NESBA member Mathilde Duffy wins awards

Mathilde Duffy wins a number of awards for her artwork in the 
Massachusetts Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale, 
'Orchid Passion: Yesterday and Today'
 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in West Boylston, MA.
The show was Oct 31- Nov 2.

NESBA meeting: All About Exhibiting

The NESBA meeting on Saturday, Oct 25 on All About Exhibiting was interesting and informative. Panelists discussed the nitty-gritty of how to organize an exhibit, either a solo show, a small-group show, or a NESBA exhibit open to all. In addition, we heard how to enter a juried show at the local, national or international level, including exclusively botanical-themed shows as well as shows with mixed themes. Joyce Westner, co-chair of NESBA's, ' From the Mountains to the Sea' exhibit, led the discussion. Regina Milan spoke of her experiences with exhibiting in the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Show in London and Barbara DeGregorio spoke about the logistics of her solo show at Habitat in Belmont, MA . There was a lively discussion of talking points when discussing possible exhibits in different venues as well as the many varied experiences had by exhibit chairs in the past. 'Get it in writing' was stressed to be sure everyone understands expectations when working with venues.

Examples of publicity

NESBA artist Susan Bull-Riley shows in Vermont

Susan Bull-Riley has work in three different venues in Vermont this Fall.

Susan's work in being shown at The Governor's Gallery in Montpelier, VT

A Little Oil Painting (Iris)

Susan also has work at the Festival Gallery in Waitsfield, VT 

Maple Duet 
Festival Gallery in Waitsfield, VT

watercolor and graphite


Our newest fall art exhibit of oils and watercolors by Susan Bull Riley of Montpelier will be on display.

Susan's work in also is at a Montpelier Restaurant called Vermont Thrush where she's had a rotating exhibit of watercolors for the past two years.

Sensitive Ferns
watercolor and graphite

NESBA artist Stephanie Whitney-Payne at the Compass Art Center

Stephanie Whitney-Payne is showing her work at the Compass Art Center 

The show, Artful Vermont, is on display until November 2.
The Compass Art Center is located at 333 Jones Drive in Brandon, VT.
Gallery hours: 10-5, 7 days a week.

NESBA member M.E. Duarte shows her work on the Cape.

An exhibit of the work of Ellen Duarte will be held at the Old Selectman's Gallery in West Barnstable, MA from October 8 to October 12. 

An artist reception will be held Friday, October 10th, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments in this quaint historic building.  There will be ongoing demonstrations.

Exhibit hours:
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  October 8th- 11th.
noon- 6:00 p.m.  October 12th

The Old Selectman's Building Gallery
Meeting house Way (Rt. 149)
West Barnstable, MA

Borderlands State Park Interpretive Program: NESBA Demonstrations at Ames Mansion, Easton, MA

On Sunday, September 21, visitors watched NESBA's talented botanical artists at work. Blanche Ames, the woman of this estate was a botanical artist as well. Many visitors took the opportunity to interact with the NESBA members and to sit and draw with the artists.

Sarah Roche, Ellen Duarte. Demo in the Ames mansion

The event took place during The 2014 Blanche Ames National Art Exhibition on view Tuesdays through Sundays, from 11am to 3pm, through October 4.
Joan Pierce has visitors painting acorns

Kay Kopper, Mathilde Duffy Joan DeGregory, Gail Tatangelo

Maine artists demo at NESBA's Mountains to the Sea Exhibit

Maine NESBA members Sharon Jeffery and Trish Worthen demonstrate at Coastal Maine Botanic Gardens this past weekend. They said many garden visitors viewed “From the Mountains To The Sea, Plants, Trees and Shrubs of New England”, held over at the Coastal Maine Botanic Gardens until the end of October.

Trish said that many people stopped by to chat. “One thing that stood out was how many came up and asked questions, spent time watching us work, looking at and discussing the paintings. They were very interested in the process of creating botanical art. Doing the scientifically accurate graphite sketch, transferring the image and then doing the final painting seemed to speak to them.
Sharon Jeffery and Trish Worthen
“People asked if they could take our picture, and one took a shot of the latest ASBA Journal (I brought my copy along). Several wanted contact information for NESBA and everyone had very nice things to say about the paintings. So many came in to see the exhibit and left with big smiles saying that the show had made them so happy!

“There was a group of teenage girls from western Maine who had qualified to be part of a leadership week which exposed them to science, math and nature, based on Fibonacci number sequences and led by a math teacher. I suggested that the kids take a closer look at [those patterns in] the paintings and then they went into the gardens to try to identify more patterns.”

Both Sharon and Trish emphasized just how hospitable Melissa Cullina and her staff were: “They couldn't have been more excited about our being there, or more helpful.” CMBG put Sharon and Trish up at the Spruce Point Inn, told them how thrilled they were to have the exhibit there, and how much pleasure they got looking at the paintings each day as they came to work. It's a win win both for NESBA and the gardens!