Botanical Art Worldwide
- U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory with view of the U.S. Capitol Photo courtesy U.S. Botanic Garden
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Calls for Entries
Call for Entries: Botanical Art Worldwide - America's Flora
Linking People with Plants through Botanical Art
Submission Dates: April 1, 2017 through September 22, 2017. All entries must be received by September 22.
DatesOpening in May, 2018
Submission DeadlineSeptember 22, 2017
VenueUnited States Botanic Garden
EligibilityOpen to all ASBA members in good standing, residing in the U.S.
SubjectArtists are encouraged to create new works featuring plant species native to the US. The definition of native plant is: "Any wild plant indigenous to a country, including natural hybrids, but excluding any cultivar, man-made hybrids, and naturalized exotics.” Work may have appeared in regional exhibitions, but should not have been shown in another international juried exhibition of ASBA.
Media Accepted:Two-dimensional original botanical art. No photography, no digitally generated work, and no three-dimensional work will be accepted.
Fee$35 for first entry, $10 each additional entry, up to three entries
Images must be digital files only, 300 dpi X 8” high, tif or jpg, individual files labeled with artist’s name and image title. On Line Submission: Artists may enter and submit payment online, then email image(s). Please see website at: https://www.asba-art.org/information/enter-online Mail Submission: Submit digital files: 300 dpi, image 8” high, tif or jpg files, on CD labeled with marker only with artist’s name and artwork(s) title(s). CD will not be returned. Send check or pay via PayPal.com in US$, payable to ASBA, completed entry form (found on website), and one to three images on CD to: American Society of Botanical Artists, ATTN: Carol Woodin, The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458-5126 Presentation
Framed size limit 48” x 40” either horizontal or vertical. Accepted artwork must be professionally presented per specific exhibition requirements, details provided upon acceptance.
Susan T. Fisher, Botanical Artist and Educator; Patricia Jonas, Author and Editor; William McLaughlin, Plant Curator, US Botanic Garden; Susan Pell, Ph.D, Science and Public Programs Manager, US Botanic Garden Notification
Acceptances and regrets will be sent by November 30, 2017, via email. If accepted, artist insures that artwork(s) will be available for display. If artist withdraws artwork before exhibition, artist will not be eligible to show at any ASBA exhibition for the subsequent two years. Shipping Insurance
Artists will be responsible for shipping and insurance to the USBG and for the return of the artwork at the end of the travel schedule. Artworks will be covered during shipping between travel venues by ASBA.
Artwork InsuranceThe U.S. Botanic Garden Gallery is approved by ASBA for security and artwork presentation and all reasonable care will be taken in handling. However, artwork insurance is not provided at the USBG and artists will be asked to sign a waiver of acknowledgement. Travel venues will provide insurance for artworks while on their sites. Hanging Rights
The ASBA retains the right to refuse to hang work when received if framing is inadequate, the work is shipped in Styrofoam peanuts, or the quality of the artwork differs greatly from that represented by the submission materials.
Artworks must be for sale and may not be removed until the close of the travel schedule. Publicity and Catalog
With appropriate funding, a catalog will be prepared using the images provided for jurors. If significant pre-publication digital corrections are needed for digital image(s), a fee of $75 will be levied. Images of accepted submissions may be used in promotional, educational, and/or interpretive materials before, during, and after the exhibition. Contact
Carol Woodin, Director of Exhibitions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 866-691-9080. Availability
If accepted, artwork must be available for an anticipated travel schedule which will extend through December 2019, possibly through early 2020.