pencils respond to a large variety of manipulations that increase your creative options. Expand your understanding and skills while increasing creative potential. Learn wet & dry techniques, and then spend time applying your new skills to small jewel-like paintings of botanicals. New pencils, papers, and materials provided.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$300.00
Libby Kyer
Wyndham, Carnegie

xBoard of Directors Meeting

Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Board Members
Wyndham, Oakand

xPre-Conference Workshop: Color in the Shadows

NOTE: This is a 2-day workshop (Tuesday and Wednesday) - Session fee covers both days. Do shadows and the areas on an object where light cannot reach have color? Or are they simply darker values of the local color? The focus of this workshop is to find the answer to these questions through demonstration and practice. Attaining a rich tone in shadow will enhance the quality of your art.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$300.00
Katie Lee
Wyndham, Panther

xPre-Conference Workshop - Pushing Potential - Colored Pencil Wet and Wild

NOTE: This is a 2-day workshop (Tuesday and Wednesday) - Session fee covers both days. Colored pencil is one of the most versatile media available to artists.The pigments in colored pencils respond to a large variety of manipulations that increase your creative options. Expand your understanding and skills while increasing creative potential. Learn wet & dry techniques, and then spend time applying your new skills to small jewel-like paintings of botanicals. New pencils, papers, and materials provided.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$300.00
Libby Kyer
Wyndham, Carnegie

xVendor - Vellum Sales by Pergamena

Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Guests
Wyndham, Mezzanine

xConference Check-In

Welcome to the Conference! Pick up your conference packet including all the details you will need for the conference.
Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Guests
Wyndham, Lobby

xWelcome Reception

Join the Allegheny Highlands Botanical Art Society, our local hosts, for light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Meet up with old friends and make new ones as we begin a full schedule of conference activities!
Session Capacity: 
200
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
$0.00
Guests
$20.00
Wyndham, Carnegie

xCommittee Meetings

Contact the conference coordinator at ASBAConfCoord@aol.com to schedule a meeting room.
Session Registration Required: 
No
By Invitation Only
Wyndham, Various

xDeluxe Continental Breakfast (Thursday)

Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
$0.00
Guests
$20.00
Wyndham, Schenley Ballroom

xConference Check-In

Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Guests
Wyndham, Lobby

xPortfolio Sharing

See what ASBA members are working on as they share their latest botanical artworks. All conference attendees are invited to come and browse. A great opportunity to meet other members, see their work and mingle as the conference gets underway. To show your work, you must register under "Display Your Portfolio (Reserve a Table)".
Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Guests
$0.00
Pittsburgh Athletic Association

xDisplay your Portfolio (Reserve a Table for Portfolio Sharing)

Display your portfolio and share ideas and camaraderie. On a first-come basis, artists who sign up to display their work will be given table space as space permits. Open to all, beginners to advanced. You must register to display your portfolio.
Session Capacity: 
32
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
Pittsburgh Athletic Association

xThe Story of Vellum

Learn about the making and use of different types of vellum from Jesse Meyer. His company, Pergamena, has been preparing animal skins since 1550.
Session Capacity: 
50
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Jesse Meyer
Wyndham, Panther

xGeneral Membership Meeting and Luncheon

Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
$0.00
Guests
$30.00
Wyndham, Schenley Ballroom

xEducator's Forum

The Educators' Forum offers artist/educators the chance to learn new skills and to exchange ideas and opinions. Our speakers are some of the most experienced educators in the ASBA. Enjoy this opportunity to hear their opinions and views. Beginning with a brief overview of our exciting curriculum project, the program will continue with a panel including John Pastoriza-Pinol, Helen Allen and Denise Walser-Kolar who will share the secrets of their most effective lesson plans. Then it's your turn! Once you have registered for Educators' Forum, you will be asked to send in questions such as: What is your greatest challenge as an educator? How do you teach to a group that includes total beginners and advanced students?' How do you use technology in the classroom ? A second expert educator panel: Rose Pellicano, Catherine Watters and Sarah Roche will answer your questions and give their opinions. Then discuss the many nuances of botanical art education in the 21st century with the group.
Session Capacity: 
40
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Teachers/Educators
$0.00
Sarah Roche
Wyndham, Panther

xVendor - Vellum Sales by Pergamena

Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Guests
Wyndham, Mezzanine

xTechnique Showcase on Stage

Three artists demonstrate and discuss on stage with close-ups of their techniques projected onto a large screen. 1:30 - Jee-Yeon Koo, award-winning artist, demonstrates watercolor techniques. 2:30 - Heeyoung Kim, recent RHS gold medalist, demonstrates graphite techniques. 3:30 - Libby Kyer, award-winning artist, demonstrates colored pencil techniques. Emcee Irene Messina
Session Capacity: 
100
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
$10.00
Wyndham, Schenley Ballroom

