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Monday, December 14, 2009

Botanical Illustration Certificate Program turns 20 yr old in 2010!!!

(Amaryllis - watercolor by Karen Cleaver, 2007 Botanical Illustration Graduate . NOTE: The illustration is NOT a show entry)
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Botanical Art & Illustration Certificate Program at Denver Botanic Gardens a significant juried exhibit will highlight Colorado’s diverse flora (April 10 – May 16, 2010 ; Opening reception on Sunday, April 18th, 2010, 1-3 p.m.). We will also produce a companion publication which will include process information on various media and techniques, highlighting especially the elements of training the Gardens’ program contributes to the field of Botanical Art and Illustration. This extended catalogue will serve as documentation of the exhibition of illustrated native plants, and it will also provide the introduction to the discipline of botanical art and illustration as it is taught at Denver Botanic Gardens. Our jurors are
Lesley Elkan, Botanical Illustrator, Royal Botanic Gardens Trust , Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Stephanie Schrader, Ph.D. Accociate Curator of Drawings at J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
Susan Spackman Panjabi, Senior Research Associate, Botanist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Ann Swan, SBA, Botanical Artist, UK
At the moment the jurors have received all the material for all the 58 exceptional entries in order to select out the best of the best . The final list of exhibitors will be available by January 4th , 2010.

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