25th Annual Meeting & Conference - 2019

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh "City of Bridges"                                                                           Phipps Conservatory - Photo courtesy Paul G. Wiegman

ASBA 25TH ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE

Join us in Pittsburgh October 17, 18, 19, 2019.  ASBA’s Conference returns to the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center - within walking distance of the Hunt Institute, the inspiration and beauty of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh!

 

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

16TH INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION AT THE HUNT INSTITUTE FOR BOTANICAL DOCUMENTATION             

A highlight of the ASBA Pittsburgh conference is the 16th International Exhibition – one of the world’s most prestigious exhibitions of contemporary botanical art. The Reception on Thursday evening is open exclusively to the exhibiting artists and ASBA conference participants.

COME EARLY OR STAY LATE!

Take a Pre- or Post-Conference Workshop, tour the exciting and beautiful city of Pittsburgh, or stay for the 2nd International Congress of Botanical Art. Two renowned botanical artists will offer exciting two-day preconference workshop opportunities on Tuesday and Wednesday. Join Kelly Leahy Radding to learn the traditional technique of painting with egg tempera. UK artist Helen Allen will be sharing her technique for painting on calf skin vellum.

Stay after the conference for the chance to spend three days with master artist Asuka Hishiki, coming from Japan to share her celebrated watercolor technique in a post-conference class. On Wednesday, join in the fun on a tour of Pittsburgh that will include popular spots, a ride on the Duquesne Incline, and food tasting!

ASBA will be convening the 2nd International Congress of Botanical Art on Sunday, following the conference. The Congress will consist of morning, afternoon, and evening sessions with presentations by invited speakers from around the world and a panel discussion. Sir Peter Crane, President, Oak Spring Garden Foundation, will give the evening's keynote address. Attendance will be open to ASBA conference attendees, Hunt Institute exhibition artists, and steering committee members of the 2018 Botanical Art Worldwide initiative.

CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

The 2019 ASBA Annual Meeting and Conference will be a great blend of hands-on workshops, demonstrations, lectures, tours, and social gatherings. Guaranteed there will be something for everyone!

The conference begins with the Welcome Reception at the Wyndham on Wednesday evening where you can meet up with old friends and make new ones.

Thursday morning begins with Portfolio Sharing. Everyone at every level is invited to share what they have been working on throughout the year. The General Membership Meeting and Luncheon will catch you up on ASBA activities and will be followed by the Techniques Showcase featuring Sylvia Peter (acrylic on board) and Asuka Hishiki (watercolor). Or sign up for an afternoon workshop and learn a new technique. Then it’s off to the Hunt for the highly anticipated 16th International Exhibition. Open Studio will be available throughout the conference. Drop in to watch free roundtable demonstrations by noted botanical artists, paint on your own, and meet new friends. Also throughout the conference, we will have vendors selling everything from brushes to paper.

Friday is another full day of activities with artists Margaret Best, Gaynor Dickeson, Jean Emmons, Heeyoung Kim, Kelly Leahy Radding, Betsy Rogers-Knox, Elaine Searle, Carol Woodin, and others. Visit the Hunt Institute to see the International Exhibition again and enjoy Hunt’s special programs. Or take a private tour at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden. Beyond the Studio: Making a Difference, which highlights ASBA Grant Recipients, and the popular panel discussion, Beyond Accuracy: Creating Art Panel Discussion, will both be held Friday evening.

Saturday will feature workshops and lectures with Lugene Bruno, Mary Dillon, Marilyn Garber, Vincent Jeannerot, Robin Jess, John Pastoriza Piñol, Carrie Roy, Lizzie Sanders, Esmée Winkel, and more. Dueling Artists Deborah Shaw and Denise Walser-Kolar will be demonstrating their individual techniques on vellum. In the evening, head across the street to the Oaklander hotel for the popular Art Bazaar and Cocktail Social where you can shop from a tempting array of botanical-art related goodies – all to help support ASBA. Members or member groups can sign up to sell originals, prints, cards, books, apparel, etc. at Artists Sales happening alongside the Art Bazaar. We close the conference with the inspiring Annual Awards Banquet and say goodbye until next year.

The complete 2019 conference schedule and registration information will be posted on the ASBA website in June and in the June issue of The Botanical Artist. Registration will begin in July. Watch for emails that will alert you to this information well in advance.

We are looking forward to the 25th ASBA Annual Meeting and Conference in Pittsburgh this fall and hope to see you there!

 

Pittsburgh, PA
October 17 - 19, 2019

HOTEL INFORMATION

Please note that the Wyndham Hotel and the Oaklander Hotel are now filled. You may wish to contact Betsy Rogers-Knox at brogersknox@gmail.com, who is coordinating roommate requests to see if anyone wishes to share a room.
 
You may also consider other hotels nearby, but note that all transportation leaves from and returns to the Wyndham, and you are responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from the Wyndham. 
 
Nearby Hotels:
Hilton Garden Inn -  412.688.1969
Hyatt House - 412.621.9900
Courtyard by Marriott - 412.683.3113
 
Wyndham Hotel University Center (SOLD OUT)
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The Wyndham Hotel is the conference hotel. Room rates are $153 per night for King or Two Queen standard room plus applicable taxes. This rate applies to stays from October 13 – 22, 2019. Complimentary parking for overnight guests (there is a $5 fee for event parking per day). 

For reservations call In-House Reservations Sales Coordinator, Mara Cerro, mcerro@wyndham. com, at 412-682-6251 Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30pm EST. To make online reservations, go to https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/groups/hr/american-society-of-botanical-artists or www.wyndhamhotels.com and use Group Code 10136841AS. The phone number for the central reservation line is 1-800-864-8287.

The Oaklander Hotel, Autograph Collection Hotels (SOLD OUT)
5130 Bigelow Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The Oaklander is a new boutique hotel opening this Spring across the street from the conference hotel. Room rates are $229 per night, plus applicable taxes. For reservations go to: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1544120730532&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Rooms fill up quickly, so make your reservation as soon as possible. 

If you are interested in connecting with a roommate for the conference, contact ASBA Volunteer Roommate Coordinator Betsy Rogers-Knox at brogersknox@gmail.com.

