ASBA 2015: Miami
Reflections Contributed by Gail Goodrich Harwood and Paula Blair
When asked to describe their favorite parts of the ASBA Conference, Gail wrote:
“- The Small Works exhibition featuring works from artists new to botanical art alongside world-renowned artists.
- All beautiful works, even more so because of the use of neutral, standard frames. The most instructive aspect for me was the range of imaginative composition treatments.
- The Portfolio Sharing session - loved the opportunity to look at both finished and in-progress works.
- Classes - the chance to learn new techniques and tips for correcting mistakes.
-Hanging out with 200 people who are completely into botanical art!”
And Paula wrote:
“Ditto to what Gail said!
-I loved meeting so many interesting people who also love art, botanical art, flowers, gardens, etc. My workshops/classes were great!
-I got to meet some of the people whose names I see in the Journal - all were welcoming, encouraging, friendly . . .
-I sat by Lea Rohrbaugh and Catherine Watters on the bus going to Vizcaya and took a class with Derek Norman . . .
-Now I am fired up to go to Pittsburgh 2016 and Filoli 2017!!"