Two NESBA members showing their work this summer.


Elena Balmaseda-Scherer is showing her paintings in Dorchester, MA
11 Ocean Street, on view through July 17.


Carrie Megan 's graphite drawing of, "Oak & Birch" has been accepted in The Danforth Museum's Annual Juried Exhibition, "Off The Wall", an interesting exhibit of work from different disciplines and media. The show is at the Danforth Museum, 123 Union Ave, Framingham, MA and runs from June 7 -August 2.

Call For Entries: Rivers, Textile and Dye Pants

Call for Entries-A New England Society of Botanical Artists members exhibit at Brush Art Gallery in Lowell, Massachusetts is open to any NESBA member in good standing (dues paid).

Location-
The Brush Art Gallery
256 Market Street, Lowell, MA 01852
www.thebrush.org

Theme-An original botanical artwork depicting a river, textile or dye plant.  Can be from anywhere in the world, not limited to New England.

Exhibit Guidelines- Artwork preferred to be for sale but not required to be.  The Brush Art Gallery shall sell artwork at the price listed and set by the artist.  The Brush Art Gallery will handle all sales. Details to be provided by the Gallery.

Framing-Please follow NESBA framing standard for this exhibit: white or off-white mats and a simple gold, medium, or light wood frame. Plexi or glass is permitted in this gallery. No sawtooth hangers.  Frames that do not meet exhibit quality standards will not be accepted.
All artwork must be bubble wrapped and properly labeled and include a $10 hanging fee, (cash or check made out to NESBA).  If shipping please enclose shipping instructions, UPS or USPS only, plus return prepaid shipping with hanging fee.

Artist Statement:- Submit an artist statement/bio to be included in the exhibits promotional material (optional).
Mail or email a one-page artist statement or resume before delivery due date to:
Nancy Savage, 26 Stoneymeade Way, Acton, MA 01720,  nancy@allthesavages.com
Guidelines for your statement are posted on the NESBA website.


TIMELINE:

August 15 - deadline for submitting,   Intent to Exhibit Form  on the NESBA website or print and mail to:
Nancy Horrall, 26 Bowers Rd, Harvard, MA 01451

Drop-off Points-
South: Kathy Folino
West: Nancy Horrall
North: Rita Edmunds
Cape: Ellen Duarte
Wellesley area: Celeste Hurley
Shipping via UPS or USPS: Joyce Westner


September 4- Deliver work to person/drop-off point. Artists may provide Giclee quality prints or cards of botanicals to be sold in the gallery during the exhibit. See prints and card guidelines.
http://nesbaartists.com/pdf_current/NESBA_PrintsandCardsGuidelines.pdf
Commission details to be provided by the Gallery.

Artists will be required to sign the Brush Art Gallery's, "Artist Loan and Insurance Agreement". Form will be sent upon receipt of Intent to Exhibit, and the Agreement will be placed in the bubble wrap envelope with the artwork.

September 15- Exhibit hanging date

September 26- Opening reception

October 26- NESBA pickup from the Brush Gallery. Retrieve artwork from exhibit by prior arrangement with delivery person.

Liability Statement — NESBA is unable to assume liability during the show. Artists exhibit at their own risk. All artwork will be handled with the utmost care. Artwork may not be removed prior to scheduled end of the exhibit.


NESBA weekend workshop held at the Connecticut Audubon Society-Pomfret, CT

NESBA's first weekend workshop, "Working with Gouache In the Studio and the Field", with Kelly Leahy Radding was held in Pomfret, Ct, May 16, 17. 
                           

Gouache is a wonderful medium for both finished works and quick studies in the field. It can be applied in light washes like watercolor but can also be used to paint dark to light like an oil painting. In this workshop Kelly Leahy Radding lead a fun weekend of learning to paint with gouache inside from actual specimens and then on Sunday taking those skills out in to the field to capture quick studies and color notes.

                             

Holding the workshop in CT gave those members who live a distance from the Boston area an opportunity to participate in a NESBA event.  Kelly's enthusiasm and expertise, the beautiful site, and the opportunity to meet members from CT, RI, as well as some from central and western MA made the weekend a great success.

   

"The Beauty of Nature's Bounty" Reception

The opening reception for, "The Beauty of Nature's Bounty" was held Friday night May 15 at the CT Audubon Society-Pomfret Center.

The exhibit reflects the beauty of the bountiful natural history of New England against the beautiful vistas of the CT Audubon Society-Pomfret, CT,  located in "the quiet corner" of northeast CT. From plants and birds to animals and insects the show celebrates the natural history works of the members of the New England Society of Botanical Artists. The show runs until June 21.  The Center is located at: 218 Day Rd, Pomfret Center, CT.  The hours are: 9-4, Monday through Friday and noon to 4 on Saturday and Sunday.


