Quarterly Newsletter

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Society of Botanical Artists
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WintER 2010

President’s notes
Happy New Year everyone! Most of you know me and for those who don’t here goes. I have been an artist all my life I suppose. My first real painting project was when I painted our dog “Mittsie” blue. I was about four and my parents and grandparents were building on our house in Visalia, California. I was of course helping. So they said leave the paint brushes alone or else!! No one mentioned a stick. The dog seemed willing to participate so I scrubbed lovely turquoise blue (oil based enamel) paint backwards into his coat. If I say so myself he looked really great, performance art at its finest! My parents were not enthusiastic art lovers at that point in my career. Years later I found watercolor, the Denver Botanic Gardens and as they say the rest is history. Oh, in the mean time, I spent most of my life getting degrees in science and economics, raising my family and running a bio-tech company, for most of my adult life. Art sort of took a back seat from time to time. In fact most of the time. Life has sort of hit a smooth spot in the road of life and this is my year to paint, paint and more paint. I took a class from Libby once and she wanted us to draw at least ten minutes a day. What good advice, thanks again Libby (maybe this is the year I will actually do it). Some of us make New Year’s resolutions, some of us think about making them and never do. What a good way to start this year! Some of us in this organization are interested in just having fun and painting, some have more of a desire to see us in more serious shows, fun should not have to be at cross purposes with professionalism. There is a place for all of us in RMSBA. The coming year may hold some great places for us to show our creations, opportunities to learn, to grow, and to stretch our creative muscles! If there is a motto I would like to think about this coming year it would be “Art should be FUN!! Art should enrich our lives, not make our lives crazy (or crazier, depending on whom you are). I hope as your new president I can at least be a good example of these thoughts. Let’s paint, let’s draw, let’s enjoy the gift we all have and share. ART … Botanically yours, Susi Olson President

Upcoming Meetings The coming new year meetings About RMSBA First Chapter of the ASBA RMSBA’s Meetings Holiday Party/ Meeting Minutes RMSBA Botanical Illustrators Interview questions Pigs Fly Workshop Angela Mirro - The Joy of Orchid Painting Details about the 2009 Pinery Show RMSBA Botanical Illustrator I’ve been an Outward Bound instructor, a glider pilot … Culpeper’s Medicinal Herbs Call for Entries



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Mark in your Calendar RMSBA Application Renew your membership now!

Above illustrations courtesy of: Heidi Snyder, Marjorie Leggitt, Susan Rubin, Libby Kyer and Jane Kinsdale

about the RMSBa
The Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists founded in 1997 is the first chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists and is open to all persons interested in botanical illustration.

RMSBA Officers 2009 President ......................................................... Susan Olson Vice President ................................................. TBD Secretary ......................................................... Jan Boyd Haring Treasurer .........................................................Vicky MacWilliam Marketing ....................................................... Julie Sprinkle Membership Chairperson ............................... Sharon Garrett Programs Chairperson .................................... Annie Reiser Exhibits Chairperson ...................................... Libby Kyer Logistics (Refreshment) Chairperson.............. Susan DiMarchi WebMaster ..................................................... Susan Rubin Newsletter Editor ........................................... Katie Nichols

The spring 2010 program will kick off our theme for the year, herbs. As many of us will be participating in the “Culpeper’s Medicinal Herbs” show, we will benefit from Mary Barnes’ expertise on the subject. Mary will present some interesting historical background on Culpeper and his herbal medical cures. She will be able to answer last minute questions you may have about how you wish to portray your particular herb. We will meet on February 21, 2010 at the Denver Botanic Gardens in Classroom C from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. This is a little earlier than our usual spring meeting but we want to get it in before the show entry deadline. This juried show will be held at the Dairy in Boulder, CO. The summer 2010 meeting will be held at the Denver Botanic Gardens on June 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This meeting’s program is an herbal cooking class held by Susan Evans, www.chrysalisherbs.com. (sampling the results and handouts are included in the class price/ $20.00) The class will be limited to 20. Sign up deadline is June 6. In the fall we will gather at an art supplies warehouse in Denver that Susi Olson discovered. She and Carol Till have met with the owner and worked up an exciting deal for us. We can meet there September 12th or 19th. The date will be coordinated to avoid the annual ASBA meeting. Details will be announced later. At our winter 2010 meeting, we will celebrate the close of the year by gathering at Susi Olson’s new home (address and details will be announced at a later date) on December 12, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit with the RMSBA colleagues you may not have seen for a while, meet new members, talk about shows and art in general. Bring the latest works you would like to share as well as a favorite hors d’ouvres or sweets for the season. We will hold elections for openings on the RMSBA Board, and invite all members to participate in committee work. Please think about how you might participate!

