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Past Exhibitions

16th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration

17 September – 18 December 2019

This exhibition included 41 artworks by 41 artists who resided in 14 countries (Australia, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the United States and Wales). The 16th International artists include Juan Luis Castillo (Spain), Maria Alice de Rezende (Brazil), Mary Dillon (Ireland), Peggy-Ann Duke (United States), Caroline Dumuÿs (France), Melinda Edstein (Australia), Nadia Farotti (Italy), Jane Fisher (United States), Susan T. Fisher (United States), Keiko Fujita (Japan), Bridget Gillespie (England), Margot E. Glass (United States), Jarnie Godwin (England), Işik Güner (Turkey), Christiana Hale Webb (England), Andreas Hentrich (Germany), Yuriko Homma (Japan), Sumi Kim (South Korea), Mitsuko Kurashina (Japan), Louise Lane (England), Claire Leroux-Daublain (France), Craig Lidgerwood (Australia), Patricia Luppino (United States), Beth McAnoy (Australia), Clare McGhee (Scotland), Simonetta Occhipinti (Italy), Chiyoko Ohmi (Japan), Sylvia Peter (Germany), Penny Price (England), Deborah A. Ravin (United States), Vivienne Rew (England), Janne Richardson (Scotland), Mitsuko Schultz (United States), Derek Setford (England), Lucy T. Smith (England), Keiko Soga (Japan), Susana Ferreira de Souza (Brazil), Yasuhiro Takeuchi (Japan), Claire Ward (Wales), Chiyo Watakabe (Japan) and Poyong Yi (South Korea).

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. For the 16th International a full-color, illustrated catalogue was available in print and as a database on our Web site. The print version included reproductions of the artworks and portraits of the artists while the database included that information as well as biographical data for the artists. The database was searchable by artist name, artwork title (including taxon, medium, support and year of completion), country of residence and exhibition number and year. As information from the printed catalogues is incorporated and updated, the new Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration database will become the most comprehensive and concise record available. To aid in updating the database, we ask that previous International artists send us their current contact information.

As we have since 1995, we coordinated activities for the 16th International artists and the registrants of the American Society of Botanical Artists educational conference (17–19 October), which was held 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 17 October (6:00–8:00 p.m.) was open to the public. At 6:30 p.m. in the gallery the curators introduced the exhibition and the 16th International artists in attendance.

Wiesen-Rispengras, Bluegrass, Poa pratensis [Poa pratensis Linnaeus, Poaceae alt. Gramineae], acrylic on wood panel by Sylvia Peter (1970–), 2016, 90 × 30 cm, HI Art accession no. 8307, reproduced by permission of the artist.