24th Annual International Exhibition of Botanical Art


September 19–November 28, 2021

In The Studio

Gallery Hours: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 10 am–4 pm | Sundays 12–4 pm

Marin Art and Garden Center and the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) present the 24th Annual International exhibition of botanical art. This premier annual showcase of contemporary botanical art features some of the genre’s most established artists alongside emerging talents.
The ASBA selection jury of Frank Almeda, Martha Kemp, and Catherine Watters met in April, selecting 45 artworks from a record number of 260 entries. Artists included hail from the US, Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, and the UK. Of the 42 artists included, ten of these have never before been included in an ASBA international exhibition.

ASBA gratefully acknowledges Susan L. Mintun, who generously provided major support for the 24th Annual International. 


The Northern California Society of Botanical Artists is presenting the second installment of their project, the Mt Tam Florilegium, in the Upper Gallery, in conjunction with the ASBA 24th International Exhibition.


Nov 27 2021


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Questions? email info@maringarden.org or call 415-455-5260


The Studio
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957

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