upcoming Meetings

Programs Coordinator: Annie Reiser annieandrolf@q.com Hm: 303-772-1721, Cell: 720-841-6296

To join the RMSBA, please contact Vicky MacWilliam,Treasurer Tele.: 719.495.2986 E-mail: hgvmacwm@worldnet.att.net 8285 Freeman Drive • Black Forest, CO 80908 ASBA Journal and RMSBA Newsletter $90.00 membership includes regular individual membership in the RMSBA* and American Society of Botancial Artists* and entitles you to receive both the ASBA and RMSBA newsletters, as well as participate in all open exhibits and functions. Membership is for the calendar year. Memberships received after the first of November in any year will be applied to the following calendar year. Newsletter Submission Deadlines January 12th April 12th July 12th Newsletter Published Winter Spring Fall

October 12th


Questions or contributions, please contact Katie Nichols, Editor E-mail: katienichols@comcast.net Tel.: 303.513.5453 7636 Gray Way • Arvada, CO 80003 • Artwork is donated to RMSBA for exclusive use in this newsletter. Any other use is strictly prohibited without written authorization of the artist. • The membership list is printed in whole in the Spring Edition of the newsletter. • Reproduction of this newsletter is prohibited without written permission from RMSBA. • We welcome your articles, calendar events and images. Please submit all text as an electronic file in .DOC (Word), .XLS (Excel), or the body of an e-mail. Please submit images in digital format; .JPG, .TIF, .PDF and at least 300 dpi (resolution; dots per inch) in color.


RMSBa Holiday Party/Meeting
Minutes held December 6, 2009
Location: Susan Rubin’s home, Denver Documented by: Renee Jorgensen 24 RMSBA members attended the 2009 Christmas Meeting, including three guests: Paneyoti Kelaidis girlfriend Jan, Anna H. (standing in for Mom Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski. New RMSBA fee for membership dues: $90.00 and must be paid by March to remain in membership status. Be thinking about the ASBA Show next year in New York. It is titled “Economic Botany” and will represent what botanicals are used for through out our economy: i.e. cotton, linen, food, medicine, other fibers etc. Terry Ruiter encouraged each of us to consider doing a piece and submitting it to this show. Go to the ASBA website for more details. Entries will be due in the Spring. Annual Officers Election: Susie Olson – President Vice President – TBD pending volunteer Vickie MacWilliam – Treasurer Jan Boyd Haring – Secretary Katie Nichols – Newsletter Annie Reiser – Programs Susan DiMarchi – Food Julie Sprinkle – Marketing Sharon Garrett – Membership Chair Susan Rubin – Web site A new web site will be under construction soon. At least it will have a new look and/or contain updates. Katie needs new art, artist interviews, and articles sent to her for future newsletters. Terry Ruiter is proposing the ASBA annual conference be held in Denver in 2014. Cathy Imel is a great consultant for hosting these big events. We will call on her expertise to help guide our group. Ann Fleming is checking with the DAM for a show to be held during the proposed convention. Everyone was up for the idea. ASBA Annual Meeting will be in Pittsburgh in 2010. Exhibit Updates: Carol Till Steamboat Art Museum logged 4,148 viewers to have viewed the RARE show. The Rare Ft. Lewis Campus Show: CONIPS, the 4 Corners group, and the Plateau Group are excited about the show and planning field trips and other activities to compliment it. Manitou Show will start July 1 thru September 2010. Katie Nichols talked about considering doing a new run of Rare greeting cards. They are selling well. Dairy Show: Call for Entries passed out and list of plants already taken. There are still more plants available. The Director of the Dairy will be the judge and is very detail oriented. Review carefully the call for entries. Treasurer: Vickie MacWilliam added a note that we have covered all of the costs on the Rare catalogs, t-shirts and cards. This is a very good sign! All money from sales coming in at this point is a benefit to the RMSBA. Programs for 2010: Annie Reiser Spring: Mary Barnes details on the Culpeper Show - Feb. 21 held in Classroom C at DBG - 1 - 4pm Summer: Susan Evans - Cooking with Herbs: will charge $20.00 per person, room for 20 people, will be held at the Morrison Center at DBG. Fall: Susie Olsen - Art Supply Field Trip to Allied Arts. Charge $5.00 which provides a gift certificate for $5.00 in free materials (a goody bag). More information at a later date. Winter: Susie Olsen’s new home: December 12th A special thanks to Susan Rubin for sharing her lovely home with the RMSBA. 12/06/09 RMSBA Meeting adjourned


