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.

Native Plants of San Bruno Mountain Exhibit – May 2 – August 31, 2018

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Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture
San Francisco Botanical Gardens at Strybing Arboretum

Watercolors by artists of the Mary L. Harden school of Botanical Illustration
Reception: Thursday, May 17 from 5–7 PM

Featured master artists:

J. Allecta, T. Bartholomew, J. Beaumont, E. Cruzan, S. Douglass-Jones, J. Durand, M. Harden, S. Johnson, A. Lacau, C. Lemor-Drake, L. Martin, C. O’Brien, M. Prager, A. Seeman, S. Ting, I. Wade, P. Anderson, M. Betlach, S. Bellone, C. Dellor, P. Doyne, C. Freeman, M. Ho, J. Kajouee, C. Leong, M. Mongold, D. Morrison, J. Petersen, C. Ryle, M. Tin-Wa, A. Ure, S. Wheeler

Image: Blue Eyed Grass by Lisa Martin Copyright 2018

“Microcosms: A Closer Look at Mushrooms and Lichens” –
May 7 – August 29, 2018


The Laguna de Santa Rosa is currently hosting an exhibit of NCalSBA member Lucy Martin.

In conjunction with the show, Lucy is offering a workshop

Painting Bark and Lichens in Gouache
Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM click here for details

Lucy’s artwork is all about close observation. You will learn some of the techniques Lucy uses to produce her very detailed paintings of bark, leaves, lichens, moss and oak galls. Enjoy a quiet, peaceful day in beautiful Heron Hall, surrounded by Lucy’s inspiring art exhibit and the native plant garden at the Laguna Environmental Center, to enhance your observation and painting skills.

Location: Heron Hall, Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
$95. Pre-registration required

Questions? Email lucy@lucymartinart.com

September 15 and 16, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Kristin Mill Valley

Kristin has been invited to be the Featured Artist at the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, September 15 & 16 in Old Mill Park, Mill Valley.

Her botanical art, primarily depicting California native plants, fungi and lichens, will be displayed in a redwood grove; framed and mounted prints, as well as greeting cards, will be available for purchase.

Festival hours are 10-5 on Sat & Sun, admission $12, $8 for seniors and students, free for children under 12. Free shuttle from Tamalpais High School. Visit the art festival’s website for more information.

Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) berries; watercolor on paper by Kristin Jakob