Exhibition Details


Location: Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
Dates: October 3, 2009
to January 3, 2010

Overview

The American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing and encouraging the highest standards of botanical art created by its members; to create awareness of botanical art as a living form with exhibitions in major museums around the globe; to acknowledge the power of botanical art to communicate the importance of plants to our world whether through conservation, science, horticulture or agriculture; to pass this art form and its techniques on to the next generation of botanical artists; and to expand the vision of botanical art while honoring its rich tradition and history.

This is your opportunity to view a special of 40 botanical paintings by 35 artists from around the world. Including works by four Arizona artists, A Natural Perspective showcases a wide variety of subjects and media including watercolor, oil painting, ink and graphite. One of the highlights of the exhibition is a work by Molly Coxson Gill illustrating Mentzelia hualapaiensis, a new-to-science plant discover by Wendy Hodgson, Desert Botanical Garden botanist, in the Grand Canyon.




The exhibition is being held in conjunction with the 15th Annual ASBA Meeting and Conference and another exhibition entitled "Legacy", both at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix.



ASBA
The ASBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the public awareness of the botanical art tradition and to furthering its development. The vision of the ASBA is to recognize and encourage the highest standards of botanical art created by its members; to create awareness of botanical art as a living form with exhibitions in major museums around the globe; to acknowledge the power of botanical art to communicate the importance of plants to our world whether through conservation, science, horticulture or agriculture; to pass this art form and its techniques on to the next generation of botanical artists; and to expand the vision of botanical art while honoring its rich tradition and history.

Image Credits


Left: Tulipa ‘Princess Margaret Rose’, Debra B. D’Souza. Watercolor. Image courtesy of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Center: Mentzelia laevicaulis, Giant Blazing Star, Joan Keesey. Watercolor. Image courtesy of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Right: Aloe deltoideodon, Linda Petchnick. Watercolor. Image courtesy of the American Society of Botanical Artist.