ART BAZAAR, SPONSORSHIPS & IN-KIND DONATIONS
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. 100% of the sales price is considered a donation to ASBA,
In addition to donated items for the Art Bazaar, the first 15 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: Complete the online Art Bazaar Donation Form
prior to Monday, September 18, 2023
. You will receive an email acknowledging your donation. You may also download and print the form HERE
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 Carolyn Courson at the following address: 509 Van Avenue, Daphne, AL 36525 USA prior to Wednesday, October 2, 2023:
Have a business or organization that would love to support ASBA? Please consider one of our premiere sponsorship opportunities. Download the Sponsorship Form
and return to Conference Coordinator, Harper Quill firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a personal relationship with a particular art supply company? Have a business and want to share the love? Please consider donating items for our Welcome Goodie Bags. Download the In-Kind Donation Form
and return to Conference Coordinator, Harper Quill email@example.com
Registration Fee: Members - $395, Guests - $25
2023 Conference Registration Timeline:
June 1: Conference information published on the ASBA website for Mobile All members will be invited via email to request an appointment time for 'Early Registration'.
June 1 - June 30: Anytime during the month of June active members may request an appointment for Early Registration.
CLICK HERE to request an Early Registration Appointment
June 23: Members will receive a second reminder email advising them that appointment requests will close on June 30.
July 8 – July 9: Members who requested Early Registration Appointments will receive an email with their randomly generated registration appointment date and time as well as a link and password that will allow them access to the Early Registration site at their appointed time.
July 20 - July 24: Early Registration Period - each member with an appointment time should register at 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.
CLICK HERE to Register
August 18: Small Works exhibit entry deadline
September 15: Small Works exhibit entry MUST BE RECEIVED in Mobile by this date
August 31: Registration closes.
October 11:2023 Mobile Conference Opens
Here are some tips for a successful registration experience.
On June 1, ASBA members will receive an email with instructions on how to request an appointment for 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 an email that contains your randomly assigned appointment time for Early Registration as well as a link and password for the Early Registration site. Appointment times are scheduled in fifteen-minute allotments during the Early Registration period of July 20-24. Please do not discard this email.
•You must register during your assigned registration appointment time.
•Be ready with your Session and Meal choices 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, 2023. Registration closes at midnight EDT on August 31, 2023 and additional registrations will not be accepted.
Please be sure that your membership is up to date (2023 dues paid) in advance of registering or you will not receive email notifications regarding conference registration.
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 and Small Works Reception on Thursday. Many activities are free, including Portfolio Sharing, Open Studio, Beyond the Studio (Grant Project Presentations), and Beyond Accuracy presentation. 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, 2023, or you will not receive email notifications about conference registration details.
2. The ASBA Annual Meeting and Conference is a three-day event. Partial registration is not available.
3. Registration Fee: Members - $395, Guests - $25
4. Registration Deadline:
Registration is closed as of August 31, 2023. No registrations are accepted after that time, no exceptions.
5. Refund and Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation on or before August 12, 2023 - $75 fee retained; all workshop fees refunded. Cancellation made August 12 through August 21, 2023- $150 fee retained; 80% of workshop fees refunded. Cancellation made August 21 through August 31, 2023 - $200 fee retained; 50% of workshop fees will be refunded.
Cancellation Pre-and Post-Conference Workshops on or before August 12, 2023 – 50% of fee refunded. Pre- and Post-Conference Workshop cancellation after August 12, 2023 – no refund.
No refunds of registration fee or workshops dropped after August 31, 2023.
Health emergency or death in the immediate family: Refunds will be the same as above except cancellation on or after October 1, 2023, $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, 2023, 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 if the scheduled instructor is unable to fulfill the teaching obligation.
PLACES OF INTEREST: LOCAL and NEARBY
Battleship USS Alabama and park
USS Alabama (BB-60) is a retired battleship. She was the fourth and final member of the South Dakota class of fast battleships built for the United States Navy in the 1930s. Wikipedia
Address: 2703 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile, AL 36603. The USS Alabama Battleship, and the 2,500 crew members aboard her, received nine Battle Stars in World War II. For a year, "The Mighty A," as she was called, served in the Atlantic Ocean before joining the Pacific Fleet in mid-1943.
