21st Annual Meeting & Conference - 2015

Miami, Florida

¡Go Tropical!

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Please join us in Miami for the 21st ASBA Annual Meeting and Conference, hosted by members of the Tropical Botanical Artists group.

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The Conference will be held at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and the Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove Marriott Hotel.  The hotel has spectacular views of Biscayne Bay and is within walking distance of great restaurants and premier shopping.

Visit this website to see hotel accommodations.

The hotel is located 8 miles away from Miami International Airport. 

Established in 1938, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is focused on conserving tropical plant diversity.  Their plant collection includes a diverse array of tropical plants with the emphasis on cycads and palms.  Their new Million Orchid Project is working to reintroduce millions of native orchids into South Florida’s urban landscapes.   Go to www.fairchildgarden.org to learn more about this beautiful garden.

Small Works Exhibition

All ASBA Members who register for the conference are eligible to participate in the ¡Go Tropical!  small works exhibition. Submissions are due by July 31st.  You may enter online. See the exhibition Call for Entry -here-.

And More...

Visit the ASBA's exhibition "Weird, Wild & Wonderful" at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, opening October 10th, or register to visit it during the conference when transportation will be provided.  Go to  http://thefrost.fiu.edu/ to learn more about this museum.

Grab a cab, and head to Miami South Beach where you’ll find clear blue water, white sand beaches, historic Art Deco architecture, galleries, restaurants and shops.  

Miami, Florida
October 15-17, 2015
HOTEL INFORMATION
Courtyard Marriott Miami Coconut Grove
2649 S. Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33133-5464
 
Make your reservation now! This is not a large hotel, and there is a possibility we may run out of rooms.  Do not hesitate.  Call 1(888)249-3819 or (305)858-2500.  Room rates are $139 per night plus applicable taxes.  This rate applies for stays October 12 – 21, 2015.
 
The hotel has spectacular views of Biscayne Bay and is within walking distance of great restaurants and premier shopping. Visit this website to see hotel accommodations: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/miagv-courtyard-miami-coconut-grove/
 

Would you like to share a room?  Contact Denise Walser-Kolar, our roommate coordinator, at denisewalserkolar@me.com.

 

Miami International Airport is located 8 miles from the Courtyard Marriott.
Yellow Cab Taxi 786/899-3393 or Super E-Z Taxi 305/885-5555-approximately $27 one-way.
Super Shuttle (shared ride) (305/871-2000) or book online at www.supershuttle.com - approximately $15 one-way or $28.50 round trip.
Bus service will be provided between the Marriott and other conference venues.

Corporate Sponsorship for the Miami Annual Conference has been gratefully received from Blick Art Materials, Pergamena, Lubitz Financial Group, Prints Giclee Shop, and Anonymous donors. Thank you to our conference sponsors!

Title
Instructor
Location

Intense Yet Delicate Flower Painting in Watercolor

Fear intense color? Hate heavy looking petals? In this workshop, Heeyoung will show how to make color application easy and quick through a well-planned painting process. She will also focus on ‘super delicate drybrush technique’ which will make students be able to paint light and airy petals. Specimen will be seasonal pink/purple flowers.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$300.00
Heeyoung Kim
Marriott, Coral Gables

Intense Yet Delicate Flower Painting in Watercolor

Fear intense color? Hate heavy looking petals? In this workshop, Heeyoung will show how to make color application easy and quick through a well-planned painting process. She will also focus on ‘super delicate drybrush technique’ which will make students be able to paint light and airy petals. Specimen will be seasonal pink/purple flowers.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$300.00
Heeyoung Kim
Marriott, Coral Gables

Welcome Reception

Please join us in Miami for the 21st ASBA Annual Meeting and Conference. Hosted by members of the Tropical Botanical Artists group, they have planned a Miami style Welcome Reception - pool side at the Marriott Hotel. The hotel has spectacular views of Biscayne Bay. Bring your swimsuit! Free for ASBA members.
Session Capacity: 
200
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Guests
$25.00
Marriott, Poolside

Thursday Breakfast

Pastries, Muffins, Bagels, Fruit, Yogurts, Coffee, Tea, Fruit Juices
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Guests
$26.00
Marriott, Bar Pool Area

Portfolio Showing

Please register for this item ONLY if you are planning on showing your portfolio and wish to reserve a table. All members are welcome to attend and need not register unless showing a portfolio. The Portfolio Showing is is a perennial favorite! Sales to attendees are allowed this year with 30% of the proceeds donated to ASBA. Please indicate on the registration form if you plan to sell work during portfolio sharing and agree to donate 30% of the proceeds to ASBA.
Session Capacity: 
35
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Marriott, Sapphire ABC