xBack to Basics - Classic Pen & Ink

Whet your appetite for the poetry of black and white line through the use of a disciplined approach to pen and ink drawing. Discover the magic of "light" and "dark". Realize the rhythm of convex and concave botanical shapes. Explore plant form, structure, texture and detail as you evolve your own distinctive pen and ink style and technique. Get carried away!
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$60.00
Derek Norman
Wyndham, Carnegie

xBus from Wyndham to Hunt (Thursday Evening)

Bus shuttle from Wyndham Hotel to Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation
Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Guests
Wyndham, Lobby

xOpening Reception Hunt Institute's 14th International Exhibition

Session Capacity: 
200
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Guests
$0.00
Hunt Institute, Gallery - Bus Leaves Wyndham Lobby 5:30pm

xBus from Hunt to Wyndham (Thursday Evening)

Bus shuttle from Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation to Wyndham Hotel
Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Guests
Hunt Institute

xBreakfast Buffet (Friday)

Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
$0.00
Guests
$25.00
Wyndham, Schenley 1-4

xBus from Wyndham to Hunt & Phipps (Friday Morning)

Bus shuttle from Wyndham Hotel to Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation and Phipps Conservatory
Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Guests
Wyndham, Lobby

xHunt Exhibition and Artworks in Strandell Room

Make a return visit to the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation's 14th International Exhibition and artworks in the Hunt's collection.
Session Capacity: 
30
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
$0.00
Hunt, Gallery & Strandell Room

xTour of Phipps Conservatory

The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden was founded in 1893 by Henry Phipps and was a gift to the city of Pittsburgh. Join us for this docent led tour of its original Victorian steel and glass Conservatory and the new Phipps Conservatory's Center for Sustainable Landscapes, one of the greenest buildings on Earth.
Session Capacity: 
24
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Guests
$16.00
Phipps Conservatory, Bus leaves Wyndham Lobby 8:45am

xJuror Training

A review of the topics needed to serve as a juror in ASBA exhibitions, including ASBA policies and procedures for jurors and criteria used in scoring artwork. Participants will divide into teams and jury a small exhibition.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
$0.00
Carol Woodin
Wyndham, Shadyside

xRacing Nature Class - Session 1

Need help finishing a drawing of a plant before it dies? Learn what's necessary to include initially to finish your detailed painting later. Wendy will explain and demonstrate her techniques in colored pencil and watercolor in this class.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$65.00
Wendy Hollender
Pittsburgh Athletic Association

xGraphite Techniques: Basics and More

Discover the humble beauty! For beginners or experienced artists, take a fresh look at the way graphite pencils work. Basic mechanics of pencils will be reviewed, along with two key points to enhance botanical accuracy, three dimensionality, shadow and correct curves.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$140.00
Heeyoung Kim
Pittsburgh Athletic Association, Patrician

xAcorns in Watercolor

Acorns, although small, are symbolic of strength, power and perseverance. Nuts in cups, shiny acorns, sometimes stripy, and cups that are covered in overlapping scales or bristles provide endless interest and inspiration for drawing and painting.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$135.00
Helen Allen
Wyndham, Carnegie

xGlowing Red Peppers in Watercolor

Annie Hughes will take you through the steps she uses to achieve a bright and realistic red pepper. Her innovative technique of using just a few washes and mixing the colors on the actual page, then finishing with dry brush, will present a creative approach to watercolor.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$140.00
Annie Hughes
Wyndham, Schenley 6

xScientific Illustration - Pen and Ink

Learn the steps of making an accurate scientific illustration using natural plant material. You will first observe carefully to understand the plant's structure, and then draw and ink your subject. Attention will be given to making an aesthetically pleasing and readable composition.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$143.00
Anita Walsmit
Pittsburgh Athletic Association, Library

xCreating Brilliant Shadow Colors

Shadows don’t have to be dull. This class can make your shadows sing. Draw the viewer with vibrancy not just in deep dark specimens but also tricky light subjects too! Experiment with colors you wouldn’t normally choose. Watch Elaine's demonstrations and try out the techniques.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$140.00
Elaine Searle
Wyndham, Panther

xCreating Dark Velvet Botanical Textures

This class will focus on the techniques of layering transparent watercolor in order to achieve the deep and velvety qualities of particular flowers.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$140.00
Rose Pellicano
Wyndham, Oakland

xFruiting Structures in Watercolor

Focusing closely on plant fruiting structures often reveals strong geometric forms and fascinating minute features. Using unusual dried plant materials, Gillian will inspire you to paint all in warm earthy colours.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$135.00
Gillian Condy
Wyndham, Schenley 5

xVendor - Vellum Sales by Pergamena

Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Guests
Wyndham, Mezzanine

xBus from Hunt & Phipps to Wyndham (Friday Morning)

