Other Events and Exhibitions

These are events and exhibits sponsored by other organizations which feature the work of our members.
Please visit NCalSBA Exhibitions for exhibitions sponsored by NCalSBA.

In addition, for those interested in botanical art, the exhibits at the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture (San Francisco Botanical Garden) are worth noting. They feature various forms of plant-related art, changing every four months. Sometimes these exhibits include the work of our members or other botanical artists.

Tradescant’s Orchard – A celebration of botanical art

          Garden Museum in London.
          May 22 – September, 2017

This is an exciting contemporary exhibition comprising watercolours by fifty eminent botanical artists is to be staged alongside a display of ‘The Tradescants’ Orchard’, a seventeenth-century volume of sixty-six watercolours depicting fruit varieties that John Tradescant and his son might have grown in their market garden at Lambeth. The artists, invited by The Garden Museum, have selected varieties now considered to be heritage fruits. In the adventurous spirit of the plant-hunting Tradescants, artists from across the globe have embraced the project with works coming from Europe, Korea and USA.

This project has been several years in the making so we’re very excited that it is finally to be on view.

NCalSBA members Pria Graves and Andrea W. Kirjasoff as well as more than a dozen other ASBA members have works included in this exciting show.

Musk Strawberry by Pria Graves

Filoli 19th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition


          86 Cañada Road
          Woodside, CA 94062
          August 8 – October 22, 2017

The Annual Botanical Art Exhibit has long been an essential part of Filoli’s Botanical Art Program’s mission to interpret and preserve this historically significant art form. With its exquisite formal Garden, heirloom orchard and nature preserve, Filoli is a unique and fitting venue for this historical art form that has rendered plants throughout history and from around the world. Many beautiful and accurate plant portraits by international and local artists will be on display in the Visitor and Education Center. Come and experience the West Coast’s most prominent botanical art exhibit!

Kristin Jakob ~ Botanical Art Retrospective

          Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture

          San Francisco Botanical Gardens at Strybing Arboretum
          September 1 – December 30, 2017

Enjoy a retrospective of member Kristin Jakob‘s botanical art from her teens to present day work! See her many of her book, magazine, scientific journal and poster illustrations as well as various commercial and private commissions.

Jakob Ca native grasses