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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

International Series

The Institute established the International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration series in 1964 with the hope of supporting and encouraging contemporary botanical artists from around the world. Collectively, the International series catalogues are the most comprehensive record available of contemporary botanical artists and illustrators with individuals represented now totaling 1,212. The International series catalogues are available as PDFs for the out-of-print editions and as the Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration database. For a description of and information about ordering the in-print catalogue, see the International series catalogues page.

Submission guidelines

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration series in 1964, the Institute will host the 17th International in fall 2024 (dates to be determined). The exhibition is open to all botanical fine artists and illustrators working in any medium on paper or vellum (except photography) whose work has achieved a standard of excellence and who have not yet been represented in the International series. Artists wishing to be considered for the 17th International should download the 17th International Submission Guidelines PDF. Please read the submission guidelines carefully. Then complete and send the 17th International Intent to Submit Form via email or post by 2 February 2023. Then complete and send the 17th International Submission Form via email or post by 15 June 2023.

Any recommendations of artists whose work would be appropriate for the 17th International should be directed to:

Lugene Bruno, Curator of Art
5th Floor, Hunt Library
4909 Frew Street
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Telephone: 412-268-2440
Email: lbruno@andrew.cmu.edu