Current/Upcoming Exhibits - BASNCR Website

Current/Upcoming Exhibits

BASNCR Sponsored


All In a Garden Green
Juried exhibition featuring native plants of the Eastern United States
Jurors: Denise Walser-Kolar and Karen Kluglein
Exhibit Dates: August 27 - October 27, 2019
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 8, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday noon - 4:30 p.m.

In 1828, English writer Frances Trollope (1779–1863) began a four-year journey around the then United States. Her travels took her up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, across the Allegheny Mountains, and along the east coast from Washington, D.C., to Niagara Falls. In her book, “Domestic Manners of the Americans” (1832), she frequently noted the plants she encountered. From the Spanish moss and palmettos of New Orleans, to the mountain laurels of Pennsylvania, to the redbuds, dogwoods, and azaleas around Washington, D.C., she found this country’s flora a constant delight. Dazzled by the number of plants new to her that she couldn’t name, her advice to her countrymen was “let no one visit America without having first studied botany.”

For Participating Artists:
Pick-up: Monday, October 28, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
All art is offered for sale, with a 20% commission to Green Spring Gardens.



Beautiful But Deadly
Toxic plants (more info forthcoming)
Exhibit Dates: July 30 - September 6, 2020
Location: The Athenaeum in Alexandria, Virginia
List of poisonous plants (Wikipedia)



Local ASBA-Supported


Ancarrow’s List: Native Plants by the River’s Edge
The Plants of the James River Project (PJRP) was recently awarded the ASBA’s Esther M. Plotnick Artist Grant to fund educational events and a two-venue juried exhibition of regional, native plants of the James River, based on the list by Newton Ancarrow, one of Virginia’s earliest environmentalists. This definitive list, created in the 1960's, has been relied upon extensively for cleanup of the James River.

The exhibitions will feature works by current members of BASNCR, as well as the Central Virginia Botanical Artists (CVABA) and the North Carolina Botanical Artists’ Circle (NCBAC). Jurors are the PJRP and Lara Call Gastinger.

Venue 1
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Kelly Education Center. Presentation on Ancarrow and the artwork.
Exhibit Dates: October 1-31, 2019
Location: Lora M. Robins Library at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, Virginia
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily
Venue 2
Reception: November 10, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the VCU Library Foundation. Additional presentation on Newton Ancarrow and the artwork.
Exhibit Dates: November 3 - December 22, 2019
Location: James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, 901 Park Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23284
Hours >

For Participating Artists:
Deadline for receiving accepted work is September 16, 2019.
Delivery instructions: Call for Entries
Framing suggestions: American Frame "Basics" and a sample frame


More information on Newton Ancarrow and his botanical documentation:





Local Other


Trees of Cylburn Arboretum: The Hidden Gem of Baltimore City
Exhibit Dates: February 6-26, 2020
Location: Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland



Information about ASBA-sponsored exhibits can be found on the ASBA website .

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