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By Bonnie Driggers, BAEE

In early 2014, the Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE) published American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic. The book has met with good success over the past year, particularly among people interested in gardening and the environment as well as in botanical art. It is sold at Monticello; the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Shop in Richmond, Virginia; Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna, Virginia;  the New York Botanic Garden; the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; as well as at other gift and garden shops. 

Don’t wait to get your copy!

The book is available from Amazon and from the publisher at www.starbooks.biz for both retail and wholesale purchases. Please direct all questions about this title to BAEE.

‘American Botanical Paintings’ Wins Awards

baee_USA_awardAmerican Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic is the winner in the Home and Garden category of the 11th Annual USA Best Book Awards. Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape: Simon & Schuster, Penguin, John Wiley & Sons, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Kensington Books, Harlequin, McGraw-Hill, Llewellyn, Yale University Press, Cornell University Press, University of Missouri Press, White House Historical Association, Wisconsin Historical Society Press, American Bar Association and hundreds of independent houses.

The BAEE book, American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic was awarded a Distinguished Technical Communication award in the 2014 Society for Technical Communication (STC) Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter’s Summit Competition for Technical Communication.

The BAEE website also won a Distinguished Technical Communication award.

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Get the new collection of botanical art!

Get the new collection of botanical art!

ArtPlantae is having a sale!

Most of the sale items are discounted catalogs of botanical art that received bumps or scratches during shipping between ASBA venues. Included in the sale is the latest catalog published by the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA). The catalog Botanical Art with Altitude: Small Works 2014 features the drawings and paintings of 98 ASBA members who participated in the non-juried Small Works exhibition held during the ASBA’s annual conference in October.

Visit the store to shop for your own library, for a unique host/hostess gift or for that gift exchange at work. A portion of all catalog sales and coloring book sales helps support the ASBA’s mission and each purchase supports ArtPlantae’s InterpretPlants program.

We all thank you for your support!

See What’s on Sale

(Note: The color of the new catalog is more navy blue.)

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17th Annual International
American Society of Botanical Artists
at The Horticultural Society of New York
September 17 – November 26, 2014

The 17th Annual International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Botanical Art opens today at the Horticultural Society of New York. This annual exhibition has become New York’s premier showcase of contemporary botanical art.

An opening reception will be held this evening from 6-8 pm. A “Last Look” reception with featured artists and jurors will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6-8 pm.

This year forty-two works by artists from the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Israel, Japan, and the United Kingdom are featured in the exhibition. A full-color catalog containing these works and an introduction by ASBA Founder Diane Bouchier is now available at ArtPlantae ($20, plus shipping).

Participating artists are:

ASBA Catalogs at ArtPlantae

ASBA catalogs at ArtPlantae

  • milly acharya, New York
  • Rosalind Allchin, Canada
  • Irene Blecher, Israel
  • Insil Choi, Rhode Island
  • Carrie Di Costanzo, New Jersey
  • Rosemary Donnelly, Australia
  • Jean Emmons, Washington
  • Margaret Farr, Virginia
  • Ingrid Finnan, New York
  • Kathleen Folino, Massachusetts
  • Monika deVries Gohlke, New York
  • Agathe Haevermans, France
  • Asuka Hishiki, Japan
  • Wendy Hollender, New York
  • Rose Marie James, New York
  • Haruyo Kawashima, Japan
  • Joan Keesey, California
  • Karen Kluglein, New York
  • Patraicia Luppino, New York
  • Dorothy McCauley, Massachusetts
  • Joan McGann, Arizona
  • Robert McNeill, United Kingdom
  • Carrie Megan, Massachusetts
  • Derek Norman, Illinois
  • Tomoko Ogawa, Japan
  • John Pastoriza-Piñol, Australia
  • Annie Patterson, France
  • Kelly Radding, Connecticut
  • Lynne Railsback, Wisconsin
  • Lesley Randall, California
  • Dick Rauh, Connecticut
  • Gillian Rice, Arizona
  • Betsy Rogers-Knox, Connecticut
  • Susan Sapanara, New Jersey
  • Margaret Hammes Saylor, Pennsylvania
  • Constance Scanlon, Minnesota
  • Deborah B. Shaw, California
  • Denish Walser-Kolar, Minnesota
  • Carol Woodin, New York

Three botanical art classes will be taught during the exhibition. Click on the links below to learn about each one-day workshop.


“The Art of Botanical Drawing” by Agathe Haevermans

Updated November 12, 2015. Links to ArtPlantae’s old store at 11 Main were removed.

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A fascinating exhibition will open at the Folger Shakespeare Library this November. Its focus will be 600 years worth of secret communication, from Shakespeare to Snowden. On view for the first time at the Folger Shakespeare Library will be the Voynich Manuscript, the mysterious text of botanical drawings, astronomical drawings and biological drawings dating back to the 15th or 16th century.

