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ASBA_HSNY_16thAnnual_2013 16th Annual International American Society of Botanical Artists
The Horticultural Society
of New York
Sept. 20 – Nov. 22, 2013

The annual exhibition of the
American Society of Botanical Artists opens this evening with an opening reception and awards ceremony at
The Horticultural Society of New York.

The exhibition will be open to the public Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM.

A full-color catalog featuring an essay by art historian, Caroline A. Wamsler, and reproductions of the 45 works accepted into the exhibition can be purchased at the gallery of the Horticultural Society of New York and at ArtPlantae Books.

Artists accepted into the 16th Annual International exhibition are:

  • Rosalind Allchin (Canada)
  • Bobbi Angell (Vermont)
  • Deb Chirnside (Australia)
  • Carrie DeCostanzo (New Jersey)
  • Rosemary Donnelly (Australia)
  • Beverly Duncan (Massachusetts)
  • Jean Emmons (Washington)
  • Akiko Enokido (Japan)
  • Ingrid Finnan (New York)
  • Patricia Giebutowski (New Hampshire)
  • Monika E. deVries Gohke (New York)
  • Cherie Ann Gossett (Arizona)
  • Asuka Hishiki (New York)
  • Wendy Hollender (New York)
  • Yuko Inujima (Japan)
  • Joan Keesey (California)
  • Heeyoung Kim (Illinois)
  • Ku-mie Kim (Illinois)
  • Karen Kluglein (New York)
  • Kay Kopper (Massachusetts)
  • Lucy Martin (California)
  • Joan McGann (Arizona)
  • Carrie Megan (Massachusetts)
  • Sharron O’Neil (Idaho)
  • Tomoko Ogawa (Japan)
  • George Olson (Illinois)
  • John Pastoriza-Piñol (Australia)
  • Lynne Railsback (Wisconsin)
  • Dick Rauh (Connecticut)
  • Sarah Roche (Massachusetts)
  • Betsy Rogers-Knox (Connecticut)
  • Lizzie Sanders (United Kingdom)
  • Mitsuko Schultz (California)
  • Mary Ann Scott (Italy)
  • Elaine Searle (United Kingdom)
  • Julia Trickey (United Kingdom)
  • Denise Walser-Kolar (Minnesota)
  • Catherine Watters (California)
  • Kerri Weller (Canada)
  • Carol Wooding (New York)
  • Fatima Zagonel (Brazil)

Three botanical art classes and a gallery tour will be offered during the exhibition. Save these dates on your calendar:

    Capturing Nature’s Color
    A Botanical Art Workshop with Asuka Hishiki

    September 30, 2013
    View Details

    Master Class with John Pastoriza-Piñol
    A 3-Day Botanical Art Workshop

    October 16-18, 2013
    View Details

    Autumn Branches and Leaves
    A Botanical Art Workshop with Beverly Duncan

    November 15, 2013
    View Details

    Last Look Walkthrough with Featured Artists and Jurors

    November 20, 2013
    6-8 PM
    View Details

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BotanicalArtIntoThirdMillenium The last five copies of Botanical Art Into the Third Millenium are available for purchase at ArtPlantae Books. These are the last five “hurts”. Photos are included with each listing.

Catalogs are available for $32 plus USPS Standard Post (Reg. $45). These last five copies make good “traveling copies”. If you like to share examples of contemporary botanical art with students, each of these copies will serve you well and will enable you to keep your personal copy at home in your library.

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Today I have announcements instead of the usual Friday column.

On Sunday, September 1, we’ll launch a month that will include much discussion about drawing, learning, and research. Watch your inbox for an email announcement or your Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn timelines if you follow through these channels.

During August, the focus was on classroom resources. As this month comes to a close, I want to make you aware of changes at the store. The Classroom category has been updated and resources are now organized by age groups. The subcategories Activity and Reference have also been added. I hope you find these new categories helpful and the reviews relevant to your teaching whether you teach in a traditional classroom, teach as an informal science educator or teach at home. The new categories are expanding quickly.

