Call for Entries: Cannabis: A Visual Perspective


This is a Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists juried exhibit of the Cannabis plant. The subject for the exhibition will be the entire Cannabis genus, including all three species and seven subspecies.


September 8, 2017 through February 2018
Artist Reception: September 7, 2017 from 6-8:30pm

Submission Deadline

August 16, 2017


CU Boulder Museum of Natural History
Boulder, Colorado 80302


Botanical artists are invited to enter original artwork not previously exhibited in a RMSBA art exhibit in any two-dimensional medium that reflects the tradition of botanical art and adheres to high standards of botanical accuracy. Criteria for acceptance will include botanical accuracy as well as artistic presentation and technical use of medium represented by a high quality digital image.


We encourage artists to seek out unique Cannabis strains and to depict whatever aspect of them they find most engaging and inspiring while adhering to high standards of botanical accuracy and skilled use of media. Botanical illustration will allow people who see the exhibition to appreciate the diversity of the Cannabis genus.

Media Accepted:

Any two-dimensional medium that reflects the 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.


There is a $35 entry fee for RMSBA members for 1 image, non-members $45 for 1 image, $5 for each additional image up to 3 images. Entries must be paid by the entry deadline. Entry fees are non-refundable.


Number artworks per entry: 3
Enter at

The website has many helpful features and will insure a smooth process for all parties. For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side. Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space. Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:

  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please email or call 949-287-8645.


Frames must be ordered from Dick Blick  Blick Essentials Wood Gallery Frames, Natural only.  Product order numbers are:

  • 12” x 16”   S18862-1906
  • 16” x 20”   S18862-1908
  • 18” x 24”   S18862-1909

Selected entries must be:

  • Framed and ready to hang
  • NO sawtooths or projecting eye screws
  • Plexiglas required on all artwork
  • White or off-white mat colors
  • Floating images are discouraged as they often fall during shipment

Label the back of your artwork with your name, address, phone number, email, title of artwork, sales status and price.  Titles must include the Latin name of the plant portrayed.

Accepted entries that do not conform to the above presentation may be refused at the time of hanging.

To be announced
Selection results e-mailed August 23, 2017
Shipping Insurance
Artists who work is accepted by the jurors will receive detailed instructions for shipping and hand delivery of artwork. The artist is responsible for all shipping and insurance costs both to and from the exhibit.
Deadline for shipped artwork to arrive at a location to be determined, September 1, 2017
Deadline for hand carried art work to a location to be communicated at a later date, September 1, 2017, 9 - 11 am
Pick-up of hand carried artwork - date is to be determined
Return shipments of artwork - date is to be determined
Sale of Works
RMSBA is pleased to extend the opportunity for participating artists to sell their exhibit piece (s) during the exhibition. All sales will be handled by RMSBA and payment will be made to the artists, minus 50% (covers commission to the venue and a donation to RMSBA), within 6 weeks after the exhibition. Artists may also list their artwork as NFS (not for sale). Detailed instructions will be sent upon acceptance.
Awards for Best of Show, Honorable Mention and Peoples Choice. Cash prizes will be awarded, amounts to be determined at a later date.

If you have questions about the exhibit content and/or your entry please contact the Curators:

Vanessa Martin

Eileen Richardson

Please note that the exhibit is being considered to travel to other venues, therefore artwork may need to be committed for a longer period of time. Information to be communicated at a later date.