Story of Vellum

Learn about the making and use of different types of vellum from Jesse Meyer, whose family company, Pergamena, has been preparing animal skins since 1550.
Session Capacity: 
50
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Jesse Meyer
Marriott, Coral Gables

General Meeting Luncheon

Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Guests
$48.00
Marriott, Crystal Ballroom

Fungi Gills, Pores and Teeth in Watercolor

A key trait in identifying and subsequently painting mushrooms is observing their method of spore dispersal. Painting gills, pores, or teeth can challenge the most intrepid fungi artist. Learn to understand the anatomy of the fungi, and to successfully render these distinguishing characteristics. Fee includes $10 for specimens and handouts.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$70.00
Margaret Saylor
Marriott , Sapphire A

Fifty Shades of Gray

Painting a white subject involves showing nuances of color and value without getting too dark. Explore painting the shadows and leaving the highlights to describe the form ...Using many more than fifty shades and hues of grey. Sarah will help you investigate the potential of your palette to create complex grays and compose a delicate, sensitive study. Registration fee includes $5 specimen fee.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
Sarah Roche
Marriott , Sapphire B

Juror Training

A review of the topics needed to serve as a juror for an ASBA exhibition, including ASBA policies and procedures for jurors and criteria used in scoring artwork. Participants will divide into teams and jury a small exhibition.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Carol Woodin
Marriott, Coral Gables

Techniques Showcase

The Techniques Showcase features on-stage presentations by ASBA members and is hosted by Pauline Goldsmith. Elaine Searle, The Traveling Botanical Artist - 1:30-2:15 Wendy Hollender, Colored Pencil with Watercolor Techniques – 2:30-3:15 Carrie Di Constanzo, Gouache Pine Needles – 3:30-4:30
Session Capacity: 
125
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$10.00
Pauline Goldsmith
Marriott, Crystal Ballroom

Wildflower Forum - Florida Wildflowers

Florida Wildflowers will focus on the beauty of natural Florida through the eyes of a wildflower photographer, featuring both common and extremely rare endangered wildflowers, including some of the prettiest native orchids in the state.
Session Capacity: 
130
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
Guests
$0.00
Roger Hammer
Marriott, Crystal Ballroom

Friday Breakfast

Pastries, Muffins, Bagels, Fruit, Spinach/Mushroom Eggs, Ham/Cheese Eggs, Coffee, Tea, Fruit Juices
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Guests
$26.00
Marriott, Bar Patio Area

The Finer Points of Graphite

Graphite can create fantastically detailed and subtle works of art. Learn various line systems and make clean, fresh images with a strong range of values.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$60.00
Robin Jess
Marriott, Sapphire A

Educator's Forum

Join the members of the Education Committee in a round table discussion focusing on some of the many issues facing Botanical Art Educators, emceed by Sarah Roche, Education Chair. Taking our cue from topics pre-submitted by attendees, we will address and talk about whatever subjects that have been presented as well as discussing the focus of the Education Committee. Our program could include discussion focusing on the creation of teaching plans to be made available for members, technology in the classroom, how to maximize class enrollment, as well as any other issue that might be relevant to our educational mission. This event will be a great opportunity to meet other educators, and should be a must for any one starting or involved in an educational program.
Session Capacity: 
30
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Sarah Roche
Marriott , Sapphire B

Tropical Trees - Drawing

There is so much more to tropical trees than just your romantic palm tree; tropical trees come in all shapes, sizes, textures and colors. Donna will take you on a short tour of Fairchild’s most interesting tropical trees, looking at growth and branch patterns, changes in leaf color and shape, plus inform you about their diverse uses. Basic instruction in graphite will be given for the rendering of these beautiful trees, with special attention to their textural elements. Ink and color tools are welcome. We will meet at the Garden House and then move outdoors. This class requires walking and drawing in the garden. Registration fee includes $3 for handouts.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$63.00
Donna Torres
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Ballroom

Fruits of our Labor: Washes, Texture, Detail

Inspired by the tropical fruits grown at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and throughout South Florida, students engage all of their senses while painting delicious watercolor studies. Focus of mastering those elusive washes to show seamless form as well as layering in dry brush techniques to depict realistic texture and detail. Registration fee includes $5 materials.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$140.00
Hillary Parker
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Classroom A

Traveling Light - Cecropia

You can go almost anywhere with a palette of five pigments. Lynne will share her techniques through demonstrations and computer images. Then you’ll learn her approach with the materials she prefers. You won’t be painting roses or iris but an extraordinary specimen. Registration fee includes $15 materials.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$150.00
Lynne Railsback
Marriott, Biscayne Bay

