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 >

January 12, 2022 - Special Presentation
1:00 p.m. ET
M. Graham paint representative, Judy Rebitzke, will be speaking about their unique paints. Every Artist Deserves the Finest Color. All their paints are made with actual ground pigments and use honey as a humectant. They are a small, hand-crafted paint company with an environmental commitment that goes beyond producing covent-free paints. They are dedicated to protecting and preserving the beauty of the Earth, from the source to the end product. This talk will primarily cover watercolors. Additionally, they make oils, acrylics, and gouache.

Company Website
> Watercolor Chart

January 16, 2022Winter Meeting
12:00 noon ET – Log into Zoom meeting, chat and share with other participants.
12:20 p.m. – BASNCR Chapter Meeting: reports, upcoming meeting dates, exhibits, activities and programs.
12:40 p.m. – Program: Susan Fisher will talk about graphite. Graphite helps educate the eye about line, form, value, edges and texture, and these are the keys to a good botanical drawing. Illustrators and artists at all skill levels who prefer either watercolor or colored pencil can benefit from this graphite review.
1:20 p.m. – Meeting wrap-up and adjourn.

Presentation:  Consider the Pencil
In an age with an overwhelming number of artistic media, why choose a substance that has been around for centuries? What can it do to compete with the profuse number of well-promoted choices? Let’s revisit the unique characteristics and versatility of a pencil and why it has such staying power. There is a convincing amount of information to assure a permanent place for the pencil at the drawing table.

Speaker's Bio
Susan T. Fisher is the former Coordinator for the Botanical Art and Illustration Program at Denver Botanic Gardens. She is the former Director of the Art Institute at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum where she created the Nature Illustration Certificate Program. Susan is past president and former member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Her illustrations and sculptures appear in numerous periodicals, books, florilegia, including the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation.

January 23, 2022 - Artists' Forum (normally the third Sunday of every month)
12:00 noon ET
Informally share what you've been working on. Send Barbara any artwork you’d like for her to incorporate into the slide presentation.

April 3, 2022 – Spring Meeting

June 26, 2022 – Summer Meeting

October 2, 2022 – Fall Meeting




Exhibits & Projects


Other Events

General botanical art events that may be of interest to the BASNCR membership are often shared by the president via email.


Newsletter Submission Deadlines

February 17 – For Spring 2022 issue. Theme TBA.

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 Spring 2022 Newsletter’ in the subject line.

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