 

Please advise the Wyndham Hotel directly (and at least two weeks before the conference) of any special dietary requirements or allergies you may have.  It may not be possible to accommodate last-minute requests.

 

 

The Wyndham University Center Hotel is located 20 miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport. Depending on the time of day and traffic, this could be a 25-45 minute drive.

Supershuttle offers rides between the airport and hotel. Rates depend on shared ride, ExecuCar or private non-stop ride arrangements.
• It is advisable to book your reservation in advance online at: https://www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=A4HTX
• Use Discount Code: A4HTX for 10% discount off SuperShuttle shared rides or ExecuCar private sedans or private SUVs. This discount does not apply to exclusive non-stop vans. This discount only applies to online reservations and payments.
• The SuperShuttle Mobile App is available for IOS and Android phone users. First time users can save 10% by using the code: APP10.
• For special reservation questions call 1-800 BLUE VAN (800-258-3826) anytime 24/7. Please note that if you call in your reservation instead of booking and paying online with your discount code, then your discount is NOT valid and a $3 call center fee applies.

SuperShuttle Arrival Procedures:
• Shared Ride Van Service ticket counter check in is located in the center of the Baggage Claim level at the Ground Transportation/Car Rental area. If traveling with a group, make sure you are all together before approaching the counter.
• ExecuCar passengers will locate their operator at the base of the escalator in baggage claim who will assist with claiming your luggage. If you are unable to locate your operator, call 412-444-4444, option 3.

Z-Trip (Pittsburgh Yellow Cab) can be arranged by calling 412-321-8100. A one-way cab ride will cost $45-55.

Uber and Lyft users can access their ride sharing app on their smartphones to arrange pickup. The Pittsburgh airport ridesharing pick up zone is located outside Baggage Claim Door Number 4.

Airport Express - Port Authority 28X Bus

Buses depart approximately every 30 minutes outside of Door 6, Baggage Claim
The stop closest to the Wyndham Hotel is Fifth Avenue at Tennyson Avenue, about one block from the hotel entrance.
Rates: One-way fare to and from Pittsburgh International Airport is $2.50 when paying with a ConnectCard or $2.75 when paying with cash.
Fares are paid upon boarding. Cash, ConnectCard, ConnecTix and passes are accepted.
A ticket vending machine is located inside the landside terminal near baggage claim by Door 6.
Schedule of routes can be found at: https://www.portauthority.org/get-schedules/?route=028X-179
A PDF version of the schedule and routes can be found here: https://www.portauthority.org/pdfs/28X.pdf
Title
Instructor
Location

PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITY - Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute will be closed on Saturday, October 19. The 16th International Exhibition opens September 17 and runs through December 18, 2019. If you come to the conference early or stay afterwards, feel free to visit the Hunt Monday through Friday from 9 am – noon and from 1 pm – 5 pm. Transportation is on your own. The Hunt is in walking distance from the hotel.
Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members
Guests
$0.00

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP - Fall Ephemera on Vellum

Fall is a time of transition between seasons where many flowers turn from brilliant and rich hues to soft and subtle tones as they dry. Join Helen in drawing and capturing a sampler of flowers in watercolor on vellum that may be enjoyed forever.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$300.00
Helen Allen

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP - Fall Fruits and Nuts in Egg Tempera

Learn the time-honored technique of egg tempera while painting the tiny treasures of fall. In this introductory workshop, Kelly will teach you how to create egg medium, how to paint from dry pigments, and egg tempera painting techniques; from creating background to fine detail.
(fee includes dry pigments, gessoed panel, transfer paper and other accessories)
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$330.00
Kelly Leahy Radding

Board of Directors Meeting (Board Members only)

Session Registration Required: 
No

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP - Fall Ephemera on Vellum

Fall is a time of transition between seasons where many flowers turn from brilliant and rich hues to soft and subtle tones as they dry. Join Helen in drawing and capturing a sampler of flowers in watercolor on vellum that may be enjoyed forever.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$300.00
Helen Allen

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP - Fall Fruits and Nuts in Egg Tempera

Learn the time-honored technique of egg tempera while painting the tiny treasures of fall. In this introductory workshop, Kelly will teach you how to create egg medium, how to paint from dry pigments, and egg tempera painting techniques; from creating background to fine detail.
(fee includes dry pigments, gessoed panel, transfer paper and other accessories)
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$330.00
Kelly Leahy Radding

The “Pittsburgh 101” Tour

Join in the fun of this “crash course” of the city of Pittsburgh! Visit landmarks, attractions, and neighborhoods to learn about and experience the “Burgh” on this whirlwind tour of the “City of Bridges”. Includes round-trip transportation, all admissions, tastings, and driver gratuity (lunch on your own).

Please see the attached PDF (Session Supply List) for tour details.
Session Capacity: 
38
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
Guests
$80.00

Vendor Sales

Session Registration Required: 
No

Conference Check-In, Catalog Sales, and Art Bazaar Drop Off

Welcome to the Conference! Pick up your conference packet that includes all the details you will need. Catalogs from ASBA Exhibitions and the 16th Hunt Annual International are available for purchase.
Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members

Welcome Reception

Welcome to Pittsburgh! Meet up with old friends and make new ones at the Welcome Reception. Enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres at this kick-off to the conference. Cash bar.
Session Capacity: 
248
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Guests
$25.00

Thursday Continental Breakfast

Wyndham Deluxe Continental

Includes: Market Style Fruit Display with Seasonal Berries
Freshly baked Mini Muffins, Danishes and Croissants
Assorted Bagels with Butter, Jelly and Cream Cheese
Selection of Cold Cereals with Whole and Skim Milk
Assorted Chilled Juices, Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Starbucks Coffee and Hot Tea
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Guests
$23.00
Wyndham Hotel

Chapter Heads Meeting (Chapter Heads only)

Session Registration Required: 
No

Conference Check-In, Catalog Sales, and Art Bazaar Drop Off

Welcome to the Conference! Pick up your conference packet that includes all the details you will need. Catalogs from ASBA Exhibitions and the 16th Hunt Annual International are available for purchase.
Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members

Vendor Sales

Session Registration Required: 
No

Portfolio Sharing

Everyone, at every level, is invited to share what they’ve been working on throughout the year. It’s a fun, no-pressure, no-sales event where you can see the works of other botanical artists and get feedback on your work. No registration necessary to look at work, only register if you will be showing your work. (Guests are welcome to view artwork)
Session Capacity: 
38
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00

LECTURE: Handmade Vintage Paper - How it was Made and Why it's Superior to Contemporary Paper

with William McCracken, Vintage Paper Co.
In the golden age of hand papermaking, the quality of the paper produced was far superior to anything available today. William will explain the fascinating processes used to produce these wonderful papers and explain why they are still sought after by artists today.
Session Capacity: 
60
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
William McCracken

General Membership Meeting and Luncheon

The General Membership Meeting and Luncheon is an opportunity to catch up on ASBA Activities.