A discussion about the Voynich Manuscript will be held on November 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM. This panel discussion will be lead by Folger curator, Bill Sherman, who is also the Head of Research at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and a Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of York. Joining Professor Sherman is René Zandbergen, Voynich researcher and one of the developers of the European Voynich Alphabet and curator of www.voynich.nu.
Tickets are $15 non-members, $10 members.
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Decoding the Renaissance

Folger Shakespeare Library
Folger Great Hall
Washington, DC
November 11, 2014 – March 1, 2015

Visit the Folger Shakespeare Library

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Author and botanical artist, Ann L. DuBois, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for her second book, Plants of Life. You may recall that Ann released her first book, The Big Apples of New York: The Story of How New York State Became the Big Apple, earlier this year.

While also historical in nature, Ann’s second book will be more of a personal account about her relationship with plants. It will include thirty-eight original paintings and historical information about each plant. Drawing inspiration from resources such as Matthew Hall’s Plants as Persons, Ann explores animism (the belief that natural objects have souls) and how her relationship with plants has influenced her relationships with people.

The Plants of Life campaign is accepting pledges of $5 to $1,000. The rewards for each pledge amount varies. Please visit the Kickstarter website for more information.

Only 21 funding days remain for Plants of Life. Share information about this project with friends and colleagues.

Go to ‘Plants of Life’ on Kickstarter

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flyer_LAIFS_2014 Learn About Ferns This Summer

The 50th Annual Fern and Exotic Plant Show & Sale will be held in July this year.

Admire award-winning plants, learn about ferns and take some home too. Attend lectures and demonstrations and shop for ferns, exotic plants and other garden-related merchandise in the very popular marketplace. Opportunity drawings are held throughout the day on both days. Enter your name for a chance to win plants and related supplies.

This annual show and sale is hosted by the
Los Angeles International Fern Society and will be located in and around Ayres Hall at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Click on the image to download the flyer. Share this post with fellow gardeners and fern enthusiasts.

ArtPlantae will be in the marketplace again this year. Hands-on activities, botanical art coloring book for kids and more. See you there!

Visit the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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Now Available, $29.99

Now Available, $29.99

The American Society of Botanical Artists has released the catalog for the traveling exhibition Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps: Contemporary Botanical Artists Explore the Bartrams’ Legacy.

Father and son, John and William Bartram, were two of the first American naturalists. They are credited with introducing the flora of North America to the field of horticulture. Learn about the history of these early explorers and their contributions to horticulture and science in this new catalog.

This 124-page catalog features 46 drawings, etchings and paintings by forty contemporary botanical artists. It also contains the following:

    Preface by Sir Peter Crane
    School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University

    John and William Bartram – American Natural History Artists

    Joel Fry, Curator, Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia

    John and William Bartram’s Explorations

    Brad Sanders

    Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps

    Patricia Jonas

Artists & Artwork

William Alberti – Scarlet Hibiscus
Bobbi Angell – Shooting Star
Karen Coleman – Bartram’s Acorns
Wendy Cortesi – Sassafras and Spicebush Swallowtail
Susan Curnutte – Switchgrass
Estelle DeRidder – Fuller’s Teasel
Carrie DiCostanzo – Cockscomb
Beverly Duncan – Bartram’s Seedlings #2; Bartram’s Seeds
Margaret Farr – Love-in-a-Mist
Ingrid Finnan – Eastern Redbud
Maria Cecilia Freeman – Cherokee Rose
Lara Call Gastinger – Collected Mosses
Joan Lavigueur Geyer – Lyre-leaved Sage
Carole Gorin – Spanish Moss on Laurel Oak Branch
Carol E. Hamilton – Yellow Pond Lily
Gillian Harris – Toadshades
Wendy Hollender – Echinacea
Rose Marie James – Morning Glory
Heeyoung Kim – Green Dragon in Fall
Ku-mie Kim – Indian Woodoats
Barbara Klaas – Smooth Sumac
Karen Kluglein – Bartram’s Franklinia
Jee-Yeon Koo – Spotted Beebalm
Kay Kopper – Pitch Pine
Dianne McElwain – American Lotus
Rhonda Nass – Foxglove
Derek Norman – The Complete Life Cycle of the Wild Leek; Large-flowered Bellwort
Sharron O’Neil – American Mountain Ash
George Olson – Prairie Dock
Dick Rauh – 12 Pine Cones; Franklinia Capsules
Betsy Rogers-Knox – Forest FLoor; Wild Cucumber
Maryann Roper – Beautyberry
Lizzie Sanders – Spiderwort
Judith Simon – Indian Pink
Judy Thomas – Paw Paw
Louisa Rawle Tiné – Silky Dogwood
Melissa Toberer – Rose Mallow
Jeannetta vanRaalte – Turk’s Cap Lily
Catherine Watters – American Persimmon
Carol Woodin – Greater Purple-fringed Orchid

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