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26th Annual Exhibition

Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross, CA

September 17 – November 26, 2023

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Call for Entries
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The Art
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Marin Art & Garden Center (MAGC) will once again host ASBA’s Annual International in The Studio Gallery, where the 22nd and 24th Annuals have been so successfully displayed. The Northern California Society of Botanical Artists (NCSBA) will mount a Chapter exhibition of their sketchbook exchange project.
26th annual harada arisaema

©2022 Yoko Harada, Arisaema kishidae, watercolor on paper

MAGC and NCSBA are collaborating to present a multi-faceted series of programming to amplify the exhibition’s impact. In-person workshops are being planned, as well as virtual studio visits. Watch ASBA’s website and social media for announcements.

The selection jury of Beverly Allen, Lee McCaffree, and Deborah Shaw met in May, selecting 47 artworks from 150 entries. Artists included are from the US, Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, and the UK. Of the 48 artists included, ten of these have never before been included in an ASBA international exhibition. Those with work accepted are: Helen Byers, Claudia Campazzo, Sophie Chartier, Yoona Chea, Hyunjin Cho, Mary Crabtree, Rebecca Davies, Antoaneta Denkin, Dorothy DePaulo, Carrie DiCostanzo, Mary Dillon, Crystal Driedger, Sharon Duplantis, Jean Emmons, Akiko Enokido, Christiane Fashek, Damodar Lal Gurjar, Sora Han, Yoko Harada, Asuka Hishiki, Karen Kluglein, Claudia Lane, Curly Lieber, Lucy Martin, Tammy McEntee, Shiere Melin, John Pastoriza-Piñol, Sally Petru, Anne Pieussergues Dherbicourt, Linda Powers, Dick Rauh, Gillian Rice, Betsy Rogers-Knox, Alice Rosa, Constance Scanlon, Mitsuko Schultz, Liz Shippam, Heidi Snyder, Myra Sourkes, Halina Steele, Vi Strain, Wako Tashiro, Susan Tomlinson, Julia Trickey, Donnett Vanek, Denise Walser-Kolar, and Carol Woodin. 

A full color catalog will be published. Myra Sourkes and Gillian Rice will compile the popular feature “Artists’ Stories Behind the Art” for ASBA’s website. Awards will be presented during the opening reception, including ASBA’s Eleanor Wunderlich Award, Marin Art and Garden Center’s Best in Show, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Award for a Print or Drawing. 

For more information:

Antonia Adezio, Executive Director, Marin Art and Garden Center, announces awards at the 24th Annual International reception as awards jurors Sally Petru, Kristin Jakob, and Catherine Watters look on.


The Studio
Marin Art and Garden Center
30 Sir Frances Drake Blvd
Ross, CA 94957
Beverly Allen
Botanical Artist and educator

Lee McCaffree
Botanical artist and educator

Deborah B. Shaw
Botanical artist and educator


Call for Entries: 26th Annual International

American Society of Botanical Artists and 

Marin Art and Garden Center


ASBA is pleased to announce that Marin Art & Garden Center (MAGC) will host the 26th Annual International in The Studio, where the 24th Annual was so successfully mounted in 2021. The Northern California Society of Botanical Artists will once again present an exhibition of members’ works in the adjoining gallery, and will collaborate with the Garden Center to present a multi-faceted series of programming. Founded in 1945, Marin’s vision is to preserve and share its beautiful historic site, while enriching its community through exploration and discovery in the arts and the natural environment. With its gracious gardens, specimen trees, and water features, MAGC is a welcoming environment for visitors to enjoy and a destination for learning.  

Downloadable Call for Entries


September 17 – November 26, 2023



April 14, 2023


Marin Art and Garden Center
30 Sir Frances Drake Blvd.
Ross, CA  94957



Open to all ASBA members in good standing, worldwide.


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


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


$35 for the first entry, $10 for each additional entry up to three.


Number artworks per entry: 3


Artworks must be for sale and a commission will be retained. Images must be digital files only, 300 dpi X 8” high, tif or jpg, individual files labeled with artist’s last name and image title.

Online entries only. Please see website at:


Framed size limit 40” x 48”, either horizontal or vertical. Accepted artists will be notified of framing requirements. Specific frame required.


Beverly Allen, Botanical Artist and educator
Lee McCaffrey, Botanical artist and educator
Deborah B. Shaw, Botanical artist and educator


Acceptances and regrets will be sent by May 5, 2023 by email.

Shipping Insurance

Artists will be responsible for shipping to and from Marin Art and Garden Center and for insuring their work while in transit. Artworks will be insured while on-site.

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.

Publicity and Catalog

Your submitted images may be used in promotional, educational or interpretive materials, either in print or electronic media, before, during and after 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 digital image(s) a fee of $75 will be levied.


Carol Woodin, Director of Exhibitions, email:


If accepted, artist ensures 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 two years.

Congratulations to the following artists!

Click on the artists' names below to read the artists' stories behind each piece.
Marin Art and Garden Center Best in Show Award
Yoko Harada
Arisaema kishidae
Watercolor on paper 
Eleanor Wunderlich Award  
Mitsuko Schulz
Persian Berry Iris
Iris ‘Persian Berry’
Watercolor and colored pencil on paper
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Award for a Print or Drawing
Hyunjin Cho
Stippled Madagascar Palm
Pachypodium lamerei 
Pen and ink on paper

Honorable Mentions
Yoona Chea
Korean Winter Hazel
Corylopsis coreana
watercolor pencil on paper

Lucy Martin
Grandmother Madrone
Arbutus menziesii
Gouache and watercolor on paper

Wako Tashiro
Tillandsia paucifolia
Watercolor on paper

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