An Evening at Elm Bank

Massachusetts Horticultural Society is presenting An Evening at Elm Bank: Arts on the Green, Thursday 23 July 2015 from 6:00pm - 08:30pm, in Wellesley, MA.

  
The evening will feature an Art Walk of artists showcasing their work throughout the gardens. It is a chance for the community to buy original art from the artists who make it. NESBA members Lucy Sur, Carrie Megan and Bobbi Angell will be displaying and selling their artwork. 

euonymus planipes
Bobbi Angell

parthenocissus quinquefolia
Lucy Sur

papaver
Carrie Megan

Enjoy live music, bring a picnic, sip a glass of wine and wander the gardens. We will also have family art projects and tours available. Free to all!
For more information, https://www.masshort.org/Events/

Sue Neff to show her work on the Cape

NESBA member Sue Neff will be showing her work in East Sandwich, MA at the Green Briar Nature Center.  A reception will be held on Saturday, July 18 from 1-3 pm.

Ellen Duarte receives CBA

Congratulations to the newest graduate from the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Friends Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration Program, Ellen Duarte. Many of you joined us yesterday to celebrate with Ellen and see her wonderful final project exhibit. If you missed the exhibit, stop in sometime before next week to see it – it is inspiring and beautiful.

WCBG Friends offers a Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration (CBA) that 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.
Ellen holds her well deserved certificate.

Sarah Roche, education director
and Ellen Duarte






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: Gallery takes 40% on all work sold including prints/cards 
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.