Hanging the Show

Kelly Radding with help from Judith Baker and Nancy Horrall hang the NESBA show at the Audubon Society of Connecticut- Pomfret Center, 'The Beauty of Nature's Bounty'. 

Kelly Radding with help from a friend
The show opens May 12 and runs through June 21.  Come join us to view the natural history works of the members of the New England Society of Botanical Artists and celebrate, 'The Beauty of Nature's Bounty'.

 
An opening reception will be held Friday, May 15 from 6-8 PM.
The Connecticut Audubon Society - Center at Pomfret
218 Day Rd
Pomfret Center, CT


Bobbi Angell at NESBA's April 11th meeting at the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitors Center, Wellesley MA



Famed NESBA member Bobbi Angell presented examples of her printmaking technique which we have seen in our own exhibits as well as in juried shows throughout the world. Bobbi’s richly detailed pen and ink illustrations appear in a wide variety of scholarly and commercial publications and her copper etchings are often featured in exhibits. Primarily a scientific illustrator for botanists at The New York Botanical Garden and other academic institutions, she has reached a popular audience through John Scheepers Kitchen Garden and Van Engelen seed catalogs, The New York Times garden column and its compilation books, and the popular North Hill Garden memoirs, Our Life in Gardens and To Eat: A Country Life.


Bobbi explained her complicated process of copper etching and gave the opportunity to members to give etching on the copper plate a try.  She also showed members extensive pen and ink drawings for her new book soon to be published.



Living deep in the hills of southern Vermont, Bobbi relies on her extensive rambling gardens for subject matter and inspiration. She possesses a keen knowledge of tropical plants from many years of drawing plants for scientists, enhanced by occasional field trips. Her artwork is held in collections including The New York Botanical Garden, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Shirley Sherwood Collection, and Brooklyn Botanical Garden Florilegium. She is a member of American Society of Botanical Artists, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, New England Society of Botanical Artists and Brattleboro West Arts.

NESBA Call for Entries: CT Audubon Society-Center at Pomfret





















Bask in the beauty of the bountiful natural history of New England. Mountains, woodlands, bogs and beaches provide endless subjects to portray in paintings. From plants and birds to animals and insects. Come join us to view the natural history works of the members of the New England Society of Botanical Artists and celebrate 'The Beauty of Nature's Bounty. A New England Society of Botanical Artists members exhibit is open to any NESBA member in good standing (dues paid).

Exhibit Chair — Kelly Leahy Radding, kradding@mac.com

Location — Connecticut Audubon Society — Center at Pomfret, 218 Day Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259 — www.ctaudubon.org

Theme — This show includes native and garden botanical subjects with or without birds, insects and other animals.

Exhibit Guidelines— Members may submit up to 2 pieces. Artwork preferred to be for sale but not required. The CT Audubon Society shall sell artwork at the price listed and set by the artist and will take a 30% commission.

Framing — Please follow NESBA framing standard for this exhibit: white or off-white mats and a simple gold, medium, or light wood frame. No sawtooth hangers, or mats. Frames that do not meet exhibit quality standards will not be accepted.

Hanging Fee — $10 cash or check made out to NESBA, to be attached to bubble wrap envelope.  All artwork must be bubble wrapped and properly labeled.  Labels and directions on NESBA website: upper right side. If shipping, please enclose shipping instructions plus return prepaid shipping.

Artists Statement — Submit an artist statement/bio to be included in the exhibit’s promotional material (optional). Guidelines for your statement are posted on the NESBA website:

TIMELINE:
APRIL 19 — deadline for submitting Intent to Exhibit form, label information, and drop off preference. Submit your information by completing the form on the NESBA website: or print and mail to: Kelly Radding, 9 Westgate Road, Columbia, CT 06237

MAY 6 — work delivered to person/drop-off point.
Drop-off points :
South — Sarah Roche                Shipping (UPS and USPS only) — Joyce Westner
West — Nancy Horrall              Wellesley area — Celeste Hurley:
North — Rita Edmunds              Cape — Ellen Duarte

May 12-June 21— Exhibit Dates

May 15, 2015, 6–8 pm — Opening reception. Friday,

Pickup Artwork — Retrieve artwork from exhibit by arrangement with delivery person.

Liability Statment — NESBA is unable to assume liability during the show. Artists exhibit at their own risk. All artwork will be handled with the utmost care. Artwork may not be removed prior to scheduled end of the exhibit.