An Approach to Compelling Composition

Practice doesn’t make perfect, when it comes to composition! We wish there were rules we could memorize and apply for good composition, but it doesn’t sound like that! Heeyoung would like to introduce her approach to compelling composition through some tangible guides. Registration includes $5 materials fee.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$140.00
Heeyoung Kim
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Science Village

Painting on Vellum

Learn Denise’s technique for painting on vellum. We will begin by doing some exercises, then paint a small subject of your choice. This class combines demonstrations, discussion of materials and techniques, hands–on time for developing skills, and lots of individual attention. Registration fee includes $30 materials.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$165.00
Denise Walser-Kolar
Marriott, Coconut Grove

Painting Paradise - the Spectacular Strelitzia reginae

These bold architectural plants are fun to paint. Commonly known as 'bird of paradise’ the colorful petals resemble the crest on a bird's head. Using a limited palette and controlled ‘wet-in-wet’ technique Elaine will guide you to capturing their unique personality in a small painting.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$140.00
Elaine Searle
Marriott, Coral Gables

Luminous Fruit - Papaya and Mangosteen

Capture the brilliant colors and form of tropical fruit focusing on the balance of highlights, shadows and reflected light to make your fruit luminous. Catherine will guide you through her ‘10 Stages of a Botanical Painting’. Registration fee includes $5 specimen fee.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$140.00
Catherine Watters
Marriott, Sapphire C

Scientific Illustration - Pen and Ink

Working with specimens from the collections of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden the class will be utilizing samples of living material, herbarium specimens and digital images to produce a pen and ink drawing showing the details appropriate for publication in a scientific botanical journal. Registration fee includes $10 materials.
Session Capacity: 
12
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$145.00
Alice Tangerini
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Classroom B

Friday Box Lunch

Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Guests
$27.00
Marriott, Crystal Ballroom

Light on Form

Learn to render botanical subjects using scientific lighting to create volume and 3 dimension in drawing and paintings. Surface contour, armature drawings and light set up are demonstrated in class with time for practice in class. Registration fee includes $5 materials fee.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$65.00
Mindy Lighthipe
Marriott, Sapphire A

Roots & Twigs in Graphite

Explore the labyrinthine and textural world of roots and twigs in graphite. Learn how to observe the patterns and values that make up root structures and branches and create them in detail with graphite using techniques that include different types of shading and line quality. Registration fee includes $5 materials.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$65.00
Kelly Leahy Radding
Marriott, Sapphire B

Grant Project Presentations

Be sure to sign up for the ASBA Grant Presentation Friday night at 5:00 PM. This year we will have Heidi Snyder and Dorothy DePaulo, recipients of the 2014 the Julius I. Brown Award. On March 26th they signed the contract with Big Earth Publishing for their book, Wild in the City! They will be sharing their experiences and adventures involved with documenting urban wildlife. Their project goal was to fund a book based on their works, research and descriptions illustrating plants, animals and environments within Colorado urban areas. This project will raise public awareness on how nature interacts with an ever changing environment. It will also reveal the range of plants and animals living within the vicinity. Educational materials for school groups and adult education are also planned to raise awareness of ecological issues and species distribution in Colorado. Heidi and Dorothy have had two large exhibits in Lakewood, CO. Besides these exhibits, Heidi and Dorothy have put together a presentation about the plants and animals in the Denver area parks, which they have taken to elementary classrooms. They will also be teaching classes about the plants and animals in the urban environment in Sedalia, CO. A supplemental workbook based on the art book is currently under development. This workbook would focus on the educational activities and lessons. Their book should be ready for signing in October, in time for the Miami Conference.
Session Capacity: 
100
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
Guests
$0.00
Jan Boyd Haring
Marriott , Crystal Ballroom

Saturday Breakfast

Pastries, Muffins, Bagels, Fruit, Oatmeal Station w/Walnuts, Brown Sugar, Cranberries, Coffee, Tea, Fruit Juices
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Guests
$26.00
Marriott, Bar Patio Area

Beyond Accuracy - Creating Art

Botanical artists straddle two worlds - one of accuracy in portraying plans and the other of creating art. How can we combine these two without sacrificing one for the other? This illustrated discussion considers the concept of moving beyond merely accurate images into art. Work by many artists will be shown and there will be time for audience questions. Panel members: Lugene Bruno, Jean Emmons, Susan Fisher, Robin Jess
Session Capacity: 
50
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Marriott, Sapphire A

