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23rd Annual Exhibition

American Society of Botanical Artists and Wave Hill

September 5 - December 6, 2020

The Exhibition
The Artists/Backstories
The Art


Wave Hill
675 West 252nd Street
Bronx, NY  

Ken Druse
Garden lecturer, author, and photographer

Karen Kluglein
Botanical artist

Eileen Jeng Lynch
Curator of Visual Arts, Wave Hill
In spite of this year’s unique circumstances, the 23rd Annual International is on view in Wave Hill’s beautiful Glyndor Gallery and visitors are able to view the exhibition, with strict protocols observed. Visiters must pre-register and can do so on Wave Hill’s website here: Wave Hill, a spectacular public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, 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. The selection jury for our 23rd Annual International consisted of Ken Druse, Karen Kluglein, and Eileen Jeng Lynch, who chose 46 artworks from a field of 178 entries.

A virtual catalog of the exhibition is here:

The exhibition is amplified by a variety of enthusiastically attended virtual events, including virtual studio visits with John Pastoriza-Pinol (video here:

On November 10 a virtual visit will be held with Liz Shippam, a link is provided here:

A workshop was held in October with Karen Kluglein, which was sold out.

Artists selected are from the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russia, the Netherlands, and the UK, and thirteen of these have never before been included in an ASBA international exhibition. Those with work accepted are: Seongweon Ahn, Claudia Campazzo, Mary Crabtree, Jessica Daigle, Charity Dakin, Monika deVries Gohlke, Jean Emmons, Ingrid Finnan, Jane Fisher, Pat Giancontieri, Elaine Goldstone, Heather Gross, Gaye Grossman, Olga Gudzera, Jane Hancock, Andreas Hentrich, Asuka Hishiki, Wendy Hollender, Patricia Luppino, Lucy Martin, Tammy McEntee, Inma Medina, Robin Moore, Terri Munroe, Keiko Nibu Tarver, John Pastoriza-Piñol, Sally Petru, Sengmany Phommachakr, Cristine Piane, Debra Pinciotti, Verena Redmann, Jeanne Reiner, Cynthia Rice, Betsy Rogers-Knox, Olga Ryabtsova, Lizzie Sanders, Connie Scanlon, Kathy Schermer-Gramm, Meryl Sheetz, Liz Shippam, Susan Tomlinson, Yuan Yuan Wang, Esmée Winkel, Carol Woodin, Kiyomi Yamamoto, and Natalia Zueva.

A catalog has been published, and Myra Sourkes, Beth Plotnick, and Claudia Lane have compiled “Artists’ Stories Behind the Art” for ASBA’s website. 

Please watch Wave Hill’s website to learn about events to be held:
ASBA gratefully acknowledges these Exhibition Sponsors, who generously provided major support for the 23rd Annual International exhibition catalog:

Catherine M. Watters, and Keiko Nibu Tarver and Alan Tarver

Congratulations to the following artists!


 Click on the artists' names below to read the artists' stories behind each piece.
Wave Hill Best in Show of $500: Ingrid Finnan (Fan Leaved Boophone) 
ASBA Eleanor Wunderlich Award of $500: Liz Shippam (Blackthorn) 
Richmond and Lili Bates Award for Excellence of $300: Sengmany Phommachakr (Bitter Melon) 
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Award for a Print or Drawing of $500: Monika de Vries Gohlke (Ponderosa) 
Honorable Mention (4):
Olga Gudzera (Christmas Star) 
Lucy Martin (Lichens of Mallorca) 
Natalia Zueva (The Beauty) 
Susan Tomlinson (The Evolution of Cotton) 

Please watch Wave Hill’s website to learn about events to be held:

Virtual Workshop
Advanced Watercolor Dry Brush Workshop with Karen Kluglein
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20 and 21, 2020
ASBA members use discount code of ASBA when you register. Registration closes at 10AM, Friday, October 16.
For full info:

A virtual studio visit with Liz Shippam in the UK.
Tuesday, November 10, 2:00 PM Eastern US time
Free with suggested donation
For more info:

Virtual Studio Visit with John Pastoriza Piñol
ASBA gratefully acknowledges these Exhibition Sponsors, who generously provided major support for the 23rd Annual International exhibition catalog:

M. Danny Swanson 

Keiko Nibu Tarver and Alan Tarver

Catherine M. Watters
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