RMSBA Botanical Illustrators Interview Name: Address:

Please return by April 12, 2010

1. How and why did you become interested in Botanical Illustration? 2. What has been the one piece that you are most happy about? 3. What are your other interests; gardening, etc.? 4. What is the medium that you really enjoy and easily flow with? 5. Do you have your certificate from DBG in Botanical Illustration? 6. Do you have a challenge to accomplish? 7. What are the other items in your life that you would like to share? 8. Who/what is your inspiration/muse? 9. What is your favorite plant/flower?

Please fill out the interview questions if you would like to appear in the newsletter. You may send this form in via snail mail or request the form in E-mail. In the past I’ve interview Peggy Turchette, Annie Reiser, Bev Coogan, Frank Merrem, Julie Sprinkle, Kate Morton, Libby Keyer, Rose Nordenberg and currently Susan Rubin. Please do remember that I like to have an image of one of your illustrations to include in the interview.

RMSBA Mt. Evans Artists' Retreat 2010

Angela Mirro - The Joy of Orchid Painting
July 22-24, 2010 ngela Mirro loves orchids. Really loves them! She’ll draw them in situ, from collections, from vendors, in the woods, in rainforests. Pretty much wherever orchids go, so goes Angela. Her orchid paintings are recognized by scientists and afficionados as some of the finest watercolors ever created. Angela’s works are in the Shirley Sherwood Collection, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Florilegium Collection, The American Orchid Society collection, many other private and corporate settings and are featured in Today’s Botanical Artist (Schiffer Publishing) among many publicatins. She tells us, “Whenever possible, I try to convey [orchids] in their natural habitat as so much of it is disappearing. Orchids and their interconnection with the natural world needs to be seen, valued and protected...The experience of painting orchids is energizing and magical, they almost seem to exert their will. Their resilience and beauty is a testament to life. I paint orchids to connect with that force and to celebrate it.” (More about Angela at www.angelamirro.com) Angela doesn’t have a lot of time to teach, and this instance is a rare opportunity. Angela will demonstrate her own methods in watercolor and encourage you to find how her techniques might inform your method. Each student will have individual support and critique while painting an orchid that is yours to keep so that you can finish your painting at home. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to study with Angela at the Denver University High Altitude Research Lodge on Mt. Evans. These workshops are held the third week of July to provide you with the maximum Rocky Mountain High Experience. This is the best weekend for seeing wildflowers in full bloom. The mountain is lush this time of year. Your workshop fee includes lunch and dinner on Day 1, three meals on Day 2 and breakfast and lunch on Day 3. A nice selection of entrees and snacks, which includes vegetarian (not vegan) choices at every meal, is provided. All meals are served buffet-style. Lodging is included for 2 nights in dormitory, single or double rooms as available. You may request a single room or your roommate on the registration form. Linens are provided. The lodge is large, well furnished and comfortable, and there'll be time for peer interaction, hiking and hanging out! Classes are held in the Lab, with full-spectrum lighting and drawing boards provided. The workshop is limited to 15 participants. Further information to make your retreat a great 'time-out' from hectic lives is provided on confirmation of your registration. Plan to arrive on the first day of your workshop around 9:00 AM to check in and stow your gear. Classes begin at 10:00 AM on Day One, 9:00 AM on Days 2 and 3. Lunch breaks are 1 hour, and there is ample time and daylight for field sketching or other outdoor activities. Classes end at 5:00 PM Days 1 and 2, and at 4:00 PM on Day 3 of the workshop. Each year the workshop fills up quickly so do plan ahead! We look forward to seeing you! Fee: $395 per RMSBA Member, $455 per non-Member, plus $30 for orchid. You may bring your own orchid if you prefer. Cancellation fee will apply; no refunds if cancellation received 60 days or less prior to workshop. For questions, call us at PH: 303.438.9565; for full information, reservation form and payment options including credit card go to www.pigs-fly.com, contact us at pigsflyworkshops@aol.com, or complete the registration form below and return with your check made out to 'Pigs Fly Workshops'. Our FAX is 303.438.1244; Mail: RMSBA Mt. Evans Retreat - Angela Mirro’s Workshops Orchids, 10374 Julian Court, Westminster, CO 80031. Thank You! Art education above the ordinary Registration Form RMSBA 2010 Artists Retreat with Angela Mirro ~ Orchids