Finishing your Painting

In this class, you will learn how to bring your painting to completion with very controlled dry brush techniques that will tighten up your work, refine the edges, and increase contrast. Please bring a small original work with you to work on. Registration fee includes $10 materials.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$70.00
Lara Gastinger
Marriott, Sapphire B

TOUR: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Enjoy touring the only 18th Century Italian villa in Miami! Vizcaya was built in the early 1900s as the private winter home of American businessman James Deering of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune. It is beautifully situated on the edge of Biscayne Bay. After a 45-minute guided tour of the estate's eclectic first floor, which still retains most of its original furnishings, you will be free to explore the expansive formal gardens with their coral rock grottos and fountains, and even a stone barge in the Bay. Before re-boarding the coach, you may want to stop in the cafe for some refreshments or a browse in the museum shop.
Session Capacity: 
30
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
Guests
$60.00
Tour Departs Marriott Hotel

TOUR: Everglades National Park

Take a journey to the famed “River of Grass” of South Florida. The Everglades National Park has been declared an International Biosphere, a World Heritage Site and a Wetland of International Importance. The initial stop will be at the E. F. Coe Visitors Center and Art Gallery to get an overview of the complexity of the Park. After which some time will be spent on the Anhinga Trail for a stroll along the boardwalk and an opportunity to spot wildlife – turtles, herons and possibly the infamous alligators, with time to rest and eat your boxed lunch. * Your box lunch will be packed in coolers on the bus.
Session Capacity: 
35
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
Guests
$60.00
Tour Departs from Marriott Hotel

Looking Closely: Journaling & Sketching

Slowing down, intently observing, drawing, sketching and writing changes how we look at the world around us. Journaling forces us to see, instead of look. Suitable for all levels (including beginners) this half-day class will explore various journaling techniques to enhance drawing skills, explore ideas and document our place and time. Registration fee includes $5 for handouts.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$65.00
Deborah Shaw
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Garden House

Butterflies with Host Plants

This class is for those interested in the depiction of butterflies and their host and feeding plants in their natural environment using colored pencils.  Fresh plant material will be provided by Fairchild Botanic Garden.  The instructor will supply images of local butterflies.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$60.00
Leo Hernandez
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, Classroom B

Drawing Botany

Botanical accuracy is vital to portraying plants in botanical art. Studying the botanical elements of plants will promote accuracy in your art. Simple tools, exercises and illustrations will be explored to help you understand more about botany while creating botanical reference pages in class. Registration fee includes $5 materials.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$140.00
Mary Bauschelt
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Science Village

Colored Pencil Techniques

In this workshop Wendy will lead you in creating a colorful and scientifically accurate tropical flower portrait. Using underlayers of a grisaille technique for plant structure in a neutral colored pencil, followed by transparent layers of color with watercolor pencil and colored pencil you will create a flower portrait with enough information that can be finished later on, if you run out of time in the class. Registration fee includes $5 materials.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$140.00
Wendy Hollender
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, Classroom A

Pine Trees in Gouache

In this workshop, we will explore the technique of painting pine branches and cones in gouache. Through a step-by-step approach, we will cover the process by creating initial sketches, building forms with light washes and dry brush, creating depth between foreground and background needles, and rendering light and shadow. Participants will concentrate on studies of small areas of pine branches to gain knowledge and confidence to illustrate a finished painting. Registration includes $5 materials.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$140.00
Carrie Di Constanzo
Marriott, Coral Gables

Up Close with Orchids

We’ll get up close to Orchids and their unique and fascinating reproductive parts. Zooming into this small area we find many instructive lessons in light, shadow, color, form, and perspective. Through this subject we’ll learn how to use vellum’s best qualities to our advantage. Registration fee includes $10 materials.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$145.00
Carol Woodin
Marriott, Coconut Grove

The Botanical Artists of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: Priscilla Fawcett and Lee Adams

