BAEE Awards a Fourth Grant
At the annual conference in San Francisco, California, October 2017, BAEE awarded a $15,000 grant to ASBA to be used toward publication of a catalog for the “Botanical Art Worldwide: America’s Flora” exhibition. The exhibition will be held at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. and will be on view from May 4 through October 15, 2018.
Similar exhibitions will be held in 24 other countries. American artists have created new works devoted to the indigenous plants of the U.S., while hundreds of artists around the world have depicted plants indigenous to their home countries as well. Each country will provide up to 40 images of works in their exhibitions to be compiled into a digital slide show that will be shown at participating venues. A Worldwide Day of Botanical Art will be held on May 18, 2018, with events held for 24 hours, following the sun from venue to venue. For more information and a list of participating countries, see Botanical Art Worldwide.
This check brings the total amount of BAEE grants to $61,000, all of which came from profits from the sale of our book, American Botanical Painting: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic. Read the full announcement at "BAEE Awards another Grant".