The Hort's Gallery encourages gardeners and artists alike to appreciate the creative intersection between art and nature. Exhibitions showcase emerging and established contemporary artists inspired by horticulture, botany, landscape, and the environment.

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Current

 

Masterpieces and Recent Acquisitions
from the Alisa and Isaac M. Sutton Collection

July 7 – August 28, 2014

Reception & Gallery Talk
Thursday, July 24
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Isaac Sutton has been collecting botanical art since 1998, with many of his acquisitions coming from The Hort's annual exhibition with the American Society of Botanical Artists. Since 2009, Sutton's collection has been touring as Botanicals: Environmental Expressions in Art, a show that began at the Hunt Institute in Pittsburgh and has traveled to the New York Botanical Gardens, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, and the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, UK. This exhibition presents an intimate selection from that collection-spanning show, while updating it with several new acquisitions, including three recently commissioned paintings of the Sutton dogwood by Jean Emmons, Karen Kluglein, and Carol Woodin.

Featured Artists: Beverly Allen, Timothy Angell, Svetlana Boucher, Beverly Duncan, Jean Emmons, Damodar Lal Gurjar, Celia Hegedüs, Martha Kemp, Karen Kluglein, Katie Lee, Margaret Mee, Susan Ogilvy, John Pastoriza-Piñol, Jenny K. Phillips, Rodella Purves, Kelly Leahy Radding, Eran Reshef, Celia Rosser, Peta Stockton, Jessica Tcherepnine, Catherine Watters, and Carol Woodin.

The catalog for Botanicals is available at The Hort for the exclusive discounted price of $25.
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Images: Celia Rosser, Banksia rosserae (detail), 2004, pencil and watercolor on paper, 25 x 20 1/2 inches; Rodella Purves, Viburnum, 2001, watercolor on paper, 23 3/4 x 16 inches; Kelly Leahy Radding, Red Pine with Black-capped Chickadee, 2002, gouache on paper, 15 x 12 inches.


Upcoming

17th Annual International
American Society of Botanical Artists
at The Horticultural Society of New York

September 17 – November 26, 2014

Opening Reception
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6:00pm to 8:00pm

This annual exhibition—New York’s premier showcase of contemporary botanical art—presents the genre’s most established artists alongside emerging talents. From 215 submissions, jurors Patricia Jonas, Marco Polo Stufano, and Catherine Watters selected 42 original works by artists hailing from around the US, as well as Australia, Canada, France, Israel, Japan, and the UK.

Botanical Art Workshops

Luminous Fruit: Highlights and Reflected Light
Instructor: Catherine Watters

Friday, September 19
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Botanicals & Birds
Instructor: Kelly Radding

Monday, October 6, 2014
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Fungi, Mushrooms, and Woodland Jewels of the Forest
Instructor: Margaret Saylor

Monday, November 17, 2014
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Images: Deborah Shaw, Buttercup Squashes and Section, Cucurbita maxima,
watercolor on paper, 10 x 17 inches, Wendy Hollender, Arachis hypogaea, Peanut, 2013, Colored pencil and watercolor on paper, 35 x 25 inches, Robert McNeill, Abies koreana, Korean Fir, Carron, 2013, Watercolor on paper, 24 x 19 inches.


The Hort's exhibitions are supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.