Choose from the following meal options:

Chicken Piccata

Honey Chipotle Salmon

Italian Ratatouille Stuffed Portabella (vegetarian)

Includes: Starch, vegetable, rolls and butter and dessert, freshly brewed Iced Tea, freshly brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Starbucks Coffee, and Hot Tea
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Guests
$30.00
Wyndham Hotel

LECTURE: The Story of Vellum

with Jesse Meyer - Pergamena
Learn about the making and uses of different types of vellum from Jesse Meyer, whose family company, Pergamena, has been preparing animal skins since 1550.
Session Capacity: 
60
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Jesse Meyer

Education Forum

Whether you are a seasoned instructor, someone who is thinking about teaching or an interested botanical artist please join us for the Education Forum. We will hear from instructors and administrators who will discuss what goes into planning a class or curriculum. Participants are encouraged to bring tips and share your teaching and demonstration techniques. Join us for an exciting and informative panel discussion addressing the changes and concerns affecting adult botanical art instruction. Whether you are a student or an instructor, you have probably felt the shifts in adult education. We will look at formal botanical art certificate programs, informal classes, online learning and You Tube videos. The second half of the forum will be a share your ideas and techniques session. Bring your tips and tricks to share.
Session Capacity: 
42
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Kristie Bruzenak and Suzanne Wegener

Stipple Techniques in Black and White

Using Microns, Copic multiliner pens, Rapidograph pens or crowquill pen and ink, participants will learn to stipple – a system of fine dots that produces smooth tones. Learn how to combine stipple with line and crosshatching to create textures in pen and ink.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$85.00
Robin Jess

Relative Values Make a Realistic Painting

Realism is determined by illustrating natural volume through tonal variation. The student will develop a graphite map of values as a step in the journey for a painting. A record of light and shade of a plant leads to good composition and accurate representation even after the plant has wilted. No experience necessary.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$80.00
Lee McCaffree

Nuts and Seeds in Drybrush

Master drybrush technique by painting a selection of nuts and seeds. Lizzie will show you how to make precise and sharp images using tiny brushes and almost no water. With guidance from Lizzie, learn to create details and texture. Advanced class.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$75.00
Lizzie Sanders

Techniques Showcase on Stage

Three artists demonstrate and discuss on stage with close-ups of their techniques projected onto a large screen.

1:30 – Deborah Shaw (Watercolor and Graphite on Vellum)
2:30 – Sylvia Peter (Acrylic on Board)
3:30 – Asuka Hishiki (Watercolor Drybrush)
Session Capacity: 
248
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$10.00
Asuka Hishiki, Sylvia Peter, Deborah Shaw

16th International Exhibition

At 5:30, buses will arrive to whisk us off to the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. We will view the 16th International Exhibition, with 41 artworks from 41 artists representing 14 countries.
Session Capacity: 
300
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Guests
$10.00

Friday Breakfast Buffet

Breakfast of Champions

Includes:
Assorted Freshly Baked Breakfast Pastries, variety of Bagels with Butter, Jelly and Cream Cheese, Fresh Fruit Salad

Fluffy Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs

Your choice between Belgian Waffles with Strawberries or French Toast

Skillet Browned Potatoes

Crisp Bacon and Grilled Sausage

Assorted Chilled Juices, Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Starbucks Coffee and Hot Tea
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Guests
$28.00
Wyndham Hotel

Vendor Sales

Session Registration Required: 
No

Hunt Collection on Display, revisit the 16th Annual International

Session Registration Required: 
No

Hands-Off Demonstration Class: If You Can Crack an Egg and Draw a Line, You can Paint with Egg Tempera

In this hands-off workshop, Kelly will introduce you to the luminous world of egg tempera and show you the steps of painting with this classical medium. From making the egg medium to mixing the paints, and painting techniques such as hatching, glazing, and scumbling. This is a demonstration-only class. You will not be painting. Kelly will be in the Open Studio Friday afternoon if you would like a chance to dabble a little in egg tempera.
Session Capacity: 
20
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$60.00
Kelly Leahy Radding

Dark Secrets-How to Paint Vibrant and Interesting Darks

Darks don’t have to be dull! Learn how to create darks that glow with vibrant “hidden” color. Using “wet in damp” and “drybrush” Elaine will share her approach using seasonal specimens. All levels welcome. A limited palette of Daniel Smith paints will be provided FREE for you to use.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$170.00
Elaine Searle

Advanced Graphite Techniques: More than just Paper and Pencil

Expand your repertoire of graphite techniques! This workshop will explore water-soluble graphite, graphite dust application, and more, to create deep ranges of tonal values; effortless smooth, even tones and detailed textures. Specialized supplies will be provided. Intermediate to advanced.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$155.00
Deborah Shaw

Red Orbs of Autumn

In this one-day vellum primer, we'll work with reds and their complements to create surface color, gloss, shaded form, and texture on round fruits. Carol will bring heirloom apples and tomatoes from the Hudson Valley for subjects.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$150.00
Carol Woodin

Fall Colors Fallen Leaf

Fundamental watercolor techniques required for painting a successful fall leaf study is the focus of this one-day workshop. Blending vibrant fall colors, brush work for smooth layering, vein details, and tight edges will be covered. Specifically designed for newcomers to botanical art or those wishing to refresh their skills.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$155.00
Margaret Best

Painting Yellow Flowers and Plants with Colored Pencil

Preparation for painting spring flowers: people often find difficulty in painting yellow flowers and leaves using dry colored pencil. But it is easy when you know how. Gaynor will show you how and help you use her technique to paint both warm and cool yellows realistically.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$170.00
Gaynor Dickeson

Watercolor on Kelmscott Vellum

Kelmscott vellum requires a drier, more careful touch than other vellums. Yet, in some ways it is more versatile. We will spend a day building paint, lifting, repairing, scratching, and repainting while refining our drybrush skills. If time allows, we will begin a tiny subject.
Class fee includes Kelmscott vellum.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$180.00
Jean Emmons

Composition: Instinctive or Instruct-able?

