Using Botanical art to support our environment
We've Earned More Awards!
Spring 2015 Classes
A workshop and a six-week course are scheduled for the Spring: Botanical Art: Composition and Watercolor. Course description and registration information is available on our Classes page. The instructors will be Bonnie Driggers and Ruth Ann Barr.
Fall 2015 Class
Anne-Marie Evans returns to Falls Church, Virginia this Fall to teach another class on botanical art. Course description and registration information is available on our Classes page.
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The Book Project
The Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE) created a book of original paintings and drawings of native plants. Any profits generated by the sale of this book will be donated to charities working on native plant education, conservation, and horticulture. Download the publisher's flyer (2.8 Mb .pdf).
Order the Book
The BAEE book, American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic is available from Amazon.com: Books. For both retail and wholesale orders from the publisher, go to www.starbooks.biz. More information is on our Order Book page.
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Exhibition at the Athenaeum
The Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region (BASNCR) sponsored an exhibition, "Preserving Our Heritage: Native and Heirloom Plants", at the Athenaeum in Alexandria, Virginia, from November 13, 2014 through January 4, 2015. For more information about the Athenaeum see Welcome to the Athenaeum | NVFAA.
On December 26, 2014, the Washington Post wrote a nice review of the Athaneum exhibit. The review mentioned several pictures by BAEE members (Esther Carpi, Mary Page Hickey, Lee Boulay D’Zmura, and Bonnie Driggers).
"…But Esther Carpi’s red beet, Mary Paige Hickey’s Christmas fern and Lee Boulay D’Zmura’s radish are no less precisely rendered. And if there’s one thing that encapsulates the subtlety of these pictures, it’s the yellow of Bonnie S. Driggers’s wood poppy — soft and pale, yet as memorable as any shriek of red or black."
On Saturday, November 22, 2014 BASNCR member and BAEE Board Member Eileen Malone-Brown gave a presentation discussing plants in the BAEE book, Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic, with suggestions on how these plants may be used in local gardens. FREE.
Bonnie Driggers Elected to ASBA Board of Directors
Bonnie Driggers, a long-time member of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), was elected to their Board of Directors in 2014. She is a member of the Botanical Artists of the National Capital Region (BASNCR), President of the Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE), and Editor of the BAEE book American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic.