September 21 - November 23
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pansy Orchid

Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis 'Breathless'
©2011 Kerri Weller

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Anemone coronaria
Watercolor on Vellum
©2011  Catherine Watters

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Seed pod

Erythrina sq.
Graphite & Watercolor on Vellum
©2011 Deborah Shaw

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Trumpet Vine

Campsis radicans 'Indian Summer'
©2011  Dianne McElwain

Monday, October 24, 2011


Malus domestica
©2011  Dorothy Gardner McCauley

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Shaving Brush Tree

Pseudobombax elliptica
Colored Pencil & Watercolor
©2011  Wendy Hollender

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Arctium sp.
Colored Pencil & Watercolor
©2011  Wendy Hollender

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sensation Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Sensation'
©2011  Cherie Ann Gossett

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Scirpus cyperinus
Watercolor, Ink & Gouache
©2011  Kathy Folino

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Orange Tooth

Hydnellum aurantincum
Watercolor on Stretched Vellum
©2011  Jean Emmons

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011


Malva sylvestris var. mauritania
Hand Colored Aquatint
©2011 Monika deVries Gohlke

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp. Megalocarpa
(C) 2011 Christine Battle

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Opening Reception

 The Horticultural Society of New York (The Hort) is pleased to present the fourteenth annual international juried exhibition of the American Society of Botanical Artists, which will open with a reception on September 21, from 6pm to 8pm.  One of the world’s premier venues for botanical art, this annual exhibition showcases some of the most important artists in the field, both established and emerging.  

Chosen from a field of 198 submissions, the forty artworks selected by jurors Patricia Jonas, Kathie Miranda, and Derek Norman have been created by artists from the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Brazil, and Canada.  A color catalog of the exhibition has been published and will be available for purchase at the exhibition and through the ASBA’s website.

In this year’s exhibition, familiar plant life is displayed along with strange and interesting exotics in a broad range of media.  Regardless of the subject matter, each artist brings a unique interpretation to their chosen subject.  An intensely observed and composed watercolor, “Cherries” in flower and fruit by milly acharya contrasts with a hand-colored etching of an apple tree branch with a single ripening fruit by Bobbi Angell. A surreal egg tempera painting, “Floribunda Rose”, suspended in space by Patricia Mahoney Giebutowski graces the cover of the exhibition catalog, and is a counterpoint to the elegant “Tamora Rose” painted on natural vellum in watercolor by Karen Kluglein.  An ink drawing of a “Crested Myrtillo” cactus by Joan McGann is otherworldly, barely resembling a plant at all, and Ann Fleming’s grouping entitled “Mesa Verde Cactus” in colored pencil depicts a more traditional view in situ.

Autumnal subjects are always a favorite in this exhibition, and dried seedheads are captured by several artists: Kathy Folino’s wind-tossed watercolor rendering, “Bulrush;” Dick Rauh’s large scale, muscular “Peony Follicles” in watercolor; George Olson’s graphic watercolor “Broomcorn;” and Barbara Klaas’s action-packed watercolor of reddish brown “Curly Dock”.  “Indian Hemp” seed pods, as they open up and spill out feathery seeds, have never been so beautifully depicted as in Heeyoung Kim’s exquisitely detailed watercolor painting.

Additional highlights include Fiona Strickland’s watercolor painting of a blooming poppy and Lizzie Sanders’ “Nepenthes”.  Strickland utilizes a striking color palette to capture that moment of anticipation before the poppy bursts into full flower.  Sanders bravely tackles the difficult subject of the tropical pitcher plant, which is seldom painted, especially in its dried form.  For the risk, she has achieved a stunning image, the heft of the trap borne by the springlike tendril of the leaf.

Evidence of the diversity of plant life, trees, clumps of turf, vines, fruits, and flowers depicted in this elegant exhibition will remain on view through November 23.  The Gallery at The Hort is free and open to the public from 12pm – 6pm Monday –Friday.