How does a botanical artist create natural and elegant composition? Was he/she just born with a good sense of composition? If you are not that lucky, you are not alone. Heeyoung will share her approach to how she carefully chooses each line and analyzes proportion to achieve her highly aesthetic botanical works. Graphite pencil will be used in class with focus on composition. Option: Class attendees may bring one botanical painting (finished or unfinished) for discussion with the instructor.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$165.00
Heeyoung Kim

The Devil’s in the Details

Ready to tackle those spiny, bumpy, thorny, hairy challenges? Using watercolor in a variety of small individual exercises, learn to accurately portray these important details of plants. Although time-consuming to execute, the results will add interest and realism to your painting. Beneficial for both beginners and more experienced students.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$150.00
Betsy Rogers-Knox

Open Studio

Drop in throughout the day to watch free demonstrations by noted botanical artists, paint on your own, meet new friends, or just hang out.
Session Registration Required: 
No
ASBA Members
$0.00

Phipps Conservatory Tour

This tour of Phipps conservatory will focus on their plant collections, their history, and the Fall Flower Show. The conservatory is open until 10pm on Fridays, so you can stay after the tour to explore further or draw in the Conservatory (on your own). For more information on the Phipps, go to www.phipps.conservatory.org
Session Capacity: 
50
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
Guests
$24.00

Friday Lunch Buffet

Carnegie Deli

Tender Field Green Salad with Tomatoes, Greek Olives, and English Cucumbers

Sicilian Pasta Salad with Imported Meats, Cheese, and Roasted Vegetables

Premium Slow Roasted Turkey Breast, Roast Beef, Black Forest Ham, Genoa Salami,Provolone, Pepper Jack, Baby Swiss, and American Cheese

Red Leaf Lettuce, Red Onions, Sliced Ripe Tomatoes, and Dill Pickle Spears

Thick Cut Deli Breads, Kaiser Rolls and Condiments

Served with House Made Potato Chips

Assorted Cookies and Fudge Nut Brownies

Freshly Brewed Iced Tea, Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Starbucks Coffee, and Hot Tea
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Guests
$30.00
Wyndham Hotel

Creating a Perpetual Journal

In this workshop, Lara will detail the basics of starting and maintaining a field sketchbook and the many supplies and techniques she has used to keep a field journal for 18 years. We will work on tips for composing a page, adding text, using pen techniques, and adding watercolor.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$75.00
Lara Call Gastinger

Hunt Collection on Display, revisit the 16th Annual International

Session Registration Required: 
No

LECTURE: Florilegia: Flower Portraits in the Hunt Institute collections

McDevitt will talk about florilegia (collections of flower portraits) and the people who made them. On display will be examples of florilegia from Hunt Institute’s collection, including L'Anglois’ Livre de Fleurs and Besler’s Hortus Eystettensis.
(Image courtesy Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA)
Session Capacity: 
30
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Jeannette McDevitt
Hunt Institute

Questions and Answers with 16th International Artists

(at the Hunt)
Session Capacity: 
30
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Lugene Bruno and Carrie Roy
Hunt Institute

Beyond the Studio: Make a Difference!

Join 2018 ASBA Artist Grant winners for an up-close look at how your fellow artists are leveraging botanical art to make a difference. Be inspired by their stories and their amazing art. Bobbi Angell will talk about her illustration work supporting the publication of a field guide to the plants surrounding Neufchatel Canton region of Switzerland…and the amazing connection to the plants surrounding her home area in Vermont. The Plants of the James River Group will discuss their “Ancarrow’s List” exhibit project exploring plants surrounding the James River in Virginia, inspired by historic photographic documentation instrumental in clean-up of the river’s pollution.
Session Capacity: 
200
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Guests
$10.00
Gail Goodrich Harwood

Beyond Accuracy: Creating Art Panel Discussion

Botanical artists straddle two worlds – one of accuracy in portraying plants 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.
Session Capacity: 
200
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Guests
$10.00
Lugene Bruno, Asuka Hishiki, Robin Jess, and Elaine Searle

Saturday Breakfast Buffet

Breakfast of Champions

Includes:
Assorted Freshly Baked Breakfast Pastries, variety of Bagels with Butter, Jelly and Cream Cheese, Fresh Fruit Salad

Fluffy Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs

Your choice between Belgian Waffles with Strawberries or French Toast

Skillet Browned Potatoes

Crisp Bacon and Grilled Sausage

Assorted Chilled Juices, Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Starbucks Coffee and Hot Tea
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Guests
$28.00
Wyndham Hotel

LECTURE: The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted

Learn about Frederick Law Olmsted, America’s foremost parkmaker, whose legacy extended from Central Park to Yosemite and continued into the 20th century by his sons and successors. Topics will also include collaborations with noteworthy botanists, challenges of 19th century plant nomenclature, and projects in Pittsburgh.
Session Capacity: 
60
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Lauren Meier

Juror Training

A review of the topics needed to serve as a juror for ASBA exhibitions, including policies and procedures, and criteria used in scoring artworks. Participants learn to look at botanical art with a critical eye, when they divide up into teams and jury a small exhibition.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Carol Woodin

The Great Vellum Duel

Join Deborah and Denise as they demonstrate their individual techniques for working on vellum. Observe two artists with very different approaches, methods, and results. Throughout the demonstration, they will be asking each other questions (“why on earth would you do that?”) and explaining their choices to the audience. You can come and go or stay the whole session.
Session Registration Required: 
No
Deborah Shaw and Denise Walser Kolar

