The Institute established the International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration series in 1964 with the hope of supporting and encouraging contemporary botanical artists. Every three years, the International series features the works of talented botanical artists from around the world. Collectively, the catalogues are the most comprehensive record available of 20th–21st-century botanical artists and illustrators—the number of individuals represented now totals 1,172. The International series catalogues are available as PDFs.
The Institute will host the 16th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration in fall 2019 (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 16th International should download the 16th International Submission Guidelines PDF. Please read the submission guidelines carefully. Then complete and send the 16th International Intent to Submit Form via email or post by 2 February 2018. Then complete and send the 16th International Submission Form via email or post by 15 June 2018.
- 16th International Submission Guidelines PDF
- 16th International Intent to Submit Form Text File
- 16th International Submission Form Text File
Any recommendations of artists whose work would be appropriate for the 16th International should be directed to:
Lugene Bruno, Curator of Art
5th Floor, Hunt Library
4909 Frew Street
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890