Calls for Entries

We post Calls for Entries for Northern California exhibition opportunities which may be of interest to our members. For shows outside this area, you may want to check the ASBA site as well as other groups listed on our Links page.

Each exhibit has it’s own specific guidelines and requirements, but for general information about framing standards for NCalSBA members’ exhibitions please check here.

Note: When submitting an entry to a botanical exhibition, the scientific name of the plant is generally required. There are a number of rules about how these names should be written. If you are unclear about how to specify your subject material, you may want to look at a useful leaflet provided by the Horticultural Taxonomy Group (HORTAX) in the UK.

To research whether a plant is a native of California, you may want to use the Jepson Online Interchange California Floristics or the Calflora Search for Plants. If you are specifically seeking California natives, be sure to check that the plant is not listed as “naturalized in CA”

Filoli Gardens 20TH Annual Botanical Art Exhibition: A Palette of Flowers

February 23 – May 20, 2018

Celebrate the abundance of spring flowers on display in Filoli’s magnificent historic gardens. The beautiful and extraordinarily accurate plant portraits by international and local artists will be on display in one of the West Coast’s most prominent botanical art exhibitions.

This year, the exhibit will closely tie to other programs of Filoli under the umbrella theme of “A Palette of Flowers”. This theme celebrates the abundance of spring flowers on display in the magnificent historic gardens at Filoli.

Botanical artists are invited to submit their work through January 14, 2018.

Click Here for the Call for Entries

El Dorado Arts Council: Native Roots

Spring, 2018

El Dorado Arts Council, located in Placerville, is currently planning a gallery exhibition entitled Native Roots, which will open in Spring of 2018. The exhibition will feature botanical artworks representing plants that are native to El Dorado County, with a special focus on the rare and federally listed plants in the Pine Hill Ecological Preserve.

For more information on participating contact:
Caitlin Thompson
Gallery and Operations Coordinator
El Dorado Arts Council
(530) 295-3496

Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture

Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture at the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum hosts exhibitions of paintings, prints, photographs and other art media in its reading room on an ongoing basis. They plan exhibits up to two years in advance.
Click here to down load information about applying to exhibit.