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.

Lucy Martin ~ Looking Closely: the Hidden World of Mushrooms and Lichens

Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture

San Francisco Botanical Gardens at Strybing Arboretum
January 4 – April 30, 2018

Member Lucy Martin‘s paintings reflect her lifelong connection with nature. They express her love of the beautiful and surprising life forms found in the forests she explores. Her hope is to awaken in the viewer a feeling that there are myriad tiny worlds to be discovered right at our feet, if we only stop and look.

Artist Reception: January 18, 5 – 7 p.m.

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          Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

          4901 Breakwater Avenue
          Hayward, CA 94545
          January 20 – April 8, 2018

Paintings and Drawings by the artists of the
Mary L. Harden School of Botanical Illustration.

Open: Fri – Sun, 10am – 5 pm
Artist Reception: Saturday, January 20, 2pm – 4 pm

NCalSBA members participating in this exhibition: J. Allecta, P. Anderson, T. Bartholomew, S. Bellone, M. Betlach, C. Dellor, M. Harden, M. Ho, N. Jacobson, S. Johnson, J. Kajouee, L. Martin, D. Morrison, C. O’Brien, J. Peterson, A. Seeman, I. Wade

February 23 – May 20, 2018

Parrot Tulip

Filoli’s 20th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition celebrates the abundance of spring flowers in the Estate’s magnificent historic Garden. The beautiful and extraordinarily accurate flower portraits are painted by international and local artists, some of them graduates of Filoli’s Botanical Art Certificate Program.

Meet the Artist Hour: Opening Day, Friday, February 23, 4:00-5:00 pm
Filoli visitors will have the opportunity to talk with artists, one-on-one, about their inspirations and techniques. Meet the Artist Hour is free to all visitors with the purchase of a Filoli general admission ticket.

Image: Parrot Tulip, Open View, by Ingrid Finnan

El Dorado Arts Council: Native Roots – March 16 – May 18, 2018


The Fausel House Gallery and El Dorado Arts Council, located in Placerville, is currently hosting a botanical exhibition depicting plants native to El Dorado County with a special focus on the rare and federally listed plants in the Pine Hill Ecological Preserve.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Artists’ Reception: Thursday, March 22nd from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Fausel House Gallery, 772 Pacific Street in Placerville

NCalSBA members participating: Nina Antze, Lynn Ashby, Maria Cecilia Freeman, Linda Gamble, Lee McCaffree, Susan Mark-Raymond, Dolores Morrison, and Vi Strain along with Pine Hill Preserve artist, Joy Fatooh (image shown here).

A full color catalogue is available depicting all artworks in the show.

California Rare Fruit Growers – FESTIVAL OF FRUIT!
Campbell Community Center – July 28, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Festival of Fruit

This year the California Rare Fruit Growers are holding their annual “Festival of Fruit” in our area (Campbell Community Center) and we have been invited to participate as one of the 40 vendors. Vendor day will be Saturday, July 28, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

This is a great opportunity to sell fruit (or vegetable) themed greeting cards, gift tags, small prints, aprons, tote bags, etc. The vendor area will also be open and advertised to the public.

It is also a wonderful chance to meet folks who grow and love unusual fruits. You might even find your next subject for a painting!

Contact: Pria Graves 650-493-2153 if you are interested in helping out with – selling, staffing, or both.