Detach and mail

Name:___________________________________________________________________________________________ Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________ City: ______________________________________________State:_____________ ZIP:________________________ PH:_______________________________________E-mail ________________________________________________ Please register me for Angela Mirro’s Orchids Workshop qRMSBA Member fee: $395 qNon-RMSBA Member fee: $455 q$30 for an orchid if not bringing your own Total Amount Enclosed: $__________________________ qVegetarian qNon-Vegetarian Meals qI have food allergies:________________________________ I prefer Requested Roommate: _____________________________________________________________________________ Roommate's Phone Number: ________________________________________________________________________


the Pinery Show (Editor’s note)
In the previous newsletter there was a write up about the success of the Pinery Show. However, some details were not included about where and when the show took place. Here are the details of the show directly from The Pinery’s Web site - this is information about the 2009 show, not the 2010 show. 2009 Pinery Art Show All artists of all ages – Save the date!! August 15, 2009 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lakeshore Park The 8th Pinery Art Show will be held in conjunction with the Pinery Picnic again this year. We invite you to SAVE THE DATE of August 15 and plan to not only display your artwork, but sell it to the attendees and take orders too! Admission is $25 for all artists. You do not need to be a Pinery resident to submit artwork. It would be most appreciated if interested artists would apply as early as possible as physical space is limited to 30 participants! Artist Selection We are looking for Artwork pieces only which would include, but not limited to: oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, drawings of various media, mixed media, photography, pottery, sculpture, glassware and custom gold & silver jewelry. Pre-Selection of artists will be determined by July 20. Artists are asked to provide 2-3 digital pictures or a web site, indicative of your artwork. Please email your entries along with your name and phone number, as soon as possible to: Cyndi.Mumm@comcast.net. You will be notified of your acceptance within a week of receiving. This year there will be a young artists category for up to 12 years old and one for 13-18 years old. Those in the young artist category may submit 2 pieces for no charge. What is Provided? The PHA will provide your tent and new grid work for display. In the event you have display materials for your art, we welcome the contribution of easels, tables and tents. Additional information will be in forthcoming newsletters and in communication to the artists. We look forward to seeing your artwork! What else are we looking for? Community involvement. In the tough times we are experiencing, this is a great opportunity to meet fellow neighbors, be a part of a day of fun, entertainment, lunch and laughs. We would like to provide face painting, shirt stenciling and/or finger/hand painting on t-shirts. If you would like to contribute or assist in providing any of these events, please call or email us! We are also looking for interested individuals or businesses that would like to donate prizes, tents, paper or paint!! If you would like to volunteer to help with the Pinery Art Show, please call the PHA office at 303-841-8572 or Cyndi Mumm at 303-805-1644. The Web site link: www.pinery.org

“Psychopsis”, Courtesy of Kaye Hurtt


RMSBa Botanical illustrators - Susan Rubin from Denver
How and why did you become interested in Botanical Illustration? In 1990, a friend asked me to come to a drawing class at the Gardens with her. I thought botanical illustration sounded boooring, but I went for her. She lasted two classes, but my fate was sealed – I never looked back! What has been the piece of work that you are most happy about? In 2001, I took a leap away from traditional BI with a piece I titled “Still, life.” It is a group of 7 green pears and one red pear in very strong light. I did the piece for a political/women’s issues show and it represented the incidence of breast cancer at that moment. I love that piece because it gave me the impetus to see botanical work as a more contemporary, relevant genre and somehow less locked into being historical and sweet. Since then, I’ve had a different idea of what BI has to say. What are your other interests; gardening, etc.? Oh my gosh, where to start? I like gardening, reading, sewing, knitting (yes, I probably was born in the wrong century), teaching, photography, writing, walking, hiking, building things, learning anything new, and mostly TRAVEL! I start to feel twitchy if I don’t leave the country at least once a year. What is the medium that you really enjoy and easily flow with? I love graphite and colored pencil. I love the look and feel of line and the challenge of taking a little dot the size of a sharp pencil point and turning it into a full-blown portrait of my subject. Do you have your certificate from DBG in Botanical Illustration? Yes, I received a certificate in 1991 and again in 1992. Do you have a challenge to accomplish? I love a challenge. This is a pretty boring genre without it. I am always reaching for new ways to express a view of plants. I use new media and technology combined with traditional methods, create themes for series of work, anything to help push the boundaries of botanical art. Maybe finding irony without losing beauty is the biggest challenge. What are the other items in your life that you would like to share? Lots of people don’t know that in my nefarious past I have
“Thermopsis” Courtesy of Susan Rubin