Enjoy the long holiday weekend.

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BotanicalArtIntoThirdMillenium Sales of the wildly popular Italian catalog, Botanical Art into the Third Millenium, are winding down. Unsold catalogs need to be returned to Italy at the end of the month. Only eleven copies remain. After these copies are sold (or returned to the publisher), this catalog must be ordered from the publisher in Pisa, Italy.

The eleven remaining copies are the “hurts” — catalogs that received bumped corners during their trip to California (see example). The pages of these catalogs are in new condition, clean and secure in the book.

Bumped corners, interior pages clean and tight. 15% off, plus free US shipping.

Bumped corners, interior pages clean and tight. 15% off, plus free US shipping.

To move these copies out, we’re having a hurts sale. These eleven copies are priced at 15% off and will ship free to any US address.

The catalog is paperback, has 244 pages and illustrations. The exhibition features over 150 pieces of art, including work by Margaret Stones, Rory McEwen and Margaret Mee, as well as art from the Shirley Sherwood Collection.

Pages 1-69 present the collection and the exhibition. They contain about 12 illustrated pages. Pages 70-235 are the catalogue. The catalogue is divided in 5 sections. Each section has a 2 page presentation (1 page in Italian, 1 page in English). So out of 165 pages, 10 of them are text only, 155 are full-page illustrations. Pages 236-243 are index pages. The book is 7.9″ x 10.5″.

To add this catalog to your library while it is still being shipped from California, go to ArtPlantae Books.

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Rent textbooks from ArtPlantae Books

Rent textbooks from ArtPlantae Books

Think textbooks are too expensive? So do I.

So, new for this year, students can rent their textbooks through ArtPlantae’s new, state-of-the-art online textbook rental store found at http://artplantaebooks.bookrenterstore.com powered by BookRenter. Renting textbooks typically saves students an average of 75% off the price of the book, which can mean thousands of dollars over a college career, and renting from ArtPlantae Books helps to support ArtPlantae.

The store has access to more than 5,000,000 high-quality U.S. edition titles. It’s easy to use – once you search for and select your books, you simply choose a shipping option and enter your payment information, and your books will arrive at your door within a few days. Standard shipping is free both ways, and almost any book is available in 2 days using the Express Plus shipping option.

You can rent textbooks for any of 5 different time periods, and can always extend rentals or buy books outright at any time, and rental fees apply towards the purchase price of the book. This means you never pay more to rent than the purchase price of a book. You can also write or highlight in your rentals just as with purchased books (just don’t turn it into a work of art), and, like Netflix, returns are always easy and free.

ArtPlantae’s new bookstore powered by BookRenter also offers a 5-Star Satisfaction Guarantee. You can return books for any reason within 21 days, no questions asked. Every order is available for express shipping, and return shipping is always free. You are guaranteed that you will be happy with the quality of your books (or you’ll be shipped another at no cost). You can extend a rental at any time – at the same cheap daily rate. And, keeping a book will never cost more than the purchase price.

Over 500 college bookstores at schools like the University of Texas-Austin, University of Kansas, Arizona State University have also chosen BookRenter to power their textbook rental stores. Did I mention you can search for books by school and course?

To start saving on textbook rentals while also supporting ArtPlantae’s efforts to encourage an interest in plants, visit http://artplantaebooks.bookrenterstore.com.

Please share this exciting news with friends, students, and colleagues. Thank you!

About BookRenter

BookRenter launched in 2008 and is dedicated to making education more affordable by allowing students to rent textbooks for up to 75% off the retail price. BookRenter’s innovative pricing and operating systems provide students with the best price, highest quality books, and most flexible rental experience available today. Currently carrying over 5 million titles and serving thousands of students on over 5,000 U.S. campuses, BookRenter is one of the fastest growing startups in Silicon Valley, growing at over 400% each year. BookRenter, with offices in San Mateo, California, is a private company that is funded by prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firms.