Five Rivers Delta Resource Center
Where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakeley rivers flow into Mobile Bay stands an incredible, new facility for outdoor recreation, conservation and land stewardship in Alabama. It's the ultimate place to begin your adventure into over 250,000 acres of scenic waterways, woods and wetlands. The center features an exhibit hall, theater, canoe and kayak rentals, hiking trails and picnic area. There are also special events weekends and after-hours recreational opportunities. alapark.com
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
A collection of 468 holes of championship golf on 11 sites across Alabama.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is the 65-acre (26 ha) public garden and historic home of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath, located on the Fowl River near Mobile, Alabama. Walter Bellingrath was one of the first Coca-Cola bottlers in the Southeast, and with his wealth built the estate garden and home. He and his wife, Bessie, lived in the home which has since been converted into a museum. The gardens opened to the public in 1932. The site was listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on September 14, 1977, and on the National Register of Historic Places on October 19, 1982. Bellingrath Gardens and Home encompasses approximately 900 acres along the Fowl River. The gardens feature cabbage palmettos, live oaks, camellias, azaleas, roses, year-round. Plants featured in fall include over 8,000 bedded, potted and cascading chrysanthemums, hibiscus, and copper plants. www.bellingrath.org
Audubon Bird Sanctuary (Dauphin Island)
Dauphin Island has been named one of the top four locations in North America for viewing spring migrations! The Sanctuary consists of 137 acres of maritime forest, marshes, and dunes, including a lake, a swamp, and a beach. Recently, the 3-mile trail system within the Sanctuary has been designated as a National Recreational Trail. It is located at the Eastern end of Dauphin Island, a 14-mile-long barrier island situated off the Alabama Gulf Coast. The Sanctuary is of vital importance because it is the largest segment of protected forest on the Island and the first landfall for neo-tropical migrant birds after their long flight across the Gulf from Central and South America each spring. Here these birds, often exhausted and weakened from severe weather during the long flight, find their first food and shelter. Of the 445 species officially documented in Alabama presently, 420 (95%) have been observed on the island. It is also their final stop before their return flight each fall. The Bird Sanctuary has allowed Dauphin Island to be recognized by the National Audubon Society as being “Globally Important” for bird migrations.https://www.townofdauphinisland.org/audubon-bird-sanctuary
Estuarium and the Sea Lab (on Dauphin Island)
The Estuarium is an exciting educational public aquarium highlighting the four key habitats of coastal Alabama: The Mobile Tensaw River Delta, Mobile Bay, the Barrier Islands and the Northern Gulf of Mexico. It includes the 10,000 square foot Exhibit Hall, a 7,000-gallon stingray touch pool, and the Living Marsh Boardwalk. This facility has 31 aquariums totaling over 30,000 gallons with more than 100 species on display. The Estuarium showcases the plants, animals, and other natural resources found in the Estuary and its surrounding marine habitats.
Through beautiful visual exhibits and engaging interactive exhibits, the Estuarium will leave you with a broader understanding of the interactions that take place in Mobile Bay, the fourth largest estuary system in the United States. www.disl.org
Mobile Botanical Gardens
The Mobile Botanical Gardens were founded in 1974 and are located on Museum Drive in the Spring Hill community in Mobile, Alabama. The gardens are situated on 100 acres (0.40 km2) and are a blend of cultivated areas and natural habitats, including the Rhododendron Garden, Camellia WinterGarden, Fern Glade, Fragrance and Texture Garden, Japanese Maple Garden, Herb garden, and a Longleaf Pine habitat of 40 acres (160,000 m2). The Rhododendron Garden contains approximately 1,000 evergreen and native azaleas and is the most comprehensive rhododendron collection anywhere along the Gulf Coast. Another area of special note is the Longleaf Pine Habitat, a preserved remnant of the great southern longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) ecosystem that once dominated the American South. Installed in 2007, the Camellia WinterGarden is a collection of 500 camellias, 350 newly planted, with 75 planted over thirty years ago. www.mobilebotanicalgardens.org
The Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA), founded in 1991, is located in historic Ocean Springs on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. WAMA is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of artist-philosopher Walter Anderson (1903-1965) and his family. Walter Anderson’s paintings, drawings, murals, block prints, sculpture, carvings, and writings of coastal plants, animals, landscapes, and people have placed him among the most compelling and singular artists of the 20th century. www.walterandersonmuseum.org
Nature Conservancy – Splinter Hill Bog
Located at the headwaters of the Perdido River in Baldwin County, Splinter Hill Bog’s two acquisitions encompass 627 acres of longleaf pine and bog habitat. The tract is being managed as a Nature Preserve to forward the conservation of these rare natural communities.
Adjacent to the Splinter Hill Bog acquisitions are two tracts owned by ADCNR’s State Lands Division, cooperatively managed in conjunction with the Forever Wild acquisitions to benefit habitat and recreation, and property owned by The Nature Conservancy called the Ruth McClellan Abronski Splinter Hill Bog Preserve. www.alabamaforeverwild.com/splinterhillbog
Mobile Carnival Museum
The city of Mobile is the birthplace of Mardi Gras. This museum in downtown Mobile has it all. Who knew there was so much to see regarding Mardi Gras? Floats, costumes, ball gowns, crowns, art, photographs. A true must see. We learned so much about the history of Mardi Gras and Mobile, and all those beautiful gowns, wow! Mobilecarnivalmuseum.com
History Museum of Mobile
The museum has an interesting variety of exhibits ranging from a collection of remarkable dollhouses, to a Carnival display, a model Spanish fort, to excellent exhibits on slavery and 20th Century Civil Rights movement. 111 South Royal Street Mobile, Alabama 36602. Historymuseumofmobile.com
Mobile Museum of Art
It's a little out of the way from most of Mobile's similar attractions, but it is more than worth the ride. The collection is absolutely stunning, and the museum is set up to let people learn and explore at their own pace. Art buffs can easily immerse themselves in the exhibits, but those who aren't as invested can easily go through and learn a bit too! 4850 Museum Drive, 36608
Fort Charlotte Mobile
Colonial Mobile sits on the site of a historic fort built in the early 1700s and celebrates our French, Spanish, British, and American heritage. While visiting the Fort be sure to visit the Trading Post, Colonial Photo Booth, Breakout Room, and more. 150 S Royal Street. https://colonialmobile.com
GulfQuest Museum: National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico
GulfQuest offers over 90 immersive exhibits in a vast array of maritime topics, including but not limited to: trade routes, military history, early Gulf settlements, archaeology, marine life, weather, ship navigation, coastal environments, and nautical commerce.
This is a link to the information and tickets for the Yes Concert in Mobile on Friday, October 13. It will be at the Saenger Theater (next door to the Gallery).