been an Outward Bound instructor, a glider pilot, a radio announcer, a product designer, a headhunter, a t.v. set designer, and the first home stager. I lived in England for 2 1/2 years and have spent time in 32 countries. Who/what is your inspiration/muse? I am inspired by the thrill of a new idea. My human inspiration is my mother, who was a novelist, a watercolor painter, and the smartest, funniest person I’ve ever known. What is your favorite plant/flower? That’s like having to choose between your children! I like plants big, little, smooth, spiky, funky and fair. When I was a little girl, my favorite flower was Fairy Slipper, the little pink Calypso bulbosa orchids we’d find beneath the trees at our mountain cabin. I thought they carried magic. I still get a little thrill when I find one. Check out Susan’ s Web site: www.susanrubinstudio.com


Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists CALL FOR ENTRIES Due: April 3, 2010
Culpeper’s Medicinal Herbs
Date of show: May 14- June 18, 2010 Location: The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder, Colorado Exhibit Description: The exhibit will be a collection of botanical illustrations based on medicinal herbs that Nicholas Culpeper described in his seventeenth century publication which are still in use today. Eligibility: RMSBA members with 2010 dues paid. Eligible Submissions: Illustrations of herbs that are listed in Culpeper publications still in medicinal use today. (This does not include Native American or South American native cures which are not in the Culpepper publications) Contact Mary Barnes (msilverspirit@gmail.com ) if you have questions about this. All work must be realistic and botanically accurate. Only two-dimensional original artworks of botanical subjects will be accepted. No animals, people, pottery, tools, buildings, props, man-made objects or other non-plant elements allowed. A Master List of plant choices is being kept by Mary Barnes (msilverspirit@gmail.com ) to avoid duplicate entries. Please contact Mary with your choice. Jury: Entries will be vetted for quality, conformity to theme and space available. The Curator of The Dairy Center for the Arts will review all submitted work for quality. Presentation: Artwork that fits in a 16 x 20 (inner dimension) frame must be matted by the artist with white or offwhite mat. It must also have a foam core backing. The artwork may be vertical or horizontal. In order to present a more dynamic show, the artwork will be submitted unframed and will be framed in identical frames by RMSBA. Media: All images should be of work executed by hand in traditional botanical media. The subject plant must be the prominent feature of the work. Labeling: DO NOT label your artwork with the common or botanical name or include any writing other than your signature. Frame label: Each item must be labeled on the back of the frame with artist’s name, title, medium, contact information and price. RMSBA will provide educational gallery labels that describe each herb’s medical use and application. Exhibit Information: The exhibit will be at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street in Boulder, CO. The gallery does not carry insurance on artwork. Individual artists are responsible for their own insurance. Publicity: If accepted, your images may be used in publicity related to the exhibition. Sale of Artwork: Sales are allowed. The Dairy Center handles delivery of sales. They take 35% commission on all sales. Artwork may not be removed until the close of the exhibition.


Drop Off Date: Work may be delivered to: Susan Dimarchi 4876 Valkyrie Boulder, CO 80301 303-589-0559 or Dorothy DePaulo 185 S Garrison Lakewood, CO 80226 303-910-6372

Please call before you come. Saturday, April 3, 2010 is latest work can be dropped off. Pickup Date: Saturday June 19th, between 10am and 12 noon at the Dairy. Fee: Entry fee is $30.00 for one piece and $10 for each additional work. The cost of frame, glazing, hardware and framing is $60.00 per entry. If the work is not accepted into the show, the cost of framing will be refunded. Make Checks payable to RMSBA. Registration Deadline: April 3, 2010 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Registration Form and Fee due by April 3, 2010 When you deliver your artwork, include this form with a check (made out to RMSBA) for $30.00 for one entry and $10.00 for each additional entry, plus $60 for each entry for the framing. (If your work is not accepted into the show, the framing fee will be refunded.) RMSBA and its members are not liable for any damage to artwork incurred while handling artwork for this exhibit. By my signature below I indicate that I have read and agree to the terms listed above in this Call for Entries. Signature:_______________ ____________________ Name:_________________________________________ Address:______________________________________ Contact info________________________________ 1) Title (Genus, species)_____________________________________Medium:________________ Price:$______ OR value if NFS $____________ 2) Title (Genus, species)_____________________________________Medium:________________ Price:$______OR value if NFS $____________ Date:_______________________