Bus shuttle from Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation and Phipps Conservatory to Wyndham Hotel
Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Guests
Hunt Institute & Phipps Conservatory

xBox Lunches (Friday)

Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
$0.00
Guests
$26.00
Wyndham, Schenley 1-4

xBus from Wyndham to Hunt & Carnegie Museum (Friday Afternoon)

Bus shuttle from Wyndham Hotel to Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation and Carnegie Natural History Museum
Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Guests
Wyndham, Lobby

xDrawing in Graphite

Graphite can create fantastically detailed and subtle works of art. Learn various line systems and make clean, fresh images with a strong range of values.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$60.00
Robin Jess
Wyndham, Carnegie

xRacing Nature Class - Session 2

Need help finishing a drawing of a plant before it dies? Learn what's necessary to include initially to finish your detailed painting later. Wendy will explain and demonstrate her techniques in colored pencil and watercolor.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$65.00
Wendy Hollender
Pittsburgh Athletic Association

xMaria Sibylla Merian Lecture & Book Display

Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717): Pioneering artist of insects and flowers. As a child, this groundbreaking scientific artist and amateur entomologist learned to paint and engrave, and collected, raised and drew caterpillars, moths and butterflies. Charlotte Tancin talks about Merian’s life, and displays rare books showing Merian’s work, her influences, and some that she influenced.
Session Capacity: 
40
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
$0.00
Charlotte Tancin
Hunt Institute

xCarnegie Museum of Natural History - Andrey Avinoff

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the moth, butterfly and bug collections of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. This tour includes a special viewing of the paintings by Andrey Avinoff. Best known for his scientific research on butterflies, and also as director of the Museum from 1926 to 1945, Avinoff created a body of watercolors of butterflies, botanicals as well as the fantastical.
Session Capacity: 
32
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Guests
$35.00
Carnegie Natural History Museum, Bus leaves Wyndham Lobby 1pm

xMeet 5 Artists from Hunt's 14th International Exhibition

Join five artists whose work is included in the 14th International Exhibition for a Gallery Walk: Gaynor Dickeson-watercolor, Charlotte Staub Thomas-watercolor, Abigail Rorer-botanical relief engraving and process, Cherie Ann Gossett- watercolor, and Deborah Shaw - watercolor and graphite on vellum.
Session Capacity: 
40
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
$0.00
Hunt Institute, Gallery

xArtist Trading Card Exchange

Please join the Allegheny Highlands Botanical Art Society and Top Notch Art Supply for a two-hour workshop creating and swapping Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). This is a fun way to share your art, connect with other artists and collect art in a casual environment. Top Notch Art Supply in Pittsburgh will provide the cards and M. Graham watercolor paints will be available to create your original 2.5" x 3.5" collectable cards. You may also bring your own art materials along. Any medium is acceptable (colored pencils, collage, pastels, watercolors, ink, photos, etc.), as long as the theme is botanical, of course. If you prefer to bring completed cards to the event, be sure to be there at 6 p.m. for the card swap. For each card you bring, you will be able to draw someone else's card from the barrel.
Session Capacity: 
50
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$0.00
Wyndham, Schenley 5-6

xBus from Hunt & Carnegie Museum to Wyndham (Friday Afternoon)

Bus shuttle from Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation and Carnegie Natural History Museum to Wyndham Hotel
Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Hunt Institute & Carnegie Natural History Museum

xGrant Project Presentations

Join the 2012 ASBA Artist and Education Grant Recipients as they present their exciting projects. Each artist will give a presentation about how they used their skills to help others learn about nature, botanical art and themselves. Share in the enthusiasm and get inspired to apply for a grant yourself.
Session Capacity: 
100
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
$0.00
Jan Boyd Haring
Wyndham, Schenley 1-4

xWildflower Forum - Following in the Bartrams' Footsteps

John Bartram was the first "American" botanist, traveling the east coast exploring and collecting plants in the 1700's. He and his son William are legendary figures in the world of horticulture. Carol will present a brief overview of their activities as well as the concepts behind ASBA's traveling exhibition Following in the Bartrams' Footsteps. A selection of artworks in the show will be delved into, including how they relate to the Bartrams, how the artist went about capturing them, and other interesting aspects of each. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.
Session Capacity: 
100
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
$0.00
Guests
$20.00
Carol Woodin
Wyndham, Schenley 1-4

xBreakfast Buffet (Saturday)

Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
$0.00
Guests
$25.00
Wyndham, Schenley 1-4

xKentuck Knob Tour

Board a luxury coach for a ride through the Pennsylvania countryside to Kentuck Knob, approximately 1½ hours from Pittsburgh. Kentuck Knob was designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1953-1956. The tour is further enhanced by sculptures in the garden, the woods, and the meadow. Works by contemporary artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Claes Oldenburg, as well as many others are represented in the collection.
Session Capacity: 
36
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Guests
$85.00
Kentuck Knob, Departs from Wyndham

xPhipps Botany in Action - Connecting Scientists to the Public

Molly Steinwald, Director of Science Education and Research of the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, will explain why connecting science with a diverse society is critical. Botanic scientists have particular responsibility to make plants relevant with the public because plants are everywhere, beautiful, and essential to human life. Phipps Fellows will present strategies for public engagement in science through the visual arts and other disciplines. Following Molly's presentation, several young Phipps Fellows scientists will share their work for environmental and human well-being which chronicles traditional knowledge of plants for use in growing a greener world. New generation botanic scientists are eager to ensure their research is environmentally and societally relevant, and those in Phipps' innovative program reach out to increase public understanding of science.
Session Capacity: 
75
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
$0.00
Molly Steinwald
Wyndham, Schenley 5-6

xArchival Folder Models

Learn archival methods and actually create small scale versions of temporary mounts and corners, storage envelopes and portfolios for exhibiting or storing your original art on paper.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$82.00
Lugene Bruno
Wyndham, Shadyside

xComplex Botanical Subjects

Why do we see something as complex? Is it structure, surface, or color? Complex subjects will be approached by simplifying the drawing. Then form and detail will be emphasized in bringing them to life. Participants will practice observing, drawing and implementing with their chosen medium: graphite, colored pencil, or watercolor.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$67.00
Lee McCaffree
Pittsburgh Athletic Association, Patrician

xVendor - Vellum Sales by Pergamena

Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Guests
Wyndham, Mezzanine

xFloral Subjects in Watercolor

Students will learn the intricacies of achieving fine detail with watercolour, masking fluid and NEEF ¼ Comb, which John finds invaluable for his contemporary botanical art. As a result, your paintings will be brought to a new level of realism and detail. Students should have skills in drawing and watercolor.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$140.00
John Pastoriza-Piñol
Wyndham, Panther

xComposition Clinic

Spend a lively and fun day exploring a serious subject. This class, suitable for both the novice and more experienced artist, will offer practical insights to expand and develop your knowledge of composition. Discussions, team and individual exercises will challenge preconceptions and help inform your personal approach to the composition of botanical artworks.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$140.00
Elaine Searle
Wyndham, Oakland

xPainting Beautiful Berries in Drybrush

Paint bright, beautiful berries on either paper or vellum. Denise will share her method of layering transparent watercolors using mostly drybrush. This class will also cover mixing deep shadow colors, using masking fluid to protect shiny highlights, and how to paint the "bloom" on a blueberry.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$135.00
Denise Walser-Kolar
Pittsburgh Athletic Association, Library

xCurling Kale in Watercolor

Are you awed by the detailed intricacies of a kale leaf? Enjoy a class where you will be immersed into the world of the curling leaf edges of the Winterbor Kale. Learn to sketch and paint a sample leaf with the utmost detail.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$135.00
Lara Gastinger
Wyndham, Carnegie

xHow to Start a Florilegium - Panel Discussion

Join Helen Allen, Fran Anderson, Marilyn Garber and Catherine Watters for a visual presentation and panel discussion on starting a Florilegium. Helen Allen has been involved in the Highgrove and Transylvania Florilegia, Fran Anderson spearheads the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Florilegium, Marilyn Garber directs the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Catherine Watters is involved in the Fioli and Alcatraz Florilegia.
Session Capacity: 
75
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
$0.00
Wyndham, Schenley 5-6

xBox Lunches (Saturday)

Box lunches served.
Session Capacity: 
225
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
$0.00
Guests
$26.00
Wyndham, Schenley 1-4

xBus from Wyndham Hotel to Hunt and National Aviary (Saturday Afternoon)

