Call for entries: Art of native Canadian plants

Announcement: Art of the Plant exhibition

Announcement: Art of the Plant exhibition

Biomedical Communications alumna Kerri (8T7) Weller announces a call for entries into the 2018 exhibition Art of the Plant. Art of the Plant is Canada’s contribution to a global exhibition initiated by the American Society of Botanical Artists. The exhibition is designed to connect people worldwide to plants through contemporary botanical art.

“Hundreds of artists around the world are seeking out plants native to their home countries and capturing them in paint, pencil and ink to raise awareness of wild plant diversity,” says Weller, chair of the Canadian exhibition. Participating countries include: Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, France, Germany, India, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, United Kingdom and the United States. “My team and I have been working for months to lay the groundwork and secure a national venue.”

The Canadian national juried exhibition opens in Ottawa at the Canadian Museum of Nature’s Stone Wall Gallery, and online, in May 2018. In addition to the national show, Canada’s five botanical art societies will present non-juried member exhibitions in their regions, says Weller.

The deadline for entries into the national exhibition is midnight January 15, 2018. For submission rules, see Art of the Plant: Call for entry.