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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Botanical Illustration Graduates!

 (from left: Kathleen Harrington, Mary Barnes, Lisa Bird, Kristi Czajkowski, Anne-Marie Nishi, Mary Francis, Deanna Gammon, Sally Grew, Kirk Pfeffer, Charlotte Ricker, Claire Shieve, Susan Willis. Annette Woodward missing from the picture)

Today thirteen Botanical Illustration Graduates received their Foundational Certificates from the School of Botanical Art and Illustration at Denver Botanic Gardens. 
We are impressed with the graduates’ competence level and Denver Botanic Gardens is thoroughly proud of their accomplishments.
The graduation and award ceremony was followed by the opening reception for the annual juried botanical illustration art show.

Charlotte Ricker had the best overall 2016 portfolio and she also received the 2016 Sydney Parkinson Award (part  of  Mary Francis' portfolio seen in the background)  
Our guest speaker at the event, Peggy Turchette, a former SBAI-graduate gave an inspirational presentation to the graduates. She described how her 20-year career as a botanical illustrator became a bridge to her work in creating historically informed costumes of Anna Pavlova, world famous ballerina. 
 After the graduation ceremonies we had an enjoyable reception for our annual BI-exhibit (photo: A. Brill)

The 2016 Botanical Illustration exhibit is called Edible and is on display until February 12, 2017 (photo: A.Brill)
Lively interpretations of the subject matter - (photo: A.Brill)


A more complete presentation of the graduates work will be on-line shortly.

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