Botanical Drawing & Illustration Exhibit Feb. 3 - March 6
Botanical art bursts into bloom Feb. 3 through March 6 when the West Valley Arts Council holds its first Botanical Drawing & Illustration Exhibit in historic downtown Glendale. The exhibition will feature select works embracing a wide variety of styles and techniques. Patrons will observe how the various artists have used their talents to portray not only the many beautiful floral specimens but vegetables, too. Enjoy perennial favorites like watercolor, pastel, oil, colored pencil, pencil work and more. This exhibit is in partnership with the Arizona Science and Technology Festival and the City of Glendale/Glendale Arts Commission. The exhibit will be held Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m. at the Gaslight Inn, 5747 W. Glendale Ave.
Subjects: Artists may use any botanical material as the subject for their work. Subjects include all types of plant material from shrubs and trees to grasses and orchids. Full plants and all parts of plant morphology - such as flowers, leaves, fruits, seeds and root systems - can be depicted. Lichens and fungi will also be eligible for consideration as will plant pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and birds. A wide variety of styles will be accepted, including scientific illustration and decorative work.
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