Priscilla Fawcett (1932-2012) and Lee Moulton Adams (1922-1971) were both talented artists with long associations with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG). Their work is not well known outside the communities of tropical botanists, North Florida, or FTBG. However, where they are known they are greatly admired for their scientific accuracy and pleasing artistry. This lecture will present their artwork within the framework of their lives and their association with FTBG and place them in their rightful place within the broader context of the history of botanical illustration. Adams, a North Florida environmentalist and botanical artist, was introduced to Dr. David Fairchild in 1945. FTBG was named in honor of Dr. Fairchild in recognition of his successful career exploring for and introducing foreign plants to the United States. He was impressed by Adams' work, considering it botanically correct as well as aesthetically pleasing. To his friend Dr. George H. Opdyke, who made the introduction, he said, “Here is the man to do for tropical fruits what Audubon did for the birds.” Thus began a long productive relationship between Adams and Fairchild. The basis of the Garden’s art collection are 23 watercolors done by Adams in the 1960’s. Fawcett, originally from Britain, was the Garden’s Botanic Illustrator from 1965 to 1989. Her volume of work was prodigious. She drew over one thousand botanic illustrations while at FTBG. Of these, many were done for the Flora of the Bahama Archipelago (1982) by Drs. Donovan S. and Helen B. Correll; The Biology of Trees Native to Tropical Florida (1980) and The Botany of Mangroves (1986) both by Dr. P. B. Tomlinson. She was the primary illustrator for the unpublished Flora of Florida Project and she provided fellow FTBG researchers illustrations for their various articles and publications. Fawcett also taught a popular course on botanic illustration for FTBG’s Adult Education Program which inspired others to become talented botanic artists in their own right. Pictures courtesy of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Session Capacity: 
50
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
Guests
$0.00
Janet Mosely Latham
Marriott, Sapphire A

Saturday Box Lunch

Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Guests
$28.00
Marriott, Crystal Ballroom

The Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University – “Weird, Wild & Wonderful”

This is a wonderful opportunity to see the American Society of Botanical Artists’ traveling exhibition “Weird, Wild & Wonderful”. Exhibiting artists, many of whom you will know and are at the conference, were invited to seek visually unusual plants and create works of art that celebrate the bizarre, yet at the same time beautiful flora of the world. Many of these botanical oddities and curiosities you will recognize and can be found in your local natural surroundings or at a botanical garden. * No refreshments available
Session Capacity: 
30
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
Guests
$0.00
Tour Departs Marriott Hotel

Drawing in Pen and Ink, The Virtues of Stipple

Drawing in pen & ink using a stipple effect can be a daunting task for many but the rewards, however, can be considerable and highly satisfying. For the benefits of drawing with black and white line by adding tone using “stipple" to create depth and dimension can reward you with great detail rarely achieved in any other medium. In this class students will review an approach to pen and ink drawing - a process and procedure that makes use of stipple to create maximum detail. While also creating a highly refined aesthetic look and style to your work. Each student will be encouraged to bring to the class examples of their work that they have either started or completed so that solutions and new approaches can be offered by demonstration, example and discussion. This is an opportunity to think more strategically about working in pen and ink and the benefits of “stipple”.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$60.00
Derek Norman
Marriott, Biscayne Bay

Art Bazaar and On Line Auction

Art Bazaar: Shop til you Drop before the Banquet! Great items at attractive prices donated by our members will be available for sale. Donate an item to the Art Bazaar – art supplies, botanical and art books, scarf - whatever you think another member might like to buy. Items will be for sale from 5 – 6:30. Fifteen members can also reserve a table to sell your own notecards, prints, authored books, with a 30% commission payable to ASBA. If you want to sell your Small Works artwork at the Art Bazaar, you can do that with either a 30%, 50% or 100% donated to ASBA (your choice). Online Auction: Beginning August 31, 2015, you can bid on exciting and unique experiences – workshops, trips and much more. See examples and get directions on how to participate – have a wonderful experience while supporting ASBA. The auction will end October 17, 7 pm eastern time.
Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members
Guests
$0.00
Marriott Hotel, Sapphire ABC

Annual Awards Banquet

Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Guests
$60.00
Marriott, Crystal Ballroom

Luxurious Leaves - Caladium, Sagittaria and Episcia

Luxurious leaves - Caladium, Sagittaria and Episcia Class will consist of demonstrations followed by exercises, with individual assistance. The goal is to accomplish a life-size painting of one chosen leaf on each day of class.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$450.00
Fatima Zagonel
Marriott, Sapphire A

Luxurious Leaves - Caladium, Sagittaria and Episcia

Luxurious leaves - Caladium, Sagittaria and Episcia Class will consist of demonstrations followed by exercises, with individual assistance. The goal is to accomplish a life-size painting of one chosen leaf on each day of class.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$450.00
Fatima Zagonel
Marriott, Sapphire A

Luxurious Leaves - Caladium, Sagittaria and Episcia

Luxurious leaves - Caladium, Sagittaria and Episcia Class will consist of demonstrations followed by exercises, with individual assistance. The goal is to accomplish a life-size painting of one chosen leaf on each day of class.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$450.00
Fatima Zagonel
Marriott, Sapphire A

Mary Bauschelt

ASBA Director, Mary Bauschelt retired from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Botany Greenhouses and Garden. She has taught botanical art for fifteen years. Her work is held in the permanent collection at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and she has exhibited nationally and internationally.