2010 February 21st RMSBA’s Spring Meeting at DBG in
classroom C, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mark in your calendar

April 9 - 11

ASBA and RMSBA links to workshops/classes www.amsocbotartists.org www.botanicalartists.org General Links to Events and Workshops/Classes at the Denver Botanic Gardens: DBG www.botanicgardens.org 2010 • Café Botanique Lectures www.cb-lectures-mervi.blogspot.com Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Place: Morrison Center, Denver Botanic Gardens (SE corner of York St & 11th Ave

April 10 May 16

Tagawa exhibit and sale is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 9, 10 and 11. Set up is Thursday p.m. (April 8 and take down, Monday the 12th. Meet the Natives Exhibit at DBG Opening reception, Sunday, April 18th, 2010 Editor’s note: previously I had the date of July 2nd, 2010, which is incorrect. Please mark the correct date in April in your calendar. Culpeper’s Medicinal Herbs Exhibit at the Dairy Center in Boulder RMSBA’s Summer Meeting at DBG in the Morrison Center, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. RARE Exhibit’s last stop at the Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs until September 2010 North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) Exhibit at DBG RMSBA’s Holiday Party/Meeting at Susi Olsons, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

May 14 June 18 June 13th July 1 - Sept. July 7 - 18 Dec. 18th

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January 28: Brian Elliott, Elliott Environmental Consulting, LLC: Using Wild Edible Plants (Abstract and further information) February 18: Curtis Jones, Botanical Interests, Broomfield CO: TBA (Abstract and further information) March 25: Dianne Aigaki: Botanical Documentation and Cultural Diplomacy in Tibet (Abstract and further information) - GATES HALL April 1: Allan R. Taylor, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder: TBA (Abstract and further information) April 15; Carol English: Effective pollinators in a rare and endemic Colorado Penstemon (Abstract and further information) - GATES HALL May 20: Lisa Mason, Outreach Forester, Colorado State Forest Service: Pests of Ponderosa - Mountain Pine Beetles (Abstract and further information)


The North American Rock Garden Society will have their 2010 Annual meeting in Salida, CO. Contribute with an exhibit installed in El Pomar gallery at the Denver Botanic Gardens, July 7 – July 18. More information at http://nargs-mhjk.blogspot.com/
“Agave”, Courtesy of Carol Till


As mentioned in the previous newsletter, will notice that the membership dues have increased to $90.00, as the result of ASBA, the parent organization, needing to raise dues because of the challenging financial times. As discussed in our recent Board Meeting, RMSBA had the option to pass through the $25.00 ASBA increase. The RMSBA Board opted to reduce the chapter dues from $20.00 to $15.00 for the benefit of our members. Thank you for your understanding and you will find the RMSBA application below to fill out and mail to Vicky MacWilliam, Treasurer at 8285 Freeman Drive • Black Forest, CO 80908. *Note: If
you don’t want to tear out this page, please download the form at RMSBA’s Web site www.botanicalartist.org

Membership Application
Complete this application, mail with a check made out to RMSBA for $90.00 to: Vicky MacWilliam, Treasurer 8285 Freeman Drive Black Forest, CO 80908-2907 719.495.2986 hgvmacwm@att.net ASBA Journal and RMSBA Newsletter $90.00 membership includes regular individual membership in the RMSBA* and the American Society of Botancial Artists*. Membership entitles you to receive both the ASBA Journal and RMSBA newsletter, as well as participate in all exhibits and functions. Membership is for the calendar year. Memberships received after the first of November in any year will be applied to the following calendar year.
*RMSBA and ASBA are not-for-profit organizations


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If you have questions, please contact RMSBA: President, Terry Ruiter (303) 798-9452 E-mail: tlruiter@msn.com Membership, Sharon Garrett 303.985.5437 E-mail: sharonzgarrett@comcast.net ASBA: Toll-free: 1-866-691-9080 E-mail: ASBA@aol.com

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“Hens and Chicks”, Courtesy of Dorothy DePaulo

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