Bus shuttle from Wyndham Hotel to Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation and National Aviary. Shuttle transportation to the National Aviary is provided only for those registered for the National Aviary Tour.
Session Registration Required: 
No

xBotanical Art in South Korea

Join us as we honor Jee-Yeon Koo who has been instrumental in advancing botanical art in South Korea. Jee-Yeon is an accomplished artist who has been actively painting flowers for the past 37 years. Currently, she teaches at Dongduk Women's University and serves as the Principal Art Director at the Korean National Arboretum. Recently, she has focused her emphasis on botanical paintings, and has actively participated in botanical art exhibitions, including 'Art in Science', the Royal Horticultural Society, the Hunt Institute, and Focus on Nature. Many of Jee-Yeon's artworks are permanently displayed in both public museums and private collections.
Session Capacity: 
50
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Jee-Yeon Koo
Wyndham, Schenley 5-6

xJust a Simple Flower - Watercolor

An exercise in Washes, Glazes and Dry Brush. Working with just a simple flower, focus on the different stages of building up a watercolor painting. Experiment with the changing roles of your brushes, your pigment and your water.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$60.00
Sarah Roche
Wyndham, Shadyside

xPainting Fuzzy Surface Texture

Practice various watercolor approaches used to create hairy and fuzzy surfaces on leaves, fruit and flowers. Small studies utilizing several techniques will allow time to experiment with different methods.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$68.00
Mary Bauschelt
Pittsburgh Athletic Association, Patrician

xHunt Institute - Exhibition

An opportunity to take a look at the artwork and enjoy the exhibition at your own leisure - shuttle bus service to and from the hotel is provided.
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
$0.00
Hunt Institute, Gallery

xNational Aviary - Amazing Adaptations Tour

The National Aviary (yes it's in Pittsburgh, not Washington DC!) has one of the most diverse collections in North America with more than 600 birds of over 200 species, many of which are threatened or endangered in the wild. "Amazing Adaptations" highlights the brilliant diversity of the bird world. Up-close encounters with several live birds are included and are great opportunities for field sketching and photography.
Session Capacity: 
40
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Guests
$40.00
National Aviary, Bus leaves Wyndham Lobby 1pm

xBeyond Accuracy - Creating Art

Inspiration for your botanical art may be found in other historical and contemporary art genres. Lugene will encourage you to look at paintings, sculptures and textiles found in books and exhibitions and consider new perspectives for your own work.
Session Capacity: 
50
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Lugene Bruno
Wyndham, Schenley 5-6

xBus from National Aviary to Wyndham Hotel (Saturday Afternoon)

Bus shuttle from National Aviary to Wyndham Hotel
Session Registration Required: 
No
National Aviary

xBus from Hunt to Wyndham Hotel (Saturday Afternoon)

Bus shuttle from Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation to Wyndham Hotel
Session Registration Required: 
No
Hunt Institute

xSilent Auction

Have fun winning great items like original artwork, art supplies, notecards and more to support ASBA's Artist and Education Grants, The Botanical Artist and ASBA's Exhibitions program. The auction begins promptly at 5 pm with bids taken through 6:30 pm. with payment for your winning bids from 6:45 - 7:15. Mastercard and Visa accepted.
Session Capacity: 
225
Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
Guests
Pittsburgh Athletic Association

xAnnual Awards Banquet

Enjoy a relaxing dinner with friends new and old as we honor members' achievements at the Grand Finale of ASBA's conference activities.
Session Capacity: 
235
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
ASBA Member Institution Representatives
$0.00
Guests
$45.00
Pittsburgh Athletic Association

xPost-Conference Workshop - Chrysanthemums in Watercolor

NOTE: This is a 3-day workshop (Sunday, Monday & Tuesday) - Session fee covers all three days. Illustrating flowers of complex shapes is an inevitable challenge for any botanical artist. Join JeeYeon Koo, an award-winning artist and ASBA Honored Guest at the conference, to learn her techniques for painting a complex subject. Jee-Yeon will guide you through the stages of pencil drawing, expressing transparency in watercolor, fine detailing, botanical accuracy, composition, dimensionality and depth of field.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$450.00
Jee-Yeon Koo
Wyndham, Oakland