Critique is not a Dirty Word

Developing and using an observational vocabulary for deeply looking at, analyzing, and evaluating artwork of one’s own and others’ is essential to the development of each artist. Curator of Art Lugene Bruno and Assistant Curator of Art Carrie Roy, Hunt Institute, will team-teach a one-day workshop that will introduce a vocabulary for critical analysis while leading a group discussion of class member’s artwork as well as images of work by leading botanical and non-botanical artists. A hand-out of terminology will be provided and these terms will be incorporated into the group conversations to assist the participants in becoming comfortable and more confident with their use. Remember, all artwork is the product of choices made by the artist and no matter how accomplished that artist is, no one person’s artwork will ever be perfect. Participants will leave this workshop feeling more confident in their ability to see, discuss, and evaluate those choices and incorporate those lessons into their future work.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$150.00
Lugene Bruno and Carrie Roy

Easy and Slow…Painting the Rich Colors of Fading Petals

Enjoy the easy and slow process of painting layers combining wet washes and drybrush watercolor techniques to achieve the subtlety and richness of glorious color found in the fading petals of autumn. Using simple stress-free color mixing, matching, and painting techniques, this will be a relaxing fun day to enhance your skills.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$155.00
Mary Dillon

Greens and Browns

Join Vincent for the day and learn to paint greens and browns easily and with a limited palette.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$155.00
Vincent Jeannerot

Getting Started: How to Begin to Create Your Painting Masterpiece

Students will learn the basics of botanical art including: drawing to composition, painting techniques, and introduction to color theory. Students who enroll in this beginner’s workshop may have completed some level of art, but may wish to learn more about botanical art. There are no prerequisites to enroll in this class – just an eagerness to learn and a sense of adventure.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$160.00
John Pastoriza-Piñol

Putting a Bloom on Fruit – Grapes, Plums, and More

Learn how to put a real bloom on your fruit and master drybrush technique by painting a selection of grapes, plums, and other autumn fruit. Lizzie will show you how to make precise and sharp images using tiny brushes and almost no water. With guidance from Lizzie, learn to create detail, texture, and the softest waxy surface bloom.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$155.00
Lizzie Sanders

A Technical Tale of Tone

This class will focus on the theory of light and how Esmée translates that onto 2D paper in both ink and watercolor. She will explain the stippling technique in ink and how she creates shadows with watercolor. Participants can then work in either technique.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$150.00
Esmée Winkel

“It’s Not Easy Being Green” Leaves and Greens in Colored Pencil

Botanical artists know that leaves are the most important specimens we draw but are often the most difficult. Have fun learning to mix and identify “good” greens, draw veins and edges, and experiment with shine and texture to make your leaf come to life. All levels welcome!
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$150.00
Nina Antze

Open Studio

Drop in throughout the day to watch free demonstrations by noted botanical artists, paint on your own, meet new friends, or just hang out.
Session Registration Required: 
No

LECTURE: The Business of Botanical Art

What does the business of botanical art involve? What business knowledge, skills and competencies do botanical artists and illustrators need for a professional career in botanical art? How does an ever-changing marketplace impact on the gap between demand and supply for botanical art and illustration?
Session Capacity: 
60
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Katherine Tyrrell

Saturday Lunch Buffet

Carnegie Deli

Tender Field Green Salad with Tomatoes, Greek Olives, and English Cucumbers

Sicilian Pasta Salad with Imported Meats, Cheese, and Roasted Vegetables

Premium Slow Roasted Turkey Breast, Roast Beef, Black Forest Ham, Genoa Salami,Provolone, Pepper Jack, Baby Swiss, and American Cheese

Red Leaf Lettuce, Red Onions, Sliced Ripe Tomatoes, and Dill Pickle Spears

Thick Cut Deli Breads, Kaiser Rolls and Condiments

Served with House Made Potato Chips

Assorted Cookies and Fudge Nut Brownies

Freshly Brewed Iced Tea, Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Starbucks Coffee, and Hot Tea
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Guests
$30.00
Wyndham Hotel

LECTURE: The Legacies of Three Women in Botanical Illustration

Whether exploring the Amazon, illustrating flora in her home state, or bringing botany to the public in books, these three women botanical artists will inspire you – Margaret Mee, Emily Hitchcock Terry, and Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden.
Session Capacity: 
60
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Marilyn Garber, Robin Jess, and Carol Woodin

Hands-Off Demonstration Class: Creating a Painting from Start to Finish

How often have you wished that you could see how someone starts a painting? Or finishes one? In this hands-off workshop, Margaret will show us all the steps in creating a painting using graphite and watercolor – from the transfer process to the finishing touches. This is a demonstration-only class. You will not be painting.
Session Capacity: 
20
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$60.00
Margaret Saylor

LECTURE: ASBA – the Beginning

As we celebrate our 25th ASBA Conference, come hear from our Founder, Diane Bouchier and early members, Kate Nessler and Carol Woodin, what it was like to be at that very first conference. Hear about the very early years of ASBA and how those years created the foundation for the organization and conferences of today.
Session Capacity: 
60
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
$0.00
Diane Bouchier, Kate Nessler, and Carol Woodin

Art Bazaar and Artist Sales

The Art Bazaar on Saturday evening before the banquet gives you the options to donate, sell your items, and snatch up new treasures. All are opportunities for you to benefit while supporting ASBA’s mission. You can request a table for yourself or for your group to sell items during the Art Bazaar and donate 30% of your sale proceeds to ASBA.
Fee: 30% of your sales
Session Capacity: 
14
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members

ASBA Annual Awards Banquet

Enjoy a relaxing dinner with friends new and old as we honor members’ achievements at the grand finale of ASBA’s conference activities. Choose from the following meal options:

Chicken Marsala
(ASBA Members $0, Guests $40)

Prime Rib of Pork Loin
(ASBA Members $0, Guests $45)

Roasted Vegetable Empanada (vegetarian)
(ASBA Members $0, Guests $32)

Includes: Starch, vegetable, rolls and butter and dessert, freshly brewed iced tea, freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated Starbucks coffee, and hot tea
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Wyndham Hotel

2nd International Congress of Botanical Art

What started with a small group of international members huddled in a hotel room contemplating "What if..." grew and grew, culminating in simultaneous exhibitions in 25 countries on six continents displaying over 1,000 works of botanical art of native plants illustrating the great diversity of plant life on earth. Now, you can have a ringside seat to see and hear a firsthand account of this historic event presented by those that made it happen. The Congress will consist of morning, afternoon and evening sessions with presentations by invited speakers from around the world and a panel discussion. Sir Peter Crane, President, Oak Spring Garden Foundation, will give the evening's keynote address. Attendance is open to ASBA conference attendees and their guests, Hunt Institute exhibition artists, and steering committee members of the 2018 Botanical Art Worldwide initiative. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Session Capacity: 
180
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
ASBA Members
Guests
$120.00

