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Phipps Conservatory - Photo courtesy Paul G.
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.
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!
Please note that the Wyndham Hotel
and the Oaklander Hotel
are now filled. You may wish to contact Betsy Rogers-Knox at email@example.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.
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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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Helen Allen has been drawing, painting and studying plants for as long as she can remember. Her great joy is in sharing with others her love of all things botanical.
Bobbi Angell draws plants for botanists around the world, with much of her work done from herbarium specimens at The New York Botanical Garden. Tropical field work and extensive gardening at her home in Vermont contribute to her diverse knowledge of plants and enhance her depictions. She is co-author of A Botanist’s Vocabulary and her illustrations have been published in floras including Vascular Plants of Central French Guiana; Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico, and Intermountain Flora. In addition to her scientific work, Bobbi handprints limited editions of her copper plate etchings, and draws horticultural subjects for garden books and memoirs and John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds and Van Engelen Bulbs catalogs. She was the recipient of Jill Smythies Award from the Linnean Society of London and ASBA Award for Excellence in the Service of Science.
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 BestAn art educator most of her life, Margaret Best has been dedicated to the practice and teaching of botanical art in graphite, coloured pencil and watercolour for the past twenty years in over ten countries. Margaret is well known for her extensive knowledge of colour and her excellent handout material for both in-person and online teaching. Most of her own artwork now reflects plant life in her home setting in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has also enjoyed painting a diverse range of plant subjects related to teaching travels to her home country South Africa also Bermuda, Italy and UK. Margaret’s work has been featured in numerous ASBA juried international exhibitions and is included in the Hunt Institute, RBG Sydney Florilegium and many private collections around the globe. To date, over 20 of her coin designs of Canadian flora have been selected by the Royal Canadian Mint. Margaret has authored numerous e-booklets on topics of technique and colour that have been well received by botanical artists in over 30 countries.
Paula BlairPaula 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 BouchierDr. 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 BrunoHunt 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 DickesonGaynor 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 DillonMary Dillon is an award winning Irish botanical artist. Her work belongs in the collection of the Hunt Institute of Botanical Art and Documentation in Pittsburgh and The Dr. Shirley Sherwood Collection in The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The National Gallery of Ireland chose Mary's work as the signature image for their exhibition, 'Drawn From Nature'. Along with exhibiting and teaching botanical art in Ireland Mary also enjoys opportunities to teach in Greece, 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 EmmonsAn avid gardener, Emmons has won two Gold Medals and "Best Painting of Show" from the Royal Horticultural Society, London. Also, the ASBA Founders Award for Excellence in Botanical Art. Recent awards include the Jurors' Award at the 20th Botanical Art Exhibition at Filoli and "Best in Show" at the ASBA's 21st International. Recent books featuring her work include Plant: The Art and Science of Botany by Phaidon Press, RHS Botanical Illustration, The Gold Medal Winners by Charlotte Brooks, The Shirley Sherwood Collection, Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art by Shirley Sherwood.
Marilyn GarberMarilyn 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 GastingerLara Call Gastinger is an artist and botanical illustrator from Charlottesville, Virginia and was the chief illustrator of the Flora of Virginia, a botanical reference. She has her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Virginia and a master's degree in plant ecology from Virginia Tech. She has been awarded two gold medals (2007, 2018) at the Royal Horticultural Society Botanical Art shows in London and her work is in the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Her artwork appears in the latest Peterson's Field Guide to Mushrooms and ASBA's Botanical Art Techniques Handbook.
Asuka HishikiAsuka 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 JeannerotVincent 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 Lyo
Robin JessRobin 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 KimKnown as a wildflower painter, Heeyoung Kim documents native plants of prairies and woodlands of Midwestern USA. Her works are identifiable by the precise depiction of the botanical aspects of the plant species in unique compositions. She won RHS gold medal, Best in Show of HSNY/ASBA, and Diane Bouchier Artist Award for Excellence in Botanical Art by ASBA, among others. Her works are in various collections including Transylvania Florilegium. Kim founded Heeyoung Kim Botanical Art Academy at Brushwood Center, Riverwoods, IL., and teaches the traditional art form in watercolor, crow quill pen and ink, and graphite pencil with the focus on the serious/professional development of individual student’s projects by providing in-depth instructions and feedback with continuation.
Kelly Leahy RaddingKelly Leahy Radding is a painter of contemporary naturalism. She delves into the natural world to find her subjects and explores alternate mediums, such as egg tempera, to tell their unique stories.
Lee McCaffreeLee 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 McCrackenBased 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 McDevittJeannette 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 MeierLauren 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 MeyerJesse 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 NesslerKate 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-PiñolJohn 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 PeterSylvia 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-KnoxBetsy earned a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from The NYBG and is enchanted by the full lifecycle of plants and their habitats. Her work has been shown widely in the US including the 13th-21st ASBA International Exhibitions, the NYBG Triennial , Out of the Woods, and the RHS Botanical Art Exhibit in London in 2016 and 2018 where she received the Judges Special Award for the educational and ecological value of the work. Her work is held in the collection at the RHS Lindley Library in London.
Carrie RoyHunt 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 SandersLizzie 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 SaylorMushrooms and fungi have become Margaret Saylor's signature subject. Featured in watercolor, graphite, and egg tempera, Margaret forages in her native Berks County, Pennsylvania, or wherever she happens to be. Observation, good drawing skills, and enthusiasm are key to any botanical painting and Margaret conveys this to her students in a fun and engaging manner. For 10 years, she has taught both in person and now online for many venues, including public gardens, art institutes, and botanical art societies. She was awarded a certificate, with distinction, in botanical art from the New York Botanical Garden. Margaret exhibits her work but gets the most satisfaction from finding the perfect subject and painting it for the love of art.
Elaine SearleElaine works on paper and vellum, finding inspiration in a very wide range of subjects. Her artworks are known for their impact, depth and layered composition. Elaine’s work has been selected for inclusion in Prince of Wales’s Highgrove Florilegium and Transylvania Florilegium. She has works in the collections of The Hunt Institute and The Huntington Library and her work has been purchased by many private collectors. In Spring 2022 she was awarded a Botanical Art Residency at The Oak Spring Garden Foundation. Over 15 years teaching botanical art with a passion from beginners to masterclass level. Offering Zoom tuition, holiday courses in Europe, mentoring and workshops, Elaine has also been a guest tutor (virtual and in-person) for many botanical organisations. Details and further examples of her work may be found at www.paintbotanical.com
Deborah ShawDeborah 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 ThomasJudy 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 TyrrellKatherine 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-KolarDenise 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 WegenerSuzanne 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 WinkelEsmée Winkel is a scientific illustrator at Naturalis Biodiversity Center and paints extraordinary plants at the Hortus botanicus Leiden as well. Her work has received among others the Linnean Society of London Jill Smythies award, RHS Gold medals 2013, 2016, 2018, and the ASBA Botanical Illustrator Award.
Carol WoodinCarol Woodin enjoys spending time out in the gardens, fields and forests looking at and making studies of plants for future paintings. Her paintings in watercolor on vellum have been collected and exhibited around the world. She has taught botanical watercolor for over 25 years, and is co-editor of the ‘new standard’ botanical art instruction book Botanical Art Techniques, A Comprehensive Guide, published by ASBA and Timber Press. She received a Gold Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1995, the 1998 ASBA Diane Bouchier Artist Award, the 2016 Orchid Digest Medal of Honor.
Conference Fee - Early Registration
: $395.00Registration Deadline
: 08/31/2019How 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: email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; regarding a change in your registration, email email@example.com 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:
501 Clifton Ave.
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania 15116