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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Minor change

All the instructor pages have been updated!
There is a slight change in the Summer Fall 2007 program that might change your schedule:
Lush Heirloom Veggies – class runs Thursdays, August 9, 16, 23, 30, September 6, 9 a.m.-noon. This class is the very last one in your catalog. If you printed your catalog before this change was made please correct that in your catalog and calendar. You can also print a new last page.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Happy planning $

...There is something for everybody - we offer 60 classes under 46 different subjects between June and December.
The new course catalog is out for distribution. You can download and/or print the illustrated version of the catalog on the right hand column of this page under title BI Course catalog: Summer and Fall 2007 or by clicking here .
(My advise: Print out the catalog, then you have your paper version always handy.)
Registration starts May 14th for all classes in the catalog.
The catalog is also available under several links on the right hand column.
Those of you who are on our mailing list, but don't have email address will get a copy of the pdf-file shortly in the snail mail. Your art friend who might not have access to internet can get a paper copy by calling 720-865-3580.
1. Denver Botanic Gardens is mailing out paper copies only by request
(call registrar @720-865-3580).
2. The Bi-monthly Denver Botanic Gardens' Newsletter only posts a very limited number of BI-classes, basically only the ones without prerequisites.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Makes you wish...

... to be one of these enthusiastic art admirers or at least with them.
Barbara Clayton, first grade teacher at Cotton Creak Elementary School demostrating Botanical Art and Illustration to her exited students at the Visual and Performing Arts Gallery (Frontrange Community Collage, Westminster). They spent 45 minutes (!) looking at our illustrations (Photo: Lydia Brokaw-Nelson). (Click the photos to get them enlarged)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Please, remember to pick up your exhibited artwork from Frontrange Community Collage after March 22.
Linnaeus exhibit will be shown in the Gates Garden Court for an other couple of weeks - until April 2nd. If you are interested about Annika’s book Men Around Linnaeus and would like to purchase it, please send me an email and I will let you know about the details. This book is not available through Amazon or any other online sources.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Classes starting in the end of March filling fast!

Before the end the month of March we have eleven BI-classes starting at the Denver Botanic Gardens: six are from our required classes’ curriculum and five from the electives. One weekend course (required class) is offered at the Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins. Some of the classes are already filled!

Please, remember to visit our great exhibits - and submit to the coming ones!

Friday, March 9, 2007

Something for Collectors!

A collection of over 300 original USPTO Plant Patents that previously thought to have been destroyed has been discovered. Mostly watercolor paintings and some lithographs include nine of Luther Burbank’s original Plant patents (all watercolor paintings). Fruit (strawberry, peach, plum, citrus, etc), flowers (dahlias, roses, freesias, carnations), ornamental plants, nut trees are included in the collection. The first plant patent in this collection of historical American Plant Patent history is Plant Patent Number 2. The selection of rose patents included contains dozen of noteworthy roses including Pedro Dot, Jan de Vink, Boerner, and many others,
The owner of this collection, located in South Carolina, is seeking exhibit venues, and possibly a buyer…

Thursday, March 8, 2007

SPRING Reception

If you were not able to attend the reception at the Frontrance Community College, please try to see the exhibit before April 22nd. It is a very nice exhibit with 59 beautiful pieces. Five of the students in the Botanical Art and Illustrator program got a honorary mention.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists

Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists had their spring meeting today. Unfortunately not so many of the members were able to attend, this might have been because of the beautiful sunny Sunday and attracting ski trails…
RMSBA is the first regional chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) founded in 1997. The Society is open to all. If you have not yet done so, I encourage each and everyone in the Botanical Art and Illustration Program to join. By paying the RMSBA dues you also became automatically a full member of ASBA. Please, read about the other benefits by clicking here, you can also find the membership application from the same page.

The meetings always include lots of important and useful information besides networking and discussion. Today Madonna Guenthner gave an extremely useful demonstration about different techniques, how to transform the less attractive frames to beautiful and unique ones, which nicely will complement our unique art.
SPRING exhibit is at the Wildlife Experience (April 7 – July 8). All members are eligible to display their work. The submission deadline is March 8. If you like to participate, but your piece might not be ready before March 8th , please call Glenne at 303-364-3927, or return the registration form - you might be able to finish it before the drop off day: March 25th. Reception for the exhibit is on Sunday, April 22 (5-7p.m.)