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP - Watercolor Drybrush – One Tiny Stroke at a Time

Recreating complicated color and texture of the subject can be challenging. It is often covered with multiple mixed color and also with soft hairs and small scars. Learn and test how Asuka portrays these complicated surfaces with her drybrush technique.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$450.00
Asuka Hishiki

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP - Watercolor Drybrush – One Tiny Stroke at a Time

Recreating complicated color and texture of the subject can be challenging. It is often covered with multiple mixed color and also with soft hairs and small scars. Learn and test how Asuka portrays these complicated surfaces with her drybrush technique.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$450.00
Asuka Hishiki

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP - Watercolor Drybrush – One Tiny Stroke at a Time

Recreating complicated color and texture of the subject can be challenging. It is often covered with multiple mixed color and also with soft hairs and small scars. Learn and test how Asuka portrays these complicated surfaces with her drybrush technique.
Session Capacity: 
15
Session Registration Required: 
Yes
Session Supply List: 
ASBA Members
$450.00
Asuka Hishiki

Helen Allen

After a number or years teaching botanical art, Helen opened her school, the Chelsea School of Botanical Art. She delights in teaching abroad, and in 2018 she took part in an exhibition in the Netherlands. Her paintings may be found in florilegia, public and private collections.

Bobbi Angell

Bobbi Angell - scientific illustrator, printmaker, instructor, and gardener - has been drawing plants for botanists around the world since 1978. Much of her work is done from herbarium specimens at The New York Botanical Garden, but tropical field work and growing plants at her home in Vermont contribute to her diverse knowledge of plants. She is co-author of A Botanist’s Vocabulary, and her illustrations have been published in floras including Guide to the Vascular Plants of Central French Guiana, Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico, and Intermountain Flora.

Nina Antze

Nina has a degree in Fine Arts, a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from the New York Botanical Gardens and studied with Sarah Simblet at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford. She teaches in the Filoli Certificate program and throughout California.

Margaret Best

Margaret graduated as an art teacher in South Africa before moving to Canada with her family. Her watercolors have been included in numerous international and ASBA juried exhibitions. She is known for her nurturing style and comprehensive workshop material. Margaret currently teaches ongoing programs she developed across Canada and Bermuda.

Paula Blair

Paula Blair, co-founder and treasurer of the PJRP, is a former public-school teacher from Richmond, Virginia. She received her certificate in botanical illustration from the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has been a teacher for both adult education and children's summer camp. She has participated in several regional exhibitions and won "Best Artwork in Show" at the Virginia Orchid Society's Annual Show.

Diane Bouchier

Dr. Diane Bouchier is the Founder of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Since her retirement from a university career, she has been teaching botanical drawing at Gallery North, Setauket NY. An exhibition of her native plant drawings has been touring nature centers and libraries across Long Island.

Lugene Bruno

Hunt Institute Curator of Art Lugene Bruno oversees the research of, access to, and exhibitions selected from a collection of over 31,000 botanical artworks. She offers talks on site and at conferences. She also is a practicing artist working in the mediums of photography and drawing.

Gaynor Dickeson

Gaynor Dickeson has RHS awards for watercolor and colored pencil work with pictures in collections worldwide, including the Hunt Institute. She has taught in several countries, and her online course is global. She is a fellow of the Chelsea Florilegium Society and a founding member of ABBA (Association of British Botanical Artists).

Mary Dillon

Mary Dillon is an award winning Irish botanical artist. Her work has been selected for the Hunt Institute 16th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Documentation opening this October in Pittsburgh. Along with exhibiting and teaching botanical art in Ireland, Mary also enjoys opportunities to exhibit and teach in Spain, the UK, and the US. Mary finds teaching botanical art the perfect opportunity to bring together her three passions of painting, plants and working with people.

Jean Emmons

A dedicated gardener, Jean Emmons has two gold medals and “Best Painting of Show” (London, 2011) from the Royal Horticultural Society, the ASBA 2005 Diane Bouchier Artist Award for Excellence in Botanical Art, Jurors Award Filoli 2018 and “Best in Show” ASBA 21st International 2018.

Marilyn Garber

Marilyn Garber is a botanical artist, educator and founder of the Minnesota School of Botanical Art in Minneapolis (2001). She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, serving as its President from 2007-2009. Her paintings have been included in exhibitions from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden, Thailand.

Lara Call Gastinger

Lara Call Gastinger is a botanical artist and illustrator in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was the chief illustrator for the Flora of Virginia Project after she received her master’s degree from Virginia Tech in Plant Ecology. She has been awarded two gold medals (2018, 2007) at the Royal Horticultural Society garden show in London and her work has been in numerous ASBA exhibits and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.

Asuka Hishiki

Asuka Hishiki holds a Master of Fine Arts from Kyoto City University of Arts in Japan. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions including Flora Japonica at the Kew (2016) and the NYBG Triennial (awarded a Silver medal in 2011, and a Gold medal in 2014/17).

Vincent Jeannerot

Vincent Jeannerot was born in Lyon in France and studied at the National School of Fine Arts of Lyon. He is member of “La Maison des Artistes”, the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), the French Society of Botanical Illustration (SFIB), and the Society of French Watercolor (SFA). He has exhibited in Paris, London, Melbourne and Moscow and he runs international workshops in USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Italy, Russia, and Japan. He published several books and exhibits in his own permanent gallery in Lyon.

Robin Jess

Robin Jess is the former Executive Director of ASBA. She is fluent in graphite, watercolor, pen and ink, and etching and is the Coordinator of The New York Botanical Garden’s Botanical Art and Illustration Program.

Heeyoung Kim

Known as Wildflower Painter, Heeyoung Kim documents native plants of prairies and woods of the Midwestern USA. She received numerous awards including a gold medal (RHS) and best of show (ASBA/HSNY). She teaches at the Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods (IL) where she founded her botanical art program.

