15th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration
15 September – 15 December 2016
This exhibition included 43 artworks by 43 artists who were citizens of 15 countries (Australia, Brazil, China, England, France, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain and the United States). The Institute established the International 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.
The artists included Laurie Andrews (Australia), Helen Burrows (Australia), Insil Choi (South Korea), Brigitte Daniel (England), Jean Dennis (Australia), Érik Desmazières (France), Pauline Dewar (Australia), Carrie Di Costanzo (United States), Dolores Diaz (United States), Kaho Emura (Japan), Maggy Fitzpatrick (England), Anne Hayes (Australia), Denise Heywood (England), Hideo Horikoshi (Japan), Jenny Hyde-Johnson (South Africa), Mariko Ikeda (Japan), Rose Marie James (United States), Keiko Kobayashi (Japan), Siobhan Larkin (Ireland), Stephanie Law (United States), Angela Lober (Australia), Rogério Lupo (Brazil), Suguri Makino (Japan), Robert McNeill (Scotland), David Morrison (United States), Atsuko Nishiyama (Japan), Eunike Nugroho (Indonesia), Maria Luisa Palanca (Spain), Denise Ramsay (New Zealand), Terrie Reddish (New Zealand), Lauren Sahu-Khan (Australia), Sandra Sanger (Australia), Carol Saunders (United States), Constance Scanlon (United States), Hye Woo Shin (South Korea), Laura Silburn (England), Heidi Snyder (United States), Hiromi Torii (Japan), Silvana Volpato (Italy), Nan Wiggins (United States), Zeng Xiaolian (China), Yuko Yano (Japan) and Seung-Hyun Yi (South Korea).
A full-color, illustrated catalogue with biographical data, portraits of the artists and reproductions of the artworks accompanied the exhibition. Collectively, the 15 International series catalogues include 1,172 artists and are the most comprehensive record available of contemporary botanical artists and illustrators to date.
As we have since 1995, we coordinated activities for the 15th International artists and the registrants of the American Society of Botanical Artists educational conference (13–15 October), which is held every three years in Pittsburgh during the International exhibition. Many botanical artists from across the United States and from around the world were in town to attend.
The reception on 13 October (6–8 p.m.) was open to the public. At 6:30 p.m. the curators gave a short introduction to the exhibition in the gallery.