Saturday, March 16, 2013

Exhibition Opportunity: Botanica

Exhibition Opportunity, BASNCR Membership, Brookside Classes
  By Jane Zander

From The Montgomery Parks, MD Website: 

"Botanica 2013: The Art & Science of Plants - June 29 - August 9.

This annual juried exhibition of botanical art by teachers, current and former students is displayed at Brookside Gardens’ Visitors Center. This year we are delighted to share this exhibition venue with artworks completed by members of the Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region. Be sure to allow time when visiting Brookside to enjoy this beautiful art, inspired by a love and a fascination for plants, portrayed in the finest of detail."
From Jane Zander: Please submit works to Botanica.   We are encouraging  ALL BASNCR (Botanical Artists of the Northern Capital Region) members (information on joining BASNCR is below) to send 3- 5 pieces of work to Botanica, an exhibition of Botanical art in the Vistor Center of  Brookside Garden in Wheaton, Maryland. This exhibition is a collaboration with Brookside Garden’s School of Botanical Art and Illustration   International artist, Margaret Saul will jury all art work.  Part of the exhibition will focus on students from her school, but there will be a section of the show that displays art work by BASNCR  members.  This is the first time that members, who do not have a previous affiliation with Brookside, have been invited to exhibit.  BASNCR Members living in Central Virginia will be able to car pool their work to the exhibition for set-up and take-down.
These link will take you to exhibit information: 
Botanica 2013 Exhibitor Information and Guidelines
And here is the entry form:

Botanica 2013 Entry Form    

Please read both documents carefully.  The exhibit is from June 29- August 9. Submissions deadline is May 13. Take down is 9:00 August 10.
Information for joining BASNCR is available on Dues are $37, and should be sent to Al Yergey, 10359 Launcelot Ln, Columbia, MD 21044. There is no fee for the exhibition.

We have also applied for a new exhibition and the focus will be on CONTEMPORARY BOTANICAL ART.  The focus is still on botanical accuracy, but it invites increased emphasis on, vitality, composition, and the use of a variety of media. More information about this exhibition will be forthcoming.  However, the fact that Hillary Parker, Scott Rawlings, and Mindy Lighthipe are coming to teach at Brookside was a factor in deciding on this theme.  Each of these artists is innovative in their approach to botanical art and should be able to give your art work an “edge” in this juried competition.  Please sign up for these classes quickly since the deadline is very close.  You can sign on online, or call 301-962-1451. These classes are open to everyone, but online registrants must apply for a Montgomery County Park pass to register.  Telephone registration is also possible, but the registrar is  only available part time.
Questions? Contact Jane Zander, President, BASNCR, 804- 320-2808,

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