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Worldwide Day of Botanical Art, May 18, 2018

Updated: May 25, 2018

I'm honored and delighted that my piece "Ohio Buckeye, Spring Flushing" has been juried in to the groundbreaking international exhibit Botanical Art Worldwide: America's Flora. Sponsored by the American Society of Botanical Artists, this show is just one facet of a simultaneous botanical art exhibition in 25 countries, each featuring flora indigenous to that country.

Ohio Buckeye, Spring Flushing

watercolor, colored pencil, graphite

The exhibit goes beyond displaying beautiful, scientifically accurate botanical art; as the www.botanicalartworldwide.info website states:

Participating countries will provide digital slide shows of up to forty works, to be compiled with all other countries’ images and shown at each venue during the run of each exhibition. Opening events, lectures, demonstrations, webinars, workshops and other events will be held and some shared online, so visitors can learn more about contemporary botanical art and the earth’s floristic regions and botanical wealth.

As an amateur naturalist and native plant enthusiast, I'm thrilled to be a part of this event, whose goal is "linking people with plants through botanical art." It's also gratifying to be in another wonderful ASBA exhibit, in the company of so many incredible artists.

Botanical Art Worldwide: America's Flora will open at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. in May of 2018, and A Worldwide Day of Botanical Art will happen on May 18, 2018, "with events held for 24 hours, following the sun from venue to venue"--http://www.asba-art.org/exhibitions/botanical-art-worldwide.