Carrie Di Constanzo

Carrie Di Costanzo is a New Jersey based botanical artist and instructor. She has exhibited her work in numerous ASBA juried exhibitions, as well as other venues throughout the country. Carrie was named Artist in Residence for Victoria Magazine in 2014. She specializes in gouache but also works in watercolor and oil.

Marilyn Garber

Marilyn Garber is the founder of the Minnesota School of Botanical Art (2001-present) located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Marilyn has served as the ASBA's President, Vice President, Co-Chair of the Education Committee, and Exhibitions Committee member. She is a member of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Florilegium Society, and founder of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Florilegium. Her botanical paintings have been included in exhibitions at the RHS, the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden, Thailand among others.

Lara Call Gastinger

Lara Call Gastinger is a botanical artist and illustrator for the Flora of Virginia Project. She was awarded a gold medal at the RHS show in London and her work has been in numerous ASBA traveling exhibits and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.

Roger Hammer

Roger Hammer is a professional naturalist, author, and photographer with an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Florida International University. He is the author of Everglades Wildflowers, Florida Keys Wildflowers, Central Florida Wildflowers, Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies in Tropical Florida, and Exploring Everglades National Park.

Leo Hernandez

Leo Hernandez studied at the Frank Reilly School of Art and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He worked in the Art Department of M. Lowenstein Textile Co. before returning to Florida in 1974. He is a member of the Tropical Botanic Artists Collective.

Wendy Hollender

Wendy Hollender is a botanical artist, author, and instructor. Hollender’s illustrations have been published extensively in premier publications around the world. Her work has been in world wide exhibitions including the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Hollender has published three books and received three gold medals for her latest book.

Robin Jess

Robin A. Jess is the executive director of the American Society of Botanical Artists. She has worked as a botanical illustrator and artist for 40 years and created the botanical illustration certificate program at The New York Botanical Garden.

Heeyoung Kim

Artist, instructor and native plant advocate, Heeyoung Kim is known for her botanical documentation of prairie plants of Midwest. Her works are characterized with complicated composition with simplicity. She won ASBA Diane Boucher Artist Award for Excellence in Botanical Art (2012), RHS Gold Medal (2012) and ASBA/HSNY Best in Show (2012).

Kelly Leahy Radding

Kelly Leahy Radding is a contemporary Artist-Naturalist who specializes in botanical and wildlife art. She works with watercolors on calfskin vellum and paper, casein, graphite & silverpoint. Her ideas begin with field observations that she translates to finished paintings in the studio.

Mindy Lighthipe

Mindy Lighthipe developed the 250 hour course curriculum for the Natural Science Illustration certification at the NY Botanical Garden. She teaches Natural Science Illustration at the University of Florida, teaches online, leads Botanical Art Tours, and exhibits and sells her art worldwide.

Jesse Meyer

Jesse Meyer's family company, Pergamena, has been preparing animal skins since 1550. He has refined the quality of parchment skins for use by artists, calligraphers, bookbinders and designers.

Janet Mosely Latham

Janet is a native Miamian and her interest in Priscilla Fawcett and Lee Adams began when she worked at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in the early 2000s. She has published articles on Fawcett, Adams and David Fairchild in The Tropical Garden, Brittonia, Moscosoa, The Botanic Artist and Botanical Review.

Derek Norman

Born and educated in England, Derek Norman has received gold and silver gilt medals from the Royal Horticultural Society and is represented in the permanent collections of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society, the British Museum and the Library of Congress. He serves on the Executive Committee of the ASBA, and is the immediate past President of ASBA.

Hillary Parker

Hillary Parker is a naturalist and international award winning botanical watercolor artist with paintings exhibited and sold worldwide. With a dual career of teaching and painting for over 25 years, she paints for private and public commissions, juried exhibitions, and presents international workshops, lectures and private art instruction.

Lynne Railsback

Lynne’s watercolors typically consist of subtle neutral tones. Using a “lift-out” technique and five pigment palette she’s able to capture the fine details in nature whether the specimen is neutral or colorful. Also important are her materials. Check out her web site for more information.

Sarah Roche

Sarah Roche is Education Director for the Wellesley College Botanical Garden's Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration program. She is affiliated with the South Shore Art Center, and the Copley Society of Art. Sarah is the Founding Director of the New England Society of Botanical Artists and chair of ASBA's Education Committee.

