18th Annual International

American Society of Botanical Artists and The Horticultural Society of New York
November 04 – December 30, 2015
  • Leucospermum cordifolium
    Pincushion Protea Watercolor and colored pencil on paper © 2015 Estelle deRidder
Our longest-running collaboration, this prestigious exhibition is held in mid-town Manhattan.

New York Design Center is generously hosting the 18th Annual International in their elegant and spacious 10th Floor gallery at 200 Lexington Avenue.  

Awards were presented at the November 4 opening reception. To learn more about the selected artworks from the US, Australia, Canada, Japan, The Netherlands, Russia, and the UK, read Stories Behind the Art under The Artists tab.



The New York Design Center
200 Lexington Avenue
10th Floor
New York, NY
Gallery Hours: 9:30 - 5:30 Monday - Friday


Susan Fraser
Director, Mertz Library
The New York Botanical Garden
David Horak
Curator of Orchids and Aquatic House
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Catherine Watters
Botanical Artist and ASBA Board Member


Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, November 4, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

VIP Reception & Press Preview

Wednesday, November 4 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Please RSVP by October 28 to Scourtade@thehort.org


Congratulations to the following artists!

Click on the artists' names below to see the award-winning artwork and read the artists' stories behind each piece.
The Hort’s Best in Show Award:  Fiona Strickland

ASBA Eleanor Wunderlich Award:  Betsy Rogers-Knox  (Dragon Arum) 

Helen Gray Garber Award:  Asuka Hishiki (Turnips. Brassica rapa)

Cheap Joe’s Award:  Estelle deRidder

Susan Frei Nathan Fine Works on Paper, LLC Award:  Lara Call Gastinger

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Award for Print or Drawing: Melissa Toberer  

Honorable Mentions: Mali Moir, Rosalind Allchin, Carol Woodin