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.

A Walk in the Forest – paintings by Lucy Martin


Deceptively Dangerous Plants
          UCSF, Faculty Alumni House

          745 Parnassus Ave.
          San Francisco, CA, 94143
          February 2 – June 7, 2017
          Open by appointment: 415.476.4723

Artists’ Reception: Saturday, March 4, 2 – 4 pm

Original watercolors from the Mary L. Harden School of Botanical Illustration, including a number of NCalSBA members.

Boston Ivy,
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
© Tom Mitchell, 2017

Lan Su in Bloom
          Lan Su Garden in Portland.

          239 Northwest Everett Street
          Portland, Oregon 97209
          March 1 – May 31, 2017

Several works by NCalSBA member Maria Cecilia Freeman are included in this exhibition of botanical art inspired by the beauty of the amazing Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Click here for more information about the show.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 1, 5 – 7 p.m.

RSVP by Wednesday, February 23, 2017 to Vanessa Abahashemi, Director of Philanthropy, at vanessa@lansugarden.org or 503.228.8131 ext. 1026

Note: Click on the poster to see a larger view!

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!

Lathyrus odoratus, Sweet Pea by milly acharya.
Winner of the 2016 Jurors’ Award for
distinction with an emphasis on
botanical art presentation.

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