Indigenous botanicals of arizona


This juried exhibition showcased Arizona's native plants during the celebration of the state's centennial year (2012) and coincided with the Tempe Center for the Arts Arizona Centennial Celebration.

Thirty-six native plants of Arizona, some indigenous to the Grand Canyon region only, were shown in the exhibit. Eighteen botanical artists from around Arizona participated in the exhibit.

Best in Show was awared to Margaret Pope for her colored pencil drawing of the Queen of the Night Cactus, Peniocereus greggii.
Best in Wet Medium was awarded to Gillian Rice's watercolor of the Claret Cup Cactus, Echinocereus coccineus.
Best in Dry Medium was awarded to Elaine Hultgren's pen and ink drawing of Sentry Milk-vetch, Astragalus cremnophylax var. cremnophylax.

The exhibit was organized by the Southwest Society of Botanical Artists (SWSBA), the Arizona chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists, a non-profit organization dedicated to the tradition of botanical art.

The Tempe Public Library Galleries, Tempe, AZ
December 9, 2011 - April 18, 2012


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Artwork from the exhibit can be seen in this gallery.  Photos of the exhibit and the opening reception are here.