Botanical Artists Invite Visitors to ‘Walk With Us’

September 17, 2018
Susan Sapanara
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

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Botanical Artists Invite Visitors to ‘Walk With Us’
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The Tri-State Botanical Artists (TSBA) of the New York Botanical Garden are pleased to announce their first exhibition, “Walk With Us,” on display at Trail Conference Headquarters through Oct. 27.

Twenty-two artists contributed works in an array of media. The exhibition features highly detailed, botanically accurate renderings of plants, fungi, and pollinators found on local trails and in gardens. The TSBA is an active circle of the American Society of Botanical Artists, an international organization dedicated to the advancement of botanical art. Botanical and natural science art aids in plant identification and environmental awareness. A portion of the sales will benefit the work of the Trail Conference.

Dick Rauh—celebrated artist, botanist, and instructor—will be speaking at the reception on Oct. 2. He will discuss his journey in botanical art, as well as give an informative presentation on moss.

Gallery visitors are invited to vote for their favorite artwork from the show for the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Trail Conference Marketplace. Vote for the Hikers’ Choice artwork through Oct. 2 by filling out an entry form at our headquarters. The drawing will be held during the reception.

Members of TSBA meet monthly at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) to discuss their artistic journeys, share works in progress, plan relevant field trips, and promote their art. Many of the artists have been juried into international competitions and are instructors at NYBG, as well as other venues.

If You Go

What: “Walk With Us” group exhibition
When: Now through Oct. 27 during regular Trail Conference hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday
Reception: Tuesday, Oct. 2nd, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Trail Conference Headquarters, 600 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, N.J.

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