BAGSC members, Margaret Best and Elaine Searle exhibited at the 12th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration at the Hunt Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. The opening reception of this international exhibit coincided with the 13h Annual Meeting & Conference of the American Society of Botanical Artists (September 27 – 29, 2007). The show is open from 30 September–20 December 2007 and features 111 artworks by 64 artists from 14 countries (Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Italy, Japan, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, the United States, and Wales).
Elaine exhibited two paintings: Echeveria laui, and Astrophytum myriostigma var. nudum. Elaine’s web site can be viewed at: http://www.paintbotanical.com/
Margaret’s watercolor painting of Mespilus germanica (English medlar) can be viewed at her web site: http://www.bestbotanical.com/
Information about the exhibition can be viewed on the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation web site at: http://huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu/HIBD/Exhibitions/Exhibitions.shtml The catalogue for the show can also be purchased from their web site: http://huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu/HIBD/Publications/HI-Pubs/Pub-IE-09.shtml
Margaret also had two paintings in the ASBA show at the Horticultural Society of New York, Tenth Annual International Juried Exhibition, Malus baccata (Siberian Crabapple Blossoms) and Malus baccata (Siberian Crabapple Leaves).