The Beauty of Botanicals

 
The Beauty of Botanicals exhibition which was open exclusively to ASBA members runs through June 30 at OA Gallery in Kirkwood, Missouri (St. Louis area). The Gallery is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of artwork in the exhibition to ASBA.
 
Congratulations to the following artists whose work was accepted: milly acharya, Beverly Allen, Bobbi Angell, Victor Blakey, Monika De Vries Gohlke, Jeanne Debons, Dorothy Depaulo, Estelle DeRidder, Carrie Di Constanzo, Margaret Ellen Duarte, Margaret Farr, Ingrid Finnan, Pauline Goldsmith, Carol Hamilton, Ann Hoffenberg, Rose Marie James, Joan Keesey, Ku-mie Kim, Karen Kluglein, Patricia Luppino, Joan McGann, Robert McNeill, Carrie Megan, Deborah Montgomerie, Keiko Nibu Tarver, Hillary Parker, Sally Petru, Kelly Radding, Dick Rauh, Lizzie Sanders, Susan Sapanera, Deborah Shaw, Faye Van Wert, Jeanneatta van Raalte, Denise Walser-Kolar and Kerri Weller.
 
Congratulations to the award winners selected by Lisa Ober and Shawn Cornell of OA Gallery.
"Best in Show" went to Robert McNeill for his "Protea magnifica" 
"Awards of Excellence" to Jeannetta vanRaalte for "Sunflower Awakening" and Dorothy Depaulo for "Aspen in Winter".
"Awards of Merit" went to Estelle DeRidder for "Pincushion protea", Karen Kluglein for "Two Narcissus Bulbs", Lizzie Sanders for "Rhododendron 'Waxen Bell' ", and Denise Walser-Kolar for "Hyacinth".
 
Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson, President of the Missouri Botanical Garden who was one of the selection jurors for the exhibition selected Carrie Di Costanzo's "Pussy Willows" to receive the "President's Award". Denise Walser-Kolar, winner of an Award of Merit for her "Hyacinth" painting attended the opening reception from Minnesota.
 
  • Beauty of Botanicals Exhibition at OA Gallery in Kirkwood, MO
  • "Best in Show" went to Robert McNeill for his "Protea magnifica" (left)
  • Denise Walser-Kolar, winner of an Award of Merit for her "Hyacinth" painting
  • From left: Denise Walser-Kolar; Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson, President of the Missouri Botanical Garden; Jody Williams, ASBA Board President