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Everything you need to know to help you get your artwork in the show
Botanical illustration emphasises the depiction of accurate botanical information with aesthetic appeal and should document the anatomical and functional aspect of a plant throughout its lifecycle. Artists are strongly advised to paint from living plant specimens and to make use of photographs for reference only.
Artists, either individuals or groups that have not previously exhibited at an RHS Show, must first submit a sample of four pieces of work to the RHS Picture Panel for assessment and approval at the July Submission Selection Meeting to be eligible to apply for space to display work at an RHS Show in 2018.
A very high standard of work is expected when exhibiting botanical illustration at an RHS Show.
The annual Submission Selection Meeting will be held on 6 July 2017. Submissions can be delivered to the Lindley Library between 5-23 June 2017 (Monday-Friday 10am-5pm), by prior appointment.
Please contact the Picture Panel Secretary before sending any work.
Submissions may then be collected between 17-28 July 2017 (Monday-Friday 10am-5pm), by prior appointment.
Botanical Illustration Exhibitor Factsheet (557kB pdf)
RHS Lindley Library, 020 7821 3050, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shows Department, 020 3176 5800, email@example.com
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