Portraits of nature: blending science and art


This juried exhibit included sixty works in a variety of media by members of the Southwest Society of Botanical Artists (SWSBA). In celebration of the state's centennial year, many of the works include plants native to Arizona, plants of other locales, and creatures of the natural world.

SWSBA is the Arizona chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists, a non-profit organization dedicated to the tradition of botanical art. Members have backgrounds in fine arts, graphic arts, business, technology, and education, but they all share a love of the natural world, especially plants.

Galleries at Arizona State University Library at the Polytechnic Campus
January 4 - March 30, 2013


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Illustrations from the exhibit can be seen in this gallery.

Photos of the exhibit are here.