Palmengarten – Wednesday week 3

The Society of Botanical Artists had their Christmas meeting in London today. It is a time to meet other full members, associate members (those on the way to getting full membership) and Distant Learning Students.

It is a good time to meet and talk about what people are doing and for me, the opportunity to mention a little about Palmengarten and what will happen when the exhibition finishes at the end of November.

There is still the opportunity to go and see the exhibition in Frankfurt and it is worth seeing. I know that some SBA members are going to see it before it finishes.

Today I am posting a picture from today’s informal meeting. It was taken while member Brenda Green was entertaining us. As you can see, we all enjoyed ourselves.

 

Audience participation enjoyment
Audience participation enjoyment

More photos from the exhibition. I do hope that you are enjoying them.

Artwork by Maya Thomi-Luck, Gael Sellwood, Janet Pope and Penny Gould
Artwork by Maya Thomi-Luck, Gael Sellwood, Janet Pope and Penny Gould
Artwork by Yvonne Edwards & Sandra Armitage
Artwork by Yvonne Edwards & Sandra Armitage
Artwork by Kath Baker, Vivien Burgess, Gillian Geary
Artwork by Kath Baker, Vivien Burgess, Gillian Geary
Artwork by Penny Gould, Linda Pitt, and Gillian Geary
Artwork by Penny Gould, Linda Pitt, and Gillian Geary
Ian Coulson preparing the table with the CV and visitor book.
Ian Coulson preparing the table with the CV and visitor book.
SBA member Alister Matthews at the opening in Frankfurt, with her husband.
SBA member Alister Matthews at the opening in Frankfurt, with her husband. ( and me of course).
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Opening day of the Palmengarten/ SBA botanical art exhibition.

Quickly rushing over the first part of the day except to say that Ian Coulson and Robin Dickeson quickly took over doing the finishing touches to all of the SBA pictures. They took on cleaning and polishing the glass for every single picture, straightened up the pictures, hid tags and hanging wires etc. additionally they hung all the framed information that told visitors about the SBA.

What did the rest do? We did all the other bits and pieces necessary to make sure the exhibition was ready for this evenings opening.

The opening went perfectly and a lot of people came to it. I won’t go into guest lists or speeches, but the emphasis definitely was on ‘what is botanical art and how is it done?’

I was really pleased to see other SBA members supporting the opening and even a botanical artist I had met at the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation in Pittsburgh, USA last year. This world is small!

Photos, including ones of the first pictures sold today.

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