Kelly Leahy Radding

Kelly is an award-winning artist who lives on a Connecticut farm surrounded by her beloved New England woodlands. She is inspired by all things in nature and considers herself a contemporary nature artist, interpreting her experiences and observations in the field into her work.

Lee McCaffree

Lee McCaffree shared the coordination and implementation of the Filoli Botanical Art Certificate Program and is a primary instructor. She has taught classes around the US and at ASBA annual meetings. Relying on the basics improves the final work of an artist. She has exhibited across the USA and in the U.K. including the Hunt Institute and the RHS.

William McCracken

Based in Orkney, Scotland, William McCracken owns and runs Vintage Paper Co., the only business in the world concerned with sourcing and reselling handmade vintage and antique paper for fine art.

Jeannette McDevitt

Jeannette McDevitt has an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh, and has been Assistant Librarian at Hunt Institute for 8 years. In that time, she has avidly been learning about the great people and works in the history of botany and botanical illustration.

Lauren Meier

Lauren Meier is a landscape architect specializing in historic preservation and the work of the Olmsted firm. In 2012, she joined the editorial team of the Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, producing the final volumes of the 12-volume series published by Johns Hopkins University.

Jesse Meyer

Jesse Meyer comes from a family that has been involved in the animal hide and tanning industry for 500 years. He has been making parchment and vellum since graduating from college and constantly working on improving and understanding the product and process. He is current president of, and helps to run, Pergamena Parchments & Leathers in the Hudson Valley, NY area.

Kate Nessler

Kate Nessler is firmly grounded in the classical botanical art tradition, yet within that tradition she continues to find new ways to see, to understand and portray nature. Her work has received three gold medals from the RHS and the Award for Excellence in Botanical Art from ASBA.

John Pastoriza-Piñol

John is a contemporary artist based in Melbourne, Australia and very much a neo-conservative rebel as his practice departs from the precise discipline of Naturalism and continues to investigate not just pure dichotomies such as man and nature, science and art, but their complex and dynamic interrelationships.

Sylvia Peter

Sylvia Peter trained as a porcelain painter and studied painting at the Art Academy in Halle, Germany. Her work is represented in the Shirley Sherwood Collection, one of her paintings will be shown in the 16th International Exhibition in the Hunt Institute Pittsburgh.

Betsy Rogers-Knox

Having received a certificate in Botanical Illustration from the New York Botanical Garden, Betsy Rogers-Knox has been illustrating plants ever since. Her work has been shown widely in the US and has been included in the ASBA 11th-21st International Exhibitions, Out of the Woods, Botanical Art Worldwide and The RHS Botanical Art Exhibition in London in 2016, where she was awarded a Silver Gilt Medal.

Carrie Roy

Hunt Institute Assistant Curator of Art Carrie Roy oversees the access to and research and exhibitions of a collection of over 31,000 artworks. She has worked as a curator, writer, and collections manager in a variety of art spaces in Pittsburgh and Colorado.

Lizzie Sanders

Lizzie lives in Edinburgh, near the Royal Botanic Garden, where she tutors the Diploma Course in Botanical Illustration and from where she sources her specimens. Favorites are unusual, dramatic plants to be interpreted in a dynamic, contemporary style. She has three gold medals from the RHS and in 2004 she was honored to receive the Diane Bouchier Award for Excellence from ASBA.

Margaret Saylor

Margaret Saylor paints fungi and mushrooms in her native Berks County, Pennsylvania. She is the Editor/Designer of The Botanical Artist, quarterly journal of the American Society of Botanical Artists, and teaches extensively around the southeast region. She works primarily in graphite and watercolor on vellum.

Elaine Searle

Elaine Searle is a British botanical artist with work included in The Hunt, Highgrove and Transylvania Florilegiums and in private collections. She has exhibited at Filoli and ASBA International exhibitions. Elaine is a very experienced tutor with a relaxed and nurturing style.

Deborah Shaw

Deborah Shaw has a degree in fine art as well as studying botany, native California flora and scientific illustration. Ms. Shaw is a member of ASBA, two ASBA chapters, and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. She teaches botanical art, and taught illustration, design and information design at UC Irvine Extension, where she was recipient of the "Distinguished Instructor" award. Deborah's work is in the permanent collection at the Hunt and in private collections. Her preferred media include graphite, watercolor, colored pencil, scratchboard, Illustrator and Photoshop.

Judy Thomas

Judy Thomas - chair of the Plants of the James River Project (PJRP), is a former assistant professor of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. She holds a certificate in botanical illustration from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she also teaches. She is founder of the Chickahominy Colored Pencil Artists and participated in ASBA's "Following in the Bartram's Footsteps" exhibition.

Katherine Tyrrell

Katherine Tyrrell (www.botanicalartandartists.com) graduated with an MBA from the London Business School after qualifying as a teacher and an accountant. She’s also created the ‘Art Business Info for Artists’ website (www.artbusinessinfo.com), writes business articles for UK art journals, and lectures at a London Art School.

Denise Walser-Kolar

Denise began her journey into botanical art in 2003, after receiving a botanical art class from her parents as a birthday gift. She received the Diane Bouchier Artist Award for Excellence in Botanical Art in 2015, and received a Silver-Gilt medal from the Royal Horticultural Society in 2011. Her work is held in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Denise teaches vellum workshops across the country.

Suzanne Wegener

Suzanne Wegener earned her undergraduate degree in Scientific Illustration and earned an MS in Biomedical Visualization. She was the Manager of Botanical Art Education at the Morton Arboretum until the discontinuation of the program. Currently working with five nature oriented programs from forest preserves to formal botanic gardens Suzanne teaches a range of ages and abilities in traditional art media.

Esmée Winkel

Esmée Winkel works as a scientific illustrator for Naturalis Biodiversity Center and in her spare time she loves painting unique plants at the Hortus Botanicus. Her work has received the Jill Smythies award, RHS Gold Medals 2013, 2016, 2018 and the ASBA Botanical Illustrator Award for Excellence in Scientific Botanical Art.

Carol Woodin

Carol Woodin is ASBA’s Director of Exhibitions, organizing exhibitions of contemporary work for a national and international audience. She is also a botanical artist specializing in rare plants, mainly orchids, for nearly 30 years. Woodin’s work has been included in many books, and exhibited and collected around the world.
Conference Fee - Early Registration: 
$395.00
Registration Deadline: 
08/31/2019
How to Register: 
 
2019 Conference Registration Timeline:
 
June 1 All members will be invited via email to access the Appointment Request Website to request an appointment time for 'Early Registration'. 
June 1 - June 30 Anytime during the month of June members may request an appointment for Early Registration by accessing the Appointment Request site. 
July 8 - July 9 Randomly assigned appointment times will be communicated via individual email.
July 20 - July 24 Early Registration Period - each member with an appointment time will receive an email prior to their appointment time. The email will contain a link and password which will enable members to register during their assigned time on the Conference Registration site. 
July 31 Open Registration Period begins - members who have not yet registered may do so without an appointment.
August 31 Registration closes.
 
 
Here are some tips for a successful registration experience.
•Use the Registration Form in the pullout section of the June issue of The Botanical Artist Journal to plan your conference schedule, filling in first choices and alternate choices for workshops and events.  Click HERE to download a copy of the Conference Registration form.
•During the first week of June, ASBA members will receive an email through Constant Contact with instructions on how to access the Appointment Request site to indicate interest in participating in Early Registration. The Appointment Request period runs through June 30. 
 
For members with appointment times
•On July 8 through July 9, all who made an Appointment Request will receive a Constant Contact that contains your randomly assigned appointment time for Early Registration. Appointment times are scheduled in fifteen-minute allotments during the Early Registration period of July 20-24.
•Shortly before your appointment time on July 20, 21, 22, 23 or 24, 2019, you will receive an email containing a link and password to access the Conference Registration site.
•You must register during your assigned registration appointment time. 
•Be ready with your Registration Form and your credit card before registering. 
•If for some reason your assigned appointment time is not convenient, you are encouraged to give your Registration Form and credit card info to a friend who can register for you.
•To keep the process fair, randomly assigned appointment times may not be changed. Those who miss their Early Registration appointment times will be able to register during the Open Registration period.
 
For members registering during Open Registration beginning July 31
 
•Members who do not participate in Early Registration may register in the Open Registration period beginning July 31, 7:00 a.m Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) without an appointment time.  
 
•Open registration runs July 31 through August 31, 2019. Registration closes at midnight EDT on August 31, 2019, and additional registrations will not be accepted.
 
TWO WAYS TO REGISTER
1. Use the online registration process above: Register and pay with a credit card. Nearly 100% of registrants used the online registration website last year. Detailed instructions on the registration process will be sent to you through our Constant Contact monthly email newsletter Highlights. (Please note:  if you have unsubscribed from ASBA emails, you will not receive these important emails. Contact Leanne Kershaw for assistance in re-subscribing:  memberservices@asba-art.org). 
 
Please be sure that your membership is up to date (2019 dues paid) in advance of registering or you will not receive email notifications regarding conference registration. 
 
2. By mail: Clip, copy, or download the Registration Form from the June issue of The Botanical Artist Journal. Complete form and mail with your check payable to ASBA to: ASBA 25th Annual Meeting, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458-5126.
 
You may register online or by mail. Mail-in registrations will be processed when received, not according to postmark date. Mail-ins postmarked prior to opening day of registration (July 20) will not be processed until after July 20. 
Confirmation: Sent via email to those registering online; by US Postal Service to those registering by mail only if an email address is not provided. 
 
Email is the best way to get questions answered quickly. If you have questions: regarding selection of classes, email annualmeeting@asba-art.org; regarding a change in your registration, email conf.registration@asba-art.org or contact the ASBA office at 1.866.691.9080.
 

 

Policy: 
Most meals are covered by 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. Many activities are free, including Portfolio Sharing, Juror Training, Open Studio, Beyond the Studio (Grant Project Presentations), Beyond Accuracy presentation, and many of the lectures. If any discrepancies exist between policies described in the Journal and those online, the policies appearing online take precedence. 
 
1. Current ASBA membership is required for registration. Please be sure that your membership dues are paid well in advance of June 1, 2019, or you will not receive email notifications and Constant Contact messages about conference registration details.
 
2. The ASBA Annual Meeting and Conference is a three-day event. Partial registration is not available. 
 
3. Registration Fee:  $395 
 
4. Registration Deadline: 
Registration is closed as of August 31, 2019. No registrations are accepted after that time, no exceptions. 
 
5. Refund and Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation on or before August 12, 2019 - $75 fee retained; all workshop fees refunded. Cancellation made August 12 through August 21, 2019- $150 fee retained; 80% of workshop fees refunded. Cancellation made August 21 through August 31, 2019 - $200 fee retained; 50% of workshop fees will be refunded. 
Cancellation Pre-and Post-Conference Workshops on or before August 12, 2019 – 50% of fee refunded. Pre- and Post-Conference Workshop cancellation after August 12, 2019 – no refund. 
 
No refunds of registration fee or workshops dropped after August 31, 2019. 
 
Health emergency or death in the immediate family: Refunds will be the same as above except cancellation on or after October 1, 2019, $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, 2019, 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 substitute an instructor in the event that the scheduled instructor is unable to fulfill the teaching obligation. 
 

All members are invited to donate art supplies, botanical art books, scarves, jewelry, gift items, and, of course prints and original art. Held Saturday evening before the banquet, the Art Bazaar features items for immediate sale. 

The first 14 members who reserve a table when registering for the conference, may sell their botanical art related products. You can share a table with another artist or a chapter could reserve a table. You are asked to donate 30% of your sales to ASBA.

To Donate: Download and complete the Art Bazaar Donation Form and scan and email it to ArtBazaar@asba-art.org prior to Monday, September 23, 2019. Or send a note and include the following information in an 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 hand deliver or ship your items. Mail your donation form to Tutta Greer Cone at the following address: 3001 Greer Road, Theodore, AL 36582 USA. 

Donations can be brought to the conference or shipped ahead of time. 
• Hand delivered items can be dropped off at the Conference on Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning. 
• Shipped items are to be sent to Jeanne Perrier at the following address prior to Wednesday, October 2, 2019:
             Jeanne Perrier
             501 Clifton Ave.
             Glenshaw, Pennsylvania 15116
             jeanne.perrier@att.net

 

2019 - Pittsburgh Recap