NESBA member, Phyllis Willis has three paintings accepted into the juried art show, "Beyond The Garden Gate"

The annual juried exhibit embraces the theme of gardens and flowers. The exhibit is a companion event to the South Shore Natural Science Center’s annual Garden Tour. The show dates are June 27- September 2, 2014 at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell Ma
The public is invited to attend a “Meet the Artists” reception for the “Beyond the Garden Gate” exhibit in Vine Hall Gallery, July 23, 6-8pm. South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell, MA.
Light refreshments will be served.


RI team takes down Mountains to the Sea!

Piling up the paintings are, left to right, Audubon Volunteer Ellen, Gail Tatangelo, Rita Edmunds, Frances Topping

Thanks to NESBA’s RI State Rep Frances Topping for organizing the exhibit, and to members Gail Tatangelo, Rita Edmunds and Joyce Westner for packing up the paintings and moving them to Joyce’s house for the month of July. RI was a great success with more speakers than at any other venue, Frances Topping on “Botany for Artists and Others,” Robin Wilkerson on “Native Heroes,” Gail Tatangelo and Joan DeGregory on “Drawing and Painting Botanicals.”

Frances lends Gail a hand

Joyce and Rita each take 30 paintings
plus large wall signs
Frances with our host, RI Audubon Environmental 
Education Center Director Ann DiMonte

The 60 paintings will go on to the last but not least of the venues, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, from August 1 to September 30. 

60 paintings await their next venue

Everyone’s invited to the opening reception on Saturday, August 9, 5-7 pm. See

NESBA members travel to the New York Botanic Garden to see 'Weird, Wild, and Wonderful'

 Weird, Wild, and Wonderful is an American Society of Botanical Artists exhibition depicting botanical oddities and curiosities. The artists sought visually unusual plants and created works of art that celebrate the bizarre, yet beautiful flora of the world. The exhibit features 46 original artworks by artists from the US and around the world.

NESBA members, Kathie Miranda, Kelly Radding, Kathy Folino, Jeannette vanRaalte and Susan Pettee had pieces in the exhibition.

Members of NESBA enjoyed seeing the exhibition as well as the beauty of the plants and gardens in the rest of the New York Botanic Gardens.

A heartfelt thank you to Nancy Savage for organizing the trip, to Kathie Miranda, and to Karen Daubmann, Associate Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Engagement, The New York Botanical Garden, for making the arrangements with the NYBG.

NESBA member Sue Neff earns the Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration.

Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Friends offers The Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration (CBA) which brings together fine art and scientific accuracy in an integrated course of study set in the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens.

The certificate curriculum provides a solid background in both botanical art media and techniques and fosters a working knowledge of plant anatomy and development and offers a concentrated study in the traditions, techniques, history, and botany associated with botanical art and illustration. 

Congratulations Sue!

Four NESBA artists accepted into the 17th Annual International American Society of Botanical Artists Exhibit

17th Annual International American Society of Botanical Artists at The Horticultural Society of New York
148 W. 37th Street, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10018
September 17 – November 26, 2014
Reception Wednesday, September 17, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

ASBA’s 17th Annual International at The Horticultural Society of New York will open on the evening of Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Jurors Patricia Jonas, Marco Polo Stufano, and Catherine Watters met in April to select 42 artworks among 215 submissions from around the world.

Hailing from around the US, and from Australia, Canada, France, Israel, Japan, and the UK, the following NESBA artists had artworks accepted for exhibition: Kathleen Folino, Dorothy McCauley, Carrie Megan, and Kelly Radding.

Kathy Folino
Cuscuta gronvii
Dotty McCauley

Carrie Megan

Kelly Radding
Camellia japonica 'Lady Vansittart'

A catalog will be published to accompany the exhibition, watch ASBA’s website for updates on this juried international exhibition.

For further information please contact: Carol Woodin, Director of Exhibitions,, 866-691-9080

Classes being taught by NESBA member Helen Byers

NESBA member Helen Byers is teaching a number of courses in MA and NM

Kay Kopper in the Gallery Artist Prize Show

Opening Reception : Friday, May 30, 6-8pm
South Shore Art Center, 119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA