- my website about Botanical Art and Artists
- my archive of past posts on this blog about the annual exhibitions of the Society of Botanical Artists - from 2006-2016
Botanical Art and Artists
This is my new website - Botanical Art and Artists. A number of the aspects of botanical art that I've written about on this blog are organised on this site in topic form.
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LEARN ABOUT resources for botanical art and for artists and students
- News about botanical art and artists - and exhibitions
- The History of Botanical Illustration and Art
- Leading artists in the past and present
- Exhibitions, Collections and Galleries
- Botanical Art Groups including National and Regional Art Societies, Florilegium and other Groups
- Education and Tuition via courses, workshops, books - and tips and techniques
- Botany for Artists
- Botanical Gardens
Society of Botanical Art: Exhibitions 2006-2014
Details from the SBA and posts from my blog Making A MarkEvery year I visit the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists at Central Hall, Westminster in London. I then write up a comprehensive review of what is on display - with images of artwork - and who's won the prizes (with links to websites where available).
Below you can find links to the exhibitions on the SBA website and all my blog posts relating to the exhibition.
2016 - Shape, Pattern and Structure
- Review: SBA Exhibition 2016 - Shape, Pattern and Structure
- Prizewinners - Society of Botanical Artists' Annual Exhibition 2016
- Society of Botanical Art 2016 - Certificates of Botanical Merit
2015 - In Pursuit of Plants
- Prizewinners at the Society of Botanical Artists' Annual Exhibition 2015
- Society of Botanical Art: Certificates of Botanical Merit 2015
- Society of Botanical Artists - Annual Exhibition 2014 - Call for Entries - reviews what you need to enter this exhibition
- Prizewinners at the Society of Botanical Artist's Annual Exhibition 2014 - Highlights the changes in this year's exhibition and the prizewinners
- Certificates of Botanical Merit at SBA Annual Exhibition 2014
2013 - The Language of Flowers
- 27th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists
- Certificates of Botanical Merit at SBA 2012
- 2012 Prizewinners at Society of Botanical Art's Annual Exhibition
- A 'Making A Mark' Profile of Fiona Strickland - I was delighted last week to meet up with and interview an artist I've very much admired for the last four years and five SBA exhibitions - Fiona Strickland DA SBA GM CBM '09, CBM, 11 and CBM 12.
- Society of Botanical Artists Submission Day - and a botanical egg
- Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition 2012: Call for Entries -
- Exhibition 2012 Botanical Celebration
2011 - The World of Plants
- SBA website - Exhibition 2011 The World Of Plants - 8 to 17 April 2011: 751 botanical works including miniatures and three-dimensional work were shown.
- Review: Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition 2011
- Certificates of Botanical Merit at SBA Exhibition 2011
2010 - The Silver Jubilee
- SBA website: Exhibition 2010 The Silver Jubilee - 16 to 25 April 2010: 746 botanical works including miniatures and three-dimensional work were
- EXHIBITION: Society of Botanical Artists 2010 #1
- A Making A Mark Interview with Mary Ann Scott - on the occasion of the publication of the book about her sketchbook completed during the Diploma Course
- Society of Botanical Artists 2010 Prizewinners -
- Botanical art in coloured pencils
- Society of Botanical Artists - Silver Jubilee Exhibition - 25th anniversary of the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA). Includes details of this year's annual Open Exhibition and how to enter your botanical artwork.
2009 - Flowers and Gardens
- Two works juried into SBA Annual Exhibition - I've had news that two of my coloured pencil drawings have been juried into the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists.
- Exhibition Review: Society of Botanical Artists (2009) #1 - The standard of work at this year's Annual "Flowers and Gardens" Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists is simply stunning. I urge all artists who have ever wanted to pursue botanical or floral art to go and take a look at the quality of the work on display
- Exhibition Review: Society of Botanical Artists (2009) #2 - This post focuses on individual artists in this year's Annual "Flowers and Gardens" Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists. [Now updated to include all the details of prizewinners]
- The biggest exhibition of coloured pencil artwork in the UK - the SBA Annual Exhibition is currently providing the largest display of coloured pencil artwork in the UK in the last 12 months (although obviously not an exhibition which is a dedicated display of coloured pencil art.)
- Society of Botanical Artists - The Botanical Palette exhibition - (April 2008) I visited the 22nd Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) yesterday. This year, the Society is celebrating the publication of its second book and its title is reflected in the title of the exhibition
2007 -Flowers and Gardens
- Society of Botanical Artists - Flowers and Gardens Exhibition 2007 - (April 2007) The annual Flowers and Gardens exhibition by the Society of Botanical Artists at Central Hall Westminster maintained its very high standard this year
- The Society of Botanical Artists To become an Associate you must have submitted five works and had ALL five works accepted for two consecutive years: that is 10 out of 10 paintings accepted in total over two successive years.
- Review of the SBA Exhibition (2006) (April 2006) I visited the Society of Botanical Artists exhibition yesterday and was totally blown away by the very fine quality of most of the artwork shown. There are some very impressive and accomplished artists exhibiting with the SBA - including