According to the organizers:
Join the Horticultural Society of New York and the American Society of Botanical Artists at the opening reception for the premier showcase of contemporary botanical art on November 3rd. The 19th Annual International exhibition features forty-eight works from some of the genre’s most established artists. Artworks were selected from a highly competitive field of 258 submissions from around the world including the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Jurors Susan Fraser, Director, Mertz Library, The New York Botanical Garden; David Horak, Curator of the Aquatic House, Brooklyn Botanic Garden; and Catherine Watters, Botanical Artist, will present awards to artists whose work exemplifies the historic botanical medium. Additionally, Jared Goss, formerly an Associate Curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and a Board Member of The Hort, has agreed to serve as guest Curator for the exhibition.