DATE: September 22, 2019 - November 30, 2019

TIME: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

LOCATION: The Studio


Mary Dillon, Ireland
Black Parrot Tulip

Karen Kluglein, US
Joie de Vivre, Vitis vinifera

Margaret Farr, US
Rite of Spring: Crocus, Snowdrop, Periwinkle, Violet

Gallery Hours:
Thurs–Sat 10am–4pm
Sun 12–4pm

NOTE: Gallery will be closed on Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving

The Marin Art & Garden Center is proud to host the 22nd Annual International, the first time this exhibition has been held on the West Coast. The selection jury of Frank Almeda, Ph.D., Curator Emeritus, Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability, California Academy of Sciences; Julie Bly DeVere, Head Curator and Collections Manager, Historic Filoli Estate; and Martha Kemp, Botanical Artist met in May, selecting 48 artworks from a competitive field of 230 entries. Artists included hail from the US, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, South Korea, and the UK. Of the 45 artists included, eighteen of these have never before been included in an ASBA international exhibition.

Those with work accepted are: Natalia Alatortseva, Claudia Campazzo, Svetlana Chernysheva, Maria Alice de Rezende, Catherine Dellor, Carrie Di Costanzo, Mary Dillon, Jean Emmons, Akiko Enokido, Margaret Farr, Ingrid Finnan, Tatiana Gart, Elaine Goldstone, Heather Gross, Gaye Grossman, Asuka Hishiki, Kristin Jakob, Eliza Jewett, Sumi Kim, Nancy Wheeler Klippert, Karen Kluglein, Olga Koelsch, Svetlana Lanse, Clair Leroux-Daublain, Patricia Luppino, Lucy Martin, Tammy McEntee, Inma Medina, Linda Medved Lufkin Susan Mintun, Mali Moir, Robin Moore, Janet Parker, John Pastoriza-Piñol, Dick Rauh, Cynthia Rice, Mitsuko Schultz, Deborah B. Shaw, Liz Shippam, Heidi Snyder, Vi Strain, Anna Suprunenko, Susan Tomlinson, Faye Van Wert, and Judeth Woznyj.

Several events are being planned to coincide with the exhibition’s appearance, including workshops, lectures, and other programming. A catalog will be published, and Myra Sourkes and Claudia Lane are compiling “Artists’ Stories Behind the Art” for ASBA’s website.
For more information about artists and artworks visit ASBA’s website.

The American Society of Botanical Artists is celebrating its 25th Anniversary by offering featuring member artwork in a full-size catalog titled “Celebrating Silver.” The art submitted echoes the silver theme with plants that either have a silver quality or ’silver’ in the name of the plant. The Northern California Society of Botanical Artists (NCalSBA) is exhibiting 42 images by its members who are featured in the catalog. This exhibition will run concurrently with the ASBA 22nd Annual International Exhibition.

Workshops and Lectures at MAGC

September 26, 6-8 pm

The History of Botanical Art recounts the colorful history of this timeless art form dating back to 1500 BC up to the present. The lecture will focus on several noted artists and their work as well as several important florilegia – collections of botanical paintings depicting the plants growing in a particular garden or collected during a voyage of exploration.

October 4, 10 am – 3 pm

Spend a day playing with a variety of colored pencil techniques and creating the vibrant colors of the changing autumn leaves. We will work on drawing, creating veins and edges, experiment with shine and texture and learn various ways to use under-painting to simplify and enhance our work.

October 5, 10 am – 3 pm

Lucy will introduce students to botanical painting with gouache. She will demonstrate techniques such as layering from dark to light, dry brush for texture, and using gouache to achieve intense color.

October 11, 10 am – 3 pm

Kristin will lead a studio-style class in which she will show examples of her pen & ink botanical drawings, demonstrate her techniques, and provide one-on-one coaching.

November 1, 10 am – 3 pm

Learn the basic techniques for creating a botanical painting. You will spend the first half of the class observing and drawing a specimen with local artist Sally Petru.

November 9, 10 am -12 pm & 1- 3 pm (two sessions)

Children 8 and older (accompanied by an adult) can learn the basics of colored pencil as a medium for drawing botanical art. Choose a specimen from a garden, orchard or harvest and using the tools of a botanical artist, create a beautiful depiction of your specimen!

November 16, 10 am – 3 pm

It is fall. Let’s look at leaves and flowers at the Marin Art and Garden Center. We will focus on seeing details to understand how the world of botany works. Are they big, little, round, pointed, flat, thick, simple, or complicated?