I am very honored and happy to announce ;
I received the silver medal from Green Currency:Plants in the Economy -An Exhibition of Botanical Art show!!
Gold:Beverly Allen, Coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, watercolor on paper
Silver: Asuka Hishiki, Garlic, Allium sativum, watercolor on paper
Bronze: Ingrid Finnan, Common ginger, Zingiber officinale, oil on paper
by Jane Ayers is Director of Adult Education.
Medals for excellence were awarded to selected artists for their work in Green Currency: Plants in the Economy at the festive opening reception on Wednesday, April 20. This is the first medal-awarding international juried exhibition of contemporary botanical art in the United States, and is presented by the Botanical Garden and the American Society of Botanical Artists. The exhibition, which features 43 plants used in medicine, food, clothing, and shelter, will be on view in the Arthur and Janet Ross Gallery through July 31.
Dr. Shirley Sherwood, renowned contemporary botanical art collector and chair of the jury, along with Gregory Long, President of The New York Botanical Garden, presented the awards. Honorable Mentions for excellence in specific categories were also selected and announced. Click on an image below to see the commended works of art.
“I am very impressed with the high quality of the works chosen. This is an unusual, fascinating and thought-provoking exhibition”.
-Dr. Shirley Sherwood