BASNCR Meetings

For the duration of the pandemic, all BASNCR meetings will be virtual via the Zoom platform, and generally will be recorded for later viewing. For privacy purposes, login links and links to recorded videos will be distributed via email.

Post-pandemic, in-person meetings will resume at the U.S. Botanic Garden which is located on the National Mall near the Capitol Building. Parking is free on Sundays in front of the building. Directions >

May 16, 2021 (normally the third Sunday of every month)
Artists' Forum
Informally share what you've been working on.

May 30, 2021
Quarterly Meeting
Margaret Saul: The 4 Stage Creative Process
Margaret founded the Brookside Gardens School for Art and Illustration at Brookside Gardens. It is because of her and the school she founded that BASNCR was created.
Meeting details >

June 20, 2021
Botanical Art Techniques Book, Session #1
12:00 noon
Alice Tangerini: Scientific Botanical Illustrations in Pen, Brush, and Ink

August 15, 2021
Botanical Art Techniques Book, Session #2
12:00 noon
Karen Coleman: Depicting Leaf Texture with Colored Pencil

September 19, 2021
Botanical Art Techniques Book, Session #3
12:00 noon
Lara Call Gastinger: Field Sketchbook and Journal

October 3, 2021
Quarterly Meeting
12:00 noon
Lauren Hubbard: Pollinators and Native Plants



October 14-16, 2021 ONLINE
ASBA Annual Meeting & Conference
More information >


Exhibits & Projects

May 7-8, 2021 CANCELLED
Into the Woods: The Olmsted Woods Coloring Book
National Cathedral Flower Mart, Washington, DC
More information >

June 28 - July 25, 2021
Botanica 2021
Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland
Call for entries >


Other Events

May 15, 2021
Tour of Oak Spring Garden
10:00 a.m. - noon.
To register, contact Elena >
About the garden >


Newsletter Submission Deadlines

TBA - Autumn 2021 issue
Submissions (articles and images) should be emailed to Editor Betsy Lyon. Send 300-dpi scanned images in JPEG format, labeled with your name, scientific and common plant names, and medium used. Please write 'BASNCR Summer 2021 newsletter’ in the subject line.

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