xPost-Conference Workshop - Chrysanthemums in Watercolor

NOTE: This is a 3-day workshop (Sunday, Monday & Tuesday) - Session fee covers all three days. Illustrating flowers of complex shapes is an inevitable challenge for any botanical artist. Join JeeYeon Koo, an award-winning artist and ASBA Honored Guest at the conference, to learn her techniques for painting a complex subject. Jee-Yeon will guide you through the stages of pencil drawing, expressing transparency in watercolor, fine detailing, botanical accuracy, composition, dimensionality and depth of field.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$450.00
Jee-Yeon Koo
Wyndham, Oakland

xPost-Conference Workshop - Chrysanthemums in Watercolor

NOTE: This is a 3-day workshop (Sunday, Monday & Tuesday) - Session fee covers all three days. Illustrating flowers of complex shapes is an inevitable challenge for any botanical artist. Join JeeYeon Koo, an award-winning artist and ASBA Honored Guest at the conference, to learn her techniques for painting a complex subject. Jee-Yeon will guide you through the stages of pencil drawing, expressing transparency in watercolor, fine detailing, botanical accuracy, composition, dimensionality and depth of field.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$450.00
Jee-Yeon Koo
Wyndham, Oakland

Helen Allen

Helen Allen recently retired from the English Gardening School to pursue other projects including leading the Transylvania Florilegium for the Prince's School of Traditional Arts. Helen has exhibited internationally and her work is in many collections including the Highgrove Florilegium, the Hunt Institute and Kew.

Lugene Bruno

As Curator of Art at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Lugene Bruno is responsible for all activities of the Art Department, including curating the collection and twice-yearly exhibitions; designing catalogues; giving talks, tours and accessibility to collection materials. She is also an artist working in the mediums of photography and graphite drawing.

Gillian Condy

Gillian Condy is the artist at the National Herbarium, SANBI, in Pretoria, South Africa. She has participated in over 180 group exhibitions worldwide, including the Hunt Institute, Royal Horticultural Society and the Kirstenbosch Biennale. Gillian is a founding member of the Botanical Artists Association of Southern Africa.

Lara Gastinger

Lara Call Gastinger is the chief illustrator for Flora of Virginia, a botanical reference manual that contains 1300 of her original illustrations. She has exhibited at the RHS and was awarded a gold medal. Lara’s work was recently accepted into the Hunt Institute.

Wendy Hollender

Wendy Hollender is a botanical artist, author, and instructor. Hollender’s illustrations have been published extensively in premier publications around the world. Her work has been in world wide exhibitions including the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Hollender has published three books and received three gold medals for her latest book.

Annie Hughes

Annie Hughes holds a Bachelor of Design and worked for 12 years as a textile designer. She transitioned to botanical art was not hard, which has become a passion. Annie’s work is held at the Hunt Institute, the Shirley Sherwood Collection, the RHS Lindley Library and the Florilegium Society Botanic Gardens Sydney.

Robin Jess

Robin A. Jess is the former Executive Director of ASBA. Robin is fluent in graphite, watercolor, pen and ink, and etching. Currently the Coordinator of The New York Botanical Garden’s Botanical Art and Illustration Program, Robin’s work is represented in the Hunt Institute’s collection. Robin lives in Edison, NJ and received a Distinguished Artist Fellowship from the NJ State Council on the Arts.

Heeyoung Kim

Artist, instructor and native plant advocate, Heeyoung Kim is known for her botanical documentation of prairie plants of Midwest. Her works are characterized with complicated composition with simplicity. She won ASBA Diane Boucher Artist Award for Excellence in Botanical Art (2012), RHS Gold Medal (2012) and ASBA/HSNY Best in Show (2012).

Jee-Yeon Koo

Jee-Yeon Koo currently teaches at Dongduk Women's University in South Korea and is the Principal Art Director at the Korean National Arboretum. Recent exhibitions include 'Art in Science', RHS, Hunt Institute, and Focus on Nature. Jee-Yeon's award-winning artwork is held in public museums and private collections.

Libby Kyer

Libby Kyer has been teaching colored pencil arts since 2000. A professed control freak, she loves the demands of realism, nature and intricate detail. Libby is a warm and supportive teacher, passionate about sharing botanical art, and author of Today’s Botanical Artist (Schiffer Publishing). libby@lkyerstudio.com

Katie Lee

Katie Lee, a renowned botanical and wildlife artist, is a graduate of the New York Botanical Garden Botanical Illustration program where she has been an instructor for 22 years. Katie teaches drawing, watercolor, acrylic and composition courses worldwide. She has illustrated popular books for the Smithsonian Institution.

