Upcoming AGM – 19th March 2016

1st Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists (SSBA), 

Saturday 19th March 2016 at 1.30pm

Members are invited to attend.

The AGM will be held on Saturday 19th March 2016 at 1.30 pm and will take place at the Scottish Arts Club, 24 Rutland Square, Edinburgh EH1 2BW.  The agenda, summary of accounts, proxy form and voting papers will be posted to members at the end of February 2016.

PLEASE NOTE THAT MEMBERSHIP MUST BE RENEWED BEFORE THE MEETING

Nature’s Bounty exhibition

Our Hamilton exhibition “Nature’s Bounty” was opened by Keith Donnelly, a local Arts Development Officers, at a most enjoyable preview, which was attended by members and friends from far and wide.
The works on display attracted some very favourable comments, as did the exhibition space itself.
The variety of subject matter, the quality and detailed study of leaf and flower, fungi, fruit, and seeds  all contributed to the overall excellence of the exhibition. The skill with which the artists applied the paint and observed the detail of the plants was the subject of much admiration.
Visitors came from as far afield as Cumbria, Edinburgh, Fife and Stirling and seemed to enjoy chatting to the artists in residence – in all it was a most successful show. IMG_6767

Inaugural exhibition – New Beginnings at Doors Open

Having been offered a handsome room in a prestigious listed building by the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust (@SHBT), we held our first exhibition during the Doors Open Day at the Glasite Meeting House, Edinburgh.

With fine examples of flowers and plants from eighteen artists showing twenty-six paintings, the exhibition proved successful with many visitors remarking on the quality and skill of the work.

 

Thanks to all on the Exhibitions Committee for their hard work in making this a fantastic start for the Society, and to Jared Earle (@jearle) for the photography.

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