About ArtPlantae Books

ArtPlantae Books complements the educational resource ArtPlantae.com. It serves a community of artists, naturalists, and educators pursuing interests in plant-based education, botanical art, environmental education, and STEM / STEAM education. ArtPlantae Books is a member of the American Booksellers Association.

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It’s Customer Appreciation Week at Aurea Vista!

This week Aurea Vista and its merchants celebrate the enthusiastic customers of this new marketplace. Come into the store for cookies and take advantage of discounts from merchants such as:

  • Beyond the Olive – 10% off
  • Eyantia – 10% off
  • Trizzio – 10% off
  • All That Glitters – 10% off
  • CHOPT – 10% off
  • Vanity Haus – Buy One Get One Half Off
  • ArtPlantae – Up to 40% off books for the studio and classroom, sketchbooks, activity books for the garden

While at Aurea Vista, accomplish items on your To Do list. Visit the children’s boutique area for that next baby shower gift or child’s birthday gift. Browse the beautiful selection of yarn and how-to books at Raincross Fiber Art. Search for that perfect vintage piece of jewelry at Spirit Trail Studio or a stylish summer blouse at All That Glitters.

In need of stationery for a special occasion? Delights & Invites, a full-service stationery store, can help you plan your next celebration.

There is much to see and enjoy at Aurea Vista. Visit ArtPlantae
July 10-12 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM to make a bookmark for summer reading. Bring the kids, take a break from the heat and experience all Aurea Vista has to offer.

See you there!


Aurea Vista is located at 3498 University Avenue in Riverside on the corner of Lemon and University. Hours: Closed Monday, Tuesday-Saturday (11-7), Sunday (11-5). Store hours are extended for Riverside’s monthly ArtsWalk and other special events.

Parking: Free customer parking is available across the street in the parking lot with the ballet mural. Aurea Vista customers can park in spaces #1-8 that face University Avenue. Street parking is free after 5 PM Monday-Friday. Street parking is free on Saturday and Sunday. Street metered parking is $1 per hour before 5 PM.

Directions to Aurea Vista

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Zingiber officinale (Ginger).© Ingrid Finnan. Collection of Shirley Sherwood. All rights reserved.

Zingiber officinale (Ginger)
Oil on paper, © Ingrid Finnan
Collection of Shirley Sherwood. All rights reserved.

The exhibition catalog Botanical Art into the Third Millenium has arrived from Italy!

This catalog was published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name now on view at Museo della Grafica in Pisa, Italy. This exhibition features botanical art from all over the world and will be on view through July 15, 2013.

In an announcement about the exhibition, curators Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi and Alessandro Tosi write:

At the dawn of the third millennium, botanical painting constitutes a realm of expression of astonishing variety and vitality. In a tradition that has continued without interruption since the Renaissance, when artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer inaugurated a new vision and a new manner of interpreting the natural world, down through the centuries with the work of such great European artists as Jacopo Ligozzi, Maria Sibylla Merian, Nicolas Robert and Pierre-Joseph Redouté, the universe of Flora has provided art with some of its most enduring and fascinating motifs.

The aim of Botanical Art into the Third Millennium is to provide an overview of the latest and most original work being produced in this genre, in a geographic dimension without limits and reflecting the unique diversity and specificity of local environments.

This unique exhibition catalog is now shipping from ArtPlantae Books.
Pre-orders are being processed and shipped. New orders will be processed in a timely manner.

Here is more information about this wonderful piece of botanical art history:

  • Paperback, 244 pages and illustrations
  • Features over 150 pieces of art
  • Each two-page spread has one page in Italian and one page in English
  • Includes the work of Margaret Stones, Rory McEwen, Margaret Mee
  • Includes contemporary botanical art from the Shirley Sherwood Collection, such as the painting of Zingiber officinale (Ginger) by Ingrid Finnan above.

Botanical Art into the Third Millenium is available for purchase at ArtPlantae Books. Order now to save on international shipping fees. While supplies last.

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