Betsy Rogers-Knox

Betsy earned a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from The New York Botanical Garden and is enchanted by the full lifecycle of plants. Her work has been included in the 13-18th ASBA Annual Exhibitions, Weird, Wild and Wonderful, Focus on Nature, Following in the Bartrams Footsteps and The RHS Exhibition in London.

Margaret Saylor

Margaret Saylor finds a ton of fungi to paint in her native Berks County, Pennsylvania: the stranger, the better. She earned her BFA from Kutztown University in Communications Design, and in June 2013 Margaret was awarded a certificate, with distinction, in Botanical Art & Illustration from The New York Botanical Garden. She has developed and taught botanical art classes at Chanticleer, PA; Mt. Cuba Center, DE; and the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA. Margaret is the Editor/Designer of The Botanical Artist, ASBA’s quarterly journal. Exhibiting her work in solo and juried shows, Margaret paints in her home studio in Mt. Penn, PA. Her painting on vellum, Dryad’s Saddle, was accepted into the ASBA's 17th Annual International.

Elaine Searle

Elaine Searle was inspired to become a botanical artist and teacher following completion of the Botanical Painting certificate program directed by Anne-Marie Evans in London. Her striking compositions reflect a former career as a designer. An enthusiastic and experienced tutor, Elaine has enjoyed working with students of varying degrees of experience and many nationalities. She travels to the United States and Europe to teach in settings ranging from private one-to-one coaching to small group master classes, conference workshops, online courses and highly popular botanical painting holidays. Elaine’s work is included in The Highgrove Florilegium, and her paintings have been shown in the 12th International Exhibition at the Hunt Institute. Her work ‘Garden Rhubarb’ won The Talas Award in the 16th ASBA International Show in New York and her work is represented in a number of private collections in the United States, Europe and Asia. More about Elaine on her website: www.paintbotanical.com

Deborah Shaw

Deborah Shaw has a fine art degree from Pomona College, where she also studied botany and California flora. She is principal of dbShaw Studios, specializing in print, web, information design, illustration, and scientific illustration. Ms. Shaw is an active member of the ASBA, the California chapters, and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. She has taught botanical art at numerous venues and taught drawing, design and information design at UCI, Extension where she was a “Distinguished Instructor” award recipient. Deborah’s work has been displayed in juried and non-juried exhibitions, is in the permanent collection at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and is in private collections. She has received numerous awards for art, design, product design and advertising. Her preferred media include graphite, watercolor, colored pencil, scratchboard, Illustrator and Photoshop.

Alice Tangerini

As a Staff Illustrator for the Botany Department at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Alice Tangerini has been specializing in drawing plants in pen and ink and graphite since 1972. Her illustrations appear in journals, books and on-line. In addition Alice manages and curates the collection of botanical illustrations at the Smithsonian.

Donna Torres

Donna Torres teaches botanical art at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and painting at Florida International University in Miami. She studied botanical illustration with Priscilla Fawcett and has an MFA in drawing and painting from FIU. Her work reflects her interest in shamanism and medicinal plants.

Denise Walser-Kolar

Denise Walser-Kolar has been painting on vellum for almost 10 years and loves introducing people to the wonderful combination of watercolor on vellum. Her work has been exhibited in international juried shows, the RHS, and is held in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute.

Catherine Watters

Catherine teaches in the US and in France. Her paintings are included in several Florilegia: the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens; the Brooklyn Botanic Garden; Filoli and Alcatraz. Also in the Hunt; the Sutton Collection; the Museum of Natural History, Paris; the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Carol Woodin

Specializing in watercolor on vellum, Carol Woodin’s work has been exhibited around the world. Recipient of the 1998 ASBA Diane Bouchier Artist Award, and an RHS Gold Medal, she served on the Board of the American Society of Botanical Artists, and is now its Director of Exhibitions.

Fatima Zagonel

Fatima Zagonel is a graphic designer and scientific illustrator. She is a Margaret Mee Foundation Fellow, Royal Botanic Gardens - Kew, 1999. Fatima is the Founder and Instructor, Botanical Illustration Center of Paraná - CIBP. A member of the National Union of Brazilian Scientific Illustrators, her work is in the collections: RBG - Kew, the Shirley Sherwood Collection and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.
Conference Fee - Early Registration: 
$360.00
Early Registration Deadline: 
08/16/2015
Conference Fee: 
$425.00
Registration Deadline: 
09/04/2015
Fee Includes: 

Most meals are included in the conference fee including breakfast and lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and the Saturday evening banquet. Light refreshments will be served at the Welcome Reception on Wednesday and Thursday’s Wildflower Forum. Many activities are free including: Portfolio Sharing, The Story of Vellum, Juror Training, Wildflower Forum, Education Forum, Grant Project Presentations, Beyond Accuracy Presentation, Weird, Wild & Wonderful Exhibition, and The Botanical Artists of Fairchild Gardens lecture. Transportation is provided between venues. If any discrepancies exist between policies that appear in the Journal and online, the policies online will take precedence.