Lee McCaffree

Lee McCaffree is a primary instructor in the Filoli Botanical Art Certificate Program and shares its coordination. She gives regular private classes in the SF Bay area and has instructed at ASBA Annual Conferences. She received instruction in England and from master artists. Watercolor is her main media and she believes understanding basic plants structure is essential to create an aesthetic painting. Bonsai sketching is a perfect opportunity for practicing aesthetics.

Irene Messina

Irene Messina is an accredited judge for the American Orchid Society. She began painting botanically in May of 2005, where she is a member of the Artists’ Circle Flora. Irene has exhibited on Long Island, NY. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of ASBA.

Jesse Meyer

Jesse Meyer's family company, Pergamena, has been preparing animal skins since 1550. He has refined the quality of parchment skins for use by artists, calligraphers, bookbinders and designers.

Derek Norman

Born and educated in England, Derek Norman has received gold and silver gilt medals from the Royal Horticultural Society and is represented in the permanent collections of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society, the British Museum and the Library of Congress. He serves on the Executive Committee of the ASBA, and is the immediate past President of ASBA.

John Pastoriza-Piñol

John Pastoriza-Piñol employs techniques from both the centuries-old tradition of botanical drawing as well as contemporary art. John’s work is now held in numerous public and private collections around and he was the recipient of the American Society of Botanical Art Diane Bouchier Award for Excellence in Botanical Art in 2013.

Rose Pellicano

Rose Pellicano’s award-winning art has been exhibited in ASBA Internationals, RHS, and is in the collection of the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation. Her work is included in Today’s Botanical Artists. She teaches at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The New York Botanical Garden and Old Westbury Gardens.

Sarah Roche

Sarah Roche is Education Director for the Wellesley College Botanical Garden's Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration program. She is affiliated with the South Shore Art Center, and the Copley Society of Art. Sarah is the Founding Director of the New England Society of Botanical Artists and chair of ASBA's Education Committee.

Elaine Searle

Elaine Searle was inspired to become a botanical artist and teacher following completion of the Botanical Painting certificate program directed by Anne-Marie Evans in London. Her striking compositions reflect a former career as a designer. An enthusiastic and experienced tutor, Elaine has enjoyed working with students of varying degrees of experience and many nationalities. She travels to the United States and Europe to teach in settings ranging from private one-to-one coaching to small group master classes, conference workshops, online courses and highly popular botanical painting holidays. Elaine’s work is included in The Highgrove Florilegium, and her paintings have been shown in the 12th International Exhibition at the Hunt Institute. Her work ‘Garden Rhubarb’ won The Talas Award in the 16th ASBA International Show in New York and her work is represented in a number of private collections in the United States, Europe and Asia. More about Elaine on her website: www.paintbotanical.com

Molly Steinwald

Molly Steinwald, Director of Science Education and Research at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, has a BS in Biology, an MS in Ecology, and is a PhD candidate researching people-environment interactions. She’s an internationally-recognized photographer.

Charlotte Tancin

Charlotte Tancin is Librarian, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University.  She is a longtime member and past officer of the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries, a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, and represents Hunt Institute in the Linnaeus Link project.

Denise Walser-Kolar

Denise Walser-Kolar has been painting on vellum for almost 10 years and loves introducing people to the wonderful combination of watercolor on vellum. Her work has been exhibited in international juried shows, the RHS, and is held in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute.

Anita Walsmit

Anita Walsmit worked as scientific illustrator at the National Herbarium Nederland, University of Leiden, till her recent retirement. She teaches botanical illustration and botanical watercolor. Her work is held in many collections including the Hunt Institute. In 2006 she founded the Dutch Society of Botanical Artists.

Carol Woodin

Specializing in watercolor on vellum, Carol Woodin’s work has been exhibited around the world. Recipient of the 1998 ASBA Diane Bouchier Artist Award, and an RHS Gold Medal, she served on the Board of the American Society of Botanical Artists, and is now its Director of Exhibitions.
Conference Fee - Early Registration: 
$360.00
Early Registration Deadline: 
07/31/2013
Conference Fee: 
$390.00
Registration Deadline: 
08/25/2013
Fee Includes: 

Most meals for conference registrants (breakfasts all three days, lunches all three days, light refreshments at the Welcome Reception and at the Friday evening Wildflower Forum, and the Saturday evening Awards Banquet). Additional charges apply for guest meals.

Registration is required for all individual meals (even where included in the conference fee) as welll as some free sessions where the number of attendees is limited, where menu selections are required and/or where ASBA needs an accurate count of attendees to plan for catering needs.

