We are delighted to announce that our 2023 SSBA calendar is now available for sale and features 14 paintings by SSBA members.
SSBA 7th Annual Exhibition
October 6th to 30th
Fire Station Creative
Open Wednesday, Thursday 10am to 5pm
Friday, Saturday 10am to 10pm
Sun 11am to 4pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Opening evening Thursday 6th October, 7pm to 10pm
This year we will be including a new category of easily affordable paintings, so visit early before they’re all gone!
The SSBA is delighted to announce that the SSBA Botanical Art Introductory and Intermediate courses in the south and north of Scotland are now available for booking of the October 2022 or to note interest in the April 2023, October 2023 and April 2024 courses.
The courses are available due to the award to the SSBA of the Finnis Scott Foundation Botanical Art Prize. This is a biennial prize of £10,000 awarded to support and promote the practice of botanical art.
The courses are open to SSBA members and members of the public who are interested in learning and developing their botanical art skills.
The courses will be provided free of charge to participants, although they will have to pay for their own travel, accommodation, breakfast, dinner and recommended art materials.
If you live in the south or north of Scotland, would you be interested in attending? Or do you know anyone who would like to learn or develop their skill?
More information is available in the attached information document and we encourage anyone interested to apply or note their interest (follow the links in the document).
SSBA Botanical Art Courses Information Click Here
The SSBA have been awarded the Finnis Scott Foundation Botanical Art Prize. This is a biennial prize of £10,000 awarded to support and promote the practice of botanical art.
Most Botanical Art courses are held in the central belt of Scotland, yet the SSBA has members from all over the country. In order to help those who live in more remote areas, we will provide tutor led courses in the north and south of Scotland. These courses will be open to SSBA members and members of the public who are interested in learning and developing their botanical art skills.
Over 2 years we will run 8 weekend courses, free of charge to participants, although they will have to pay for their own travel, accommodation and meals and recommended art materials.
Year 1 there will be 2 beginner courses in autumn and 2 in spring. Year 2 there will be 2 intermediate courses in autumn and 2 in spring. There will be 12 places per course.
We are delighted that this funding allows us to realise plans we’ve had for some time to aid those who don’t have easy access to face to face courses taught by experienced tutors in areas out with the central belt.
We are delighted to announce that our 2022 SSBA calendar, our first, is now available for sale.
The cover features orchids by member Mary O’Neil. The back cover gives a snapshot of the member paintings for each month.
Please contact Lindesay.Irvine@btinternet.com for more information.
We’re delighted to announce the winner of our member Christmas Card competition. Agita Kieri’s painting of ‘Fruit Garlands’ will be the SSBA ‘s Christmas card for 2021. If you’d like to purchase cards, please get in touch email@example.com.
Please see the flyer for a link to the SAC website, which will have our paintings online from 4th June and to Eventbrite to book your visit to see the paintings in person from 2nd to 26th June.
Taking inspiration from our ‘bonus time’ spent in gardens last year, our sixth annual exhibition will be held at the historic Scottish Arts Club, 24 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, 2nd to 26th June 2021.
It will highlight fresh original work from our talented artist members.
At this time, we do not know if it will be possible to view the exhibition in person, but it will be available online, see www.scottishartsclub.com.
An update on visiting will be available from the SSBA and the Scottish Arts Club closer to the date.
We’re pleased to offer our updated Mentor Scheme (previously the Buddy Scheme) to both new and existing members. We’re delighted that a number of our members have volunteered to act as a Mentor. If you’re willing to be a mentor, or would like the support of a mentor, contact me through firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for help or advice.
As well as support for existing members, the scheme is particularly beneficial to assist new members on joining the Society. The aim is to help them integrate into the SSBA by introducing them to an existing member they can contact directly with any questions or queries.
- To help the new member understand the working of the society
- To introduce them to other members
- To assist them in applying for entry to an exhibition
- To guide them through the scanning, printing and framing processes
- To advise in the purchasing of art materials
- To put them in contact with someone relevant to their question
Botanical Art/Illustration is an expanding area of expertise and those involved love sharing their passion for this field. They are usually very willing to share their knowledge and experiences and if they don’t know, they will know someone who does!
To find a Mentor you should initially contact Lyn Campbell at email@example.com.
Join the SSBA in 2021: Full membership – £25.00 – Student and Friend membership – £10.00
Benefits of membership include being part of a friendly, inclusive society, annual exhibition, biannual newsletter, regular painting days, workshops, demonstrations and social events. We hope to reintroduce our normal programme as soon as it is safe to do so. If you are interested in joining please complete the membership form and start your botanical art journey with us. Click here