19th Annual International

American Society of Botanical Artists and The Horticultural Society of New York
November 03 – December 23, 2016
  • Iris germanica
    Bearded Iris Watercolor on paper © 2016 Rosalind Allchin

Hosted by New York Design Center, and installed in 1st Dibs’ bright and contemporary gallery space, this exhibition promises an unparalleled opportunity to showcase the best contemporary botanical art has to offer. The Horticultural Society of New York, NYDC, and ASBA are reaching out to a new and broadened audience with a series of targeted events and programs, to be announced in September.

Out of 260 submissions, jurors selected 48 artworks by artists from the US, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The exhibition will open on the evening of November 3, at which time artwork images will be included on this website. A full-color catalog will be published and available here, as well as at the venue and at The Hort. For further information please contact: exhibitions@asba-art.org.

The New York Design Center
200 Lexington Avenue
10th Floor
New York, NY
Gallery Hours: 9:30 - 5:30 Monday - Friday
 

Opening Reception

November 3, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 

Jurors

 
Susan Fraser
Director, Mertz Library
The New York Botanical Garden
  
David Horak
Curator of the Aquatic House
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  
Catherine Watters
Botanical Artist

 

Last Look Walkthrough

Wednesday, December 14, 3:00-4:00 pm

The New York Design Center
200 Lexington Avenue
10th Floor
New York, NY

Join ASBA and The Hort for refreshments & exhibition walkthrough at New York Design Center. Exhibition remains on view through December 23.

                                                                              Best in Show, ©Lizzie Sanders, Quince
 
Meet curators and artists and enjoy refreshments during this reception and walkthrough in 1st Dibs' 10th floor gallery at New York Design Center. The premier annual showcase of contemporary botanical art, ASBA's Annual International presents the genre's most established artists alongside emerging talents from around the world.
 
Artists Carrie Di Costanzo, Ingrid Finnan, Rose James, and Tammy McEntee will share their personal stories behind their work and offer a unique perspective on the work of their peers. They will be joined by Exhibitions Chair Patricia Jonas and curator Carol Woodin who will provide insight into the artwork selection process.
 

 

 

Opening Reception

November 3, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 
The New York Design Center
200 Lexington Avenue
10th Floor
New York, NY

 

 

 

Autumn Finds, Watercolor on Vellum

 
Instructor: Dianne Sutherland
One day workshop
Friday, November 4, 2016, 10am - 4pm
 
Fee: $125, includes vellum provided by instructor
 
Location: New York Botanical Garden Mid-town Center, 20 W. 44th St., New York, NY
 
Description: Learn to paint autumnal botanical subjects on vellum in this day-long workshop. The workshop will explore vellum preparation and the various wash and dry brush techniques that makes work on vellum beautifully translucent. By the end of the day you should have achieved a couple of small studies from a selection of material. Feel free to bring your own small subjects, such as fruits, seed pods and small autumn leaves, a selection to choose from will also be provided. A materials list will be emailed to class registrants.
 
Instructor bio: A British artist who originally trained with the Royal Doulton design studio, Staffordshire, Dianne Sutherland works in watercolour and graphite on vellum. Her preferred subject material includes European flora, leaves, and deconstructed plant studies. Currently serving on the UK’s Society of Botanical Artists Council, she has been an elected member of the Society since 2012. Dianne holds a Diploma in Botanical Art and a BS in Biology. She teaches botanical art and writes a popular botanical art blog. A regular RHS exhibitor, Dianne’s work held in the collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and the Royal Botanical Garden, Sydney, Florilegium Society.
 
Maximum class size: 12 students
 
Click here to enroll and pay online
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(L) © Dianne Sutherland Decaying Mahonia,  on Kelmscott vellum
(R) © Dianne Sutherland Rose hips old and new, on natural vellum 

Congratulations to the following artists!

Click on the artists' names below to read the artists' stories behind each piece.
 

The Hort’s Best in Show Award of $500: Lizzie Sanders (Quince)

ASBA Eleanor Wunderlich Award of $500: Rosalind Allchin (German Iris)

Helen Gray Garber Award of $500: Linda Medved Lufkin (Purple Popcorn)

Richmond and Lili Bates Award for Excellence of $300
In recognition of an Artist by a Fellow Artist: Julia Trickey (Leaves from Bath Botanical Garden)
 
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Award for Print or Drawing of $250: Monika deVries Gohlke (Angelica)
 
Honorable Mentions (3): Karen Kluglein (Hippeastrum 'Ferrari'), Asuka Hishiki (Dancing Duo Entry Number 34 - A Portrait of an Heirloom Tomato), Dianne Sutherland (Crown Imperial 'Rubra')

 

Calls for Entries

Call for Entries: ASBA 19th Annual International

American Society of Botanical Artists and the Horticultural Society of New York


Description

Note: New submission deadline date of Friday May 6, 2016, new framing requirements

 

Hosted by New York Design Center, and installed in 1st Dibs’ bright and contemporary gallery space, this exhibition promises an unparalleled opportunity to showcase the best contemporary botanical art has to offer. The Horticultural Society of New York, NYDC, and ASBA will reach out to a new and broadened audience with a series of targeted events and programs.

Online Entry available, see instructions in Submission Details below or mail your entry using the downloadable entry form.

Dates

November 1 through December 23, 2016

Submission Deadline

May 06, 2016

Venue

New York Design Center
200 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Eligibility

Open to all ASBA members in good standing (dues paid), worldwide.

Subject

Botanical specimens. Work may have appeared in regional exhibitions, but should not have been shown in another international juried exhibition of ASBA.

Media Accepted:

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

Fee

$35

Details

Number artworks per entry: 3
Submissions
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:  https://www.asba-art.org/information/enter-online  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 PayPal.com for US$35, 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
Presentation

Framed size limit 40” x 48”, either horizontal or vertical. Accepted artwork must be presented in in specific framing requirements that will differ from previous requirements.  Accepted artists will be notified of framing requirements.

Jurors
Susan Fraser, Director, Mertz Library, The New York Botanical Garden; David Horak, Curator of the Aquatic House, Brooklyn Botanic Garden; Catherine Watters, Botanical Artist
Notification
Acceptances and regrets will be sent by June 3, 2016 by email.
Shipping Insurance
Details will be provided to accepted artists, but delivery to NYC will occur sometime in the month of October, 2016. Artists are responsible for shipping and insurance to and from the exhibition.
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.
Awards
The Hort’s Best in Show Award of $500; ASBA Eleanor Wunderlich Award of $500; Helen Gray Garber Award of $500; Brooklyn Botanic Garden Award for Print or Drawing of $250
Publicity and Catalog
If accepted, your images may be used in publicity for the exhibition. With appropriate funding, a catalog will be prepared using the images you provide for jurors. If significant pre-publication digital corrections are needed for your digital image(s), a fee of $75 will be levied.
Contact
Carol Woodin, Director of Exhibitions, email: exhibitions@asba-art.org, phone: 866-691-9080.
Availability
If accepted, artist insures 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 the subsequent two years.