How to Register: 

Registration Opens:   Saturday, July 18, 2015, Noon Eastern Time (REVISED)

A link to Registration will appear on the Home Page at that time. You will NOT need to log into your user account in order to register this year.

Early Registration Deadline:  August 16, 2015

Registration Closes:            September 4, 2015

Two Ways to Register:

1. Via website online:  Register and pay with credit card (MC/Visa).  Nearly 100% of registrants used the registration website last year. NOTE:  This year you will NOT need to "Log in" to the ASBA website in order to register.  

2.  By mail:  Clip, copy or download the registration form.  Complete form and mail along with your check payable to ASBA to ASBA 21st Annual Meeting, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458-5126.

First-come, first-served policy:  You may register online or by mail.  Online registration is the best way for you to get the classes you want.  Mail-in registrations will be processed when received, not based on postmark date.  Mail-ins postmarked prior to opening day of registration (July 18) will not be processed.

We recommend registering online beginning July 18, Noon Eastern Time.

Confirmation:  Sent via email only to those registering online; by US Postal Service to those registering by mail.

Questions:  Regarding selection of classes email ASBAConfCoord@aol.com or regarding a change in your registration, email ASBAMeeting@aol.com or contact the ASBA office at 1.866.691.9080.

Policy: 

If any discrepancies exist between policies that appear in the Journal and online, the policies online will take precedence.

1.  Current ASBA membership is required for registration.

2.  The ASBA Annual Meeting and Conference is a three-day event.  Partial registration is not available.  Preference is given to conference registrants for pre- and post-conference workshops and activities.

3. Registration Fees:

Registration fee on or before August 16, 2015:

$360 for current members

Registration fee on or after August 16, 2015:

$425 for current members

4.  Registration Deadline:

Registration is closed as of September 4, 2015.  No registrations are accepted after this time, no exceptions.

5.Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation on or before August 16, 2015 - $75 fee.  All workshop fees refunded.

Cancellation after August 16 through August 21, 2015- $150 fee plus 20% of workshop fees

Cancellation after August 21 through September 4, 2015 - $200 fee plus 50% of workshop fees

Cancellation Pre-and Post-conference Workshops on or before August 15 – 50% of fee

Pre- and Post-conference Workshop cancellation after August 15 – no refund.

No refunds of registration fee or workshops dropped after September 4.

Health emergency or death in the immediate family:  Refunds will be same as above except cancellation on or after October 1 through October 10, $200 of the basic registration fee and 50% of all other fees will be refunded to the registrant. If a guest cancels due to health emergency or death in the immediate family on or after October 1, 75% of guest meal fees and 50% of any other fees will be refunded.

ASBA reserves the right to cancel any workshop that does not meet a minimum registration and to replace an instructor in the event that an instructor is unable to fulfill their obligation to teach. 

 

Art Bazaar

Shop 'til you Drop before the Banquet! Great items at attractive prices donated by our members will be available for sale. Donate an item to the Art Bazaar – art supplies, botanical and art books, scarf - whatever you think another member might like to buy. Items will be for sale from  5 – 6:30. Fifteen members can also reserve a table to sell your own notecards, prints, authored books, with a 30% commission payable to ASBA. How about donating your Small Works artwork to the Art Bazaar?

To donate, please email ArtBazaar@asba-art.org. Include the following information in your email: Name, Full mailing address, Email, Phone, Description of donated item, Value of donated item, Selling price (if different from Value), and whether you intend to ship or hand delivery the item.  If you prefer, you may download and complete the Art Bazaar Donation Form and scan and email it to ArtBazaar@asba-art.org

Online Auction

Online Auction: Beginning August 31, 2015, you can bid on exciting and unique experiences – workshops, trips and much more.  See examples and get directions on how to participate – have a wonderful experience while supporting ASBA. The auction will end October 17, 7 pm eastern time.

 

Testimonial excerpts from first-time conference attendee Deborah Montgomerie...

"[The Miami ASBA Conference] was fantastic! If any of you have been hesitant to go along don't hesitate any more. The hotel was modest and a good medium price for Miami and was perfect for the hordes of us that took it over. The welcome party by the pool on Wednesday night was frankly a riot. Everyone was sooooo friendly. ...I really felt welcomed by all."