How to Register: 

Two Ways to Register for the Annual Meeting:

1. Online: Register and pay with credit card (MC/Visa) at www.asba-conf.org. Nearly 100% of registrants used the registration website last year. You will need to log in on the website in order to register online.  For information about your "Online User Account" and instructions for setting a password and accessing your account, CLICK HERE.

2. By Mail: Clip, copy or download the registration form. Complete form and mail along with your check (payable to ASBA) to: ASBA 19th Annual Meeting, NYBG, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458-5126.

Online registration is the best way for you to get the classes you want.
Mail-in registrations will be processed when received, NOT based on postmark date.
Mail-ins postmarked prior to opening day of registration (June 29) will be not be processed.
Confirmation: Sent via email to those registering online and by US Postal Service to those registering by mail.

Questions:
Regarding selection of classes, email annualmeeting@asba-art.org or
Regarding a change in your registration, email conferenceregistration@asba-art.org or contact the ASBA office at 1.866.691.9080.

Policy: 

If any discrepancies exist between policies that appear in the Journal and online, the policies online will take precedence.

1. Current ASBA membership is required for registration. If you are not yet a member (or have not yet paid your 2013 dues) Join/Renew Now!

2. Partial registration is not available. The ASBA Annual Meeting and Conference is a three-day event. Preference is given to conference registrants for pre- and post-conference workshops and activities.

3. Registration Fees:

  • - Registration fee paid online or postmarked on or before July 31, 2013 : $360 for current members (save $30)
  • - Registration fee paid online or postmarked after July 31, 2013 : $390 for current members

4. Wait List: there will NOT be a 'Wait List' maintained for full classes/sessions

  •  - A Constant Contact e-mail will be sent out in August letting registrants know which classes still have openings
  •  - This will include any  openings in previously full sessions where cancellations may have occurred
  •  - Registrants will have an opportunity to add/substitute a class at that time on a first-come, first-served basis

5. Registration Deadline: AUGUST 25, 2013. Registration is closed and no registrations are accepted after this date.

6. Refund and Cancellation Policy:

  • - Cancellation fee for Conference on or before August 1, 2013 - $75.
  • - Cancellation fee for Conference after August 1 through August 24, 2013 - $150
  • - No refunds of general registration fee will be given for cancellations received on or after August 24, 2013. Workshop fees may be refunded if your space is filled.
  • - Cancellation fee for Pre- and Post-Conference Workshop on or before August 15, 2013 - 50% of workshop fee
  • - Pre- and Post-Conference Workshop Cancellation after August 15 - no refund
  • - Refunds 60 days or more after your the initial registration will be subject to an additional cancellation fee of $25.00.
  • - Health emergency and/or death in the immediate family: Refunds will be same as above with the difference that if on or after September 15, a health emergency occurs to the registrant prohibiting their attendance, or a death in their immediate family occurs on or after September 15, 50% of core conference fees will be refunded to the registrant.
  • - ASBA reserves the right to cancel any workshop that does not meet a minimum registration and to replace an instructor in the event that an instructor is unable to fulfill their obligation to teach.

7. Wyndham Hotel Reservations: See the information on the Hotel Reservations page for details. Cancellation of hotel reservations is the responsibility of the registrant. You must ask for the American Society of Botanical Artists block to receive the conference rate. The ASBA block room rate is good if booked by September 1, 2013. After that, the discount rate will no longer be available. If you stay somewhere other than this hotel, ASBA is not responsible for your hotel arrangements nor transportation from your hotel.

Conference Registration for the 2013 Annual Meeting & Conference has ended.

Conference Registrants: To view your registration or personalized conference schedule online: 
 

- if you are not already logged into the website you will need to log in which will take you to your Dashboard - Member Features page

- if you are already logged into the website, click on the Member Features link from anywhere within the site

- on your Dashboard-Members Features page click on the 'Orders' link to see your registration

- on your Dashboard-Members Features page click on the 'Personalized Conference Schedule' link to see your schedule which may be printed to bring along to the conference

 
Material lists are available in the expanded description of each class in the Sessions tab of the 2013 Conference page
 
 

Get a jump on holiday shopping - or treat yourself - at ASBA's Silent Auction on Saturday evening. Great selections include original art, art supplies, beautiful scarves, books you have to have, gift certificates for jewelry, and much more. Remember, the proceeds help support ASBA’s “Artist & Education Grants”, publication of The Botanical Artist and ASBA Exhibitions. All are vital to ASBA’s mission - as is your support of this event. 

Get a sneak peek of auction items that will be available HERE!

The Conference is history. Hope to see you next year in Denver!