Welcome to the NCalSBA!

Our primary mission is to provide support to Northern California botanical artists. Recognizing that botanical artists frequently work alone in a discipline which is demanding and technically difficult, we provide such support by sponsoring activities and events for members and for the general public. Members of the NCalSBA also wish to create public awareness and appreciation for historical and contemporary botanical art in the communities of Northern California and seek to educate the public on plant diversity, regional plant ecology and the rationale for preservation of plant species.

We are a regional chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA). Membership in NCalSBA is open to anyone who supports the tradition and contemporary practice of botanical art. Please visit our Join! page for details.

The Northern California Society of Botanical Artists is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Our Board of Directors

President: Danny Swanson
Vice President: Kaye Herbranson
Secretary: Catherine Dellor
Treasurer: Svetlana Tkachenko
Parliamentarian: Cissy Freeman
Chair, Activities: Liz Stroh-Coughlin
Chair, Member Communications: Nina Antze
Co-Chairs, Web Communications: Pria Graves & Deni Manning
Member-at-Large: Judy Paris
Member-at-Large: Nancy Wheeler Klippert
Immediate Past President: Sally Petru

Regional Representatives: (North Bay) Bernard Halliwell & Kristin Jakob
(East Bay) Walter Denn
(South Bay) Celia Bakke & Beatrice Bergemont
(San Francisco/Peninsula) Svetlana Tkachenko

Advisory Committee: Lee McCaffree, Sally Petru, Catherine Watters