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Meeting Dates

Unless otherwise noted, our meetings take place at the U.S. Botanic Garden which is located on the National Mall near the Capitol. Parking is free on Sundays in front of the building. For directions, visit the USBG website.

June 2, 2019
Summer Meeting

Meet in the classroom to the left of the conservatory lobby.

10:30-11:30:  Artists' Forum -- Informal gathering to share portfolios, work-in-progress, and ideas.
12:00-12:30:  Meet & greet -- Share birthday cake, celebrate ASBA, and snap photos
12:30-1:15:    Chapter business meeting
1:30-2:45:      Public Program -- BASNCR artist Kandy Vermeer Phillips, winner of the ASBA’s Julius I. Brown Grant, will discuss her project, Poetry in Silver: The Language of Flowers in the Works of Emily Dickinson. Kandy researched and worked at the poet’s home in Amherst, Massachusetts, to complete a series of 12 metalpoint drawings based on Dickinson’s herbarium and poetry.
3:00-4:15:      Board of Directors business meeting

October 6, 2019
BASNCR Annual Meeting & Public Program
"Snake Oil Revisited

Conference Dates

October 17-19, 2019
ASBA Annual Meeting & Conference
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
More information >

Exhibit Dates

June 22 - July 20, 2019
Botanica 2019: The Art and Science of Plants
Co-sponsored by BASNCR and the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art & Illustration (BGSBAI)
Location & hours >

August 26 – October 28, 2019
All In a Garden Green
BASNCR-sponsored juried exhibition featuring native plants of the Eastern United States
Location & hours >
Both this and the Glen Echo exhibitions will feature New World plants that might have impressed a visitor from abroad to our young nation in the early 19th century.

October 1-31, 2019
Ancarrow’s List: Native Plants by the River’s Edge (Venue 1)
ASBA-supported juried exhibition featuring plants of the James River
Location & hours >

November 3 - December 22, 2019
Ancarrow’s List: Native Plants by the River’s Edge (Venue 2)
ASBA-supported juried exhibition featuring plants of the James River
Location & hours >

February 6-26, 2020
The Trees of Cylburn Arboretum
Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore, Maryland

July 30 - September 6, 2020
Beautiful But Deadly
The Athenaeum in Alexandria, Virginia

Event Dates

May 18, 2019
Explore and Sketch
With thanks to BASNCR member Molly Hoopes and Education Co-chair Robin Rosenthal, we announce a group tour and sketching day at Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore. Cylburn is a 200-acre park with hundreds of specimen trees and plantings, gorgeous gardens, wooded trails, and an historic mansion (check it out at Molly will lead us on a private tour of the mansion, gardens, and trails at 10:30 a.m. Then bring your own picnic lunch and sketch in the garden at your leisure. Admission is free. This is in advance of the exhibition “Trees of Maryland,” coming in February, 2020, at Cylburn; more information and a Call for Entries will come at a later date. We plan to offer another sketching opportunity at Cylburn in the fall. Please RSVP and direct questions to Robin Rosenthal.


Newsletter Submission Deadlines

August 23, 2019: Fall 2019 issue

Submissions (articles and images) should be emailed to Editor Joe BaileySend 300 dpi scanned images in jpeg format, labeled with your name, scientific and common plant names, and medium used.

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