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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Past Exhibitions

14th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration

27 September – 19 December 2013

This exhibition included 41 artworks by 41 artists from 10 countries (Australia, China, England, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand 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 Christine Battle (England), Phansakdi Chakkaphak (Thailand), Li-Jun Chen (China), Gaynor Dickeson (England), Ria van Elk-van Altena (Netherlands), Dianne Emery (Australia), Mayumi Ezure (Japan), Laura Fantini (United States), Lara Call Gastinger (United States), Ellen Gaube (United States), Janice Glimn-Lacy (United States, 1935–2013), Cherie Ann Gossett (United States), Asuka Hishiki (Japan), Annie Hughes (Australia), Carolyn Jenkins (England), Barbara Klaas (United States), Esther Klahne (United States), David Kopitzke (United States), Joo-Young Lee (South Korea), Kyung-Min Lee (South Korea), Charlotte Linder (England), Roberta Mattioli (Italy), Carrie Megan (United States), Kayoko Miyazawa (Japan), Masako Mori (Japan), Julie Nettleton (Australia), Mary Anne O'Malley (United States), Tomoko Otomo (Japan), Beth Phillip (England), Lesley Randall (United States), Abigail Rorer (United States), Susan Rubin (United States), Gael Sellwood (England), Deborah B. Shaw (United States), Janet Snyman (South Africa), Min-Jeung Son (South Korea), Sun Yingbao (China), Charlotte Staub Thomas (United States), Denise Walser-Kolar (United States), Eric Wert (United States) and Margaret Wilson (United States).

A full-color, illustrated catalogue with biographical data, portraits of the artists and reproductions of the artworks accompanied the exhibition. Collectively, the 14 International series catalogues included 1,129 artists and were the most comprehensive record available of contemporary botanical artists and illustrators to date.

As we have since 1995, we coordinated activities for the 14th International artists and the registrants of the American Society of Botanical Artists educational conference, which is held every three years in Pittsburgh during the opening weekend of the International exhibition. Many botanical artists from across the United States and from around the world were in town to attend.

Heath-leaved Banksia, Banksia ericifolia L.f. [Banksia ericifolia Linnaeus filius, Proteaceae], watercolor on paper by Julie Dagmar Nettleton (1954–), 2012, 38.5 × 57 cm, HI Art accession no. 8038, reproduced by permission of the artist.