by Deb Shaw

Leucospermum cordifolium, Pincushion protea, colored pencil by Estelle DeRidder, © 2015, all rights reserved.

Leucospermum cordifolium, Pincushion protea, colored pencil by Estelle DeRidder, © 2015, all rights reserved.

“The Beauty of Botanicals” exhibition has opened at OA Gallery in Kirkwood, Missouri (St. Louis area). Open exclusively to ASBA members for submissions, the juried show runs from June 3 through June 30, 2016. The Gallery is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of artwork in the exhibition to ASBA.

Salvia spathacea, watercolor on paper by Joan Keesey, © 2016, all rights reserved.

Salvia spathacea, watercolor on paper by Joan Keesey, © 2016, all rights reserved.

BAGSC members Estelle DeRidder, Joan Keesey and Deborah Shaw had work accepted into the exhibition, and Estelle received an “Award of Merit” (see below).

Photos of the exhibition space can be found on ASBA’s website.

ASBA President Jody Williams gave a lecture at the Gallery about botanical art on Sunday, June 5: “More Beautiful Botanicals from Art, Nature, History and the Economy: a look at contemporary botanical art from recent exhibitions of the American Society of Botanical Artists.”

Congratulations to the award winners selected by Lisa Ober and Shawn Cornell, OA Gallery partners:

“Best in Show” went to Robert McNeill for his “Protea magnifica”.

“Awards of Excellence” went to Jeannetta vanRaalte for “Sunflower Awakening” and Dorothy Depaulo for “Aspen in Winter”.

Romneya coulteri, watercolor on paper by Joan Keesey, © 2016, all rights reserved.

Romneya coulteri, watercolor on paper by Joan Keesey, © 2016, all rights reserved.

“Awards of Merit” went to BAGSC member Estelle DeRidder for “Pincushion protea”, Karen Kluglein for “Two Narcissus Bulbs”, Lizzie Sanders for “Rhododendron ‘Waxen Bell'”, and Denise Walser-Kolar for “Hyacinth”.

Carrie Di Costanzo’s “Pussy Willows” received the “President’s Award,” selected by Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson, President of the Missouri Botanical Garden who was one of the  jurors for the exhibition.

Solanium melongena, Ophelia and Calliope Miniature Eggplants, watercolor on vellum by Deborah Shaw. © 2016, all rights reserved; protected by Digimarc.

Solanium melongena, Ophelia and Calliope Miniature Eggplants, watercolor on vellum by Deborah Shaw. © 2016, all rights reserved; protected by Digimarc.

Congratulations to all of the artists whose work was accepted: milly acharya, Beverly Allen, Bobbi Angell, Victor Blakey, Monika De Vries Gohlke, Jeanne Debons, Dorothy Depaulo, Estelle DeRidder, Carrie Di Constanzo, Margaret Ellen Duarte, Margaret Farr, Ingrid Finnan, Pauline Goldsmith, Carol Hamilton, Ann Hoffenberg, Rose Marie James, Joan Keesey, Ku-mie Kim, Karen Kluglein, Patricia Luppino, Joan McGann, Robert McNeill, Carrie Megan, Deborah Montgomerie, Keiko Nibu Tarver, Hillary Parker, Sally Petru, Kelly Radding, Dick Rauh, Lizzie Sanders, Susan Sapanera, Deborah Shaw, Faye Van Wert, Jeanneatta van Raalte, Denise Walser-Kolar and Kerri Weller.

OA Gallery is located at: 101A W Argonne, Kirkwood, Missouri, 63122, 314-821-6241. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, noon – 5 pm, or by appointment.

 

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