26th Annual International
Exhibition of Botanical Art
September 16–November 26, 2023
In The Studio
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 10 am–4 pm | Sundays 12–4 pm
Closed Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day) | Open Friday–Sunday November 24–26
Marin Art and Garden Center will once again host ASBA’s Annual International in The Studio, where the 22nd and 24th Annuals have been so successfully displayed.
Workshops and a virtual studio visit will give visitors an opportunity to develop their own skills, see below for details!
Jurors Beverley Allen, Lee McCaffree, and Deborah Shaw met in May, selecting 48 artworks from 150 entries. Artists included are from the US, Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, and the UK. Of the 48 artists included, ten of these have never before been included in an ASBA international exhibition.
The following artists’ work has been accepted for exhibition:
Damodar Lal Gurjar
Anne Pieussergues Dherbicourt
The Sketchbook Exchange Project
The Northern California Society of Botanical Artists (NCSBA) will mount a Chapter exhibition of their sketchbook exchange project in the upper gallery.
The sketchbook exchange project was organized with the goal of providing a low-key, non-stressful opportunity to try out new ideas and connect with other artists. The focus was botanical art but with a more casual approach. All types of media were welcome and everyone was encouraged to experiment, explore, and enjoy creating in an atmosphere with few restrictions.
Participating chapter members sent small sketchbooks to each other every month during a ten-month period in 2022 to 2023. Over 30 artists are represented in the exhibition.
Events at Marin Art and Garden Center
On September 23, award-winning botanical artist Akiko Enokido will demonstrate the technique of adding transmitted light using watercolor and colored pencil on paper.
On October 6, join artist Lee McCaffree to do quick sketches in the gardens without concern for perfection. All levels of experience are welcome.
Virtual Studio Visits
Get an inside look and learn about one of the artist’s process and workspaces, in this virtual studio visit. Participation fee is $15 for ASBA members, $20 for non-members.
On November 8, travel to the UK virtually for a studio tour with artist Julia Trickey. Julia has hosted numerous artists and others in her own series of webinars, now we have a chance to host her and learn more about her own studio set-up, working methods, and techniques. The one-hour session will allow 45 minutes of tour and demonstration, and 15 minutes for a Q & A.