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by Deb Shaw

The University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Seattle, Washington, is inviting artists to enter original botanical illustrations and photographs for their Botanical Art Exhibit, to be displayed in the Miller Library, March 1 – 31, 2012, in conjunction with their world conference Conserving Plant Biodiversity in a Changing World: A View from NW North America.

The conference will focus on managing, researching or protecting native plant communities, rare plants and their habitats. Artists are invited to enter their original botanical illustrations or photographs that reflect the beauty of flora throughout northwestern North America. Conference attendees will vote, and winning artists will be awarded hundred dollar gift certificates to Powell’s Book Store.

The Art Exhibit will be juried. Deadline for digital submission is January 1, 2012. Artists will be notified by January 15th of selection. Please refer to the website for submission specifics. Questions about the art exhibit? Please contact


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