Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Another publication from Denver Botanic Gardens is in process and should be out from the print latest early 2010.
Botanical Art and Illustration Program will illustrate many of the species included. The original illustrations will be seen in the El Pomar Gallery exhibit at Denver Botanic Gardens July 10- July18, 2010. This exhibit is installed to honor the NARGS' National Symposium in Salinas, CO in July 2010.
Call for Entries, link
Plant list for exhibit and book illustrations, link
Please do not wait too long with your selection, however there are yet several left to be illustrated.
(NOTE: this is open for all individuals who have participated in the BI-program in 2007-2009)
Rocky Mountain Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society
( Acantholimon is among the plants to be illustrated. Note the beautiful, delicate calyx which is also left to protect the seedpod after petals have fallen out, photo: MHjK )
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Her school is the only one in Australia where the students can achieve the bachelors degree in this centuries-old craft and the course graduates are finding a plethora of ways to work after leaving the university. You can get more information about the program by following the link here, galleries are here. Please read more about the Newcastle school and what the students say by clicking here (an article published in Australian Geographic, April – June 2009).
Australian Geographic is the absolutely outstanding membership magazine published by Australian Geographic Society.
Friday, June 19, 2009
This photo was taken (through a window) 33 minutes past midnight on June 9th in Finland. The latitude for my hometown in Finland is 63o 22’ N, about 400 kilometers (248 US miles) south of the Arctic Circle.
You can see the sun setting behind the birch trees (Betula verrucosa), in the front some young rowan trees (Sorbus aucuparia).
Today is the Midsummer Eve which is traditionally linked to many magical and supernatural aspects especially in Northern Europe, Finland and Sweden.
Lastly, while visiting Sweden a few days ago I took the following photo of Cypripedium calceolus, yellow lady’s slipper, guckusko in Swedish which was already a bit over flowered. It is protected and one of the rare plants in Sweden, but can be found relatively easily on the calcareous soils north of Stockholm.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The Denver Botanic Gardens Botanical Art and Illustration Program was established 1990, and in 2010 we are celebrating the 20-yr anniversary with a juried exhibit: Meet The Natives. Please see the Call for Entries and Entry Form following the link under ‘Of Note’.
In 2010 we also are honoring the North American Rock Garden Society’s annual meeting in Salida, CO, by having an exhibit in the El Pomar Gallery at Denver Botanic Gardens. Please see the details here or follow the link under ‘Of Note’.
This year’s Botanical Illustration Student Show is on September 26 – November 8. This exhibit is open for everybody who has taken BI-courses at DBG during July 2007 through summer 2009. More information and the entry form on the right under ‘Of Note’.