Calendar - BASNCR Website


Meeting Dates

Unless otherwise noted, BASNCR  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.

January 19, 2020
BASNCR Winter Meeting

Meet in the classroom to the left of the conservatory lobby.
January New-To-You Table: Clearing out for the New Year? Bring your extra, still good, or lightly-used art supplies, books, or equipment. Leave a treasure, find a treasure.
10:30-11:30 a.m. Artist's Forum, informal gathering to share portfolios, WIP and ideas 
12:00 noon – Meet and greet
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. – BASNCR chapter meeting: reports, upcoming meeting dates, exhibits, activities and programs
1:30-2:45 – Program: Celebrating Heirloom Apples. In advance of a BASNCR exhibition planned for 2021, BASNCR member Eileen Malone-Brown will discuss heirloom apple varieties and the companion plants that are grown to enhance orchard ecosystems, including suggestions about where to find specimens to observe and paint.
3:00-4:15 – Board of Directors business meeting

March 22, 2020
BASNCR Spring Meeting

Program: The Power of Food for Health by Neal Barnard, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine.
Dr. Barnard will speak about the power of a plant-based diet to heal the body, reduce chronic pain, reverse disease, and maintain healthy weight. These findings are based on numerous studies he’s conducted, including an NIH-funded study on the potential of reversing type-2 diabetes. It’s our hope that his talk will inspire a new focus for future botanical illustration projects, exhibitions, and possibly collaborations with Dr. Barnhard.

May 31, 2020
BASNCR Summer Meeting

October 4, 2020
BASNCR Annual Meeting


Conference Dates

October 15-17, 2020
ASBA Annual Meeting & Conference
Mobile, Alabama
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Exhibit/Project Dates

Jan. 24 – February 9, 2020
A Celebration of Trees: The Hidden Gem of Baltimore City
Vollmer Center, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland

May 1-2, 2020
Into the Woods: The Olmsted Woods Coloring Book
National Cathedral Flower Mart, Washington, DC

July 30 - September 6, 2020
Beautiful But Deadly
The Athenaeum in Alexandria, Virginia
For interested artists: Submission deadline is April 11, 2020

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Event Dates


Newsletter Submission Deadlines

February 7, 2020:  Spring issue
April 17, 2020:  Summer issue
August 21, 2020:  Fall issue

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

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